Psalm 118:13
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New International Version
I was pushed back and about to fall, but the LORD helped me.

New Living Translation
My enemies did their best to kill me, but the LORD rescued me.

English Standard Version
I was pushed hard, so that I was falling, but the LORD helped me.

New American Standard Bible
You pushed me violently so that I was falling, But the LORD helped me.

King James Bible
Thou hast thrust sore at me that I might fall: but the LORD helped me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You pushed me hard to make me fall, but the LORD helped me.

International Standard Version
Indeed, you oppressed me so much that I nearly fell, but the LORD helped me.

NET Bible
"You aggressively attacked me and tried to knock me down, but the LORD helped me.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
I was cast out that I might be overthrown and fall, and Lord Jehovah helped me!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They pushed hard to make me fall, but the LORD helped me.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Thou hast thrust at me with violence that I might fall, but the LORD helped me.

King James 2000 Bible
You have thrust hard at me that I might fall: but the LORD helped me.

American King James Version
You have thrust sore at me that I might fall: but the LORD helped me.

American Standard Version
Thou didst thrust sore at me that I might fall; But Jehovah helped me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Being pushed I was overturned that I might fall: but the Lord supported me.

Darby Bible Translation
Thou hast thrust hard at me that I might fall; but Jehovah helped me.

English Revised Version
Thou didst thrust sore at me that I might fall: but the LORD helped me.

Webster's Bible Translation
Thou hast violently thrust at me that I might fall: but the LORD helped me.

World English Bible
You pushed me back hard, to make me fall, but Yahweh helped me.

Young's Literal Translation
Thou hast sorely thrust me to fall, And Jehovah hath helped me.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

118:1-18 The account the psalmist here gives of his troubles is very applicable to Christ: many hated him without a cause; nay, the Lord himself chastened him sorely, bruised him, and put him to grief, that by his stripes we might be healed. God is sometimes the strength of his people, when he is not their song; they have spiritual supports, though they want spiritual delights. Whether the believer traces back his comfort to the everlasting goodness and mercy of God, or whether he looks forward to the blessing secured to him, he will find abundant cause for joy and praise. Every answer to our prayers is an evidence that the Lord is on our side; and then we need not fear what man can do unto us; we should conscientiously do our duty to all, and trust in him alone to accept and bless us. Let us seek to live to declare the works of God, and to encourage others to serve him and trust in him. Such were the triumphs of the Son of David, in the assurance that the good pleasure of the Lord should prosper in his hand.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 13. - Thou hast thrust lore at me that I might fall; rather, thou didst thrust (Revised Version). The psalmist recalls the past, and throws himself, as it were, once more into the midst of the struggle. Thou - mine enemy, Babylon - didst make s desperate onset upon me, fully intending my destruction. But the Lord helped me. Frustrated thy purpose - preserved the life, the national life, which thou aimedst at destroying, and so did most effectually "help me."

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Thou hast thrust sore at me, that I might fall,.... Or "pushing, thou hast pushed me (a), that I might fall": an apostrophe to some particular enemy, as Saul was to David; who thrust sore at him to take away his life, by casting a javelin at him; speaking to his servants to kill him; sending messengers to watch his house and slay him, and by, pursuing him from place to place. And such an one was Judas to Christ, who lifted up his heel against him, and betrayed him into the hands of his enemies; or the devil in him, and by him; and who thrust sore at Christ by others; by Herod in his infancy, who sought to take away his life; and by the Scribes and Pharisees, who attempted it in different ways, and at last got him nailed to the cross; as well as Satan thrust sore at him, by his temptations in the wilderness, and when in his agonies in the garden, and when on the cross: and so the same enemy thrusts sore at the members of Christ, to cause them to fall from him, and the steadfastness of their faith in him to fail; that they may fall into temptation, and by it into sin, and that finally and totally, and into hell itself, could he obtain it;

but the Lord helped me; helped David, so that he perished not by the hand of Saul, he sometimes feared he should; helped Christ, as man and Mediator, in the day of salvation, and raised him from the dead, and gave him glory: and he helps his people against all their enemies; holds them with his right hand; helps them to fight against them; maintains his own work of grace in them, and keeps them from a total and final falling away, by his power unto salvation. The Targum is,

"the Word of the Lord helped me.''

(a) "impellendo impulisti me", Pagninus, Montanus, Musculus, Michaelis; "trudendo trusisti me", Cocceius.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

13-16. The enemy is triumphantly addressed as if present.

Psalm 118:13 Additional Commentaries
Context
Give Thanks to the Lord, for He is Good
12They surrounded me like bees; They were extinguished as a fire of thorns; In the name of the LORD I will surely cut them off. 13You pushed me violently so that I was falling, But the LORD helped me. 14The LORD is my strength and song, And He has become my salvation.…
Cross References
Psalm 86:17
Give me a sign of your goodness, that my enemies may see it and be put to shame, for you, LORD, have helped me and comforted me.

Psalm 140:4
Keep me safe, LORD, from the hands of the wicked; protect me from the violent, who devise ways to trip my feet.
Treasury of Scripture

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