Psalm 69:18
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New American Standard Bible
Oh draw near to my soul and redeem it; Ransom me because of my enemies!

King James Bible
Draw nigh unto my soul, and redeem it: deliver me because of mine enemies.

Darby Bible Translation
Draw nigh unto my soul, be its redeemer; ransom me because of mine enemies.

World English Bible
Draw near to my soul, and redeem it. Ransom me because of my enemies.

Young's Literal Translation
Be near unto my soul -- redeem it, Because of mine enemies ransom me.

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Draw nigh unto my soul - To me - for my life is in danger.

And redeem it - Ransom it; save it from ruin. See the notes at Isaiah 43:3; notes at Isaiah 44:22.

Deliver me, because of mine enemies - Because they are so numerous, so powerful, and so determined on my destruction. Compare Psalm 13:4.

Psalm 69:18 Parallel Commentaries

Religious Zeal.
Dedication Festival Ps. lxix., 9. "The zeal of Thine house hath eaten me up." INTRODUCTION.--David spoke the truth. The one great desire of his heart was the glorification of God by the erection of a temple befitting His worship at Jerusalem. Although he had plenty of cares to distract him, yet he never had this out of his heart. "I will not come within the tabernacle of mine house; nor climb up into my bed; I will not suffer mine eyes to sleep, nor mine eyelids to slumber; neither the temples
S. Baring-Gould—The Village Pulpit, Volume II. Trinity to Advent

The Golden Calf
'And when the people saw that Moses delayed to come down out of the mount, the people gathered themselves together unto Aaron, and said unto him, Up, make us gods, which shall go before us; for as for this Moses, the man that brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we wot not what is become of him. 2. And Aaron said unto them, Break off the golden earrings, which are in the ears of your wives, of your sons, and of your daughters, and bring them unto me. 3. And all the people brake off the golden
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Johannine Writings
BY the Johannine writings are meant the Apocalypse and the fourth gospel, as well as the three catholic epistles to which the name of John is traditionally attached. It is not possible to enter here into a review of the critical questions connected with them, and especially into the question of their authorship. The most recent criticism, while it seems to bring the traditional authorship into greater uncertainty, approaches more nearly than was once common to the position of tradition in another
James Denney—The Death of Christ

Of the Lord's Supper, and the Benefits Conferred by It.
1. Why the Holy Supper was instituted by Christ. The knowledge of the sacrament, how necessary. The signs used. Why there are no others appointed. 2. The manifold uses and advantages of this sacrament to the pious. 3. The Lord's Supper exhibits the great blessings of redemption, and even Christ himself. This even evident from the words of the institution. The thing specially to be considered in them. Congruity of the signs and the things signified. 4. The chief parts of this sacrament. 5. How Christ,
John Calvin—The Institutes of the Christian Religion

Cross References
2 Samuel 4:9
David answered Rechab and Baanah his brother, sons of Rimmon the Beerothite, and said to them, "As the LORD lives, who has redeemed my life from all distress,

Psalm 26:11
But as for me, I shall walk in my integrity; Redeem me, and be gracious to me.

Psalm 49:15
But God will redeem my soul from the power of Sheol, For He will receive me. Selah.

Psalm 72:14
He will rescue their life from oppression and violence, And their blood will be precious in his sight;

Psalm 119:134
Redeem me from the oppression of man, That I may keep Your precepts.

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