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Psalms 109:21

    Psalms 109:21 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    But do thou for me, O GOD the Lord, for thy name's sake: because thy mercy is good, deliver thou me.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    But do you for me, O GOD the Lord, for your name's sake: because your mercy is good, deliver you me.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    But deal thou with me, O Jehovah the Lord, for thy name's sake: Because thy lovingkindness is good, deliver thou me;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But, O Lord God, give me your help, because of your name; take me out of danger, because your mercy is good.

    Webster's Revision

    But deal thou with me, O Jehovah the Lord, for thy name's sake: Because thy lovingkindness is good, deliver thou me;

    World English Bible

    But deal with me, Yahweh the Lord, for your name's sake, because your loving kindness is good, deliver me;

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    But deal thou with me, O GOD the Lord, for thy name's sake: because thy mercy is good, deliver thou me,

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 109:21

    But do thou for me - While they use horrible imprecations against me, and load me with their curses, act thou for me, and deliver me from their maledictions. While they curse, do thou bless. This verse is a farther proof of the correctness of the interpretation given above.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 109:21

    But do thou for me, O God the Lord, for thy name's sake - That is, Interpose for me; exert thy power in my behalf. The phrase "for thy name's sake" implies that the motive which prompted him was a desire that God might be honored. It was not primarily or mainly for his own happiness; it was that God might be glorified, that his character might be illustrated, that his plans might be accomplished. Compare the notes at Daniel 9:18-19.

    Because thy mercy is good - That is, It is the characteristic of mercy to do good; to show kindness.

    Deliver thou me - He prays that God would "manifest" himself as he really was, as a God of mercy.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 109:21

    109:21 Is good - Above the mercy of all the creatures.