Parallel Verses

King James Version

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

New American Standard Bible

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

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.


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

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 soul is also sore vexed: but thou, O LORD, how long? 4 Return, O LORD, deliver my soul: oh save me for thy mercies' sake. 5 For in death there is no remembrance of thee: in the grave who shall give thee thanks?

Cross References

Psalm 17:13

Arise, O LORD, disappoint him, cast him down: deliver my soul from the wicked, which is thy sword:

Psalm 22:20

Deliver my soul from the sword; my darling from the power of the dog.

Psalm 25:7

Remember not the sins of my youth, nor my transgressions: according to thy mercy remember thou me for thy goodness' sake, O LORD.

Psalm 69:13

But as for me, my prayer is unto thee, O LORD, in an acceptable time: O God, in the multitude of thy mercy hear me, in the truth of thy salvation.

Psalm 79:8-9

O remember not against us former iniquities: let thy tender mercies speedily prevent us: for we are brought very low.

Psalm 80:14

Return, we beseech thee, O God of hosts: look down from heaven, and behold, and visit this vine;

Psalm 86:13

For great is thy mercy toward me: and thou hast delivered my soul from the lowest hell.

Psalm 90:13

Return, O LORD, how long? and let it repent thee concerning thy servants.

Psalm 116:4

Then called I upon the name of the LORD; O LORD, I beseech thee, deliver my soul.

Psalm 116:8

For thou hast delivered my soul from death, mine eyes from tears, and my feet from falling.

Psalm 120:2

Deliver my soul, O LORD, from lying lips, and from a deceitful tongue.

Psalm 121:7

The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul.

Isaiah 38:17

Behold, for peace I had great bitterness: but thou hast in love to my soul delivered it from the pit of corruption: for thou hast cast all my sins behind thy back.

Daniel 9:18

O my God, incline thine ear, and hear; open thine eyes, and behold our desolations, and the city which is called by thy name: for we do not present our supplications before thee for our righteousnesses, but for thy great mercies.

Malachi 3:7

Even from the days of your fathers ye are gone away from mine ordinances, and have not kept them. Return unto me, and I will return unto you, saith the LORD of hosts. But ye said, Wherein shall we return?

Ephesians 1:6

To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.

Ephesians 2:7-8

That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.

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