Psalms 38:21

21 LORD, do not forsake me; do not be far from me, my God.

Psalms 38:21 in Other Translations

21 Forsake me not, O LORD: O my God, be not far from me.
21 Do not forsake me, O LORD! O my God, be not far from me!
21 Do not abandon me, O LORD . Do not stand at a distance, my God.
21 Don't dump me, God; my God, don't stand me up.
21 Lord, do not abandon me; my God, do not be far from me.

Psalms 38:21 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 38:21

Forsake me not, O Lord
Or continue not to forsake; for he seems to have been under divine desertion, and might be under apprehensions that God had utterly forsaken him; which he entreats he would not, though his friends had forsook him, and his own strength had failed and left him, ( Psalms 38:10 Psalms 38:11 ) ;

O my God, be not far from me;
as to his gracious presence, and with respect to help and deliverance, otherwise God is not far from any of his creatures, being omnipresent.

Psalms 38:21 In-Context

19 Many have become my enemies without cause ; those who hate me without reason are numerous.
20 Those who repay my good with evil lodge accusations against me, though I seek only to do what is good.
21 LORD, do not forsake me; do not be far from me, my God.
22 Come quickly to help me, my Lord and my Savior.

Cross References 2

  • 1. Psalms 27:9; Psalms 71:18; Psalms 119:8
  • 2. S Psalms 10:1; S Psalms 22:11; Psalms 35:22; Psalms 71:12
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