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Psalms 31:15

    Psalms 31:15 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    My times are in thy hand: deliver me from the hand of mine enemies, and from them that persecute me.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    My times are in your hand: deliver me from the hand of my enemies, and from them that persecute me.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    My times are in thy hand: Deliver me from the hand of mine enemies, and from them that persecute me.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The chances of my life are in your hand; take me out of the hands of my haters, and of those who go after me.

    Webster's Revision

    My times are in thy hand: Deliver me from the hand of mine enemies, and from them that persecute me.

    World English Bible

    My times are in your hand. Deliver me from the hand of my enemies, and from those who persecute me.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    My times are in thy hand: deliver me from the hand of mine enemies, and from them that persecute me.

    Definitions for Psalms 31:15

    Persecute - To pursue after in order to overtake.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 31:15

    My times are in thy hand - The events of my life are under thy control. No danger can happen to me without thy foresight; thou seest what is prepared for or meditated against me; thou canst therefore deliver me from mine enemies.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 31:15

    My times are in thy hand - That is, I said this in my trouble; when my friends forsook me, and when my enemies came around me and threatened my life. The meaning is, that all that pertained to him was under the control and at the disposal of God. He would "live" as long as God should please. It was His to give life; His to preserve it; His to take it away. All in relation to life - its origin - its continuance - its changes - its seasons - childhood, youth, middle age, old age - all was in the hand of God. No one, therefore, could take his life before the time that had been appointed by God, and he might calmly commit the whole to him. This we may feel in all seasons of life and in all times of danger; of sickness; of feebleness. We shall live as long as God has appointed; we shall pass through such changes as he directs; we shall die when and where and how he chooses. In the faithful discharge of our duty, therefore, we may commit all these things to him, and leave all at his disposal.

    Deliver me from the hand of mine enemies - That is, since all these things are under thy control; since thou hast power over my life and over all that pertains to me, I pray that thy power may be exerted in my behalf, and that my life may be rescued from danger. This was his prayer in the midst of his troubles, and this prayer was heard.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 31:15

    31:15 My times - All the affairs and events of my life, are wholly in thy power.