New International Version
But as for me, afflicted and in pain-- may your salvation, God, protect me.
King James Bible
But I am poor and sorrowful: let thy salvation, O God, set me up on high.
Darby Bible Translation
But I am afflicted and sorrowful: let thy salvation, O God, set me secure on high.
World English Bible
But I am in pain and distress. Let your salvation, God, protect me.
Young's Literal Translation
And I am afflicted and pained, Thy salvation, O God, doth set me on high.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
I am poor and sorrowful - Literally, I an laid low, and full of pain or grief. Hence the prayer, "Let thy salvation, O God set me on high!" My oppression has laid me low; thy salvation shall make me high!
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I am poor
LibraryMessiah Unpitied, and Without a Comforter
Reproach [Rebuke] hath broken my heart; and I am full of heaviness: and I looked for some to take pity, but there was none; and for comforters, but I found none. T he greatness of suffering cannot be certainly estimated by the single consideration of the immediate, apparent cause; the impression it actually makes upon the mind of the sufferer, must likewise be taken into the account. That which is a heavy trial to one person, may be much lighter to another, and, perhaps, no trial at all. And a state …
John Newton—Messiah Vol. 1
Letter xxxix (A. D. 1137) to the Same.
Christ's Resurrection Song.
Aron, Brother of Moses, 486, 487.
For the director of music. A psalm of David. May the LORD answer you when you are in distress; may the name of the God of Jacob protect you.
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.
But as for me, I am poor and needy; come quickly to me, O God. You are my help and my deliverer; LORD, do not delay.
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