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Psalms 71:12 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— O God, be not far from me; O my God, make haste to help me.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— O God, be not far from me: O my God, make haste for my help.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— O God, do not be far from me; O my God, hasten to my help!
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— O God, be not far from me: O my God, make haste for my help.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— O God, be not far from me; my God, hasten to my help.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— O God, be not far from me, O my God, to help me, make haste!
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— O God, be not far from me, O my God, for my help make haste.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— O God, be not thou far from me: O my God, make haste to my help.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— O God, be not farre from mee: O my God, make haste for my helpe.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— O God, go not far from me, O my God, draw nigh to my help.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— O Elohim, be not far from me: O my Elohim, make haste for my help.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
O lhm אֱלֹהִים, 430
{0430} Prime
אֱלֹהִים
'elohiym
{el-o-heem'}
Plural of H0433; gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative.
be not x408
(0408) Complement
אַל
'al
{al}
A negative particle (akin to H3808); not (the qualified negation, used as a deprecative); once (Job 24:25) as a noun, nothing.
far 7368
{7368} Prime
רָחַק
rachaq
{raw-khak'}
A primitive root; to widen (in any direction), that is, (intransitively) recede or (transitively) remove (literally or figuratively, of place or relation).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
from x4480
(4480) Complement
מִן
min
{min}
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
me: O my lhm אֱלֹהִים, 430
{0430} Prime
אֱלֹהִים
'elohiym
{el-o-heem'}
Plural of H0433; gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative.
make haste 2439
{2439} Prime
חִישׁ
chiysh
{kheesh}
Another form of H2363; to hurry.
y2363
[2363] Standard
חוּשׁ
chuwsh
{koosh}
A primitive root; to hurry; figuratively to be eager with excitement or enjoyment.
z8798
<8798> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperative (See H8810)
Count - 2847
z8675
<8675> Grammar
Kethiv Reading

Where the translators of the Authorised Version followed the qere reading rather than the kethiv.
for my help. 5833
{5833} Prime
עֶזְרָה
`ezrah
{ez-raw'}
Feminine of H5828; aid.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Psalms 71:12

_ _ (Compare Psalms 22:19; Psalms 40:4).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 71:1-13.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Psalms 71:12

O God, be not far from me: O (i) my God, make haste for my help.

(i) In calling him his God, he puts back the false reports of the adversaries who said God had forsaken him.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
O God:

Psalms 22:11 Be not far from me; for trouble [is] near; for [there is] none to help.
Psalms 22:19 But be not thou far from me, O LORD: O my strength, haste thee to help me.
Psalms 35:22 [This] thou hast seen, O LORD: keep not silence: O Lord, be not far from me.
Psalms 38:21-22 Forsake me not, O LORD: O my God, be not far from me. ... Make haste to help me, O Lord my salvation.
Psalms 69:18 Draw nigh unto my soul, [and] redeem it: deliver me because of mine enemies.

make:

Psalms 70:1-2 [[To the chief Musician, [A Psalm] of David, to bring to remembrance.]] [Make haste], O God, to deliver me; make haste to help me, O LORD. ... Let them be ashamed and confounded that seek after my soul: let them be turned backward, and put to confusion, that desire my hurt.
Psalms 143:7 Hear me speedily, O LORD: my spirit faileth: hide not thy face from me, lest I be like unto them that go down into the pit.
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