Psalm 71:4
New International Version
Deliver me, my God, from the hand of the wicked, from the grasp of those who are evil and cruel.

New Living Translation
My God, rescue me from the power of the wicked, from the clutches of cruel oppressors.

English Standard Version
Rescue me, O my God, from the hand of the wicked, from the grasp of the unjust and cruel man.

Berean Study Bible
Deliver me, O my God, from the hand of the wicked, from the grasp of the unjust and ruthless.

King James Bible
Deliver me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked, out of the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man.

New King James Version
Deliver me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked, Out of the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man.

New American Standard Bible
Save me, my God, from the hand of the wicked, From the grasp of the wrongdoer and the ruthless,

NASB 1995
Rescue me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked, Out of the grasp of the wrongdoer and ruthless man,

NASB 1977
Rescue me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked, Out of the grasp of the wrongdoer and ruthless man,

Amplified Bible
Rescue me, O my God, from the hand of the wicked (godless), From the grasp of the unrighteous and ruthless man.

Christian Standard Bible
Deliver me, my God, from the power of the wicked, from the grasp of the unjust and oppressive.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Deliver me, my God, from the power of the wicked, from the grasp of the unjust and oppressive.

American Standard Version
Rescue me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked, Out of the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
God, save me from the hand of the wicked and from the evil hand of The Evil One.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Deliver me, O my God, from the hand of the sinner, from the hand of the transgressor and unjust man.

Contemporary English Version
Come and save me, LORD God, from vicious and cruel and brutal enemies!

Douay-Rheims Bible
Deliver me, O my God, out of the hand of the sinner, and out of the hand of the transgressor of the law and of the unjust.

English Revised Version
Rescue me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked, out of the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man.

Good News Translation
My God, rescue me from wicked people, from the power of cruel and evil people.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
My God, free me from the hands of a wicked person, from the grasp of one who is cruel and unjust.

International Standard Version
My God, deliver me from the power of the wicked and the grasp of ruthless practicers of evil.

JPS Tanakh 1917
O my God, rescue me out of the hand of the wicked, Out of the grasp of the unrighteous and ruthless man.

Literal Standard Version
O my God, cause me to escape From the hand of the wicked, From the hand of the perverse and violent.

NET Bible
My God, rescue me from the power of the wicked, from the hand of the cruel oppressor!

New Heart English Bible
Rescue me, my God, from the hand of the wicked, from the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man.

World English Bible
Rescue me, my God, from the hand of the wicked, from the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man.

Young's Literal Translation
O my God, cause me to escape From the hand of the wicked, From the hand of the perverse and violent.

Additional Translations ...
Context
In You, O LORD, I Have Taken Refuge
3Be my rock of refuge, where I can always go. Give the command to save me, for You are my rock and my fortress. 4Deliver me, O my God, from the hand of the wicked, from the grasp of the unjust and ruthless. 5For You are my hope, O Lord GOD, my confidence from my youth.…

Cross References
1 Samuel 30:6
And David was greatly distressed because the people spoke of stoning him, because the soul of every man grieved for his sons and daughters. But David found strength in the LORD his God.

Psalm 140:1
Rescue me, O LORD, from evil men. Protect me from men of violence,

Psalm 140:4
Guard me, O LORD, from the hands of the wicked. Keep me safe from men of violence who scheme to make me stumble.


Treasury of Scripture

Deliver me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked, out of the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man.

out of the

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

Psalm 59:1,2
To the chief Musician, Altaschith, Michtam of David; when Saul sent, and they watched the house to kill him. Deliver me from mine enemies, O my God: defend me from them that rise up against me…

Psalm 140:1-4
To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. Deliver me, O LORD, from the evil man: preserve me from the violent man; …









(4-6) These verses are manifestly founded on Psalm 31:8-10; but the variations are more marked than usual, and indicate a definite purpose of adaptation rather than copying.

Verse 4. - Deliver me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked, out of the hand (rather, grasp) of the unrighteous and cruel man. it is characteristic of David to single out from his adversaries an individual man, from whom he especially asks to be delivered (comp. Psalm 13:2; Psalm 17:13; Psalm 18:17, 48; Psalm 35:8; Psalm 41:6, 9, 11; Psalm 55:13, 14, etc.).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Deliver me,
פַּ֭לְּטֵנִי (pal·lə·ṭê·nî)
Verb - Piel - Imperative - masculine singular | first person common singular
Strong's 6403: To slip out, escape, to deliver

O my God,
אֱ‍ֽלֹהַ֗י (’ĕlō·hay)
Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

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

of the wicked,
רָשָׁ֑ע (rā·šā‘)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 7563: Wrong, an, bad person

from the grasp
מִכַּ֖ף (mik·kap̄)
Preposition-m | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 3709: Hollow or flat of the hand, palm, sole (of the foot), a pan

of the unjust
מְעַוֵּ֣ל (mə·‘aw·wêl)
Verb - Piel - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 5765: To act wrongfully

and ruthless.
וְחוֹמֵץ׃‪‬ (wə·ḥō·w·mêṣ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 2556: To be pungent, in taste, in color


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