Psalms 55:16

16 As for me, I call to God, and the LORD saves me.

Psalms 55:16 in Other Translations

16 As for me, I will call upon God; and the LORD shall save me.
16 But I call to God, and the LORD will save me.
16 But I will call on God, and the LORD will rescue me.
16 I call to God; God will help me.
16 But I call to God, and the Lord will save me.

Psalms 55:16 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 55:16

As for me, I will call upon God
Not upon a creature, on idols and images, on angels or saints departed; but upon God, in his time of trouble, for salvation and deliverance from enemies; who is able to save. This is to be understood of calling upon God in prayer; as ( Psalms 55:17 ) explains it, and the Targum here renders it; though sometimes invocation of the name of God takes in the whole of divine worship;

and the Lord shall save me;
which confidence was founded partly upon his promise to deliver such that call upon him in the day of trouble, ( Psalms 50:15 ) ; and partly upon his power, whose hand is not shortened that it cannot save. The Targum is,

``the Word of the Lord shall redeem me.''

Psalms 55:16 In-Context

14 with whom I once enjoyed sweet fellowship at the house of God, as we walked about among the worshipers.
15 Let death take my enemies by surprise; let them go down alive to the realm of the dead, for evil finds lodging among them.
16 As for me, I call to God, and the LORD saves me.
17 Evening, morning and noon I cry out in distress, and he hears my voice.
18 He rescues me unharmed from the battle waged against me, even though many oppose me.
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