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Psalms 71:4

    Psalms 71:4 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Deliver me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked, out of the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Deliver me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked, out of the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Rescue me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked, Out of the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    O my God, take me out of the hand of the sinner, out of the hand of the evil and cruel man.

    Webster's Revision

    Rescue me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked, Out of the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man.

    World English Bible

    Rescue me, my God, from the hand of the wicked, from the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Rescue me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked, out of the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 71:4

    Out of the hand of the wicked - Probably his unnatural son Absalom, called here רשע rasha, the Wicked, because he had violated all laws, human and Divine.

    The unrighteous and cruel man - Probably Ahithophel who was the iniquitous counsellor of a wicked and rebellious son.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 71:4

    Deliver me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked - It is, of course, not possible now to ascertain who are particularly referred to here. If David was the author of the psalm, they may have been any of the numerous enemies that he had in his life.

    Out of the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man - Hebrew, "out of the palm." This means here the same as hand, and refers to the "grasp" which anyone makes in taking hold of a thing by the hand.