New International Version
Rescue me from the mouth of the lions; save me from the horns of the wild oxen.
King James Bible
Save me from the lion's mouth: for thou hast heard me from the horns of the unicorns.
Darby Bible Translation
Save me from the lion's mouth. Yea, from the horns of the buffaloes hast thou answered me.
World English Bible
Save me from the lion's mouth! Yes, from the horns of the wild oxen, you have answered me.
Young's Literal Translation
Save me from the mouth of a lion: -- And -- from the horns of the high places Thou hast answered me!
Psalm 22:21 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Save me from the lion's mouth - Probably our Lord here includes his Church with himself. The lion may then mean the Jews; the unicorns, רמים remim (probably the rhinoceros), the Gentiles. For the unicorn, see the note on Numbers 23:22. There is no quadruped or land animal with one horn only, except the rhinoceros; but there is a marine animal, the narwhal or monodon, a species of whale, that has a very fine curled ivory horn, which projects from its snout. One in my own museum measures seven feet four inches and is very beautiful. Some of these animals have struck their horn through the side of a ship and with it they easily transfix the whale, or any such animal. The old Psalter says, "The unicorn es ane of the prudest best that es, so that he wil dye for dedeyn if he be haldyn ogayn his wil."
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LibraryFeasting on the Sacrifice
'The meek shall eat and be satisfied.'--PSALM xxii. 26. 'The flesh of the sacrifice of his peace-offering for thanksgiving shall be offered in the day of his oblation.' Such was the law for Israel. And the custom of sacrificial feasts, which it embodies, was common to many lands. To such a custom my text alludes; for the Psalmist has just been speaking of 'paying his vows' (that is, sacrifices which he had vowed in the time of his trouble), and to partake of these he invites the meek. The sacrificial …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Trials of the Christian
How is Christ, as the Life, to be Applied by a Soul that Misseth God's Favour and Countenance.
2 Timothy 4:17
But the Lord stood at my side and gave me strength, so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all the Gentiles might hear it. And I was delivered from the lion's mouth.
"Will the wild ox consent to serve you? Will it stay by your manger at night?
Arise, LORD! Deliver me, my God! Strike all my enemies on the jaw; break the teeth of the wicked.
Many bulls surround me; strong bulls of Bashan encircle me.
Roaring lions that tear their prey open their mouths wide against me.
I sought the LORD, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears.
How long, Lord, will you look on? Rescue me from their ravages, my precious life from these lions.
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