Psalm 69:18
Parallel Verses
New International Version
Come near and rescue me; deliver me because of my foes.

New Living Translation
Come and redeem me; free me from my enemies.

English Standard Version
Draw near to my soul, redeem me; ransom me because of my enemies!

New American Standard Bible
Oh draw near to my soul and redeem it; Ransom me because of my enemies!

King James Bible
Draw nigh unto my soul, and redeem it: deliver me because of mine enemies.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Draw near to me and redeem me; ransom me because of my enemies.

International Standard Version
Draw near and redeem me; ransom me because of my enemies.

NET Bible
Come near me and redeem me! Because of my enemies, rescue me!

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Bring my soul to your salvation; save me because of my enemies!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Come close, and defend my soul. Set me free because of my enemies.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Draw near unto my soul and redeem it; deliver me because of my enemies.

King James 2000 Bible
Draw near unto my soul, and redeem it: deliver me because of my enemies.

American King James Version
Draw near to my soul, and redeem it: deliver me because of my enemies.

American Standard Version
Draw nigh unto my soul, and redeem it: Ransom me because of mine enemies.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Attend to my soul, and deliver it: save me because of my enemies.

Darby Bible Translation
Draw nigh unto my soul, be its redeemer; ransom me because of mine enemies.

English Revised Version
Draw nigh unto my soul, and redeem it: ransom me because of mine enemies.

Webster's Bible Translation
Draw nigh to my soul, and redeem it: deliver me because of my enemies.

World English Bible
Draw near to my soul, and redeem it. Ransom me because of my enemies.

Young's Literal Translation
Be near unto my soul -- redeem it, Because of mine enemies ransom me.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

69:13-21 Whatever deep waters of affliction or temptation we sink into, whatever floods of trouble or ungodly men seem ready to overwhelm us, let us persevere in prayer to our Lord to save us. The tokens of God's favour to us are enough to keep our spirits from sinking in the deepest outward troubles. If we think well of God, and continue to do so under the greatest hardships, we need not fear but he will do well for us. And if at any time we are called on to suffer reproach and shame, for Christ's sake, this may be our comfort, that he knows it. It bears hard on one that knows the worth of a good name, to be oppressed with a bad one; but when we consider what a favour it is to be accounted worthy to suffer shame for the name of Jesus, we shall see that there is no reason why it should be heart-breaking to us. The sufferings of Christ were here particularly foretold, which proves the Scripture to be the word of God; and how exactly these predictions were fulfilled in Jesus Christ, which proves him to be the true Messiah. The vinegar and the gall given to him, were a faint emblem of that bitter cup which he drank up, that we might drink the cup of salvation. We cannot expect too little from men, miserable comforters are they all; nor can we expect too much from the God of all comfort and consolation.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 18. - Draw nigh unto my soul, and redeem it. David often complains that God is far from him (Psalm 10:1; Psalm 22:19; Psalm 38:21; Psalm 71:12, etc.), and prays that he will "draw nigh," the sense of distance and alienation being intolerable. Deliver me because of mine enemies; i.e. because of their plots and machinations (see ver. 4).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Draw nigh unto my soul,.... God his father, while he was suffering, stood afar off from him; wherefore he desires that he would draw nigh to him in the manifestations of his love and favour to him; which he did, when he made known to him the way of life, and made him full of joy with his countenance;

and redeem it: that is, from the power of the grave; not leave it there, but raise him from the dead, and give him glory, as he did;

deliver me, because of mine enemies; that they might not triumph over him, as if, being dead, he should rise no more; and so the Targum,

"that mine enemies might not lift up themselves against me.''

Or the meaning is, deliver me from the grave, raise me from the dead, that I may requite mine enemies, and take vengeance on them; see Psalm 41:8.



Psalm 69:18 Additional Commentaries
Context
I Endure Scorn for Your Sake
17And do not hide Your face from Your servant, For I am in distress; answer me quickly. 18Oh draw near to my soul and redeem it; Ransom me because of my enemies! 19You know my reproach and my shame and my dishonor; All my adversaries are before You.…
Cross References
2 Samuel 4:9
David answered Rekab and his brother Baanah, the sons of Rimmon the Beerothite, "As surely as the LORD lives, who has delivered me out of every trouble,

Psalm 26:11
I lead a blameless life; deliver me and be merciful to me.

Psalm 49:15
But God will redeem me from the realm of the dead; he will surely take me to himself.

Psalm 72:14
He will rescue them from oppression and violence, for precious is their blood in his sight.

Psalm 119:134
Redeem me from human oppression, that I may obey your precepts.
Treasury of Scripture

Draw near to my soul, and redeem it: deliver me because of my enemies.

Draw

Psalm 10:1 Why stand you afar off, O LORD? why hide you yourself in times of trouble?

Psalm 22:1,19 My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? why are you so far from …

Jeremiah 14:8 O the hope of Israel, the savior thereof in time of trouble, why …

redeem

Psalm 31:5 Into your hand I commit my spirit: you have redeemed me, O LORD God of truth.

Psalm 111:9 He sent redemption to his people: he has commanded his covenant for …

Job 6:23 Or, Deliver me from the enemy's hand? or, Redeem me from the hand of the mighty?

because

Deuteronomy 32:27 Were it not that I feared the wrath of the enemy, lest their adversaries …

Joshua 7:9 For the Canaanites and all the inhabitants of the land shall hear …

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