New International Version
He rescued me from my powerful enemy, from my foes, who were too strong for me.
King James Bible
He delivered me from my strong enemy, and from them which hated me: for they were too strong for me.
Darby Bible Translation
He delivered me from my strong enemy, and from them that hated me; for they were mightier than I.
World English Bible
He delivered me from my strong enemy, from those who hated me; for they were too mighty for me.
Young's Literal Translation
He delivereth me from my strong enemy, And from those hating me, For they have been stronger than I.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He delivered me from my strong enemy - Does not this refer to his conflict with Ishbi-benob? "And Ishbi-benob, which was of the sons of the giant - thought to have slain David. But Abishai the son of Zeruiah succoured him, and smote the Philistine, and killed him. Then the men of David sware unto him, saying, Thou shalt go no more out with us to battle, that thou quench not the light of Israel;" 2 Samuel 21:16, 2 Samuel 21:17. It appears that at this time he was in the most imminent danger of his life, and that he must have fallen by the hands of the giant, if God had not sent Abishai to his assistance. They were too strong for me. He was nearly overpowered by the Philistines; and his escape was such as evidently to show it to be supernatural.
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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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My whole being will exclaim, "Who is like you, LORD? You rescue the poor from those too strong for them, the poor and needy from those who rob them."
Many have become my enemies without cause; those who hate me without reason are numerous.
For the director of music. To the tune of "Do Not Destroy." Of David. A miktam. When Saul had sent men to watch David's house in order to kill him. Deliver me from my enemies, O God; be my fortress against those who are attacking me.
You are my strength, I watch for you; you, God, are my fortress,
Listen to my cry, for I am in desperate need; rescue me from those who pursue me, for they are too strong for me.
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