New International Version
But you, LORD, do not be far from me. You are my strength; come quickly to help me.
King James Bible
But be not thou far from me, O LORD: O my strength, haste thee to help me.
Darby Bible Translation
But thou, Jehovah, be not far from me; O my strength, haste thee to help me.
World English Bible
But don't be far off, Yahweh. You are my help: hurry to help me.
Young's Literal Translation
And Thou, O Jehovah, be not far off, O my strength, to help me haste.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Be not thou far from me - In the first verse he asks, Why hast thou forsaken me? Or, as if astonished at their wickedness, Into what hands hast thou permitted me to fall? Now he prays, Be not far from me. St. Jerome observes here, that it is the humanity of our blessed Lord which speaks to his divinity. Jesus was perfect man; and as man he suffered and died. But this perfect and sinless man could not have sustained those sufferings so as to make them expiatory had he not been supported by the Divine nature. All the expressions in this Psalm that indicate any weakness as far as it relates to Christ, (and indeed it relates principally to him), are to be understood of the human nature; for, that in him God and man were united, but not confounded, the whole New Testament to me bears evidence, the manhood being a perfect man, the Godhead dwelling bodily in that manhood. Jesus, as Mans, was conceived, born, grew up, increased in wisdom, stature, and favor with God and man; hungered, thirsted, suffered, and died. Jesus, as God, knew all things, was from the beginning with God, healed the diseased, cleansed the lepers, and raised the dead; calmed the raging of the sea, and laid the tempest by a word; quickened the human nature, raised it from the dead, took it up into heaven, where as the Lamb newly slain, it ever appears in the presence of God for us. These are all Scripture facts. The man Christ Jesus could not work those miracles; the God in that man could not have suffered those sufferings. Yet one person appears to do and suffer all; here then is God manifested in the Flesh.
O my strength - The divinity being the poxver by which the humanity was sustained in this dreadful conflict.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryFeasting on the Sacrifice
'The meek shall eat and be satisfied.'--PSALM xxii. 26. 'The flesh of the sacrifice of his peace-offering for thanksgiving shall be offered in the day of his oblation.' Such was the law for Israel. And the custom of sacrificial feasts, which it embodies, was common to many lands. To such a custom my text alludes; for the Psalmist has just been speaking of 'paying his vows' (that is, sacrifices which he had vowed in the time of his trouble), and to partake of these he invites the meek. The sacrificial …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Trials of the Christian
How is Christ, as the Life, to be Applied by a Soul that Misseth God's Favour and Countenance.
Do not be far from me, for trouble is near and there is no one to help.
LORD, do not forsake me; do not be far from me, my God.
Be pleased to save me, LORD; come quickly, LORD, to help me.
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.
A psalm of David. I call to you, LORD, come quickly to me; hear me when I call to you.
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