Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

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

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.

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.


Return, O Lord, rescue my soul;
Save me because of Your [unfailing] steadfast love and mercy.

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.

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 And my soul is deeply distressed. But you, LORD, how long do I wait? 4 Return, LORD, save my life! Deliver me, because of your gracious love. 5 In death, there is no memory of you. Who will give you thanks where the dead are?

Cross References

Psalm 17:13

Arise, LORD, confront them, bring them to their knees! Deliver me from the wicked by your sword

Psalm 22:20

Deliver me from the sword; my precious life from the power of the dog.

Psalm 25:7

Do not remember my youthful sins and transgressions; but remember me in light of your gracious love, in light of your goodness, LORD.

Psalm 69:13

As for me, LORD, may my prayer to you come at a favorable time. God, in the abundance of your gracious love, answer me with your sure deliverance.

Psalm 79:8-9

Don't charge us for previous iniquity, but let your compassion come quickly to us, for we have been brought very low.

Psalm 80:14

God of the Heavenly Armies, return! Look down from heaven and see. Show care toward this vine.

Psalm 86:13

For great is your gracious love to me; you've delivered me from the depths of Sheol.

Psalm 90:13

Please return, LORD! When will it be? Comfort your servants.

Psalm 116:4

Then I called on the name of the LORD, "LORD, please deliver me!"

Psalm 116:8

Indeed, you delivered my soul from death, my eyes from crying, and my feet from stumbling.

Psalm 120:2

"LORD, deliver me from lips that lie and tongues that deceive."

Psalm 121:7

The LORD will guard you from all evil, preserving your life.

Isaiah 38:17

Yes, it was for my own good that I suffered extreme anguish. But in love you have held back my life from the Pit in which it has been confined; you have tossed all my sins behind your back.

Daniel 9:18

Turn your ear and listen, O God. Open your eyes and look at our desolation and at the city that is called by your name. We're not presenting our requests before you because of our righteousness, but because of your great compassion.

Malachi 3:7

"Ever since the time of your ancestors, you have turned away from my decrees and haven't kept them. Return to me and I'll return to you," says the LORD of the Heavenly Armies. "But you ask, "How will we return?'

Ephesians 1:6

so that we would praise his glorious grace that he gave us in the Beloved One.

Ephesians 2:7-8

so that in the coming ages he might display the limitless riches of his grace that comes to us through his kindness in the Messiah Jesus.

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