Psalm 18:16
New International Version
He reached down from on high and took hold of me; he drew me out of deep waters.

New Living Translation
He reached down from heaven and rescued me; he drew me out of deep waters.

English Standard Version
He sent from on high, he took me; he drew me out of many waters.

Berean Study Bible
He reached from on high and took hold of me; He drew me out of deep waters.

New American Standard Bible
He sent from on high, He took me; He drew me out of many waters.

King James Bible
He sent from above, he took me, he drew me out of many waters.

Christian Standard Bible
He reached down from on high and took hold of me; he pulled me out of deep water.

Contemporary English Version
You reached down from heaven, and you lifted me from deep in the ocean.

Good News Translation
The LORD reached down from above and took hold of me; he pulled me out of the deep waters.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He reached down from heaven and took hold of me; He pulled me out of deep waters.

International Standard Version
He reached down and took me; he drew me from many waters.

NET Bible
He reached down from above and took hold of me; he pulled me from the surging water.

New Heart English Bible
He sent from on high. He took me. He drew me out of many waters.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He sent from on high and he pulled me out; he took me out from many waters.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He reached down from high above and took hold of me. He pulled me out of the raging water.

JPS Tanakh 1917
He sent from on high, He took me; He drew me out of many waters.

New American Standard 1977
He sent from on high, He took me; He drew me out of many waters.

Jubilee Bible 2000
He sent from above, he took me, he drew me out of many waters.

King James 2000 Bible
He sent from above, he took me, he drew me out of many waters.

American King James Version
He sent from above, he took me, he drew me out of many waters.

American Standard Version
He sent from on high, he took me; He drew me out of many waters.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
He sent from on high and took me, he drew me to himself out of many waters.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He sent from on high, and took me: and received me out of many waters.

Darby Bible Translation
He reached forth from above, he took me, he drew me out of great waters:

English Revised Version
He sent from on high, he took me; he drew me out of many waters.

Webster's Bible Translation
He sent from above, he took me, he drew me out of many waters.

World English Bible
He sent from on high. He took me. He drew me out of many waters.

Young's Literal Translation
He sendeth from above -- He taketh me, He draweth me out of many waters.
Study Bible
The LORD is My Rock
15The channels of the sea appeared, the foundations of the world were exposed, at Your rebuke, O LORD, at the blast of the breath of Your nostrils. 16He reached from on high and took hold of me; He drew me out of deep waters. 17He rescued me from my powerful enemy and from foes too mighty for me.…
Cross References
Psalm 29:3
The voice of the LORD is over the waters; the God of glory thunders; the LORD is heard over many waters.

Psalm 32:6
Therefore let all the godly pray to You while You may be found. Surely when great waters rise, they will not come near.

Psalm 57:3
He reaches down from heaven and saves me; He rebukes those who trample me. Selah God sends forth His loving devotion and His truth.

Psalm 124:4
then the floods would have engulfed us, the torrent would have overwhelmed us,

Psalm 144:7
Reach down from on high; rescue me and deliver me from deep waters, from the grasp of foreigners,

Treasury of Scripture

He sent from above, he took me, he drew me out of many waters.

He sent

Psalm 57:3
He shall send from heaven, and save me from the reproach of him that would swallow me up. Selah. God shall send forth his mercy and his truth.

Psalm 144:7
Send thine hand from above; rid me, and deliver me out of great waters, from the hand of strange children;

drew

Psalm 18:43
Thou hast delivered me from the strivings of the people; and thou hast made me the head of the heathen: a people whom I have not known shall serve me.

Psalm 40:1-3
To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry…

Exodus 2:10
And the child grew, and she brought him unto Pharaoh's daughter, and he became her son. And she called his name Moses: and she said, Because I drew him out of the water.

many waters.

Jonah 2:5,6
The waters compassed me about, even to the soul: the depth closed me round about, the weeds were wrapped about my head…

Revelation 17:15
And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.







Lexicon
He reached
יִשְׁלַ֣ח (yiš·laḥ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7971: To send away, for, out

from on high
מִ֭מָּרוֹם (mim·mā·rō·wm)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4791: Altitude

and took hold of me;
יִקָּחֵ֑נִי (yiq·qā·ḥê·nî)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 3947: To take

He drew me
יַֽ֝מְשֵׁ֗נִי (yam·šê·nî)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine singular | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 4871: To pull out

out of deep
רַבִּֽים׃ (rab·bîm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7227: Much, many, great

waters.
מִמַּ֥יִם (mim·ma·yim)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 4325: Water, juice, urine, semen
(16) He drew me.--By an exquisite transition from the real to the figurative the poet conceives of these parted waters as the "floods of affliction" (Psalm 18:5), from which Jehovah has rescued him by means of the very storm which was sent, in answer to his prayer, to overwhelm his enemies. Render at once more literally and forcibly, "He laid hold of me and drew me out of great waters." The conception undoubtedly is that the "gates of death" are under these floods, and those being now parted, the sufferer can be reached and rescued.

Psalm 18:17-19 show trifling variations between the two copies of the psalm.

Verse 16. - He sent from above, he took me, he drew me out of many waters. While destruction thus came upon David's enemies (vers. 12-14), God's protecting hand was stretched out to save David himself, who was carefully "taken" and tenderly "drawn" forth from among the "many waters," i.e. the dangers and difficulties which threatened him. Some commentators see in the words used - "he sent, he took me, he drew me" - a tacit reference to Exodus 2:5, 10, and, by implication, a sort of parallel between the deliverance of David from his foes and that of Moses from the waters of the Nile (Kay, Hengstenberg, 'Speaker's Commentary'). 18:1-19 The first words, I will love thee, O Lord, my strength, are the scope and contents of the psalm. Those that truly love God, may triumph in him as their Rock and Refuge, and may with confidence call upon him. It is good for us to observe all the circumstances of a mercy which magnify the power of God and his goodness to us in it. David was a praying man, and God was found a prayer-hearing God. If we pray as he did, we shall speed as he did. God's manifestation of his presence is very fully described, ver. 7-15. Little appeared of man, but much of God, in these deliverances. It is not possible to apply to the history of the son of Jesse those awful, majestic, and stupendous words which are used through this description of the Divine manifestation. Every part of so solemn a scene of terrors tells us, a greater than David is here. God will not only deliver his people out of their troubles in due time, but he will bear them up under their troubles in the mean time. Can we meditate on ver. 18, without directing one thought to Gethsemane and Calvary? Can we forget that it was in the hour of Christ's deepest calamity, when Judas betrayed, when his friends forsook, when the multitude derided him, and the smiles of his Father's love were withheld, that the powers of darkness prevented him? The sorrows of death surrounded him, in his distress he prayed, Heb 5:7. God made the earth to shake and tremble, and the rocks to cleave, and brought him out, in his resurrection, because he delighted in him and in his undertaking.
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