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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - Psalms 69:13-21

David had been speaking before of the spiteful reproaches which his enemies cast upon him; here he adds, But, as for me, my prayer is unto thee. They spoke ill of him for his fasting and praying, and for that he was made the song of the drunkards; but, notwithstanding that, he resolves to continue praying. Note, Though we may be jeered for well-doing, we must never be jeered out of it. Those can bear but little for God, and their confessing his name before men, that cannot bear a scoff and a... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Psalms 69:14

Deliver me out of the mire, and let me not sink ,.... In which he was sinking, Psalm 69:2 ; and accordingly he was delivered out of it, Psalm 11:2 ; even out of all the mire of sin, the sins of his people that were upon him, from which he was justified when raised from the dead; and so will appear without sin, when he comes a second time: let me be delivered from them that hate me, and out of the deep waters ; these phrases design the same, even the enemies of Christ; such that hated... read more

John Calvin

John Calvin's Commentary on the Bible - Psalms 69:14

Verse 14 14.Deliver me from the mire, that I may not sink. The Psalmist repeats the same similitude which he had used before, but in a different manner. He had previously said that he was sunk in the mire, and now he prays that he may not sink in it. In short, he now prays that those things may not now befall him which he had formerly complained of as having befallen him. But it is very easy to reconcile this diversity of statement; for in the opening of the psalm he spake according to his... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Psalms 69:1-18

Suffering and prayer. "The psalm is a prayer and complaint of one suffering severely from men for the sake of God." I. GREAT SUFFERING . ( Psalms 69:1-4 .) 1 . Exposing him to great danger. ( Psalms 69:1 , Psalms 69:2 .) He is in peril of his life. "The floods overwhelm him." 2 . Entailing great bodily exhaustion. ( Psalms 69:3 .) Weary of crying, parched throat, failing eyes. 3 . Arising from the unjust hatred of his enemies, who are numerous and strong. ... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Psalms 69:1-36

The psalm divides into five unequal portions, consisting respectively of four, eight, nine, eight, and seven verses. read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Psalms 69:13-21

The psalmist now betakes himself to earnest prayer—he has sufficiently represented his condition, though he still adds a few words respecting it ( Psalms 69:19-21 ), and the immediate need is relief. He therefore approaches God in what he hopes is "an acceptable time" ( Psalms 69:13 ), and humbly entreats for mercy ( Psalms 69:14-18 ). read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Psalms 69:14

Deliver me out of the mire, and let me not sink (comp. Psalms 69:2 , with the comment). Let me be delivered from them that hate me (see Psalms 69:4 ). And out of the deep waters (comp. Psalms 69:1 , Psalms 69:2 ). read more

Albert Barnes

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible - Psalms 69:14

Deliver me out of the mire - Out of my troubles and calamities. See Psalms 69:1-2.And let me not sink - As in, mire. Let me not be overwhelmed by my sorrows.Let me be delivered from them that hate me - All my enemies. Let me be saved from their machinations and devices.And out of the deep waters - See Psalms 69:1-2. From my troubles. read more

Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - Psalms 69:14-18

Psalms 69:14-18. Let me be delivered from them that hate me By thus speaking, he explains his meaning in the metaphors here used of mire, waters, deep, and pit. For thy loving-kindness is good Is eminently and unspeakably good; is gracious, or bountiful; the positive degree being put for the superlative: it is most ready to communicate itself to miserable and indigent creatures: the Hebrew word חסד , chesed, here used, signifying abundance of goodness, or mercifulness. Draw nigh... read more

Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - Psalms 69:1-36

Psalms 69:0 Undeserved sufferingAs a person sinking in a muddy pit, or someone drowning in swirling floodwaters, so the psalmist fears he is being overwhelmed by his sufferings. No human help is near (1-3). His enemies cruelly injure him, forcing him to suffer for sins that he did not commit (4). He knows he is not sinless, but he also knows that he has tried to live uprightly before God. On the basis of this he cries out to God to rescue him. He does not want his enemies to triumph over him,... read more

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