Psalm 18:18
New International Version
They confronted me in the day of my disaster, but the LORD was my support.

New Living Translation
They attacked me at a moment when I was in distress, but the LORD supported me.

English Standard Version
They confronted me in the day of my calamity, but the LORD was my support.

Berean Study Bible
They confronted me in my day of calamity, but the LORD was my support.

King James Bible
They prevented me in the day of my calamity: but the LORD was my stay.

New King James Version
They confronted me in the day of my calamity, But the LORD was my support.

New American Standard Bible
They confronted me in the day of my disaster, But the LORD was my support.

NASB 1995
They confronted me in the day of my calamity, But the LORD was my stay.

NASB 1977
They confronted me in the day of my calamity, But the LORD was my stay.

Amplified Bible
They confronted me in the day of my disaster, But the LORD was my support.

Christian Standard Bible
They confronted me in the day of my calamity, but the LORD was my support.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They confronted me in the day of my distress, but the LORD was my support.

American Standard Version
They came upon me in the day of my calamity; But Jehovah was my stay.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He went before me in the day of my adversity and has been to me, LORD JEHOVAH, The Savior.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
They prevented me in the day of mine affliction: but the Lord was my stay against them.

Contemporary English Version
On the day disaster struck, they came and attacked, but you defended me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
They prevented me in the day of my affliction: and the Lord became my protector.

English Revised Version
They came upon me in the day of my calamity: but the LORD was my stay.

Good News Translation
When I was in trouble, they attacked me, but the LORD protected me.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
On the day when I faced disaster, they confronted me, but the LORD came to my defense.

International Standard Version
They confronted me in the day of my calamity, but the LORD was my support.

JPS Tanakh 1917
They confronted me in the day of my calamity; But the LORD was a stay unto me.

Literal Standard Version
They go before me in a day of my calamity And YHWH is for a support to me.

NET Bible
They confronted me in my day of calamity, but the LORD helped me.

New Heart English Bible
They came on me in the day of my calamity, but the LORD was my support.

World English Bible
They came on me in the day of my calamity, but Yahweh was my support.

Young's Literal Translation
They go before me in a day of my calamity And Jehovah is for a support to me.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The LORD is My Rock
17He rescued me from my powerful enemy, from foes too mighty for me. 18They confronted me in my day of calamity, but the LORD was my support. 19He brought me out into the open; He rescued me because He delighted in me.…

Cross References
Psalm 4:1
Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness! You have relieved my distress; show me grace and hear my prayer.

Psalm 16:8
I have set the LORD always before me. Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.

Psalm 59:16
But I will sing of Your strength and proclaim Your loving devotion in the morning. For You are my fortress, my refuge in times of trouble.


Treasury of Scripture

They prevented me in the day of my calamity: but the LORD was my stay.

me in

Deuteronomy 32:34
Is not this laid up in store with me, and sealed up among my treasures?

2 Samuel 22:19
They prevented me in the day of my calamity: but the LORD was my stay.

Jeremiah 18:17
I will scatter them as with an east wind before the enemy; I will shew them the back, and not the face, in the day of their calamity.

but

Psalm 46:1,2,11
To the chief Musician for the sons of Korah, A Song upon Alamoth. God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble…

1 Samuel 30:6
And David was greatly distressed; for the people spake of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and for his daughters: but David encouraged himself in the LORD his God.









(18) Prevented.--Better, fell upon me unawares. See this use of the verb, generally however used in a good sense, in Psalm 18:5.

Verse 18. - They prevented me in the day of my calamity (comp. 1 Samuel 23:13-15; 1 Samuel 24:1-3; 1 Samuel 26:1-4, etc.). But the Lord was my Stay. God frustrated all the designs of David's foes, and prevented him from falling into their hands.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
They confronted me
יְקַדְּמ֥וּנִי (yə·qad·də·mū·nî)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine plural | first person common singular
Strong's 6923: To project, precede, to anticipate, hasten, meet

in my day
בְיוֹם־ (ḇə·yō·wm-)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3117: A day

of calamity,
אֵידִ֑י (’ê·ḏî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 343: Oppression, misfortune, ruin

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

was
וַֽיְהִי־ (way·hî-)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

my support.
לְמִשְׁעָ֣ן (lə·miš·‘ān)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4937: A support, a protector, sustenance


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