Psalm 18:3
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New International Version
I called to the LORD, who is worthy of praise, and I have been saved from my enemies.

New Living Translation
I called on the LORD, who is worthy of praise, and he saved me from my enemies.

English Standard Version
I call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised, and I am saved from my enemies.

New American Standard Bible
I call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised, And I am saved from my enemies.

King James Bible
I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I called to the LORD, who is worthy of praise, and I was saved from my enemies.

International Standard Version
I cried out to the LORD, who is worthy to be praised, and I was delivered from my enemies.

NET Bible
I called to the LORD, who is worthy of praise, and I was delivered from my enemies.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
I shall cry to Lord Jehovah and I shall be saved from my enemies.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD should be praised. I called on him, and I was saved from my enemies.

Jubilee Bible 2000
I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised, so shall I be saved from my enemies.

King James 2000 Bible
I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from my enemies.

American King James Version
I will call on the LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from my enemies.

American Standard Version
I will call upon Jehovah, who is worthy to be praised: So shall I be saved from mine enemies.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Praising I will call upon the Lord: and I shall be saved from my enemies.

Darby Bible Translation
I will call upon Jehovah, who is to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies.

English Revised Version
I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies.

Webster's Bible Translation
I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from my enemies.

World English Bible
I call on Yahweh, who is worthy to be praised; and I am saved from my enemies.

Young's Literal Translation
The 'Praised One' I call Jehovah, And from my enemies I am saved.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise 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.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 3. - I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised. Not so much a simple future, "I will call upon the Lord at some particular time," as a future of continuance, "I call, and will ever call, upon the Lord, worthy to be praised;" and so - i.e., so long as I call - shall I be saved from mine enemies (comp. Psalm 5:10, 12; Psalm 6:8-10; Psalm 10:15, 16, etc.).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

I will call upon the Lord,.... In prayer, for fresh mercies, and further appearances of himself, and discoveries of his grace and favour;

who is worthy to be praised; for the perfections of his nature, the works of his hands, his providential goodness, and more especially for his covenant grace and blessings in Christ. The Targum is,

"in praise, or with an hymn, I pray before the Lord;''

agreeably to the rule the apostle gives, Philippians 4:6; and this prayer was a prayer of faith, as follows;

so shall I be saved from mine enemies: which was founded upon past experience of God's goodness to him in distress, when he called upon him, as the next words show.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

3. to be praised—for past favors, and worthy of confidence.

Psalm 18:3 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Lord is My Rock
2The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, My God, my rock, in whom I take refuge; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. 3I call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised, And I am saved from my enemies. 4The cords of death encompassed me, And the torrents of ungodliness terrified me.…
Cross References
Psalm 34:6
This poor man called, and the LORD heard him; he saved him out of all his troubles.

Psalm 48:1
A song. A psalm of the Sons of Korah. Great is the LORD, and most worthy of praise, in the city of our God, his holy mountain.

Psalm 96:4
For great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; he is to be feared above all gods.

Psalm 113:3
From the rising of the sun to the place where it sets, the name of the LORD is to be praised.

Psalm 145:3
Great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom.
Treasury of Scripture

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Psalm 65:1,2 Praise waits for you, O God, in Sion: and to you shall the vow be performed…

Psalm 76:4 You are more glorious and excellent than the mountains of prey.

Nehemiah 9:5 Then the Levites, Jeshua, and Kadmiel, Bani, Hashabniah, Sherebiah, Hodijah…

Revelation 4:11 You are worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power: for …

Revelation 5:12-14 Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive …

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Psalm 50:15 And call on me in the day of trouble: I will deliver you, and you …

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Luke 1:71 That we should be saved from our enemies, and from the hand of all that hate us;

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