Psalms 69:18

18 Come near and rescue me; deliver me because of my foes.

Psalms 69:18 in Other Translations

18 Draw nigh unto my soul, and redeem it: deliver me because of mine enemies.
18 Draw near to my soul, redeem me; ransom me because of my enemies!
18 Come and redeem me; free me from my enemies.
18 Come close, God; get me out of here. Rescue me from this deathtrap.
18 Draw near to me and redeem me; ransom me because of my enemies.

Psalms 69:18 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 69:18

Draw nigh unto my soul
God his father, while he was suffering, stood afar off from him; wherefore he desires that he would draw nigh to him in the manifestations of his love and favour to him; which he did, when he made known to him the way of life, and made him full of joy with his countenance;

[and] redeem it:
that is, from the power of the grave; not leave it there, but raise him from the dead, and give him glory, as he did;

deliver me, because of mine enemies;
that they might not triumph over him, as if, being dead, he should rise no more; and so the Targum,

``that mine enemies might not lift up themselves against me.''

Or the meaning is, deliver me from the grave, raise me from the dead, that I may requite mine enemies, and take vengeance on them; see ( Psalms 41:8-11 ) .

Psalms 69:18 In-Context

16 Answer me, LORD, out of the goodness of your love; in your great mercy turn to me.
17 Do not hide your face from your servant; answer me quickly, for I am in trouble.
18 Come near and rescue me; deliver me because of my foes.
19 You know how I am scorned, disgraced and shamed; all my enemies are before you.
20 Scorn has broken my heart and has left me helpless; I looked for sympathy, but there was none, for comforters, but I found none.

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