Psalm 69:18

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

Read Psalm 69:18 Using Other Translations

Draw nigh unto my soul, and redeem it: deliver me because of mine enemies.
Draw near to my soul, redeem me; ransom me because of my enemies!
Come and redeem me; free me from my enemies.

What does Psalm 69:18 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
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 ) .
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