New American Standard Bible
God is to us a God of deliverances; And to GOD the Lord belong escapes from death.
King James Bible
He that is our God is the God of salvation; and unto GOD the Lord belong the issues from death.
Darby Bible Translation
Our �God is the �God of salvation; and with Jehovah, the Lord, are the goings forth even from death.
World English Bible
God is to us a God of deliverance. To Yahweh, the Lord, belongs escape from death.
Young's Literal Translation
God Himself is to us a God for deliverances, And Jehovah Lord hath the outgoings of death.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
He that is our God is the God of salvation - literally, "God is for us a God of salvation." That is, The God whom we worship is the God from whom salvation comes, and who brings salvation to us. It is not a vain thing that we serve him, for he is the only being who can save us, and he will save us.
And unto God the Lord belong the issues from death - The "outgoings" or "escapes" from death. That is, He only can save from death. The Hebrew word means, properly, a going forth, a deliverance; then, a place of going forth as a gate, Ezekiel 48:30; a fountain, Proverbs 4:23. Probably the only idea intended here by the psalmist was, that safety or deliverance from death proceeds solely from God. The sentiment, however, is true in a larger sense. All that pertains to deliverance from death, all that prepares for it, all that makes it easy to be borne, all that constitutes a rescue from its pains and horrors, all that follows death in a higher and more blessed world, all that makes death "final," and places us in a condition where death is no more to be dreaded - all this belongs to God. All this is under his control. He only can enable us to bear death; he only can conduct us from a bed of death to a world where we shall never die.
LibraryGifts Received for the Rebellious
Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive: Thou hast received gifts for men; yea, for the rebellious also, that the LORD God might dwell among them. W hen Joseph exchanged a prison for the chief honour and government of Egypt, the advantage of his exaltation was felt by those who little deserved it (Genesis 45:4, 5) . His brethren hated him, and had conspired to kill him. And though he was preserved from death, they were permitted to sell him for a bond-servant. He owed his servitude, …
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Book iii. The Ascent: from the River Jordan to the Mount of Transfiguration.
So Jethro said, "Blessed be the LORD who delivered you from the hand of the Egyptians and from the hand of Pharaoh, and who delivered the people from under the hand of the Egyptians.
'See now that I, I am He, And there is no god besides Me; It is I who put to death and give life. I have wounded and it is I who heal, And there is no one who can deliver from My hand.
But God will redeem my soul from the power of Sheol, For He will receive me. Selah.
For You have delivered my soul from death, Indeed my feet from stumbling, So that I may walk before God In the light of the living.
Many times He would deliver them; They, however, were rebellious in their counsel, And so sank down in their iniquity.
You went forth for the salvation of Your people, For the salvation of Your anointed. You struck the head of the house of the evil To lay him open from thigh to neck. Selah.
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