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Psalms 118:18

    Psalms 118:18 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    The LORD hath chastened me sore: but he hath not given me over unto death.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    The LORD has chastened me sore: but he has not given me over to death.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Jehovah hath chastened me sore; But he hath not given me over unto death.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The hand of Jah has been hard on me; but he has not given me up to death.

    Webster's Revision

    Jehovah hath chastened me sore; But he hath not given me over unto death.

    World English Bible

    Yah has punished me severely, but he has not given me over to death.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The LORD hath chastened me sore: but he hath not given me over unto death.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 118:18

    The Lord hath chastened me sore - Hebrew, "The Lord has chastened - has chastened me." See the notes at Psalm 118:13. The psalmist had been greatly afflicted, and he now looked upon his affliction in the light of a fatherly chastisement or correction. It had been a severe trial, and he was not insensible to its severity, though he regarded it as designed for his own good.

    But he hath not given we over unto death - He interposed when I was in danger; he rescued me when I was on the verge of the grave. This is the close of the psalmist's statement in regard to the divine dealings with him. He had passed through great danger; he had been sorely afflicted; but he had been rescued and spared, and he came now to express his thanks to God for his recovery. In the following verse he addresses those who had the care of the sanctuary, and asks that he might be permitted to enter and offer his thanks to God.