Psalm 22:9
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New International Version
Yet you brought me out of the womb; you made me trust in you, even at my mother's breast.

New Living Translation
Yet you brought me safely from my mother's womb and led me to trust you at my mother's breast.

English Standard Version
Yet you are he who took me from the womb; you made me trust you at my mother’s breasts.

New American Standard Bible
Yet You are He who brought me forth from the womb; You made me trust when upon my mother's breasts.

King James Bible
But thou art he that took me out of the womb: thou didst make me hope when I was upon my mother's breasts.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You took me from the womb, making me secure while at my mother's breast.

International Standard Version
Yet, you are the one who took me from the womb, and kept me safe on my mother's breasts.

NET Bible
Yes, you are the one who brought me out from the womb and made me feel secure on my mother's breasts.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because you are my trust from birth and my hope from my mother's breasts.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Indeed, you are the one who brought me out of the womb, the one who made me feel safe at my mother's breasts.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But thou art he that took me out of the womb; thou hast made me wait upon thee since I was upon my mother's breasts.

King James 2000 Bible
But you are he that took me out of the womb: you did make me hope when I was upon my mother's breasts.

American King James Version
But you are he that took me out of the womb: you did make me hope when I was on my mother's breasts.

American Standard Version
But thou art he that took me out of the womb; Thou didst make me trust when I was upon my mother's breasts.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For thou art he that hast drawn me out of the womb: my hope from the breasts of my mother.

Darby Bible Translation
But thou art he that took me out of the womb; thou didst make me trust, upon my mother's breasts.

English Revised Version
But thou art he that took me out the womb: thou didst make me trust when I was upon my mother's breasts.

Webster's Bible Translation
But thou art he that brought me forth into life: thou didst make me hope when I was upon my mother's breasts.

World English Bible
But you brought me out of the womb. You made me trust at my mother's breasts.

Young's Literal Translation
For thou art He bringing me forth from the womb, Causing me to trust, On the breasts of my mother.
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

22:1-10 The Spirit of Christ, which was in the prophets, testifies in this psalm, clearly and fully, the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow. We have a sorrowful complaint of God's withdrawings. This may be applied to any child of God, pressed down, overwhelmed with grief and terror. Spiritual desertions are the saints' sorest afflictions; but even their complaint of these burdens is a sign of spiritual life, and spiritual senses exercised. To cry our, My God, why am I sick? why am I poor? savours of discontent and worldliness. But, Why hast thou forsaken me? is the language of a heart binding up its happiness in God's favour. This must be applied to Christ. In the first words of this complaint, he poured out his soul before God when he was upon the cross, Mt 27:46. Being truly man, Christ felt a natural unwillingness to pass through such great sorrows, yet his zeal and love prevailed. Christ declared the holiness of God, his heavenly Father, in his sharpest sufferings; nay, declared them to be a proof of it, for which he would be continually praised by his Israel, more than for all other deliverances they received. Never any that hoped in thee, were made ashamed of their hope; never any that sought thee, sought thee in vain. Here is a complaint of the contempt and reproach of men. The Saviour here spoke of the abject state to which he was reduced. The history of Christ's sufferings, and of his birth, explains this prophecy.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 9. - But thou art he that took me out of the womb (comp. Job 10:8-11). God's creatures have always a claim upon him from the very fact that they are his creatures. Every sufferer may appeal to God as his Maker, and therefore bound to be his Helper and Preserver. Thou didst make me hope when I was upon my mother's breasts. Thou gavest me the serene joy and trust of infancy - that happy time to which man looks back with such deep satisfaction. Every joy, every satisfaction, came from thee.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

But thou art he that took me out of the womb,.... The Papists affirm, that there was something miraculous in the manner of Christ's coming into the world, as well as in his conception; that his conception of a virgin was miraculous is certain, being entirely owing to the wonderful and mysterious overshadowing of the Holy Ghost, and which was necessary to preserve his human nature from the contagion of sin, common to all that descend from Adam by ordinary generation; that so that individual of human nature might be proper to be united to the Son of God, and that it might be a fit sacrifice for the sins of men; but otherwise in all other things, sin only excepted, he was made like unto us; and it is a clear case, that his mother bore him the usual time, and went with him her full time of nine months, as women commonly do; see Luke 1:56; and it is as evident that he was born and brought forth in the same manner other infants are, seeing he was presented, to the Lord in the temple, and the offering was brought for him according to the law respecting the male that opens the womb, Luke 2:22; and the phrase that is here used is expressive of the common providence of God which attends such an event, every man being as it were midwifed into the world by God himself; see Job 10:18; though there was, no doubt, a peculiar providence which attended the birth of our Lord, and makes this expression more peculiarly applicable to him; since his mother Mary, when her full time was come, was at a distance from the place of her residence, was in an inn, and in a stable there, there being no room for her in the inn, and so very probably had no women about her to assist her, nor any midwife with her; and there was the more visible appearance of the hand of God in this affair, who might truly be said to take him out of the womb:

thou didst make me hope when I was upon my mother's breasts; which may be understood of the expectation and hope, common to infants, which have not the use of reason, with all creatures, whose eyes wait upon the Lord, and he gives them their meat in due season; and here may regard the sudden and suitable provision of milk in the mother's breast, to which there is in the infant a natural desire, and an hope and expectation of. The words may be rendered, as they are by some, "thou didst keep me in safety", or make me safe and secure (z), when I was "upon my mother's breast": this was verified in Christ at the time Herod sought to take away his life; he was then in his mother's arms, and sucked at her breast; when the Lord in a dream acquainted Joseph with Herod's design, and directed him to flee with the young child and his mother into Egypt, where they were kept in safety till the death of Herod. This sense of the words frees them from a difficulty, how the grace of hope, or of faith and confidence, can, in a proper sense, be exercised in the infant state; for though the principle of grace may be implanted so early, yet how it should be exercised when there is not the due use of reason is not easy to conceive; if, therefore, the words are taken in this sense, the meaning must be, that he was caused to hope as soon as he was capable of it, which is sometimes the design of such a phrase; see Job 31:18; unless we suppose something extraordinary in Christ's human nature, which some interpreters are not willing to allow, because he was in all things like unto us excepting sin; but I see not, that seeing the human nature was an extraordinary one, was perfectly holy from the first of it, the grace of God was upon it as soon as born, and it was anointed with the Holy Ghost above its fellows, why it may not be thought to exercise grace in an extraordinary manner, so early as is here expressed, literally understood.

(z) "tu me tutum fecisti", Cocceius; so Michaelis.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

9, 10. Though ironically spoken, the exhortation to trust was well founded on his previous experience of divine aid, the special illustration of which is drawn from the period of helpless infancy.

didst make me hope—literally, "made me secure."

Psalm 22:9 Additional Commentaries
Context
Why have You Forsaken Me?
8"Commit yourself to the LORD; let Him deliver him; Let Him rescue him, because He delights in him." 9Yet You are He who brought me forth from the womb; You made me trust when upon my mother's breasts. 10Upon You I was cast from birth; You have been my God from my mother's womb.…
Cross References
Psalm 71:5
For you have been my hope, Sovereign LORD, my confidence since my youth.

Psalm 71:6
From birth I have relied on you; you brought me forth from my mother's womb. I will ever praise you.
Treasury of Scripture

But you are he that took me out of the womb: you did make me hope when I was on my mother's breasts.

that took

Psalm 71:6 By you have I been held up from the womb: you are he that took me …

Psalm 139:15,16 My substance was not hid from you, when I was made in secret, and …

Isaiah 49:1,2 Listen, O isles, to me; and listen, you people, from far; The LORD …

thou didst

Psalm 71:17 O God, you have taught me from my youth: and till now have I declared …

Isaiah 7:14,15 Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin …

make me hope. or, keep me in safety

Matthew 2:13-15 And when they were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appears …

Revelation 12:4,5 And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did …

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