Psalms 31:15

15 My times are in your hands; deliver me from the hands of my enemies, from those who pursue me.

Psalms 31:15 in Other Translations

KJV
15 My times are in thy hand: deliver me from the hand of mine enemies, and from them that persecute me.
ESV
15 My times are in your hand; rescue me from the hand of my enemies and from my persecutors!
NLT
15 My future is in your hands. Rescue me from those who hunt me down relentlessly.
MSG
15 Hour by hour I place my days in your hand, safe from the hands out to get me.
CSB
15 The course of my life is in Your power; deliver me from the power of my enemies and from my persecutors.

Psalms 31:15 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 31:15

My times [are] in thy hand
And not in the hand of his enemies; as his time of life and death, which was only by the direction and appointment of God, was in his power, and fixed by him; nor could his enemies take away his life before his time, and without the will of his covenant God: the time of his coming to the throne, and what was gone over him during his reign hitherto, ( 1 Chronicles 29:30 ) ; and all his times of trouble in it; times of prosperity and of adversity; of darkness, desertion, and temptation; and of joy, peace, and comfort; these were all in the hands of the Lord, at his disposal, and ordered by him for the good of his servant, and for the glory of his own name; and this was a quieting consideration to the psalmist under his present trials and exercises; the Targum is, "the times of my redemption"

deliver me from the hand of mine enemies, and from them that persecute
me;
a good man has many enemies, and even his very goodness creates him such; for wicked men are enemies to all that is good; and those are persecuting ones, in one way or other; either by words or deeds; and deliverance out of their hands is by the Lord, who sometimes gives his people rest from adversity, and suffers not the rod of the wicked to continue on them; and therefore it is best to apply to him for it.

Psalms 31:15 In-Context

13 For I hear many whispering, “Terror on every side!” They conspire against me and plot to take my life.
14 But I trust in you, LORD; I say, “You are my God.”
15 My times are in your hands; deliver me from the hands of my enemies, from those who pursue me.
16 Let your face shine on your servant; save me in your unfailing love.
17 Let me not be put to shame, LORD, for I have cried out to you; but let the wicked be put to shame and be silent in the realm of the dead.

Cross References 1

  • 1. S Job 14:5; Job 24:1; Psalms 143:9