Parallel Verses


Return [to my relief], O Lord, deliver my life; save me for the sake of Your steadfast love and mercy.

New American Standard Bible

Return, O LORD, rescue my soul; Save me because of Your lovingkindness.

King James Version

Return, O LORD, deliver my soul: oh save me for thy mercies' sake.

Holman Bible

Turn, Lord! Rescue me; save me because of Your faithful love.

International Standard Version

Return, LORD, save my life! Deliver me, because of your gracious love.

A Conservative Version

Return, O LORD, deliver my soul. Save me for thy loving kindness' sake.

American Standard Version

Return, O Jehovah, deliver my soul: Save me for thy lovingkindness'sake.

Bible in Basic English

Come back, O Lord, make my soul free; O give me salvation because of your mercy.

Darby Translation

Return, Jehovah, free my soul; save me for thy loving-kindness' sake.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Return, O LORD, deliver my soul: oh save me for thy mercies' sake.

Julia Smith Translation

Turn back, O Jehovah, deliver my soul: save me for sake of thy mercy.

King James 2000

Return, O LORD, deliver my soul: oh save me for your mercies' sake.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Turn, O Yahweh; deliver my life. Save me for the sake of your steadfast love.

Modern King James verseion

Return, O Jehovah, return; deliver my soul; save me for Your mercy's sake.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Turn thee, O LORD, and deliver my soul; O save me for thy mercies' sake.

NET Bible

Relent, Lord, rescue me! Deliver me because of your faithfulness!

New Heart English Bible

Return, LORD. Deliver my soul, and save me for your loving kindness' sake.

The Emphasized Bible

Return, O Yahweh, deliver my soul, Save me, for the sake of thy lovingkindness;


Return, O LORD, deliver my soul: Oh save me for thy mercies sake.

World English Bible

Return, Yahweh. Deliver my soul, and save me for your loving kindness' sake.

Youngs Literal Translation

Turn back, O Jehovah, draw out my soul, Save me for Thy kindness' sake.



Context Readings

A Prayer For Mercy

3 My [inner] self [as well as my body] is also exceedingly disturbed and troubled. But You, O Lord, how long [until You return and speak peace to me]? 4 Return [to my relief], O Lord, deliver my life; save me for the sake of Your steadfast love and mercy. 5 For in death there is no remembrance of You; in Sheol (the place of the dead) who will give You thanks?

Cross References

Psalm 17:13

Arise, O Lord! Confront and forestall them, cast them down! Deliver my life from the wicked by Your sword,

Psalm 22:20

Deliver my life from the sword, my dear life [my only one] from the power of the dog [the agent of execution].

Psalm 25:7

Remember not the sins (the lapses and frailties) of my youth or my transgressions; according to Your mercy and steadfast love remember me, for Your goodness' sake, O Lord.

Psalm 69:13

But as for me, my prayer is to You, O Lord. At an acceptable and opportune time, O God, in the multitude of Your mercy and the abundance of Your loving-kindness hear me, and in the truth and faithfulness of Your salvation answer me.

Psalm 79:8-9

O do not [earnestly] remember against us the iniquities and guilt of our forefathers! Let Your compassion and tender mercy speedily come to meet us, for we are brought very low.

Psalm 80:14

Turn again, we beseech You, O God of hosts! Look down from heaven and see, visit, and have regard for this vine!

Psalm 86:13

For great is Your mercy and loving-kindness toward me; and You have delivered me from the depths of Sheol [from the exceeding depths of affliction].

Psalm 90:13

Turn, O Lord [from Your fierce anger]! How long -- "? Revoke Your sentence and be compassionate and at ease toward Your servants.

Psalm 116:4

Then called I upon the name of the Lord: O Lord, I beseech You, save my life and deliver me!

Psalm 116:8

For You have delivered my life from death, my eyes from tears, and my feet from stumbling and falling.

Psalm 120:2

Deliver me, O Lord, from lying lips and from deceitful tongues.

Psalm 121:7

The Lord will keep you from all evil; He will keep your life.

Isaiah 38:17

Behold, it was for my peace that I had intense bitterness; but You have loved back my life from the pit of corruption and nothingness, for You have cast all my sins behind Your back.

Daniel 9:18

O my God, incline Your ear and hear; open Your eyes and look at our desolations and the city which is called by Your name; for we do not present our supplications before You for our own righteousness and justice, but for Your great mercy and loving-kindness.

Malachi 3:7

Even from the days of your fathers you have turned aside from My ordinances and have not kept them. Return to me, and I will return to you, says the Lord of hosts. But you say, How shall we return?

Ephesians 1:6

[So that we might be] to the praise and the commendation of His glorious grace (favor and mercy), which He so freely bestowed on us in the Beloved.

Ephesians 2:7-8

He did this that He might clearly demonstrate through the ages to come the immeasurable (limitless, surpassing) riches of His free grace (His unmerited favor) in [His] kindness and goodness of heart toward us in Christ Jesus.

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