New International Version
Be pleased to save me, LORD; come quickly, LORD, to help me.
King James Bible
Be pleased, O LORD, to deliver me: O LORD, make haste to help me.
Darby Bible Translation
Be pleased, O Jehovah, to deliver me; Jehovah, make haste to my help.
World English Bible
Be pleased, Yahweh, to deliver me. Hurry to help me, Yahweh.
Young's Literal Translation
Be pleased, O Jehovah, to deliver me, O Jehovah, for my help make haste.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Innumerable evils have compassed me about - This part does not comport with the preceding; and either argues a former experience, or must be considered a part of another Psalm, written at a different time, and on another occasion, and, were we to prefix the two first verses of the seventieth Psalm to it we should find it to be a Psalm as complete in itself as that is.
They are more than the hairs of mine head - This could not be said by any person who was exulting in the pardoning mercy of God, as David was at the time he penned the commencement of this Psalm.
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'Many, O Lord my God, are Thy wonderful works which Thou hast done, and Thy thoughts which are to us-ward: they cannot be reckoned up in order unto Thee: if I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered ... 12. Innumerable evils have compassed me about: mine iniquities have taken hold upon me, so that I am not able to look up; they are more than the hairs of mine head; therefore my heart faileth me.'--PSALMS xl. 5, 12. So then, there are two series of things which cannot be …
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But you, LORD, do not be far from me. You are my strength; come quickly to help me.
Come quickly to help me, my Lord and my Savior.
For the director of music. Of David. A petition. Hasten, O God, to save me; come quickly, LORD, to help me.
Do not be far from me, my God; come quickly, God, to help me.
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