Psalms 57:3

3 He sends from heaven and saves me, rebuking those who hotly pursue me—[a]God sends forth his love and his faithfulness.

Psalms 57:3 in Other Translations

3 He shall send from heaven, and save me from the reproach of him that would swallow me up. Selah. God shall send forth his mercy and his truth.
3 He will send from heaven and save me; he will put to shame him who tramples on me. Selah God will send out his steadfast love and his faithfulness!
3 He will send help from heaven to rescue me, disgracing those who hound me. Interlude My God will send forth his unfailing love and faithfulness.
3 He sends orders from heaven and saves me, he humiliates those who kick me around. God delivers generous love, he makes good on his word.
3 He reaches down from heaven and saves me, challenging the one who tramples me. Selah God sends His faithful love and truth.

Psalms 57:3 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 57:3

He shall send from heaven, and save me
His angel, as the Targum adds; or his angels, as Kimchi; who are ministering spirits, sent forth by him, to encamp about his people, and guard them, as they did Jacob when in fear of Esau, ( Genesis 32:1 Genesis 32:2 ) ; or to deliver them out of trouble, as Peter when in prison, ( Acts 12:7 ) ; or rather the sense may be, that David did not expect any help and deliverance in an human way, by means of men on earth; but he expected it from above, from heaven, from God above, and which he believed he should have; and he might have a further view to the mission of Christ from heaven to save him, and all the Lord's people; and which he may mention, both for his own comfort, and for the strengthening of the faith of others in that important article;

[from] the reproach of him that would swallow me up.
Meaning Saul; see ( Psalms 56:1 Psalms 56:2 ) . The Targum renders it,

``he hath reproached him that would swallow me up for ever;''

and to the same sense the Septuagint, Vulgate Latin, Ethiopic, Arabic, and Syriac versions; disappointed them, and filled them with reproach, shame, and confusion.

Selah; on this word, (See Gill on Psalms 3:2).

God shall send forth his mercy and his truth;
shall manifest and display the glory of these his perfections, his mercy and grace, his truth and faithfulness, in his deliverance and salvation; and which are remarkably glorified in salvation by Christ Jesus; and who himself may be called "his grace and his truth" F14, as the words may be rendered; he being the Word of his grace, and truth itself, and full of both; and by whom, when sent forth, grace and truth came, ( John 1:14 John 1:17 ) ; it may also intend a constant supply of grace, whereby God would show forth the truth of his promises to him.


F14 (wtmaw wdox) "gratiam et veritatem suam", Cocceius, Gejerus, Michaelis.

Psalms 57:3 In-Context

1 Have mercy on me, my God, have mercy on me, for in you I take refuge. I will take refuge in the shadow of your wings until the disaster has passed.
2 I cry out to God Most High, to God, who vindicates me.
3 He sends from heaven and saves me, rebuking those who hotly pursue me—God sends forth his love and his faithfulness.
4 I am in the midst of lions; I am forced to dwell among ravenous beasts— men whose teeth are spears and arrows, whose tongues are sharp swords.
5 Be exalted, O God, above the heavens; let your glory be over all the earth.

Cross References 3

  • 1. Psalms 18:9,16; Psalms 69:14; Psalms 142:6; Psalms 144:5,7
  • 2. Psalms 56:1
  • 3. Psalms 25:10; Psalms 40:11; Psalms 115:1

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. The Hebrew has "Selah" (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verse 6.
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