New International Version
who saves me from my enemies. You exalted me above my foes; from a violent man you rescued me.
King James Bible
He delivereth me from mine enemies: yea, thou liftest me up above those that rise up against me: thou hast delivered me from the violent man.
Darby Bible Translation
Who hath delivered me from mine enemies: yea, thou hast lifted me up above them that rose up against me; from the man of violence hast thou delivered me.
World English Bible
He rescues me from my enemies. Yes, you lift me up above those who rise up against me. You deliver me from the violent man.
Young's Literal Translation
My deliverer from mine enemies, Above my withstanders Thou raisest me, From a man of violence dost deliver me.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He delivereth me - That is, he hath delivered me, and continues to deliver me, from all that rise up against me.
The violent man - Saul; this applies particularly to him.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
violent man [heb.] man of violence
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Arise, LORD! Deliver me, my God! Strike all my enemies on the jaw; break the teeth of the wicked.
The LORD examines the righteous, but the wicked, those who love violence, he hates with a passion.
Then my head will be exalted above the enemies who surround me; at his sacred tent I will sacrifice with shouts of joy; I will sing and make music to the LORD.
Arrogant foes are attacking me; ruthless people are trying to kill me-- people without regard for God.
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.
For the director of music. A psalm of David. Rescue me, LORD, from evildoers; protect me from the violent,
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