Psalm 31:15
New International Version
My times are in your hands; deliver me from the hands of my enemies, from those who pursue me.

New Living Translation
My future is in your hands. Rescue me from those who hunt me down relentlessly.

English Standard Version
My times are in your hand; rescue me from the hand of my enemies and from my persecutors!

Berean Study Bible
My times are in Your hands; deliver me from my enemies and from those who pursue me.

New American Standard Bible
My times are in Your hand; Deliver me from the hand of my enemies and from those who persecute me.

King James Bible
My times are in thy hand: deliver me from the hand of mine enemies, and from them that persecute me.

Christian Standard Bible
The course of my life is in your power; rescue me from the power of my enemies and from my persecutors.

Contemporary English Version
My life is in your hands. Save me from enemies who hunt me down.

Good News Translation
I am always in your care; save me from my enemies, from those who persecute me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The course of my life is in Your power; deliver me from the power of my enemies and from my persecutors.

International Standard Version
My times are in your hands. Deliver me from the hands of my enemies and from those who pursue me.

NET Bible
You determine my destiny! Rescue me from the power of my enemies and those who chase me.

New Heart English Bible
My times are in your hand. Deliver me from the hand of my enemies, and from those who persecute me.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the times are in your hands; save me from my enemies and from those who persecute me.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
My future is in your hands. Rescue me from my enemies, from those who persecute me.

JPS Tanakh 1917
My times are in Thy hand; Deliver me from the hand of mine enemies, and from them that persecute me.

New American Standard 1977
My times are in Thy hand; Deliver me from the hand of my enemies, and from those who persecute me.

Jubilee Bible 2000
My times are in thy hand: deliver me from the hand of my enemies and from those that persecute me.

King James 2000 Bible
My times are in your hand: deliver me from the hand of my enemies, and from them that persecute me.

American King James Version
My times are in your hand: deliver me from the hand of my enemies, and from them that persecute me.

American Standard Version
My times are in thy hand: Deliver me from the hand of mine enemies, and from them that persecute me.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
My lots are in thy hands: deliver me from the hand of mine enemies,

Douay-Rheims Bible
My lots are in thy hands. Deliver me out of the hands of my enemies; and from them that persecute me.

Darby Bible Translation
My times are in thy hand: deliver me from the hand of mine enemies, and from my persecutors.

English Revised Version
My times are in thy hand: deliver me from the hand of mine enemies, and from them that persecute me.

Webster's Bible Translation
My times are in thy hand: deliver me from the hand of my enemies, and from them that persecute me.

World English Bible
My times are in your hand. Deliver me from the hand of my enemies, and from those who persecute me.

Young's Literal Translation
In Thy hand are my times, Deliver me from the hand of my enemies, And from my pursuers.
Study Bible
Into Your Hands I Commit My Spirit
14But I trust in You, O LORD; I say, “You are my God.” 15My times are in Your hands; deliver me from my enemies and from those who pursue me. 16Make Your face shine on Your servant; save me by Your loving devotion.…
Cross References
Job 14:5
Since his days are determined and the number of his months is with You, and since You have set limits that he cannot exceed,

Job 24:1
Why does the Almighty not reserve times for judgment? Why may those who know Him never see His days?

Psalm 7:1
O LORD my God, I take refuge in You; save me and deliver me from all my pursuers,

Psalm 143:9
Deliver me from my enemies, O LORD; I flee to You for refuge.

Daniel 2:21
He changes the times and seasons; He removes kings and establishes them. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning.

Treasury of Scripture

My times are in your hand: deliver me from the hand of my enemies, and from them that persecute me.

My times

Psalm 116:15
Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.

1 Samuel 26:10
David said furthermore, As the LORD liveth, the LORD shall smite him; or his day shall come to die; or he shall descend into battle, and perish.

2 Samuel 7:12
And when thy days be fulfilled, and thou shalt sleep with thy fathers, I will set up thy seed after thee, which shall proceed out of thy bowels, and I will establish his kingdom.

deliver

Psalm 17:8,9,13
Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of thy wings, …

Psalm 71:10-12
For mine enemies speak against me; and they that lay wait for my soul take counsel together, …

Psalm 142:6
Attend unto my cry; for I am brought very low: deliver me from my persecutors; for they are stronger than I.







Lexicon
My times
עִתֹּתָ֑י (‘it·tō·ṯāy)
Noun - common plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 6256: Time, now, when

[are] in Your hands;
בְּיָדְךָ֥ (bə·yā·ḏə·ḵā)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3027: A hand

deliver me
הַצִּ֘ילֵ֤נִי (haṣ·ṣî·lê·nî)
Verb - Hifil - Imperative - masculine singular | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5337: To strip, plunder, deliver oneself, be delivered, snatch away, deliver

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

my enemies
א֝וֹיְבַ֗י (’ō·wy·ḇay)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 341: Hating, an adversary

and from those who pursue me.
וּמֵרֹדְפָֽי׃ (ū·mê·rō·ḏə·p̄āy)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-m | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 7291: To pursue, chase, persecute
(15) My times are in thy hand--i.e., the vicissitudes of human life (LXX. and Vulg. have "my destinies") are under Divine control, so that the machinations of the foe cannot prevail against one whom God intends to deliver. For the expression comp. 1Chronicles 29:30, "the times that went over him," Isaiah 33:6.

The sense of security in this trusting phrase may be contrasted with the feeling of danger in another Hebrew phrase, "my soul is continually in my hand," Psalm 119:109.

Verse 15. - My times are in thy hand. "My times," i.e. "all the varied events, happy or sad, which make up the parti-coloured web of life" (Kay). Not one of them but is shaped by thee and ordered by thee. Deliver me from the hand of mine enemies, and from them that persecute me (camp. vers. 1, 2, 4). The great need under existing circumstances was deliverance. Absalom was looked for daily to "pass over Jordan, and all the men of Israel with him" (2 Samuel 17:24). A battle was imminent. If the day went against David, and his army was defeated, he would necessarily fall into the hands of his "enemies" and "persecutors," in which case he could not hope that they would spare his life (2 Samuel 17:2, 12). 31:9-18 David's troubles made him a man of sorrows. Herein he was a type of Christ, who was acquainted with grief. David acknowledged that his afflictions were merited by his own sins, but Christ suffered for ours. David's friends durst not give him any assistance. Let us not think it strange if thus deserted, but make sure of a Friend in heaven who will not fail. God will be sure to order and dispose all for the best, to all those who commit their spirits also into his hand. The time of life is in God's hands, to lengthen or shorten, make bitter or sweet, according to the counsel of his will. The way of man is not in himself, nor in our friend's hands, nor in our enemies' hands, but in God's. In this faith and confidence he prays that the Lord would save him for his mercies's sake, and not for any merit of his own. He prophesies the silencing of those that reproach and speak evil of the people of God. There is a day coming, when the Lord will execute judgment upon them. In the mean time, we should engage ourselves by well-doing, if possible, to silence the ignorance of foolish men.
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