Psalm 143:9

9 Rescue me from my enemies, LORD, for I hide myself in you.

Read Psalm 143:9 Using Other Translations

Deliver me, O LORD, from mine enemies: I flee unto thee to hide me.
Deliver me from my enemies, O LORD! I have fled to you for refuge!
Rescue me from my enemies, LORD ; I run to you to hide me.

What does Psalm 143:9 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Psalms 143:9

Deliver me, O Lord, from mine enemies
Either Saul and his courtiers, or Absalom and the conspirators along with him; who were many, and lively and strong, stronger than he; and therefore God only could deliver him, and to him he sought for it, and not to men; and so deliverance from spiritual enemies is only from the Lord;

I flee unto thee to hide me;
from their rage and fury; who was the only asylum or place of refuge for him, where he could be safe. It may be rendered, "with thee have I hid" F25; that is, myself: so Arama gives the sense,

``I have hid myself with thee.''

Jarchi, Aben Ezra, and Kimchi, interpret it to this purpose,

``I have hid my affairs, my straits and troubles, my difficulties and necessities, from men; and have revealed them unto thee, who alone can save.''

The Targum is,

``I have appointed thy Word to be (my) Redeemer.''


FOOTNOTES:

F25 (ytok Kyla) "ad te abscondi me", Montanus; "apud te", Tigurine version; "ad te texi", Cocceius, Michaelis.
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