New International Version
He reached down from on high and took hold of me; he drew me out of deep waters.
King James Bible
He sent from above, he took me, he drew me out of many waters.
Darby Bible Translation
He reached forth from above, he took me, he drew me out of great waters:
World English Bible
He sent from on high. He took me. He drew me out of many waters.
Young's Literal Translation
He sendeth from above -- He taketh me, He draweth me out of many waters.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He drew me out of many waters - Here the allusion is still carried on. The waters thus poured out were sweeping the people away; but God, by a miraculous interference, sent and drew David out. Sometimes waters are used to denote multitudes of people; and here the word may have that reference; multitudes were gathered together against David, but God delivered him from them all. This seems to be countenanced by the following verse.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
many waters. or, great waters
LibraryAugust 2. "Thy Gentleness Hath Made Me Great" (Ps. xviii. 35).
"Thy gentleness hath made me great" (Ps. xviii. 35). The blessed Comforter is gentle, tender, and full of patience and love. How gentle are God's dealings even with sinners! How patient His forbearance! How tender His discipline, with His own erring children! How He led Jacob, Joseph, Israel, David, Elijah, and all His ancient servants, until they could truly say, "Thy gentleness hath made me great." The heart in which the Holy Spirit dwells will always be characterized by gentleness, lowliness, …
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The voice of the LORD is over the waters; the God of glory thunders, the LORD thunders over the mighty waters.
Therefore let all the faithful pray to you while you may be found; surely the rising of the mighty waters will not reach them.
He sends from heaven and saves me, rebuking those who hotly pursue me-- God sends forth his love and his faithfulness.
the flood would have engulfed us, the torrent would have swept over us,
Reach down your hand from on high; deliver me and rescue me from the mighty waters, from the hands of foreigners
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