Psalm 116:6
New International Version
The LORD protects the unwary; when I was brought low, he saved me.

New Living Translation
The LORD protects those of childlike faith; I was facing death, and he saved me.

English Standard Version
The LORD preserves the simple; when I was brought low, he saved me.

Berean Study Bible
The LORD preserves the simplehearted; I was helpless, and He saved me.

King James Bible
The LORD preserveth the simple: I was brought low, and he helped me.

New King James Version
The LORD preserves the simple; I was brought low, and He saved me.

New American Standard Bible
The LORD watches over the simple; I was brought low, and He saved me.

NASB 1995
The LORD preserves the simple; I was brought low, and He saved me.

NASB 1977
The LORD preserves the simple; I was brought low, and He saved me.

Amplified Bible
The LORD protects the simple (childlike); I was brought low [humbled and discouraged], and He saved me.

Christian Standard Bible
The LORD guards the inexperienced; I was helpless, and he saved me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The LORD guards the inexperienced; I was helpless, and He saved me.

American Standard Version
Jehovah preserveth the simple: I was brought low, and he saved me.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He keeps the young children. LORD JEHOVAH humbled me and he saved me.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
The Lord preserves the simple: I was brought low, and he delivered me.

Contemporary English Version
You protect ordinary people, and when I was helpless, you saved me

Douay-Rheims Bible
The Lord is the keeper of little ones: I was little and he delivered me.

English Revised Version
The LORD preserveth the simple: I was brought low, and he saved me.

Good News Translation
The LORD protects the helpless; when I was in danger, he saved me.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD protects defenseless people. When I was weak, he saved me.

International Standard Version
the LORD watches over the innocent; I was brought low, and he delivered me.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The LORD preserveth the simple; I was brought low, and He saved me.

Literal Standard Version
YHWH [is] a preserver of the simple, I was low, and He gives salvation to me.

NET Bible
The LORD protects the untrained; I was in serious trouble and he delivered me.

New Heart English Bible
The LORD preserves the simple. I was brought low, and he saved me.

World English Bible
Yahweh preserves the simple. I was brought low, and he saved me.

Young's Literal Translation
A preserver of the simple is Jehovah, I was low, and to me He giveth salvation.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The LORD Has Heard My Voice
5The LORD is gracious and righteous; our God is full of compassion. 6The LORD preserves the simplehearted; I was helpless, and He saved me. 7Return to your rest, O my soul, for the LORD has been good to you.…

Cross References
Psalm 19:7
The Law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul; the testimony of the LORD is trustworthy, making wise the simple.

Psalm 79:8
Do not hold past sins against us; let Your compassion come quickly, for we are brought low.

Psalm 142:6
Listen to my cry, for I am brought quite low. Rescue me from my pursuers, for they are too strong for me.

Proverbs 1:4
To impart prudence to the simple and knowledge and discretion to the young,


Treasury of Scripture

The LORD preserves the simple: I was brought low, and he helped me.

preserveth

Psalm 19:7
The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.

Psalm 25:21
Let integrity and uprightness preserve me; for I wait on thee.

Isaiah 35:8
And an highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it; but it shall be for those: the wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err therein.

I was

Psalm 79:8
O remember not against us former iniquities: let thy tender mercies speedily prevent us: for we are brought very low.

Psalm 106:43
Many times did he deliver them; but they provoked him with their counsel, and were brought low for their iniquity.

Psalm 142:6
Attend unto my cry; for I am brought very low: deliver me from my persecutors; for they are stronger than I.









(6) The simple.--Inexperienced, in a good sense, as often in Proverbs. LXX. and Vulg., "babes."

Brought low.--See Note, Psalm 30:2.

Verse 6. - The Lord preserveth the simple; i.e. "the simple-minded" - those who are without guile or artifice (comp. Psalm 19:7). I was brought low. The same verb is used here as in Isaiah 38:14, where it is translated "fail" ("mine eyes fail"). It expresses extreme weakness, or exhaustion. And he helped me; or, "saved me" (comp. Isaiah 38:20).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
The LORD
יְהֹוָ֑ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

preserves
שֹׁמֵ֣ר (šō·mêr)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 8104: To hedge about, guard, to protect, attend to

the simplehearted;
פְּתָאיִ֣ם (pə·ṯā·yim)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 6612: Simple, perhaps open-minded

I was helpless,
דַּ֝לּוֹתִ֗י (dal·lō·w·ṯî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 1809: To slacken, be feeble, to be oppressed

and
וְלִ֣י (wə·lî)
Conjunctive waw | Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew

He saved me.
יְהוֹשִֽׁיעַ׃ (yə·hō·wō·šî·a‘)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 3467: To be open, wide, free, to be safe, to free, succor


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