New American Standard Bible
I will cry to God Most High, To God who accomplishes all things for me.
King James Bible
I will cry unto God most high; unto God that performeth all things for me.
Darby Bible Translation
I will call unto God, the Most High; unto �God that performeth all for me.
World English Bible
I cry out to God Most High, to God who accomplishes my requests for me.
Young's Literal Translation
I call to God Most High, To God who is perfecting for me.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
I will cry unto God most high - The idea is - God is exalted above all creatures; all events are "under" him, and he can control them. The appeal was not to man, however exalted; not to an angel, however far he may be above man; it was an appeal made at once to the Supreme Being, the God to whom all worlds and all creatures are subject, and under whose protection, therefore, he must be safe.
Unto God that performeth all things for me - The word used here, and rendered "performeth" - גמר gâmar - means properly to bring to an end; to complete; to perfect. The idea here is, that it is the character of God, that he "completes" or "perfects," or brings to a happy issue all his plans. The psalmist had had experience of that in the past. God had done this in former trials; he felt assured that God would do it in this; and he, therefore, came to God with a confident belief that all would be safe in his hands.
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As for me, I shall call upon God, And the LORD will save me.
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