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Psalms 18:18

    Psalms 18:18 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    They prevented me in the day of my calamity: but the LORD was my stay.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    They prevented me in the day of my calamity: but the LORD was my stay.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    They came upon me in the day of my calamity; But Jehovah was my stay.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    They came on me in the day of my trouble; but the Lord was my support.

    Webster's Revision

    They came upon me in the day of my calamity; But Jehovah was my stay.

    World English Bible

    They came on me in the day of my calamity, but Yahweh was my support.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    They came upon me in the day of my calamity: but the LORD was my stay.

    Definitions for Psalms 18:18

    Stay - Support; something one relies upon.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 18:18

    They prevented me in the day of my calamity - They took advantage of the time in which I was least able to make head against them, and their attack was sudden and powerful. I should have been overthrown, but the Lord was my stay. He had been nearly exhausted by the fatigue of the day, when the giant availed himself of this advantage.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 18:18

    They prevented me - They anticipated me, or went before me. See the note at Psalm 18:5. The idea here is that his enemies came before him, or intercepted his way. They were in his path, ready to destroy him.

    In the day of my calamity - In the day to which I now look back as the time of my special trial.

    But the Lord was my stay - My support, or prop. That is, the Lord upheld me, and kept me from falling.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 18:18

    18:18 Prevented - They had almost surprized me.