Psalm 31:8

8 You have not given me into the hands of the enemy but have set my feet in a spacious place.

Read Psalm 31:8 Using Other Translations

And hast not shut me up into the hand of the enemy: thou hast set my feet in a large room.
and you have not delivered me into the hand of the enemy; you have set my feet in a broad place.
You have not handed me over to my enemies but have set me in a safe place.

What does Psalm 31:8 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Psalms 31:8

And hast not shut me up into the hand of the enemy
When in Keilah, in the wilderness of Ziph, and Maon, and encompassed about by Saul and his army, ( 1 Samuel 23:7 1 Samuel 23:13 1 Samuel 23:14 1 Samuel 23:24-26 ) ; nor does the Lord suffer his people to be shut up under the power of sin and Satan, so that they cannot come forth in the exercise of grace, and the discharge of duty: but he brings their souls out of prison, that they may praise his name;

thou hast set my feet in a large room;
at full liberty from his enemies; Saul and his army being called off from pursuing him, by tidings of an invasion by the Philistines, ( 1 Samuel 23:27-29 ) ; and this is the case of the saints when they are brought to Christ, to walk by faith at large on him; when grace is drawn forth into exercise, and spiritual knowledge is increased, and they are delivered from their enemies; or, however, can look upon them as conquered ones, and are sure of victory over them, and at last of an entire deliverance from them; see ( Psalms 4:1 ) ( 18:19 ) ( 118:5 ) .

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