Psalm 79:9
New International Version
Help us, God our Savior, for the glory of your name; deliver us and forgive our sins for your name's sake.

New Living Translation
Help us, O God of our salvation! Help us for the glory of your name. Save us and forgive our sins for the honor of your name.

English Standard Version
Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of your name; deliver us, and atone for our sins, for your name’s sake!

Berean Study Bible
Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of Your name; deliver us and atone for our sins, for the sake of Your name.

New American Standard Bible
Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of Your name; And deliver us and forgive our sins for Your name's sake.

King James Bible
Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of thy name: and deliver us, and purge away our sins, for thy name's sake.

Christian Standard Bible
God of our salvation, help us--for the glory of your name. Rescue us and atone for our sins, for your name's sake.

Contemporary English Version
Our God, you keep us safe. Now help us! Rescue us. Forgive our sins and bring honor to yourself.

Good News Translation
Help us, O God, and save us; rescue us and forgive our sins for the sake of your own honor.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
God of our salvation, help us-- for the glory of Your name. Deliver us and atone for our sins, because of Your name.

International Standard Version
Help us, God, our deliverer, on account of your glorious name, deliver us and forgive our sins on account of your name.

NET Bible
Help us, O God, our deliverer! For the sake of your glorious reputation, rescue us! Forgive our sins for the sake of your reputation!

New Heart English Bible
Help us, God of our salvation, for the glory of your name. Deliver us, and forgive our sins, for your name's sake.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Help us, God our Savior, for the honor of your Name; pardon and save us from our sins because of your Name.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Help us, O God, our savior, for the glory of your name. Rescue us, and forgive our sins for the honor of your name.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Help us, O God of our salvation, for the sake of the glory of Thy name; And deliver us, and forgive our sins, for Thy name's sake.

New American Standard 1977
Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of Thy name; And deliver us, and forgive our sins, for Thy name’s sake.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Help us, O God, our saving health, for the honor of thy name and deliver us and purge away our sins, for thy name's sake.

King James 2000 Bible
Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of your name: and deliver us, and purge away our sins, for your name's sake.

American King James Version
Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of your name: and deliver us, and purge away our sins, for your name's sake.

American Standard Version
Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of thy name; And deliver us, and forgive our sins, for thy name's sake.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Help us, O God our Saviour; for the glory of thy name, O Lord, deliver us; and be merciful to our sins, for thy name's sake.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Help us, O God, our saviour: and for the glory of thy name, O Lord, deliver us: and forgive us our sins for thy name's sake:

Darby Bible Translation
Help us, O God of our salvation, because of the glory of thy name; and deliver us, and forgive our sins, for thy name's sake.

English Revised Version
Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of thy name: and deliver us, and purge away our sins, for thy name's sake.

Webster's Bible Translation
Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of thy name: and deliver us, and purge away our sins, for thy name's sake.

World English Bible
Help us, God of our salvation, for the glory of your name. Deliver us, and forgive our sins, for your name's sake.

Young's Literal Translation
Help us, O God of our salvation, Because of the honour of Thy name, And deliver us, and cover over our sins, For Thy name's sake.
Study Bible
A Prayer for Deliverance
8Do not hold past sins against us; let Your compassion come quickly, for we are brought low. 9Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of Your name; deliver us and atone for our sins, for the sake of Your name. 10Why should the nations ask, “Where is their God?” Before our eyes, make known among the nations Your vengeance for the bloodshed of Your servants.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 32:43
Rejoice, O heavens, with Him, and let all God's angels worship Him. Rejoice, O Gentiles, with His people; for He will avenge the blood of His children. He will take vengeance on His adversaries and repay those who hate Him; He will cleanse His land and His people."

2 Chronicles 14:11
Then Asa cried out to the LORD his God: "O LORD, there is no one besides You to help the powerless against the mighty. Help us, O LORD our God, for we rely on You, and in Your name we have come against this multitude. O LORD, You are our God. Do not let a mere mortal prevail against You."

Psalm 25:5
Guide me in Your truth and teach me, for You are the God of my salvation; all day long I wait for You.

Psalm 25:11
For the sake of Your name, O LORD, forgive my iniquity, for it is great.

Psalm 31:3
For You are my rock and my fortress; lead and guide me for the sake of Your name.

Psalm 39:8
Deliver me from all my transgressions; do not make me the reproach of fools.

Psalm 65:3
When iniquities prevail against me, You alone atone for our transgressions.

Psalm 66:2
Sing the glory of His name; make His praise glorious.

Psalm 96:8
Ascribe to the LORD the glory due His name; bring an offering and enter His courts.

Psalm 109:21
But You, O GOD, the Lord, deal kindly with me for the sake of Your name; deliver me by the goodness of Your loving devotion.

Jeremiah 14:7
Although our iniquities testify against us, O LORD, act for the sake of Your name. Indeed, our rebellions are many; we have sinned against You.

Ezekiel 16:63
so that when I make atonement for all you have done, you will remember and be ashamed, and never open your mouth again because of your disgrace, declares the Lord GOD.'"

Treasury of Scripture

Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of your name: and deliver us, and purge away our sins, for your name's sake.

for the

Psalm 115:1
Not unto us, O LORD, not unto us, but unto thy name give glory, for thy mercy, and for thy truth's sake.

2 Chronicles 14:11
And Asa cried unto the LORD his God, and said, LORD, it is nothing with thee to help, whether with many, or with them that have no power: help us, O LORD our God; for we rest on thee, and in thy name we go against this multitude. O LORD, thou art our God; let not man prevail against thee.

Malachi 2:2
If ye will not hear, and if ye will not lay it to heart, to give glory unto my name, saith the LORD of hosts, I will even send a curse upon you, and I will curse your blessings: yea, I have cursed them already, because ye do not lay it to heart.

purge

Psalm 25:11
For thy name's sake, O LORD, pardon mine iniquity; for it is great.

Psalm 65:3
Iniquities prevail against me: as for our transgressions, thou shalt purge them away.

Daniel 9:9,19
To the Lord our God belong mercies and forgivenesses, though we have rebelled against him; …

for thy

Joshua 7:9
For the Canaanites and all the inhabitants of the land shall hear of it, and shall environ us round, and cut off our name from the earth: and what wilt thou do unto thy great name?

Isaiah 43:25
I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins.

Isaiah 48:9
For my name's sake will I defer mine anger, and for my praise will I refrain for thee, that I cut thee not off.







Lexicon
Help us,
עָזְרֵ֤נוּ ׀ (‘ā·zə·rê·nū)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular | first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 5826: To surround, protect, aid

O God
אֱלֹ֘הֵ֤י (’ĕ·lō·hê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

of our salvation,
יִשְׁעֵ֗נוּ (yiš·‘ê·nū)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 3468: Deliverance, rescue, salvation, safety, welfare

for
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

the glory
כְּבֽוֹד־ (kə·ḇō·wḏ-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3519: Weight, splendor, copiousness

of Your name;
שְׁמֶ֑ךָ (šə·me·ḵā)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8034: A name

deliver us
וְהַצִּילֵ֥נוּ (wə·haṣ·ṣî·lê·nū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Imperative - masculine singular | first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 5337: To strip, plunder, deliver oneself, be delivered, snatch away, deliver

and atone
וְכַפֵּ֥ר (wə·ḵap·pêr)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3722: To cover, to expiate, condone, to placate, cancel

for
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

our sins,
חַ֝טֹּאתֵ֗ינוּ (ḥaṭ·ṭō·ṯê·nū)
Noun - feminine plural construct | first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 2403: An offence, its penalty, occasion, sacrifice, expiation, an offender

for the sake
לְמַ֣עַן (lə·ma·‘an)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 4616: Purpose -- intent

of Your name.
שְׁמֶֽךָ׃ (šə·me·ḵā)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8034: A name
(9) Purge away.--Rather, put a cover on. So Cicero speaks of political crimes being covered by the plea of friendship.

Our sins.--How is this to be taken in connection with Psalm 79:8? Does the psalmist admit guilt in his own generation, as well as in those of former times? Or is he thinking only of the inherited guilt and punishment? The general tone of post-exile psalms inclines towards the latter view.

Verse 9. - Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of thy Name. The calamities suffered have not extinguished all faith or hope. God is still the God of Israel's salvation, i.e. the God from whom alone salvation can be obtained and may be expected. He is entreated to come to Israel's aid, not for their sakes, as they are wholly undeserving, but for his own glory (comp. Exodus 32:12; Numbers 14:13; Deuteronomy 9:28; and Exodus 32:27). And deliver us, and purge away our sins; literally, make atonement for our sins (Exodus 30:15); i.e. "cancel them" (Cheyne), or "forgive them" (Hengstenberg, Kay). For thy Name's sake (comp. Psalm 23:3; Psalm 25:11; Psalm 34:3; Ezekiel 36:22). 79:6-13 Those who persist in ignorance of God, and neglect of prayer, are the ungodly. How unrighteous soever men were, the Lord was righteous in permitting them to do what they did. Deliverances from trouble are mercies indeed, when grounded upon the pardon of sin; we should therefore be more earnest in prayer for the removal of our sins than for the removal of afflictions. They had no hopes but from God's mercies, his tender mercies. They plead no merit, they pretend to none, but, Help us for the glory of thy name; pardon us for thy name's sake. The Christian forgets not that he is often bound in the chain of his sins. The world to him is a prison; sentence of death is passed upon him, and he knows not how soon it may be executed. How fervently should he at all times pray, O let the sighing of a prisoner come before thee, according to the greatness of thy power preserve thou those that are appointed to die! How glorious will the day be, when, triumphant over sin and sorrow, the church beholds the adversary disarmed for ever! while that church shall, from age to age, sing the praises of her great Shepherd and Bishop, her King and her God.
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