Psalm 18:19 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Psalm 18:19, NIV: "He brought me out into a spacious place; he rescued me because he delighted in me."

Psalm 18:19, ESV: "He brought me out into a broad place; he rescued me, because he delighted in me."

Psalm 18:19, KJV: "He brought me forth also into a large place; he delivered me, because he delighted in me."

Psalm 18:19, NASB: "He also brought me out into an open place; He rescued me, because He delighted in me."

Psalm 18:19, NLT: "He led me to a place of safety; he rescued me because he delights in me."

Psalm 18:19, CSB: "He brought me out to a spacious place; he rescued me because he delighted in me."

What does Psalm 18:19 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

David reflects on the fact that the Lord freed him from a harsh life in the wilderness and gave him liberty (2 Samuel 22:1). He cites the reason the Lord did this as "he delighted in me."

As believers, we owe our salvation and every blessing to the fact the Lord delights in us. However, we cannot pat ourselves on the back. We cannot understand why the Lord loved us enough to give His Son to die on the cross for us. Romans 5:8 declares, "God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us." Ephesians 1:3 says the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ "has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing." These blessings do not come to us because we deserve them. They come to us by God's grace: God's unmerited favor. Ephesians 2:8–10 explains that we have been saved by grace and are God's workmanship.