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Psalms 9:9

    Psalms 9:9 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Jehovah also will be a high tower for the oppressed, A high tower in times of trouble;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The Lord will be a high tower for those who are crushed down, a high tower in times of trouble;

    Webster's Revision

    Jehovah also will be a high tower for the oppressed, A high tower in times of trouble;

    World English Bible

    Yahweh will also be a high tower for the oppressed; a high tower in times of trouble.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The LORD also will be a high tower for the oppressed, a high tower in times of trouble;

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 9:9

    A refuge - משגב misgab, a high place, where their enemies can neither reach nor see them. He who has God for his portion has all safety in him.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 9:9

    The Lord also will be a refuge - Margin, an high place. The margin expresses the more exact sense of the, Hebrew word - משׂגב miśgâb. It means properly height, altitude; then a height, rock, crag; and then, as such localities, being inaccessible to an enemy, were sought in times of danger as places of secure retreat, it comes to denote a place of security and refuge, Psalm 18:2; Psalm 46:7, Psalm 46:11; Psalm 48:3; Psalm 59:9, Psalm 59:17; Psalm 94:22. The declaration here is equivalent to what is so often said, that God is a refuge, a rock, a high tower, a defense; meaning, that those referred to might find safety in him. See the notes at Psalm 18:2.

    For the oppressed - literally, for those who are crushed, broken; hence, the dejected, afflicted, unhappy - דך dak - from דכך mor dākak - to beat small; to break in pieces; to crush. The allusion here is to those who are wronged or down-trodden; to the victims of tyranny and injustice. Such may look to God to vindicate them and their cause, and they will not look in vain. Sooner or later he will manifest himself as their protector and their helper. See Psalm 9:12.

    A refuge in times of trouble - Not only for the oppressed, but for all those who are in trouble. Compare Psalm 46:1. That is, all such may come to him with the assurance that he will be ready to pity them in their sorrows, and to deliver them. The psalmist had found it so in his own case; and he infers that it would be so in all cases, and that this might be regarded as the general character of God.

    Verses Related to Psalms 9:9

    2 Corinthians 1:3 - Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort;
    Psalms 48:14 - For this God is our God for ever and ever: he will be our guide even unto death.
    Psalms 18:2 - The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.