Psalm 35:17
New International Version
How long, Lord, will you look on? Rescue me from their ravages, my precious life from these lions.

New Living Translation
How long, O Lord, will you look on and do nothing? Rescue me from their fierce attacks. Protect my life from these lions!

English Standard Version
How long, O Lord, will you look on? Rescue me from their destruction, my precious life from the lions!

Berean Study Bible
How long, O Lord, will You look on? Rescue my soul from their ravages, my precious life from these lions.

King James Bible
Lord, how long wilt thou look on? rescue my soul from their destructions, my darling from the lions.

New King James Version
Lord, how long will You look on? Rescue me from their destructions, My precious life from the lions.

New American Standard Bible
Lord, how long will You look on? Rescue my soul from their ravages, My only life from the lions.

NASB 1995
Lord, how long will You look on? Rescue my soul from their ravages, My only life from the lions.

NASB 1977
Lord, how long wilt Thou look on? Rescue my soul from their ravages, My only life from the lions.

Amplified Bible
LORD, how long will You look on [without action]? Rescue my life from their destructions, My only life from the young lions.

Christian Standard Bible
Lord, how long will you look on? Rescue me from their ravages; rescue my precious life from the young lions.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Lord, how long will You look on? Rescue my life from their ravages, my only one from the young lions.

American Standard Version
Lord, how long wilt thou look on? Rescue my soul from their destructions, My darling from the lions.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
My Lord, they have lied and you have seen it; bring back my soul from their troubles and my only one from the lions.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
O Lord, when wilt thou look upon me? Deliver my soul from their mischief, mine only-begotten one from the lions.

Contemporary English Version
But all you do is watch! When will you do something? Save me from the attack of those vicious lions.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Lord, when wilt thou look upon me? rescue thou soul from their malice : my only one from the lions.

English Revised Version
Lord, how long wilt thou look on? rescue my soul from their destructions, my darling from the lions.

Good News Translation
How much longer, Lord, will you just look on? Rescue me from their attacks; save my life from these lions!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
O Lord, how long will you look on? Rescue me from their attacks. Rescue my precious life from the lions.

International Standard Version
Lord, how long will you just watch? Rescue me from their destruction, my precious life from these young lions.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Lord, how long wilt Thou look on? Rescue my soul from their destructions, Mine only one from the lions.

Literal Standard Version
Lord, how long do You behold? Keep my soul back from their desolations, My only one from young lions.

NET Bible
O Lord, how long are you going to just stand there and watch this? Rescue me from their destructive attacks; guard my life from the young lions!

New Heart English Bible
Lord, how long will you look on? Rescue my soul from their destruction, my precious life from the lions.

World English Bible
Lord, how long will you look on? Rescue my soul from their destruction, my precious life from the lions.

Young's Literal Translation
Lord, how long dost thou behold? Keep back my soul from their desolations, From young lions my only one.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Contend with My Opponents
16Like godless jesters at a feast, they gnashed their teeth at me. 17How long, O Lord, will You look on? Rescue my soul from their ravages, my precious life from these lions. 18Then I will give You thanks in the great assembly; I will praise You among many people.…

Cross References
Psalm 13:1
How long, O LORD? Will You forget me forever? How long will You hide Your face from me?

Psalm 22:20
Deliver my soul from the sword, my precious life from the power of wild dogs.

Psalm 22:21
Save me from the mouth of the lion; at the horns of the wild oxen You have answered me!

Psalm 35:7
For without cause they laid their net for me; without reason they dug a pit for my soul.

Psalm 57:4
My soul is among the lions; I lie down with ravenous beasts--with men whose teeth are spears and arrows, whose tongues are sharp swords.

Habakkuk 1:13
Your eyes are too pure to look upon evil, and You cannot tolerate wrongdoing. So why do You tolerate the faithless? Why are You silent while the wicked swallow up those more righteous than themselves?


Treasury of Scripture

Lord, how long will you look on? rescue my soul from their destructions, my darling from the lions.

how

Psalm 6:3
My soul is also sore vexed: but thou, O LORD, how long?

Psalm 13:1,2
To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. How long wilt thou forget me, O LORD? for ever? how long wilt thou hide thy face from me? …

Psalm 74:9,10
We see not our signs: there is no more any prophet: neither is there among us any that knoweth how long…

look

Psalm 10:14
Thou hast seen it; for thou beholdest mischief and spite, to requite it with thy hand: the poor committeth himself unto thee; thou art the helper of the fatherless.

Habakkuk 1:13
Thou art of purer eyes than to behold evil, and canst not look on iniquity: wherefore lookest thou upon them that deal treacherously, and holdest thy tongue when the wicked devoureth the man that is more righteous than he?

rescue

Psalm 22:20,21
Deliver my soul from the sword; my darling from the power of the dog…

Psalm 57:4
My soul is among lions: and I lie even among them that are set on fire, even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword.

Psalm 69:14,15
Deliver me out of the mire, and let me not sink: let me be delivered from them that hate me, and out of the deep waters…

darling [heb.









(17) Darling . . . see margin and Note to Psalm 22:20.

The lions is another suitable epithet for the hostile foreign party, so bitter against the genuine Israelite.

Verse 17. - Lord, how long wilt thou look on? "How long?" is the common cry of sufferers (Job 19:2; Psalm 6:3; Psalm 13:1; Psalm 79:5; Psalm 89:46; Habakkuk 1:2; Revelation 6:10), who do not recognize the wholesome discipline of suffering, or realize the fact implied in the phrase, "No cross, no crown." Man desires immediate deliverance; God mostly delays his deliverance until Patience has "had her perfect work" (James 1:4). Rescue my soul from their destructions, my darling, from the lions (comp. Psalm 22:20).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
How long,
כַּמָּ֪ה (kam·māh)
Interrogative
Strong's 4100: What?, what!, indefinitely what

O Lord,
אֲדֹנָי֮ (’ă·ḏō·nāy)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 136: The Lord

will You look on?
תִּ֫רְאֶ֥ה (tir·’eh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 7200: To see

Rescue
הָשִׁ֣יבָה (hā·šî·ḇāh)
Verb - Hifil - Imperative - masculine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's 7725: To turn back, in, to retreat, again

my soul
נַ֭פְשִׁי (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 their ravages,
מִשֹּׁאֵיהֶ֑ם (miš·šō·’ê·hem)
Preposition-m | Noun - feminine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 7722: A tempest, devastation

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 these lions.
מִ֝כְּפִירִ֗ים (mik·kə·p̄î·rîm)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 3715: A village, a young lion


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