Psalm 27:9
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English Standard Version
Hide not your face from me. Turn not your servant away in anger, O you who have been my help. Cast me not off; forsake me not, O God of my salvation!

King James Bible
Hide not thy face far from me; put not thy servant away in anger: thou hast been my help; leave me not, neither forsake me, O God of my salvation.

American Standard Version
Hide not thy face from me; Put not thy servant away in anger: Thou hast been my help; Cast me not off, neither forsake me, O God of my salvation.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Turn not away thy face from me; decline not in thy wrath from thy servant. Be thou my helper, forsake me not; do not thou despise me, O God my Saviour.

English Revised Version
Hide not thy face from me; put not thy servant away in anger: thou hast been my help; cast me not off, neither forsake me, O God of my salvation.

Webster's Bible Translation
Hide not thy face from me; put not thy servant away in anger: thou hast been my help; leave me not, neither forsake me, O God of my salvation.

Psalm 27:9 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

In this first strophe is expressed the bold confidence of faith. It is a hexastich in the caesural schema. Let darkness break in upon him, the darkness of night, of trouble, and of spiritual conflict, yet Jahve is his Light, and if he is in Him, he is in the light and there shines upon him a sun, that sets not and knows no eclipse. This sublime, infinitely profound name for God, אורי, is found only in this passage; and there is only one other expression that can be compared with it. viz., בּא אורך in Isaiah 60:1; cf. φῶς ἐλήλυθα, John 12:46. ישׁעי does not stand beside אורי as an unfigurative, side by side with a figurative expression; for the statement that God is light, is not a metaphor. David calls Him his "salvation" in regard to everything that oppresses him, and the "stronghold (מעוז from עזז, with an unchangeable ) of his life" in regard to everything that exposes him to peril. In Jahve he conquers far and wide; in Him his life is hidden as it were behind a fortress built upon a rock (Psalm 31:3). When to the wicked who come upon him in a hostile way (קרב על differing from קרב אל), he attributes the intention of devouring his flesh, they are conceived of as wild beasts. To eat up any one's flesh signifies, even in Job 19:22, the same as to pursue any one by evil speaking (in Aramaic by slander, back-biting) to his destruction. In בּקרב (the Shebג of the only faintly closed syllable is raised to a Chateph, as in ולשׁכני, Psalm 31:12, לשׁאול, and the like. The לי of איבי לּי may, as also in Psalm 25:2 (cf. Psalm 144:2), be regarded as giving intensity to the notion of special, personal enmity; but a mere repetition of the subject (the enemy) without the repetition of their hostile purpose would be tame in the parallel member of the verse: לי is a variation of the preceding עלי, as in Lamentations 3:60. In the apodosis המּה כּשׁלוּ ונפלוּ, the overthrow of the enemy is regarded beforehand as an accomplished fact. The holy boldness and imperturbable repose are expressed in Psalm 27:3 in the very rhythm. The thesis or downward movement in Psalm 27:3 is spondaic: he does not allow himself to be disturbed; the thesis in Psalm 27:3 is iambic: he can be bold. The rendering of Hitzig (as of Rashi): "in this do I trust, viz., that Jahve is my light, etc.," is erroneous. Such might be the interpretation, if בזאת אני בוטח closed Psalm 27:2; but it cannot refer back over Psalm 27:2 to Psalm 27:1; and why should the poet have expressed himself thus materially, instead of saying ביהוה? The fact of the case is this, בוטח signifies even by itself "of good courage," e.g., Proverbs 11:15; and בזאת "in spite of this" (Coccejus: hoc non obstante), Leviticus 26:27, cf. Psalm 78:32, begins the apodosis, at the head of which we expect to find an adversative conjunction.

Psalm 27:9 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Hide

Psalm 13:1 How long will you forget me, O LORD? for ever? how long will you hide your face from me?

Psalm 44:24 Why hide you your face, and forget our affliction and our oppression?

Psalm 69:17 And hide not your face from your servant; for I am in trouble: hear me speedily.

Psalm 102:2 Hide not your face from me in the day when I am in trouble; incline your ear to me: in the day when I call answer me speedily.

Psalm 143:7 Hear me speedily, O LORD: my spirit fails: hide not your face from me, lest I be like to them that go down into the pit.

Isaiah 59:2 But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.

put

Psalm 51:11 Cast me not away from your presence; and take not your holy spirit from me.

Isaiah 50:1 Thus said the LORD, Where is the bill of your mother's divorce, whom I have put away?...

thou

Psalm 71:5,6,17,18 For you are my hope, O Lord GOD: you are my trust from my youth...

1 Samuel 7:12 Then Samuel took a stone, and set it between Mizpeh and Shen, and called the name of it Ebenezer, saying...

Isaiah 46:3,4 Listen to me, O house of Jacob, and all the remnant of the house of Israel, which are borne by me from the belly...

2 Corinthians 1:9,10 But we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves, but in God which raises the dead...

2 Timothy 4:17,18 Notwithstanding the Lord stood with me, and strengthened me; that by me the preaching might be fully known...

leave

Psalm 38:21 Forsake me not, O LORD: O my God, be not far from me.

Psalm 119:121 I have done judgment and justice: leave me not to my oppressors.

1 Chronicles 28:9 And you, Solomon my son, know you the God of your father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind...

Jeremiah 32:40 And I will make an everlasting covenant with them, that I will not turn away from them, to do them good...

Hebrews 13:5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as you have: for he has said, I will never leave you...

O God

Psalm 24:5 He shall receive the blessing from the LORD, and righteousness from the God of his salvation.

Psalm 38:21,22 Forsake me not, O LORD: O my God, be not far from me...

Psalm 88:1 O lord God of my salvation, I have cried day and night before you:

Cross References
Psalm 6:1
O LORD, rebuke me not in your anger, nor discipline me in your wrath.

Psalm 22:24
For he has not despised or abhorred the affliction of the afflicted, and he has not hidden his face from him, but has heard, when he cried to him.

Psalm 30:10
Hear, O LORD, and be merciful to me! O LORD, be my helper!"

Psalm 37:28
For the LORD loves justice; he will not forsake his saints. They are preserved forever, but the children of the wicked shall be cut off.

Psalm 40:17
As for me, I am poor and needy, but the Lord takes thought for me. You are my help and my deliverer; do not delay, O my God!

Psalm 55:1
Give ear to my prayer, O God, and hide not yourself from my plea for mercy!

Psalm 63:7
for you have been my help, and in the shadow of your wings I will sing for joy.

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