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Psalms 18:3

    Psalms 18:3 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    I will call on the LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from my enemies.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    I will call upon Jehovah, who is worthy to be praised: So shall I be saved from mine enemies.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    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.

    Webster's Revision

    I will call upon Jehovah, who is worthy to be praised: So shall I be saved from mine enemies.

    World English Bible

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

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 18:3

    I will call upon the Lord - When he was conscious that the object of his worship was such as he has pointed out in the above nine particulars, it is no wonder that he resolves to call upon him; and no wonder that he expects, in consequence, to be saved from his enemies; for who can destroy him whom such a God undertakes to save?

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 18:3

    I will call upon the Lord - The idea here is, that he would constantly call upon the Lord. In all times of trouble and danger he would go to him, and invoke his aid. The experience of the past had been such as to lead him to put confidence in him in all time to come. He had learned to flee to him in danger, and he had never put his trust in him in vain. The idea is, that a proper view of God's dealings with us in the past should lead us to feel that we may put confidence in him in the future.

    Who is worthy to be praised - More literally, "Him who is to be praised I will call upon, Jehovah." The prominent - the leading thought is, that God is a being every way worthy of praise.

    So shall I be saved from my enemies - Ever onward, and at all times. He had had such ample experience of his protection that he could confide in him as one who would deliver him from all his foes.