Psalms 18:3

“I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Psalms 18:3

I will call vpon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saued from mine enemies.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

I call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised, And I am saved from my enemies.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

I will call upon Jehovah, who is worthy to be praised: So shall I be saved from mine enemies.
- American Standard Version (1901)

I will send up my cry to the Lord, who is to be praised; so will I be made safe from those who are against me.
- Basic English Bible

I will call upon Jehovah, who is to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies.
- Darby Bible

I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from my enemies.
- Webster's Bible

I call on Yahweh, who is worthy to be praised; and I am saved from my enemies.
- World English Bible

The `Praised One' I call Jehovah, And from my enemies I am saved.
- Youngs Literal Bible

(18:4) Praised, I cry, is the LORD, and I am saved from mine enemies.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Psalms 18:3

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 18:3

18:1 Love - Most affectionately, and with my whole soul; as the Hebrew word signifies.

18:2 Rock - To which I flee for refuge, as the Israelites did to their rocks. Horn - It is a metaphor from those beasts whose strength lies in their horns.

18:4 Death - Dangerous and deadly troubles. Floods - Their multitude, and strength, and violent assaults, breaking in upon me like a flood.

18:5 Sorrows - Which brought me to the brink of the grave. Death - Had almost taken hold of me, before I was aware.

Discussion for Psalms 18:3

  • Jenny on Psalms 18:3
    Does God give each person a portion of holiness are do we find it through his spirit. I have always thought this.
  • Chris - in Reply on Psalms 18:3
    When a person is saved from his/her sins through Jesus Christ, it means that God declares us not guilty & spares us from eternal punishment. This happens because Jesus, in His great Love, stepped in as our substitute giving His Life so that we might be spared. But if our salvation from sin's penalty stopped there, then we would still be failures in this world of evil & temptations. Our old sins would have been dealt with but we would not have the Power of God in us to resist further sin & enjoy God's ministry to our lives.

    That is why God gave us His Holy Spirit to indwell us: He seals us as God's children, teaches, comforts, guides, gives power over sin & many more blessings. But one of the greatest blessings from the Spirit is that he sanctifies us (i.e. sets us apart, makes us holy) before the Father. So the fullness of God also means the fullness of His Holiness is within us. Where the problem starts is when the believer begins to stifle the Spirit, or entertain sin in the life, & the Spirit no longer has full control. We are still holy people (1 Peter 2:9) but the Spirit of Holiness no longer reigns in the person's life. But when we repent & subsequently been forgiven & brought back into full fellowship with God, we can exclaim with the Psalmist, also "restore unto me the joy of Thy salvation" (Psalm 51:12a). Joy is the clear product of a life of confessed & forgiven sin & walking in step with the Spirit of God.
  • MockingBird on Psalms 18:3
    Frank on 2013, 8 30 You said it exactly right . I agree with you wholeheartedly. When I am in right standing with my Lord I can call upon Him and Praise Him for His great deliverance and I shall be saved from my enemies. The last enemy of mine will be death and then death hath no more dominion over me . Praise God forever more !!!!
  • Frank on Psalms 18:3
    its a psalm of assurance and trust in the potency of our Lord and God. its a good depiction that God gives the ultimate protection from those who oppose our course. the selective terminology builds in me a sentiment and sobriety that when i choose to surrender to the Most High and depend upon His power, i am placed in that position that He moves in to defend my course and life so that them who oppose my advancement are quitened. its a build up for peace for then He secures my borders.


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