Psalm 22:21
New International Version
Rescue me from the mouth of the lions; save me from the horns of the wild oxen.

New Living Translation
Snatch me from the lion's jaws and from the horns of these wild oxen.

English Standard Version
Save me from the mouth of the lion! You have rescued me from the horns of the wild oxen!

Berean Study Bible
Save me from the mouth of the lion; at the horns of the wild oxen You have answered Me!

New American Standard Bible
Save me from the lion's mouth; From the horns of the wild oxen You answer me.

King James Bible
Save me from the lion's mouth: for thou hast heard me from the horns of the unicorns.

Christian Standard Bible
Save me from the lion's mouth, from the horns of wild oxen. You answered me!

Contemporary English Version
Don't let lions eat me. You rescued me from the horns of wild bulls,

Good News Translation
Rescue me from these lions; I am helpless before these wild bulls.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Save me from the mouth of the lion! You have rescued me from the horns of the wild oxen.

International Standard Version
Deliver me from the mouth of the lion, from the horns of the wild oxen. You have answered me.

NET Bible
Rescue me from the mouth of the lion, and from the horns of the wild oxen! You have answered me!

New Heart English Bible
Save me from the lion's mouth. Yes, from the horns of the wild oxen, you have answered me.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Save me from the mouth of the lion and my humility from the horn of pride

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Save me from the mouth of the lion and from the horns of wild oxen. You have answered me.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Save me from the lion's mouth; Yea, from the horns of the wild-oxen do Thou answer me.

New American Standard 1977
Save me from the lion’s mouth; And from the horns of the wild oxen Thou dost answer me.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Save me from the lion's mouth and from the horns of the unicorns.

King James 2000 Bible
Save me from the lion's mouth: for you have heard me from the horns of the wild oxen.

American King James Version
Save me from the lion's mouth: for you have heard me from the horns of the unicorns.

American Standard Version
Save me from the lion's mouth; Yea, from the horns of the wild-oxen thou hast answered me.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Save me from the lion's mouth; and regard my lowliness from the horns of the unicorns.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Save me from the lion's mouth; and my lowness from the horns of the unicorns.

Darby Bible Translation
Save me from the lion's mouth. Yea, from the horns of the buffaloes hast thou answered me.

English Revised Version
Save me from the lion's mouth; yea, from the horns of the wild-oxen thou hast answered me.

Webster's Bible Translation
Save me from the lion's mouth: for thou hast heard me from the horns of the unicorns.

World English Bible
Save me from the lion's mouth! Yes, from the horns of the wild oxen, you have answered me.

Young's Literal Translation
Save me from the mouth of a lion: -- And -- from the horns of the high places Thou hast answered me!
Study Bible
The Psalm of the Cross
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! 22I will proclaim Your name to my brothers; I will praise You in the assembly.…
Cross References
2 Timothy 4:17
But the Lord stood by me and strengthened me, so that through me the message would be fully proclaimed, and all the Gentiles would hear it. So I was delivered from the mouth of the lion.

Job 39:9
Will the wild ox consent to serve you? Will he stay by your manger at night?

Psalm 3:7
Arise, O LORD! Deliver me, O my God! Strike all my enemies on the jaw; break the teeth of the wicked.

Psalm 22:12
Many bulls surround me; strong bulls of Bashan encircle me.

Psalm 22:13
They open their jaws against me like lions that roar and maul.

Psalm 34:4
I sought the LORD, and He answered me; He delivered me from all my fears.

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

Psalm 118:5
In my distress I called to the LORD, and He answered and set me free.

Psalm 120:1
In my distress I cried to the LORD, and He answered me.

Isaiah 34:7
And the wild oxen will fall with them, the young bulls with the strong ones. Their land will be drenched with blood, and their soil will be soaked with fat.

Treasury of Scripture

Save me from the lion's mouth: for you have heard me from the horns of the unicorns.

me from

Luke 22:53
When I was daily with you in the temple, ye stretched forth no hands against me: but this is your hour, and the power of darkness.

John 14:30
Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me.

2 Timothy 4:17
Notwithstanding the Lord stood with me, and strengthened me; that by me the preaching might be fully known, and that all the Gentiles might hear: and I was delivered out of the mouth of the lion.

horns

Numbers 23:22
God brought them out of Egypt; he hath as it were the strength of an unicorn.

Deuteronomy 33:17
His glory is like the firstling of his bullock, and his horns are like the horns of unicorns: with them he shall push the people together to the ends of the earth: and they are the ten thousands of Ephraim, and they are the thousands of Manasseh.

Job 30:9,10
And now am I their song, yea, I am their byword…

in the

Psalm 22:25
My praise shall be of thee in the great congregation: I will pay my vows before them that fear him.

Psalm 40:9,10
I have preached righteousness in the great congregation: lo, I have not refrained my lips, O LORD, thou knowest…







Lexicon
Save me
ה֭וֹשִׁיעֵנִי (hō·wō·šî·‘ê·nî)
Verb - Hifil - Imperative - masculine singular | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 3467: To be open, wide, free, to be safe, to free, succor

from the mouth
מִפִּ֣י (mip·pî)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 6310: The mouth, edge, portion, side, according to

of the lion;
אַרְיֵ֑ה (’ar·yêh)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 738: A lion

at the horns
וּמִקַּרְנֵ֖י (ū·miq·qar·nê)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-m | Noun - fdc
Strong's Hebrew 7161: A horn, a flask, cornet, an elephant's tooth, a corner, a peak, a ray, power

of the wild oxen
רֵמִ֣ים (rê·mîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7214: A wild bull

You have answered Me!
עֲנִיתָֽנִי׃ (‘ă·nî·ṯā·nî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person masculine singular | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 6030: To answer, respond
(21) Unicorns.--See Numbers 23:22; either "buffaloes" or "antelopes." There is some uncertainty about the translation of the second clause of this verse. It may be (1) "And from the horns of buffaloes hear me," i.e., hear me calling for help from the horns, &c; or (2) "Save me from the lion's mouth, and from the horns of buffaloes Thou hast heard me"--a sudden transition from plaintive prayer to exultant faith; or (3), following the LXX. and Vulg., "And from the horns of buffaloes save me, poor and humble as I am." The first is, on the whole, preferable, as preserving the parallelism better.

Verse 21. - Save me from the lion's mouth (comp. ver. 13). Either the chief persecutors, viewed as a class, or Satan, their instigator, would seem to be intended. For thou hast heard me from the horns of the unicorns; rather, even from the horns of the win oxen hast thou heard me. The conviction suddenly comes to the Sufferer that he is heard. Still, the adversaries are round about him - the "dogs," the "lions," and the "strong bulls of Bashan," now showing as ferocious wild cattle, menacing him with their horns. But all the Sufferer's feelings are changed. The despondent mood has passed away. He is not forsaken. He has One to help. In one way or another he knows himself - feels himself - delivered; and he passes from despair and agony into a condition of perfect peace, and even exultation. He passes, in fact, from death to life, from humiliation to glory; and at once he proceeds to show forth his thankfulness by a burst of praise. The last strophe of the psalm (vers. 22-31) is the jubilant song of the Redeemer, now that his mediatorial work is done, and his life of suffering "finished" (John 19:30). 22:11-21 In these verses we have Christ suffering, and Christ praying; by which we are directed to look for crosses, and to look up to God under them. The very manner of Christ's death is described, though not in use among the Jews. They pierced his hands and his feet, which were nailed to the accursed tree, and his whole body was left so to hang as to suffer the most severe pain and torture. His natural force failed, being wasted by the fire of Divine wrath preying upon his spirits. Who then can stand before God's anger? or who knows the power of it? The life of the sinner was forfeited, and the life of the Sacrifice must be the ransom for it. Our Lord Jesus was stripped, when he was crucified, that he might clothe us with the robe of his righteousness. Thus it was written, therefore thus it behoved Christ to suffer. Let all this confirm our faith in him as the true Messiah, and excite our love to him as the best of friends, who loved us, and suffered all this for us. Christ in his agony prayed, prayed earnestly, prayed that the cup might pass from him. When we cannot rejoice in God as our song, yet let us stay ourselves upon him as our strength; and take the comfort of spiritual supports, when we cannot have spiritual delights. He prays to be delivered from the Divine wrath. He that has delivered, doth deliver, and will do so. We should think upon the sufferings and resurrection of Christ, till we feel in our souls the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings.
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