Psalm 71:4
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New International Version
Deliver me, my God, from the hand of the wicked, from the grasp of those who are evil and cruel.

New Living Translation
My God, rescue me from the power of the wicked, from the clutches of cruel oppressors.

English Standard Version
Rescue me, O my God, from the hand of the wicked, from the grasp of the unjust and cruel man.

New American Standard Bible
Rescue me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked, Out of the grasp of the wrongdoer and ruthless man,

King James Bible
Deliver me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked, out of the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Deliver me, my God, from the power of the wicked, from the grasp of the unjust and oppressive.

International Standard Version
My God, deliver me from the power of the wicked and the grasp of ruthless practicers of evil.

NET Bible
My God, rescue me from the power of the wicked, from the hand of the cruel oppressor!

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
God, save me from the hand of the wicked and from the evil hand of The Evil One.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
My God, free me from the hands of a wicked person, from the grasp of one who is cruel and unjust.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Deliver me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked, out of the hand of the perverse and violent man.

King James 2000 Bible
Deliver me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked, out of the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man.

American King James Version
Deliver me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked, out of the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man.

American Standard Version
Rescue me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked, Out of the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Deliver me, O my God, out of the hand of the sinner, and out of the hand of the transgressor of the law and of the unjust.

Darby Bible Translation
My God, rescue me out of the hand of the wicked, out of the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man.

English Revised Version
Rescue me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked, out of the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man.

Webster's Bible Translation
Deliver me, O my God, from the hand of the wicked, from the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man.

World English Bible
Rescue me, my God, from the hand of the wicked, from the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man.

Young's Literal Translation
O my God, cause me to escape From the hand of the wicked, From the hand of the perverse and violent.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

71:1-13 David prays that he might never be made ashamed of dependence upon God. With this petition every true believer may come boldly to the throne of grace. The gracious care of Divine providence in our birth and infancy, should engage us to early piety. He that was our Help from our birth, ought to be our Hope from our youth. Let none expect ease or comfort from the world. Those who love the Lord, often are hated and persecuted; men wondered at for their principles and conduct; but the Lord has been their strong refuge. The faithful servants of God may be assured that he will not cast them off in old age, nor forsake them when their strength fails.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 4. - Deliver me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked, out of the hand (rather, grasp) of the unrighteous and cruel man. it is characteristic of David to single out from his adversaries an individual man, from whom he especially asks to be delivered (comp. Psalm 13:2; Psalm 17:13; Psalm 18:17, 48; Psalm 35:8; Psalm 41:6, 9, 11; Psalm 55:13, 14, etc.).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Deliver me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked,.... Meaning Absalom his son, as Arama, who had risen up in rebellion against him; and he may not only intend him, but all those wicked men that had joined with him: it was David's mercy he had a covenant God to go to, and could claim his interest in him, who had power to deliver him, and from whom he might expect it;

out of the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man; or "leavened" (s); a sour ill natured man; one leavened with malice and wickedness: perhaps Ahithophel is intended. It may be applied to any wicked, lawless, and tyrannical persecutor of God's people; and particularly to the lawless and wicked one, the man of sin, the son of perdition, antichrist, 2 Thessalonians 2:4.

(s) "malitiae fermento prorsus corrupti", Michaelis, "secundum", Gejerum & Gussetium; so Ainsworth.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

4, 5. cruel man—corrupt and ill-natured—literally, "sour."

Psalm 71:4 Additional Commentaries
Context
In You, O Lord, I Take Refuge
3Be to me a rock of habitation to which I may continually come; You have given commandment to save me, For You are my rock and my fortress. 4Rescue me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked, Out of the grasp of the wrongdoer and ruthless man, 5For You are my hope; O Lord GOD, You are my confidence from my youth.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 30:6
David was greatly distressed because the men were talking of stoning him; each one was bitter in spirit because of his sons and daughters. But David found strength in the LORD his God.

Psalm 140:1
For the director of music. A psalm of David. Rescue me, LORD, from evildoers; protect me from the violent,

Psalm 140:4
Keep me safe, LORD, from the hands of the wicked; protect me from the violent, who devise ways to trip my feet.
Treasury of Scripture

Deliver me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked, out of the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man.

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Psalm 17:8,9,13 Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of your wings…

Psalm 59:1,2 Deliver me from my enemies, O my God: defend me from them that rise …

Psalm 140:1-4 Deliver me, O LORD, from the evil man: preserve me from the violent man…

2 Samuel 16:21,22 And Ahithophel said to Absalom, Go in to your father's concubines, …

2 Samuel 17:1,2,12-14,21 Moreover Ahithophel said to Absalom, Let me now choose out twelve …

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