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Psalms 33:19

    Psalms 33:19 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    To deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in famine.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    To deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in famine.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    To deliver their soul from death, And to keep them alive in famine.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    To keep their souls from death; and to keep them living in time of need.

    Webster's Revision

    To deliver their soul from death, And to keep them alive in famine.

    World English Bible

    to deliver their soul from death, to keep them alive in famine.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    To deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in famine.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 33:19

    To deliver their soul from death - To watch over and protect them in all sudden dangers and emergencies, so that they shall not lose their Lives by any accident.

    And to keep them alive in famine - Not only prevent sudden death by an instantaneous interposition of my power, but keep them from a lingering death, by extraordinary supplies granted them in an extraordinary manner; because I am all in all, and all everywhere.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 33:19

    To deliver their soul from death - To preserve their "lives," - for so the word "soul" is to be understood here. The meaning is, to keep them alive. That is, God is their Protector; He guards and defends them when in danger.

    And to keep them alive in famine - In times of want. Compare Job 5:20. He can provide for them when the harvests fail. Famine was one of the evils to which the inhabitants of Palestine, and of Oriental countries generally, were particularly exposed, and it is often referred to in the Scriptures.