Psalms 18:16-19

16 He reached down from on high and took hold of me; he drew me out of deep waters.
17 He rescued me from my powerful enemy, from my foes, who were too strong for me.
18 They confronted me in the day of my disaster, but the LORD was my support.
19 He brought me out into a spacious place; he rescued me because he delighted in me.

Psalms 18:16-19 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 18:16-19 In-Context

14 He shot his arrows and scattered the enemy, with great bolts of lightning he routed them.
15 The valleys of the sea were exposed and the foundations of the earth laid bare at your rebuke, LORD, at the blast of breath from your nostrils.
16 He reached down from on high and took hold of me; he drew me out of deep waters.
17 He rescued me from my powerful enemy, from my foes, who were too strong for me.
18 They confronted me in the day of my disaster, but the LORD was my support.
19 He brought me out into a spacious place; he rescued me because he delighted in me.
20 The LORD has dealt with me according to my righteousness; according to the cleanness of my hands he has rewarded me.
21 For I have kept the ways of the LORD; I am not guilty of turning from my God.

Cross References 7

  • 1. Exodus 15:5; Psalms 69:2; Proverbs 18:4; Proverbs 20:5; Psalms 144:7
  • 2. ver 48; Psalms 38:19; Psalms 59:1; Psalms 143:9
  • 3. S Judges 18:26; Psalms 35:10
  • 4. Proverbs 1:27; Proverbs 16:4; Jeremiah 17:17; Jeremiah 40:2; Obadiah 1:13
  • 5. Psalms 20:2; Isaiah 3:1; Psalms 59:16
  • 6. Psalms 31:8
  • 7. S Numbers 14:8; Psalms 118:5
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