Psalm 18:16
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New International Version
He reached down from on high and took hold of me; he drew me out of deep waters.

New Living Translation
He reached down from heaven and rescued me; he drew me out of deep waters.

English Standard Version
He sent from on high, he took me; he drew me out of many waters.

New American Standard Bible
He sent from on high, He took me; He drew me out of many waters.

King James Bible
He sent from above, he took me, he drew me out of many waters.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He reached down from heaven and took hold of me; He pulled me out of deep waters.

International Standard Version
He reached down and took me; he drew me from many waters.

NET Bible
He reached down from above and took hold of me; he pulled me from the surging water.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He sent from on high and he pulled me out; he took me out from many waters.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He reached down from high above and took hold of me. He pulled me out of the raging water.

JPS Tanakh 1917
He sent from on high, He took me; He drew me out of many waters.

New American Standard 1977
He sent from on high, He took me;
            He drew me out of many waters.

Jubilee Bible 2000
He sent from above, he took me, he drew me out of many waters.

King James 2000 Bible
He sent from above, he took me, he drew me out of many waters.

American King James Version
He sent from above, he took me, he drew me out of many waters.

American Standard Version
He sent from on high, he took me; He drew me out of many waters.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He sent from on high, and took me: and received me out of many waters.

Darby Bible Translation
He reached forth from above, he took me, he drew me out of great waters:

English Revised Version
He sent from on high, he took me; he drew me out of many waters.

Webster's Bible Translation
He sent from above, he took me, he drew me out of many waters.

World English Bible
He sent from on high. He took me. He drew me out of many waters.

Young's Literal Translation
He sendeth from above -- He taketh me, He draweth me out of many waters.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
18:1-19 The first words, I will love thee, O Lord, my strength, are the scope and contents of the psalm. Those that truly love God, may triumph in him as their Rock and Refuge, and may with confidence call upon him. It is good for us to observe all the circumstances of a mercy which magnify the power of God and his goodness to us in it. David was a praying man, and God was found a prayer-hearing God. If we pray as he did, we shall speed as he did. God's manifestation of his presence is very fully described, ver. 7-15. Little appeared of man, but much of God, in these deliverances. It is not possible to apply to the history of the son of Jesse those awful, majestic, and stupendous words which are used through this description of the Divine manifestation. Every part of so solemn a scene of terrors tells us, a greater than David is here. God will not only deliver his people out of their troubles in due time, but he will bear them up under their troubles in the mean time. Can we meditate on ver. 18, without directing one thought to Gethsemane and Calvary? Can we forget that it was in the hour of Christ's deepest calamity, when Judas betrayed, when his friends forsook, when the multitude derided him, and the smiles of his Father's love were withheld, that the powers of darkness prevented him? The sorrows of death surrounded him, in his distress he prayed, Heb 5:7. God made the earth to shake and tremble, and the rocks to cleave, and brought him out, in his resurrection, because he delighted in him and in his undertaking.
Study Bible
The Lord is My Rock
15Then the channels of water appeared, And the foundations of the world were laid bare At Your rebuke, O LORD, At the blast of the breath of Your nostrils. 16He sent from on high, He took me; He drew me out of many waters. 17He delivered me from my strong enemy, And from those who hated me, for they were too mighty for me.…
Cross References
Psalm 29:3
The voice of the LORD is upon the waters; The God of glory thunders, The LORD is over many waters.

Psalm 32:6
Therefore, let everyone who is godly pray to You in a time when You may be found; Surely in a flood of great waters they will not reach him.

Psalm 57:3
He will send from heaven and save me; He reproaches him who tramples upon me. Selah. God will send forth His lovingkindness and His truth.

Psalm 124:4
Then the waters would have engulfed us, The stream would have swept over our soul;

Psalm 144:7
Stretch forth Your hand from on high; Rescue me and deliver me out of great waters, Out of the hand of aliens
Treasury of Scripture

He sent from above, he took me, he drew me out of many waters.

He sent

Psalm 57:3 He shall send from heaven, and save me from the reproach of him that …

Psalm 144:7 Send your hand from above; rid me, and deliver me out of great waters, …

drew

Psalm 18:43 You have delivered me from the strivings of the people; and you have …

Psalm 40:1-3 I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined to me, and heard my cry…

Exodus 2:10 And the child grew, and she brought him to Pharaoh's daughter, and …

2 Samuel 22:17 He sent from above, he took me; he drew me out of many waters;

many waters. or, great waters

Jonah 2:5,6 The waters compassed me about, even to the soul: the depth closed …

Revelation 17:15 And he said to me, The waters which you saw, where the whore sits, …

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