Psalms 18:18

18 They confronted me in the day of my disaster, but the LORD was my support.

Psalms 18:18 in Other Translations

King James Version KJV
18 They prevented me in the day of my calamity: but the LORD was my stay.
English Standard Version ESV
18 They confronted me in the day of my calamity, but the LORD was my support.
New Living Translation NLT
18 They attacked me at a moment when I was in distress, but the LORD supported me.
The Message Bible MSG
18 They hit me when I was down, but God stuck by me.
American Standard Version ASV
18 They came upon me in the day of my calamity; But Jehovah was my stay.
GOD'S WORD Translation GW
18 On the day when I faced disaster, they confronted me, but the LORD came to my defense.
Holman Christian Standard Bible CSB
18 They confronted me in the day of my distress, but the Lord was my support.
New International Reader's Version NIRV
18 They stood up to me when I was in trouble. But the LORD helped me.

Psalms 18:18 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 18:18

They prevented me in the day of my calamity
Referring to the times of his distress in the garden and upon the cross; the time of his sufferings and death, which was a dark and cloudy day, as the word


F24 used suggests, both in a literal and in a spiritual sense; and when the day and hour was come, fixed and determined by the will of God, then his enemies, though not before, met him, laid hold on him, were too mighty for him, condemned, crucified, and insulted him;

but the Lord was my stay;
or staff, on whom he leaned, relied, and depended, believing he would help him; and by whom he was supported and upheld, ( Isaiah 42:1 ) ( 50:7-9 ) ( Isaiah 49:7 Isaiah 49:8 ) . The Targum is,

``the Word of the Lord was my stay.''

F24 (ydya Mwyb) "in the day of my cloudy calamity", Ainsworth; "nomen" (dya) "proprie signifient vaporem vel nubem, ut Gen. vii. 6. hinc per metaphoram transfertur ad obscuras ac terrificas calamitatum nebulas, Prov. i. 26.", Gejerus.

Psalms 18:18 In-Context

16 He reached down from on high and took hold of me; he drew me out of deep waters.
17 He rescued me from my powerful enemy, from my foes, who were too strong for me.
18 They confronted me in the day of my disaster, but the LORD was my support.
19 He brought me out into a spacious place; he rescued me because he delighted in me.
20 The LORD has dealt with me according to my righteousness; according to the cleanness of my hands he has rewarded me.

Cross References 2

  • 1. Proverbs 1:27; Proverbs 16:4; Jeremiah 17:17; Jeremiah 40:2; Obadiah 1:13
  • 2. Psalms 20:2; Isaiah 3:1; Psalms 59:16
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