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Psalms 61:3

    Psalms 61:3 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    For thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    For you have been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    For thou hast been a refuge for me, A strong tower from the enemy.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    For you have been my secret place, and my high tower from those who made war on me.

    Webster's Revision

    For thou hast been a refuge for me, A strong tower from the enemy.

    World English Bible

    For you have been a refuge for me, a strong tower from the enemy.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    For thou hast been a refuge for me, a strong tower from the enemy.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 61:3

    Those hast been a shelter for me - During the whole duration of the captivity God marvellously dealt with the poor Jews; so that, although they were cast down, they were not utterly forsaken.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 61:3

    For thou hast been a shelter for me - A place of refuge; a place where I have found safety. He refers here to what had occurred in former times. God had protected him when in danger, and he pleads that fact as a reason why God should now interpose and deliver him. That reason seems to be founded on two considerations:

    (a) God had thus shown that he had power to deliver him; and

    (b) it might be expected that God who is unchangeable, and who had interposed, would manifest the same traits of character still, and would not leave him now.

    Both of these are proper grounds for prayer.

    And strong tower from the enemy - See the notes at Psalm 18:2.