New International Version
Do not be far from me, my God; come quickly, God, to help me.
King James Bible
O God, be not far from me: O my God, make haste for my help.
Darby Bible Translation
O God, be not far from me; my God, hasten to my help.
World English Bible
God, don't be far from me. My God, hurry to help me.
Young's Literal Translation
O God, be not far from me, O my God, for my help make haste.
Psalm 71:12 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
God hath forsaken him - "God, who has been his special help all through life, and who has guarded him so that no hand could be raised successfully against him, has now cast him off; therefore we shall easily prevail against him. His present adversity shows that God is no longer his friend." Thus men judge. "Secular prosperity is a proof of God's favor: adversity is a proof of his displeasure." But this is not God's way, except in especial judgments, etc. He never manifests his pleasure or displeasure by secular good or ill.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryDecember 22. "My Tongue Also Shall Talk of Thy Righteousness all the Day Long" (Ps. Lxxi. 24).
"My tongue also shall talk of Thy righteousness all the day long" (Ps. lxxi. 24). It is a simple law of nature, that air always comes in to fill a vacuum. You can produce a draught at any time, by heating the air until it ascends, and then the cold air rushes in to supply its place. And so we can always be filled with the Holy Spirit by providing a vacuum. This breath is dependent upon exhausting the previous breath before you can inhale a fresh one. And so we must empty our hearts of the last breath …
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth
Of the Day of Eternity and of the Straitnesses of this Life
Why, LORD, do you stand far off? Why do you hide yourself in times of trouble?
Do not be far from me, for trouble is near and there is no one to help.
LORD, you have seen this; do not be silent. Do not be far from me, Lord.
LORD, do not forsake me; do not be far from me, my God.
Come quickly to help me, my Lord and my Savior.
Be pleased to save me, LORD; come quickly, LORD, to help me.
For the director of music. Of David. A petition. Hasten, O God, to save me; come quickly, LORD, to help me.
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