Psalms 70:5

5 But as for me, I am poor and needy; come quickly to me, O God. You are my help and my deliverer; LORD, do not delay.

Psalms 70:5 in Other Translations

KJV
5 But I am poor and needy: make haste unto me, O God: thou art my help and my deliverer; O LORD, make no tarrying.
ESV
5 But I am poor and needy; hasten to me, O God! You are my help and my deliverer; O LORD, do not delay!
NLT
5 But as for me, I am poor and needy; please hurry to my aid, O God. You are my helper and my savior; O LORD, do not delay.
MSG
5 But I've lost it. I'm wasted. God - quickly, quickly! Quick to my side, quick to my rescue! God, don't lose a minute.
CSB
5 I am afflicted and needy; hurry to me, God. You are my help and my deliverer; Lord, do not delay.

Psalms 70:5 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 70:5

But I [am] poor and needy
In ( Psalms 40:17 ) it follows, yet "the Lord thinketh on me"; instead of which it is here, (See Gill on Psalms 40:17);

make haste unto me, O God;
which repeats for sense the same petition as in ( Psalms 71:1 ) ;

thou [art] my help and my deliverer; O Lord, make no tarrying;
in ( Psalms 40:17 ) it is, "O my God".

Psalms 70:5 In-Context

3 May those who say to me, “Aha! Aha!” turn back because of their shame.
4 But may all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you; may those who long for your saving help always say, “The LORD is great!”
5 But as for me, I am poor and needy; come quickly to me, O God. You are my help and my deliverer; LORD, do not delay.

Cross References 5

  • 1. Psalms 86:1; Psalms 109:22; Psalms 40:17
  • 2. Psalms 141:1
  • 3. Psalms 30:10; Psalms 33:20
  • 4. Psalms 18:2
  • 5. Psalms 119:60
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