Psalm 71:20
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New International Version
Though you have made me see troubles, many and bitter, you will restore my life again; from the depths of the earth you will again bring me up.

New Living Translation
You have allowed me to suffer much hardship, but you will restore me to life again and lift me up from the depths of the earth.

English Standard Version
You who have made me see many troubles and calamities will revive me again; from the depths of the earth you will bring me up again.

New American Standard Bible
You who have shown me many troubles and distresses Will revive me again, And will bring me up again from the depths of the earth.

King James Bible
Thou, which hast shewed me great and sore troubles, shalt quicken me again, and shalt bring me up again from the depths of the earth.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You caused me to experience many troubles and misfortunes, but You will revive me again. You will bring me up again, even from the depths of the earth.

International Standard Version
God, who can compare to you, who caused me to experience troubles that were numerous and disastrous? You will return to revive me and lift me up from the depths of the earth.

NET Bible
Though you have allowed me to experience much trouble and distress, revive me once again! Bring me up once again from the depths of the earth!

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For you have shown me great trouble and evil and you have returned and you have saved me, and even from the depths of the Earth you will return; you will raise me up!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You have made me endure many terrible troubles. You restore me to life again. You bring me back from the depths of the earth.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Thou who hast caused me to see great and sore troubles, shalt return and quicken me and shalt bring me up again from the depths of the earth.

King James 2000 Bible
You, who have showed me great and severe troubles, shall revive me again, and shall bring me up again from the depths of the earth.

American King James Version
You, which have showed me great and sore troubles, shall quicken me again, and shall bring me up again from the depths of the earth.

American Standard Version
Thou, who hast showed us many and sore troubles, Wilt quicken us again, And wilt bring us up again from the depths of the earth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
How great troubles hast thou shewn me, many and grievous: and turning thou hast brought me to life, and hast brought me back again from the depths of the earth :

Darby Bible Translation
Thou, who hast shewn us many and sore troubles, wilt revive us again, and wilt bring us up again from the depths of the earth;

English Revised Version
Thou, which hast shewed us many and sore troubles, shalt quicken us again, and shalt bring us up again from the depths of the earth.

Webster's Bible Translation
Thou, who hast shown me great and severe troubles, wilt revive me again, and wilt bring me again from the depths of the earth.

World English Bible
You, who have shown us many and bitter troubles, you will let me live. You will bring us up again from the depths of the earth.

Young's Literal Translation
Because Thou hast showed me many and sad distresses, Thou turnest back -- Thou revivest me, And from the depths of the earth, Thou turnest back -- Thou bringest me up.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

71:14-24 The psalmist declares that the righteousness of Christ, and the great salvation obtained thereby, shall be the chosen subject of his discourse. Not on a sabbath only, but on every day of the week, of the year, of his life. Not merely at stated returns of solemn devotion, but on every occasion, all the day long. Why will he always dwell on this? Because he knew not the numbers thereof. It is impossible to measure the value or the fulness of these blessings. The righteousness is unspeakable, the salvation everlasting. God will not cast off his grey-headed servants when no longer capable of labouring as they have done. The Lord often strengthens his people in their souls, when nature is sinking into decay. And it is a debt which the old disciples of Christ owe to succeeding generations, to leave behind them a solemn testimony to the advantage of religion, and the truth of God's promises; and especially to the everlasting righteousness of the Redeemer. Assured of deliverance and victory, let us spend our days, while waiting the approach of death, in praising the Holy One of Israel with all our powers. And while speaking of his righteousness, and singing his praises, we shall rise above fears and infirmities, and have earnests of the joys of heaven. The work of redemption ought, above all God's works, to be spoken of by us in our praises. The Lamb that was slain, and has redeemed us to God, is worthy of all blessing and praise.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 20. - Thou, which hast showed me great and sore troubles, shalt quicken me again; or, according to another reading, which hast showed us - shalt deliver us. The change of number may be ascribed to the desire of the psalmist to unite his people with himself in the hopes of deliverance which he is expressing. And shalt bring me up again (rather, shalt bring us up again) from the depths of the earth. 'The "depths of the earth" is a metaphor for the extreme of misery and depression (comp. Psalm 88:6; Psalm 130:1).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Thou, which hast showed me great and sore troubles,.... Or, "made him to see" (g); that is, to experience. David had his troubles, and these were great, both as to quantity and quality; and very grievous and hard to be borne, and were very trying and afflictive: some outward, such as he endured when persecuted by Saul; and afterwards in his own family, though the incest of Ammon, the murder of him by Absalom, and Absalom's rebellion against him; the curses of Shimei, and the bickerings of the sons of Zeruiah; with many others: and some inward, arising from the corruptions of his heart, the hidings of God's face, and the temptations of Satan. His experience of all which he ascribes, not to instruments or second causes, but to God himself; who had either laid them upon him, or suffered them to befall him, for wise ends of his glory, and his servant's good. There is in this clause and the following, a "Keri" and a "Cetib"; according to the "Cetib", or writing in the text, it is, "who hast showed us"; and so the Targum renders it: but according to the "Keri" in the margin, and the points, it is as we read; so it is in the Septuagint and Oriental versions, and both may be retained; for David's troubles, and those of other saints, are much the same;

shalt quicken me again; either raise him from so great a death of afflictions, in which he seemed to be as a dead man, both by himself and others, to a more comfortable and happy state and condition, in which he might live more free from vexation and trouble: or, in a spiritual sense, quicken him, being dead and lifeless, in the exercise of grace, and discharge of duty; which is usually done by the word and ordinances, and to purpose, by the discoveries of the love of God, which excite grace, and animate to duty. And this is God's work, and may be called a quickening again in distinction from the first quickening, when dead in trespasses and sins;

and shalt bring me up again from the depths of the earth; expressive of a very low estate, either of body or mind, into which he had been brought; see Psalm 130:1. Could the psalm be understood of Christ, this and the preceding clause might be applied to his resurrection from the dead; see Ephesians 4:9; and to the resurrection of the saints; on which the faith of Christ and his people is exercised,

(g) "fecisti me videre", Vatablus, Cocceius, Gejerus; "videre et experiri fecisti nos", Michaelis.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

20. depths of the earth—debased, low condition.

Psalm 71:20 Additional Commentaries
Context
In You, O Lord, I Take Refuge
19For Your righteousness, O God, reaches to the heavens, You who have done great things; O God, who is like You? 20You who have shown me many troubles and distresses Will revive me again, And will bring me up again from the depths of the earth. 21May You increase my greatness And turn to comfort me.…
Cross References
Psalm 34:19
The righteous person may have many troubles, but the LORD delivers him from them all;

Psalm 60:3
You have shown your people desperate times; you have given us wine that makes us stagger.

Psalm 80:18
Then we will not turn away from you; revive us, and we will call on your name.

Psalm 85:6
Will you not revive us again, that your people may rejoice in you?

Psalm 86:13
For great is your love toward me; you have delivered me from the depths, from the realm of the dead.

Psalm 119:25
I am laid low in the dust; preserve my life according to your word.

Psalm 119:37
Turn my eyes away from worthless things; preserve my life according to your word.

Psalm 138:7
Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve my life. You stretch out your hand against the anger of my foes; with your right hand you save me.

Hosea 6:1
"Come, let us return to the LORD. He has torn us to pieces but he will heal us; he has injured us but he will bind up our wounds.

Hosea 6:2
After two days he will revive us; on the third day he will restore us, that we may live in his presence.

Habakkuk 3:2
LORD, I have heard of your fame; I stand in awe of your deeds, LORD. Repeat them in our day, in our time make them known; in wrath remember mercy.
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You, which have showed me great and sore troubles, shall quicken me again, and shall bring me up again from the depths of the earth.

which

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

Psalm 60:3 You have showed your people hard things: you have made us to drink …

Psalm 66:10-12 For you, O God, have proved us: you have tried us, as silver is tried…

Psalm 88:6 You have laid me in the lowest pit, in darkness, in the deeps.

Psalm 138:7 Though I walk in the middle of trouble, you will revive me: you shall …

2 Samuel 12:11 Thus said the LORD, Behold, I will raise up evil against you out …

Mark 14:33,34 And he takes with him Peter and James and John, and began to be sore …

Mark 15:34 And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eloi, …

2 Corinthians 11:23-31 Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as a fool) I am more; in labors …

Revelation 7:14 And I said to him, Sir, you know. And he said to me, These are they …

quicken

Psalm 80:18 So will not we go back from you: quicken us, and we will call on your name.

Isaiah 26:19 Your dead men shall live, together with my dead body shall they arise. …

Hosea 6:1,2 Come, and let us return to the LORD: for he has torn, and he will …

Acts 2:24,32-34 Whom God has raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because …

shall bring

Psalm 16:10 For you will not leave my soul in hell; neither will you suffer your …

Psalm 40:2 He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, …

Psalm 86:13 For great is your mercy toward me: and you have delivered my soul …

Isaiah 38:17 Behold, for peace I had great bitterness: but you have in love to …

Ezekiel 37:12,13 Therefore prophesy and say to them, Thus said the Lord GOD; Behold, …

Jonah 2:6 I went down to the bottoms of the mountains; the earth with her bars …

Ephesians 4:9 (Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first …

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