Psalms 17:13

“Arise, O LORD, disappoint him, cast him down: deliver my soul from the wicked, which is thy sword:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Arise, O Lord, disappoint him, cast him downe: deliuer my soule from the wicked, which is thy sword:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Arise, O LORD, confront him, bring him low; Deliver my soul from the wicked with Your sword,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Arise, O Jehovah, Confront him, cast him down: Deliver my soul from the wicked by thy sword;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Up! Lord, come out against him, make him low, with your sword be my saviour from the evil-doer.
- Basic English Bible

Arise, Jehovah, anticipate him, cast him down: deliver my soul from the wicked, thy sword;
- Darby Bible

Arise, O LORD disappoint him, cast him down: deliver my soul from the wicked, who is thy sword:
- Webster's Bible

Arise, Yahweh, confront him. Cast him down. Deliver my soul from the wicked by your sword;
- World English Bible

Arise, O Jehovah, go before his face, Cause him to bend. Deliver my soul from the wicked, Thy sword,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Arise, O LORD, confront him, cast him down; deliver my soul from the wicked, by Thy sword;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 17:13


17:13 Sword - Thy instrument to execute vengeance upon thine enemies. Do not punish me with this rod: let me fall into thy hands, and not into the hands of men.


Discussion for Psalms 17

  • Mild Bill
    The Psalmist is saying a prayer in which he seems alone, and he is, until v.11. God stands with him as the remedy to his woes before a common enemy.The sword and hand of the Lord are under the control of God, but they have no hope of eternal life, as believers do.God's covenant with us is stronger than the powers of the lost of this world. Awakening with God is greater than all the things we face.
  • A disciple
    "Hear the right, O LORD, attend unto my cry, give ear unto my prayer, that goeth not out of feigned lips." Yet how much are people led down the path of hypocrisy right from the first day they are introduced to the Lord and the Christian religion! Just look at the way they pray; who "for a pretense make long prayers," while devouring the substance of the poor they are supposed to be caring for!
  • Teral
    God is good people and bless the lord and his people
  • Doxie Lambert
    So sorry to hear this but i hope by the help Of God you will be able get through
  • Irene123
    To Angela - You've seen 1 Cor. 10:13 ..... ? And just as you said, He knows about everything even before it happens, so naturally He is ALWAYS in control - of everything. Recently I was in the hosp. for a wk. with flu/pneumonia - and I never get sick, even tho' I am 74. I wasn't upset with God, I was too busy being sick!! But as I got better He let me know He allowed it to happen - cont.
  • MockingBird
    I want to be kept by the power of God and to be the apple of His eye. I also want to be hid under the shadow of His wing. My life is hid with Christ in God .

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