Psalm 22:20
New International Version
Deliver me from the sword, my precious life from the power of the dogs.

New Living Translation
Save me from the sword; spare my precious life from these dogs.

English Standard Version
Deliver my soul from the sword, my precious life from the power of the dog!

Berean Study Bible
Deliver my soul from the sword, my precious life from the power of wild dogs.

King James Bible
Deliver my soul from the sword; my darling from the power of the dog.

New King James Version
Deliver Me from the sword, My precious life from the power of the dog.

New American Standard Bible
Save my soul from the sword, My only life from the power of the dog.

NASB 1995
Deliver my soul from the sword, My only life from the power of the dog.

NASB 1977
Deliver my soul from the sword, My only life from the power of the dog.

Amplified Bible
Rescue my life from the sword, My only life from the paw of the dog (the executioner).

Christian Standard Bible
Rescue my life from the sword, my only life from the power of these dogs.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Deliver my life from the sword, my only life from the power of these dogs.

American Standard Version
Deliver my soul from the sword, My darling from the power of the dog.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And save my soul from the sword, and also my Only One from the hand of dogs!

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Deliver my soul from the sword; my only-begotten one from the power of the dog.

Contemporary English Version
Rescue me from enemy swords and save me from those dogs.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Deliver, O God, my soul from the sword: my only one from the hand of the dog.

English Revised Version
Deliver my soul from the sword; my darling from the power of the dog;

Good News Translation
Save me from the sword; save my life from these dogs.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Rescue my soul from the sword, my life from vicious dogs.

International Standard Version
Deliver me from the sword; my precious life from the power of the dog.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Deliver my soul from the sword; Mine only one from the power of the dog.

Literal Standard Version
Deliver My soul from the sword, My only one from the paw of a dog.

NET Bible
Deliver me from the sword! Save my life from the claws of the wild dogs!

New Heart English Bible
Deliver my soul from the sword, my precious life from the power of the dog.

World English Bible
Deliver my soul from the sword, my precious life from the power of the dog.

Young's Literal Translation
Deliver from the sword my soul, From the paw of a dog mine only one.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Psalm of the Cross
19But You, O LORD, be not far off; O my Strength, come quickly to help me. 20Deliver my soul from the sword, my precious life from the power of wild dogs. 21Save me from the mouth of the lion; at the horns of the wild oxen You have answered me!…

Cross References
Philippians 3:2
Watch out for those dogs, those workers of evil, those mutilators of the flesh!

Psalm 17:13
Arise, O LORD, confront them! Bring them to their knees; deliver me from the wicked by Your sword,

Psalm 35:17
How long, O Lord, will You look on? Rescue my soul from their ravages, my precious life from these lions.

Psalm 37:14
The wicked have drawn the sword and bent the bow to bring down the poor and needy, to slay those whose ways are upright.

Psalm 116:4
Then I called on the name of the LORD: "O LORD, deliver my soul!"

Psalm 119:170
May my plea come before You; rescue me according to Your promise.


Treasury of Scripture

Deliver my soul from the sword; my darling from the power of the dog.

soul

Psalm 17:13
Arise, O LORD, disappoint him, cast him down: deliver my soul from the wicked, which is thy sword:

Zechariah 13:7
Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, and against the man that is my fellow, saith the LORD of hosts: smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered: and I will turn mine hand upon the little ones.

my darling [heb.

Psalm 35:17
Lord, how long wilt thou look on? rescue my soul from their destructions, my darling from the lions.

the dog

Psalm 22:16
For dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have inclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feet.









Verse 20. - Deliver my soul from the sword. "The sword" symbolizes the authority of the Roman governor - that authority by which Christ was actually put to death. If he prayed, even on the cross, to be delivered from it, the prayer must have been offered with the reservations previously made in Gethsemane, "If it be possible" (Matthew 26:39); "If thou be willing" (Luke 22:42); "Nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt." The human will in Christ was in favour of the deliverance; the Divine will, the same in Christ as in his Father, was against it. My darling - literally, my only one - from the power of the dog. By "my darling" there is no doubt that the soul is intended, both here and in Psalm 35:17. It seems to be so called as the most precious thing that each man possesses (see Matthew 16:26). "The dog" is used, not of an individual, but of the class, and is best explained, like the "dogs" in ver. 16, of the executioners.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Deliver
הַצִּ֣ילָה (haṣ·ṣî·lāh)
Verb - Hifil - Imperative - masculine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's 5337: To strip, plunder, deliver oneself, be delivered, snatch away, deliver

my soul
נַפְשִׁ֑י (nap̄·šî)
Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 5315: A soul, living being, life, self, person, desire, passion, appetite, emotion

from the sword,
מֵחֶ֣רֶב (mê·ḥe·reḇ)
Preposition-m | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 2719: Drought, a cutting instrument, as a, knife, sword

my precious life
יְחִידָתִֽי׃ (yə·ḥî·ḏā·ṯî)
Adjective - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 3173: United, sole, beloved, lonely, the life

from the power
מִיַּד־ (mî·yaḏ-)
Preposition-m | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 3027: A hand

of wild dogs.
כֶּ֝֗לֶב (ke·leḇ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3611: A dog, a male prostitute


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