Psalm 9:9
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New International Version
The LORD is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.

New Living Translation
The LORD is a shelter for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.

English Standard Version
The LORD is a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.

New American Standard Bible
The LORD also will be a stronghold for the oppressed, A stronghold in times of trouble;

King James Bible
The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The LORD is a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.

International Standard Version
The LORD is a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of distress.

NET Bible
Consequently the LORD provides safety for the oppressed; he provides safety in times of trouble.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Lord Jehovah shall be a place of refuge for the poor and their helper in times of suffering.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD is a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The LORD also will be a refuge to the humble, a refuge for the time of trouble.

King James 2000 Bible
The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.

American King James Version
The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.

American Standard Version
Jehovah also will be a high tower for the oppressed, A high tower in times of trouble;

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the Lord is become a refuge for the poor: a helper in due time in tribulation.

Darby Bible Translation
And Jehovah will be a refuge to the oppressed one, a refuge in times of distress.

English Revised Version
The LORD also will be a high tower for the oppressed, a high tower in times of trouble;

Webster's Bible Translation
The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.

World English Bible
Yahweh will also be a high tower for the oppressed; a high tower in times of trouble.

Young's Literal Translation
And Jehovah is a tower for the bruised, A tower for times of adversity.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

9:1-10 If we would praise God acceptably, we must praise him in sincerity, with our whole heart. When we give thanks for some one particular mercy, we should remember former mercies. Our joy must not be in the gift, so much as in the Giver. The triumphs of the Redeemer ought to be the triumphs of the redeemed. The almighty power of God is that which the strongest and stoutest of his enemies are no way able to stand before. We are sure that the judgment of God is according to truth, and that with him there is no unrighteousness. His people may, by faith, flee to him as their Refuge, and may depend on his power and promise for their safety, so that no real hurt shall be done to them. Those who know him to be a God of truth and faithfulness, will rejoice in his word of promise, and rest upon that. Those who know him to be an everlasting Father, will trust him with their souls as their main care, and trust in him at all times, even to the end; and by constant care seek to approve themselves to him in the whole course of their lives. Who is there that would not seek him, who never hath forsaken those that seek Him?

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 9. - The Lord also will be a Refuge for the oppressed. Misgab, translated "refuge," is literally "a hill-fort" (comp. Psalm 144:2, where it is rendered "high tower"). David's use of the metaphor is reasonably ascribed to his having "often experienced safety in such places, when fleeing from Saul" (Hengstenberg; see 1 Samuel 23:14). A refuge in times of trouble; literally, in times in trouble; i.e. "in times that are steeped in trouble" (Kay).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

The Lord also will be a refuge for the oppressed,.... The poor and weak, such as have no might nor power, and are thrown down and trampled upon, as the word (i) signifies; and such are the people of God. They are oppressed with the burden of sin; they are bowed down with Satan and his temptations; and are sometimes pressed out of measure, and above their strength, with the persecutions of men; they are trodden under foot by antichrist, or otherwise are borne down with a variety of sorrows and afflictions; but the Lord is a refuge for them. The Chaldee paraphrase renders it as before, "the Word of the Lord", the eternal Logos, the Son of God: he is a refuge for poor sensible sinners, fleeing from wrath to come; being typified by the cities of refuge, whither the manslayer fled from the avenger of blood: he is the strong hold for the prisoners of hope to turn into; his name is a strong tower and place of defence for oppressed saints; he is a refuge when all others fail, and at all times, in the day of affliction, and in the hour of death, and at judgment;

a refuge in times of trouble; of which the saints have many, as when God hides his face, when corruptions prevail, when grace is low in exercise, and temptations are strong, yet even then Christ is the refuge from the storm; the salvation of his people is of him, and he is their strength in every time of trouble; see Isaiah 25:4.

(i) "attrito", Cocceius, Gejerus: "contrito", Michaelis.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

9, 10. The oppressed, and all who know Him (Ps 5:3; 7:1), find Him a sure refuge.

Psalm 9:9 Additional Commentaries
Context
I will Give Thanks to the Lord
8And He will judge the world in righteousness; He will execute judgment for the peoples with equity. 9The LORD also will be a stronghold for the oppressed, A stronghold in times of trouble; 10And those who know Your name will put their trust in You, For You, O LORD, have not forsaken those who seek You.…
Cross References
2 Samuel 22:3
my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation. He is my stronghold, my refuge and my savior-- from violent people you save me.

Psalm 10:18
defending the fatherless and the oppressed, so that mere earthly mortals will never again strike terror.

Psalm 12:5
"Because the poor are plundered and the needy groan, I will now arise," says the LORD. "I will protect them from those who malign them."

Psalm 14:6
You evildoers frustrate the plans of the poor, but the LORD is their refuge.

Psalm 32:7
You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance.

Psalm 37:39
The salvation of the righteous comes from the LORD; he is their stronghold in time of trouble.

Psalm 46:1
For the director of music. Of the Sons of Korah. According to alamoth. A song. God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.

Psalm 46:7
The LORD Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress.

Psalm 59:9
You are my strength, I watch for you; you, God, are my fortress,

Psalm 59:16
But I will sing of your strength, in the morning I will sing of your love; for you are my fortress, my refuge in times of trouble.

Psalm 94:22
But the LORD has become my fortress, and my God the rock in whom I take refuge.

Jeremiah 14:8
You who are the hope of Israel, its Savior in times of distress, why are you like a stranger in the land, like a traveler who stays only a night?
Treasury of Scripture

The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.

The Lord

Psalm 18:2 The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my …

Psalm 32:7 You are my hiding place; you shall preserve me from trouble; you …

Psalm 37:39 But the salvation of the righteous is of the LORD: he is their strength …

Psalm 46:1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

Psalm 48:3 God is known in her palaces for a refuge.

Psalm 62:8 Trust in him at all times; you people, pour out your heart before …

Psalm 91:1,2 He that dwells in the secret place of the most High shall abide under …

Psalm 142:4 I looked on my right hand, and beheld, but there was no man that …

Deuteronomy 33:27 The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting …

Proverbs 18:10 The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runs into it, and is safe.

Isaiah 4:5,6 And the LORD will create on every dwelling place of mount Zion, and …

Isaiah 8:14 And he shall be for a sanctuary; but for a stone of stumbling and …

Isaiah 32:2 And a man shall be as an hiding place from the wind, and a covert …

Nahum 1:7 The LORD is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knows …

Luke 13:34 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which kill the prophets, and stone them that …

Hebrews 6:18 That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God …

be a refuge. Heb. be a high place

Psalm 20:1 The LORD hear you in the day of trouble; the name of the God of Jacob …

Psalm 46:7 The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.

in times

Psalm 50:15 And call on me in the day of trouble: I will deliver you, and you …

Psalm 77:1,2 I cried to God with my voice, even to God with my voice; and he gave …

Psalm 108:12 Give us help from trouble: for vain is the help of man.

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