Psalm 57:3
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New International Version
He sends from heaven and saves me, rebuking those who hotly pursue me-- God sends forth his love and his faithfulness.

New Living Translation
He will send help from heaven to rescue me, disgracing those who hound me. Interlude My God will send forth his unfailing love and faithfulness.

English Standard Version
He will send from heaven and save me; he will put to shame him who tramples on me. Selah God will send out his steadfast love and his faithfulness!

New American Standard Bible
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.

King James Bible
He shall send from heaven, and save me from the reproach of him that would swallow me up. Selah. God shall send forth his mercy and his truth.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He reaches down from heaven and saves me, challenging the one who tramples me. Selah God sends His faithful love and truth.

International Standard Version
He will send help from heaven to deliver me from those who harass and despise me. Interlude God will send his gracious love and truth.

NET Bible
May he send help from heaven and deliver me from my enemies who hurl insults! (Selah) May God send his loyal love and faithfulness!

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For he sent from Heaven and he saved me and he has reproached my enemies. God sent his grace and his truth.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He sends his help from heaven and saves me. He disgraces the one who is harassing me. [Selah] God sends his mercy and his truth!

Jubilee Bible 2000
He shall send from the heavens and save me from the reproach of him that would swallow me up. Selah. God shall send forth his mercy and his truth.

King James 2000 Bible
He shall send from heaven, and save me from the reproach of him that would swallow me up. Selah. God shall send forth his mercy and his truth.

American King James Version
He shall send from heaven, and save me from the reproach of him that would swallow me up. Selah. God shall send forth his mercy and his truth.

American Standard Version
He will send from heaven, and save me, When he that would swallow me up reproacheth; Selah God will send forth his lovingkindness and his truth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He hath sent from heaven and delivered me: he hath made them a reproach that trod upon me. God hath sent his mercy and his truth,

Darby Bible Translation
He will send from the heavens and save me; he hath covered with reproach him that would swallow me up. Selah. God hath sent forth his loving-kindness and his truth.

English Revised Version
He shall send from heaven, and save me, when he that would swallow me up reproacheth; Selah God shall send forth his mercy and his truth.

Webster's Bible Translation
He shall send from heaven, and save me from the reproach of him that would swallow me up. Selah. God shall send forth his mercy and his truth.

World English Bible
He will send from heaven, and save me, he rebukes the one who is pursuing me. Selah. God will send out his loving kindness and his truth.

Young's Literal Translation
He sendeth from the heaven, and saveth me, He reproached -- who is panting after me. Selah. God sendeth forth His kindness and His truth.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

57:1-6 All David's dependence is upon God. The most eminent believers need often repeat the publican's prayer, God be merciful to me a sinner. But if our souls trust in the Lord, this may assure us, in our utmost dangers, that our calamities will at length be overpast, and in the mean time, by faith and prayer, we must make him our refuge. Though God be most high, yet he condescends so low, as to take care that all things are made to work for good to his people. This is a good reason why we should pray earnestly. Look which way we will on this earth, refuge fails, no help appears; but we may look for it from heaven. If we have fled from the wrath to come, unto Jesus Christ, he that performed all things needful to purchase the salvation of his people, will do for us and in us all things needful for our enjoyment of it. It made David droop to think there should be those that bore him so much ill-will. But the mischief they designed against him, returned on themselves. And when David was in the greatest distress and disgrace, he did not pray, Lord, exalt me, but, Lord, exalt thine own name. Our best encouragement in prayer, is taken from the glory of God, and to that, more than to our own comfort, we should have regard in all our petitions for mercy.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 3. - He shall send from heaven, and save me from the reproach of him that would swallow me up. The two clauses stand unconnected in the original, which runs, "He shall send from heaven and save me - my pursuer reproaches - God shall send," etc. The second clause is really parenthetic, and, as Dr. Driver says ('Hebrew Verbs,' § 163), "circumstantial," noting the circumstances under which God would take action. God shall send forth his mercy and his truth. His mercy, to relieve the psalmist; his truth, to confound the psalmist's enemies.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

He shall send from heaven, and save me,.... His angel, as the Targum adds; or his angels, as Kimchi; who are ministering spirits, sent forth by him, to encamp about his people, and guard them, as they did Jacob when in fear of Esau, Genesis 32:1; or to deliver them out of trouble, as Peter when in prison, Acts 12:7; or rather the sense may be, that David did not expect any help and deliverance in an human way, by means of men on earth; but he expected it from above, from heaven, from God above, and which he believed he should have; and he might have a further view to the mission of Christ from heaven to save him, and all the Lord's people; and which he may mention, both for his own comfort, and for the strengthening of the faith of others in that important article;

from the reproach of him that would swallow me up. Meaning Saul; see Psalm 56:1. The Targum renders it,

"he hath reproached him that would swallow me up for ever;''

and to the same sense the Septuagint, Vulgate Latin, Ethiopic, Arabic, and Syriac versions; disappointed them, and filled them with reproach, shame, and confusion.

Selah; on this word; see Gill on Psalm 3:2.

God shall send forth his mercy and his truth; shall manifest and display the glory of these his perfections, his mercy and grace, his truth and faithfulness, in his deliverance and salvation; and which are remarkably glorified in salvation by Christ Jesus; and who himself may be called "his grace and his truth" (n), as the words may be rendered; he being the Word of his grace, and truth itself, and full of both; and by whom, when sent forth, grace and truth came, John 1:14; it may also intend a constant supply of grace, whereby God would show forth the truth of his promises to him.

(n) "gratiam et veritatem suam", Cocceius, Gejerus, Michaelis.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

3. from … swallow me up—that pants in rage after me (Ps 56:2).

mercy and … truth—(Ps 25:10; 36:5), as messengers (Ps 43:3) sent to deliver him.

Psalm 57:3 Additional Commentaries
Context
My Soul Takes Refuge
2I will cry to God Most High, To God who accomplishes all things for me. 3He will send from heaven and save me; He reproaches him who tramples upon me. Selah. God will send forth His lovingkindness and His truth. 4My soul is among lions; I must lie among those who breathe forth fire, Even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows And their tongue a sharp sword.…
Cross References
Psalm 18:16
He reached down from on high and took hold of me; he drew me out of deep waters.

Psalm 25:10
All the ways of the LORD are loving and faithful toward those who keep the demands of his covenant.

Psalm 40:11
Do not withhold your mercy from me, LORD; may your love and faithfulness always protect me.

Psalm 42:8
By day the LORD directs his love, at night his song is with me-- a prayer to the God of my life.

Psalm 55:16
As for me, I call to God, and the LORD saves me.

Psalm 56:1
For the director of music. To the tune of "A Dove on Distant Oaks." Of David. A miktam. When the Philistines had seized him in Gath. Be merciful to me, my God, for my enemies are in hot pursuit; all day long they press their attack.

Psalm 56:2
My adversaries pursue me all day long; in their pride many are attacking me.

Psalm 124:3
they would have swallowed us alive when their anger flared against us;

Psalm 144:5
Part your heavens, LORD, and come down; touch the mountains, so that they smoke.

Psalm 144:7
Reach down your hand from on high; deliver me and rescue me from the mighty waters, from the hands of foreigners
Treasury of Scripture

He shall send from heaven, and save me from the reproach of him that would swallow me up. Selah. God shall send forth his mercy and his truth.

send

Psalm 18:6 In my distress I called on the LORD, and cried to my God: he heard …

Psalm 144:5-7 Bow your heavens, O LORD, and come down: touch the mountains, and …

Matthew 28:2-6 And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord …

Acts 12:11 And when Peter was come to himself, he said, Now I know of a surety, …

from the reproach of him. or, he reproacheth him
swallow

Psalm 56:1,2 Be merciful to me, O God: for man would swallow me up; he fighting …

Psalm 61:7 He shall abide before God for ever: O prepare mercy and truth, which …

Numbers 23:24 Behold, the people shall rise up as a great lion, and lift up himself …

Job 31:31 If the men of my tabernacle said not, Oh that we had of his flesh! …

Micah 3:2,3 Who hate the good, and love the evil; who pluck off their skin from …

send

Psalm 40:11 Withhold not you your tender mercies from me, O LORD: let your loving …

Psalm 43:3 O send out your light and your truth: let them lead me; let them …

John 1:17 For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.

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