Psalm 18:17
New International Version
He rescued me from my powerful enemy, from my foes, who were too strong for me.

New Living Translation
He rescued me from my powerful enemies, from those who hated me and were too strong for me.

English Standard Version
He rescued me from my strong enemy and from those who hated me, for they were too mighty for me.

Berean Study Bible
He rescued me from my powerful enemy and from foes too mighty for me.

New American Standard Bible
He delivered me from my strong enemy, And from those who hated me, for they were too mighty for me.

New King James Version
He delivered me from my strong enemy, From those who hated me, For they were too strong for me.

King James Bible
He delivered me from my strong enemy, and from them which hated me: for they were too strong for me.

Christian Standard Bible
He rescued me from my powerful enemy and from those who hated me, for they were too strong for me.

Contemporary English Version
You rescued me from enemies, who were hateful and too powerful for me.

Good News Translation
He rescued me from my powerful enemies and from all those who hate me--they were too strong for me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He rescued me from my powerful enemy and from those who hated me, for they were too strong for me.

International Standard Version
He delivered me from my strong enemies, from those who hated me because they were stronger than I.

NET Bible
He rescued me from my strong enemy, from those who hate me, for they were too strong for me.

New Heart English Bible
He delivered me from my strong enemy, from those who hated me; for they were too mighty for me.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he delivered me from my mighty enemies, and from those hating me who were stronger than I.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He rescued me from my strong enemy and from those who hated me, because they were too strong for me.

JPS Tanakh 1917
He delivered me from mine enemy most strong, And from them that hated me, for they were too mighty for me.

New American Standard 1977
He delivered me from my strong enemy, And from those who hated me, for they were too mighty for me.

Jubilee Bible 2000
He delivered me from my strong enemy, and from those who hated me, even though they were too strong for me.

King James 2000 Bible
He delivered me from my strong enemy, and from them who hated me: for they were too strong for me.

American King James Version
He delivered me from my strong enemy, and from them which hated me: for they were too strong for me.

American Standard Version
He delivered me from my strong enemy, And from them that hated me; for they were too mighty for me.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
He will deliver me from my mighty enemies, and from them that hate me; for they are stronger than I.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He delivered me from my strongest enemies, and from them that hated me: for they were too strong for me.

Darby Bible Translation
He delivered me from my strong enemy, and from them that hated me; for they were mightier than I.

English Revised Version
He delivered me from my strong enemy, and from them that hated me, for they were too mighty for me.

Webster's Bible Translation
He delivered me from my strong enemy, and from them who hated me: for they were too strong for me.

World English Bible
He delivered me from my strong enemy, from those who hated me; for they were too mighty for me.

Young's Literal Translation
He delivereth me from my strong enemy, And from those hating me, For they have been stronger than I.
Study Bible
The LORD is My Rock
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. 18They confronted me in my day of calamity, but the LORD was my support.…
Cross References
Psalm 35:10
All my bones will exclaim, "Who is like You, O LORD, who delivers the afflicted from the aggressor, the poor and needy from the robber?"

Psalm 38:19
Many are my enemies without cause, and many hate me without reason.

Psalm 59:1
Deliver me from my enemies, O my God; protect me from those who rise against me.

Psalm 59:9
I will keep watch for You, O my strength; for You, O God, are my fortress.

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.

Treasury of Scripture

He delivered me from my strong enemy, and from them which hated me: for they were too strong for me.

strong

Psalm 38:19
But mine enemies are lively, and they are strong: and they that hate me wrongfully are multiplied.

2 Samuel 22:1,18
And David spake unto the LORD the words of this song in the day that the LORD had delivered him out of the hand of all his enemies, and out of the hand of Saul: …

Hebrews 2:14,15
Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; …

them

Psalm 18:40,41
Thou hast also given me the necks of mine enemies; that I might destroy them that hate me…

Psalm 9:13
Have mercy upon me, O LORD; consider my trouble which I suffer of them that hate me, thou that liftest me up from the gates of death:

Psalm 25:19
Consider mine enemies; for they are many; and they hate me with cruel hatred.

they were

Psalm 35:10
All my bones shall say, LORD, who is like unto thee, which deliverest the poor from him that is too strong for him, yea, the poor and the needy from him that spoileth him?

Ephesians 6:10-12
Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might…







Lexicon
He rescued me
יַצִּילֵ֗נִי (yaṣ·ṣî·lê·nî)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine singular | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5337: To strip, plunder, deliver oneself, be delivered, snatch away, deliver

from
מִמֶּֽנִּי׃ (mim·men·nî)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 4480: A part of, from, out of

my powerful
עָ֑ז (‘āz)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5794: Strong, vehement, harsh

enemy
מֵאֹיְבִ֥י (mê·’ō·yə·ḇî)
Preposition-m | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 341: Hating, an adversary

and from foes
וּ֝מִשֹּׂנְאַ֗י (ū·miś·śō·nə·’ay)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-m | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 8130: To hate

too mighty for me.
אָמְצ֥וּ (’ā·mə·ṣū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 553: To be stout, strong, bold, alert
Verse 17. - He delivered me from my strong enemy. This is generally understood of Saul. By the defeat of Gilboa, and its consequences (1 Samuel 31:1-4), God delivered David from the peril of death which hung over him so long as Saul lived. And from them which hated me. David's enemies among the courtiers of Saul were powerless without their master. Many, probably, fell in the battle; the rest sank into obscurity. For they were too strong for me. I must have succumbed to them had not God helped me. 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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