Psalm 71:4

4 Deliver me, my God, from the hand of the wicked, from the grasp of those who are evil and cruel.

Read Psalm 71:4 Using Other Translations

Deliver me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked, out of the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man.
Rescue me, O my God, from the hand of the wicked, from the grasp of the unjust and cruel man.
My God, rescue me from the power of the wicked, from the clutches of cruel oppressors.

What does Psalm 71:4 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Psalms 71:4

Deliver me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked
Meaning Absalom his son, as Arama, who had risen up in rebellion against him; and he may not only intend him, but all those wicked men that had joined with him: it was David's mercy he had a covenant God to go to, and could claim his interest in him, who had power to deliver him, and from whom he might expect it;

out of the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man;
or "leavened" F19; a sour ill natured man; one leavened with malice and wickedness: perhaps Ahithophel is intended. It may be applied to any wicked, lawless, and tyrannical persecutor of God's people; and particularly to the lawless and wicked one, the man of sin, the son of perdition, antichrist, ( 2 Thessalonians 2:4 2 Thessalonians 2:8 ) .


FOOTNOTES:

F19 (Umwx) "malitiae fermento prorsus corrupti", Michaelis, "secundum", Gejerum & Gussetium; so Ainsworth.
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