Psalms 25:17

17 Relieve the troubles of my heart and free me from my anguish.

Psalms 25:17 in Other Translations

17 The troubles of my heart are enlarged: O bring thou me out of my distresses.
17 The troubles of my heart are enlarged; bring me out of my distresses.
17 My problems go from bad to worse. Oh, save me from them all!
17 My heart and kidneys are fighting each other; Call a truce to this civil war.
17 The distresses of my heart increase; bring me out of my sufferings.

Psalms 25:17 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 25:17

The troubles of my heart are enlarged
His enemies being increased, which troubled him; the floods of ungodly men made him afraid; the waters of affliction were come into his soul, and spread themselves, and threatened to overwhelm him: or it may be rendered, as by some, "troubles have enlarged my heart" F8; made him wiser, increased his knowledge and experience; see ( Psalms 119:67 Psalms 119:71 ) ; but the former seems better to agree with what follows;

[O] bring thou me out of my distresses;
or "straits" F9; for the enlargement of his troubles was the straitening of his heart; and therefore he applies to the Lord to bring him out of his afflicted circumstances, in which he was penned up, as in a strait place, on every side, and which were such that he could not free himself from; but he knew that God could deliver him.


F8 (wbyxrh) "dilataverunt cor meum", Vatablus; "reddiderunt cor meum latius", Gussetius, p. 786.
F9 (ytwqwumm) "ab angustiis meis", Pagninus, Junius & Tremellius; so Musculus, Piscator, Michaelis.

Psalms 25:17 In-Context

15 My eyes are ever on the LORD, for only he will release my feet from the snare.
16 Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am lonely and afflicted.
17 Relieve the troubles of my heart and free me from my anguish.
18 Look on my affliction and my distress and take away all my sins.
19 See how numerous are my enemies and how fiercely they hate me!

Cross References 2

  • 1. 1 Kings 1:29; Psalms 34:6,17; Psalms 40:12; Psalms 54:7; Psalms 116:3
  • 2. Psalms 6:3; Psalms 39:2; Psalms 107:6
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