Psalms 60:5

5 Save us and help us with your right hand, that those you love may be delivered.

Psalms 60:5 in Other Translations

King James Version (KJV)
5 That thy beloved may be delivered; save with thy right hand, and hear me.
English Standard Version (ESV)
5 That your beloved ones may be delivered, give salvation by your right hand and answer us!
New Living Translation (NLT)
5 Now rescue your beloved people. Answer and save us by your power.
The Message Bible (MSG)
5 Now do something quickly, answer right now, so the one you love best is saved.
American Standard Version (ASV)
5 That thy beloved may be delivered, Save with thy right hand, and answer us.
GOD'S WORD Translation (GW)
5 Save [us] with your powerful hand, and answer us so that those who are dear to you may be rescued.
Holman Christian Standard Bible (CSB)
5 Save with Your right hand, and answer me, so that those You love may be rescued.
New International Reader's Version (NIRV)
5 Save us. Help us with your powerful right hand, so that those you love may be saved.

Psalms 60:5 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 60:5

That thy beloved may be delivered
Some think that these words express the effect or end of the banner being displayed; but because of the word "Selah" at the end of ( Psalms 60:4 ) , which makes so full a stop; rather they are to be considered in construction with the following clause. By the Lord's "beloved" ones are meant, not so much the people of Israel, who were loved and chosen by the Lord above all people on the face of the earth, as the elect of God, both among Jews and Gentiles, who are the chosen of God, and precious, and are loved of him with a free, sovereign, everlasting, and unchangeable love: these are the beloved of Father, Son, and Spirit; who, falling into a state of condemnation and death in Adam, and being under the power of sin, and involved in the guilt and faith of it; and being fallen into the hands of many enemies, sin, Satan, and the world; stood in need of deliverance out of all this, which they could not work out of themselves, nor any creature for them; wherefore, that they might be delivered, the following request is made;

save [with] thy right hand;
from sin, the cause of damnation; from the law, which threatens with condemnation and death; from Satan, that would devour and destroy; and from all their enemies; from wrath to come, from hell and the second death; or from going down to the pit of corruption. The persons for whom this petition is put up are not only David himself, but all the beloved ones; and these God has appointed unto salvation; Christ is the Saviour of them, and to them salvation is applied in due time by the Spirit, and in a little while they will be in the full possession of it: and this is wrought out by the "right hand" of the Lord; either by his mighty power, the saving strength of his right hand, who is mighty to save; or by his Son, the man of his right hand, made strong for himself, who able to save to the uttermost; and by whom God has determined to save, and does save all his people; or the words may be rendered, "save thy right hand, [thy] Benjamins"


F16 who are as near and dear to thee as thy right hand, being his mystical self, to whom salvation is brought by him, ( Isaiah 63:1 Isaiah 63:5 ) ;

and hear me;
in so doing, he suggests he would hear and answer him his prayers would be ended and accomplished; this being the sum of them, his own salvation, and the salvation of the Lord's beloved ones. The "Cetib", or writing of this clause, is, "hear us"; the "Keri", or reading of it, "hear me".

F16 (Knymy heyvwh) .

Psalms 60:5 In-Context

3 You have shown your people desperate times; you have given us wine that makes us stagger.
4 But for those who fear you, you have raised a banner to be unfurled against the bow.
5 Save us and help us with your right hand, that those you love may be delivered.
6 God has spoken from his sanctuary: “In triumph I will parcel out Shechem and measure off the Valley of Sukkoth.
7 Gilead is mine, and Manasseh is mine; Ephraim is my helmet, Judah is my scepter.

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Job 40:14; Psalms 17:7; Psalms 108:6
  • 2. S Deuteronomy 33:12; Psalms 127:2
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