Psalm 86:13
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English Standard Version
For great is your steadfast love toward me; you have delivered my soul from the depths of Sheol.

King James Bible
For great is thy mercy toward me: and thou hast delivered my soul from the lowest hell.

American Standard Version
For great is thy lovingkindness toward me; And thou hast delivered my soul from the lowest Sheol.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For thy mercy is great towards me: and thou hast delivered my soul out of the lower hell.

English Revised Version
For great is thy mercy toward me; and thou hast delivered my soul from the lowest pit.

Webster's Bible Translation
For great is thy mercy towards me: and thou hast delivered my soul from the lowest hell.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Here, too, almost everything is an echo of earlier language of the Psalms and of the Law; viz., Psalm 86:7 follows Psalm 17:6 and other passages; Psalm 86:8 is taken from Exodus 15:11, cf. Psalm 89:9, where, however, אלהים, gods, is avoided; Psalm 86:8 follows Deuteronomy 3:24; Psalm 86:9 follows Psalm 22:28; Psalm 86:11 is taken from Psalm 27:11; Psalm 86:11 from Psalm 26:3; Psalm 86:13, שׁאול תּחתּיּה from Deuteronomy 32:22, where instead of this it is תּחתּית, just as in Psalm 130:2 תּחנוּני (supplicatory prayer) instead of תּחנוּנותי (importunate supplications); and also Psalm 86:10 (cf. Psalm 72:18) is a doxological formula that was already in existence. The construction הקשׁיב בּ is the same as in Psalm 66:19. But although for the most part flowing on only in the language of prayer borrowed from earlier periods, this Psalm is, moreover, not without remarkable significance and beauty. With the confession of the incomparableness of the Lord is combined the prospect of the recognition of the incomparable One throughout the nations of the earth. This clear unallegorical prediction of the conversion of the heathen is the principal parallel to Revelation 15:4. "All nations, which Thou hast made" - they have their being from Thee; and although they have forgotten it (vid., Psalm 9:18), they will nevertheless at last come to recognise it. כּל־גּוים, since the article is wanting, are nations of all tribes (countries and nationalities); cf. Jeremiah 16:16 with Psalm 22:18; Tobit 13:11, ἔθνη πολλά, with ibid. Psalm 14:6, πάντα τὰ ἔθνη. And how weightily brief and charming is the petition in Psalm 86:11 : uni cor meum, ut timeat nomen tuum! Luther has rightly departed from the renderings of the lxx, Syriac, and Vulgate: laetetur (יחדּ from חדה). The meaning, however, is not so much "keep my heart near to the only thing," as "direct all its powers and concentrate them on the one thing." The following group shows us what is the meaning of the deliverance out of the hell beneath (שׁאול תּחתּיּה, like ארץ תּחתּית, the earth beneath, the inner parts of the earth, Ezekiel 31:14.), for which the poet promises beforehand to manifest his thankfulness (כּי, Psalm 86:13, as in Psalm 56:14).

Psalm 86:13 Parallel Commentaries

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great

Psalm 57:10 For your mercy is great to the heavens, and your truth to the clouds.

Psalm 103:8-12 The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy...

Psalm 108:4 For your mercy is great above the heavens: and your truth reaches to the clouds.

Luke 1:58 And her neighbors and her cousins heard how the Lord had showed great mercy on her; and they rejoiced with her.

and thou

Psalm 16:10 For you will not leave my soul in hell; neither will you suffer your Holy One to see corruption.

Psalm 56:13 For you have delivered my soul from death: will not you deliver my feet from falling...

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

Psalm 116:8 For you have delivered my soul from death, my eyes from tears, and my feet from falling.

Job 33:18,22,24,28 He keeps back his soul from the pit, and his life from perishing by the sword...

Isaiah 38:17 Behold, for peace I had great bitterness: but you have in love to my soul delivered it from the pit of corruption...

Jonah 2:3-6 For you had cast me into the deep, in the middle of the seas; and the floods compassed me about...

1 Thessalonians 1:10 And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.

hell. or, grave

Cross References
Psalm 9:13
Be gracious to me, O LORD! See my affliction from those who hate me, O you who lift me up from the gates of death,

Psalm 16:10
For you will not abandon my soul to Sheol, or let your holy one see corruption.

Psalm 30:3
O LORD, you have brought up my soul from Sheol; you restored me to life from among those who go down to the pit.

Psalm 56:13
For you have delivered my soul from death, yes, my feet from falling, that I may walk before God in the light of life.

Psalm 71:20
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.

Psalm 88:6
You have put me in the depths of the pit, in the regions dark and deep.

Psalm 107:14
He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death, and burst their bonds apart.

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