Psalm 22:9 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Psalm 22:9, NIV: Yet you brought me out of the womb; you made me trust in you, even at my mother's breast.

Psalm 22:9, ESV: Yet you are he who took me from the womb; you made me trust you at my mother’s breasts.

Psalm 22:9, KJV: But thou art he that took me out of the womb: thou didst make me hope when I was upon my mother's breasts.

Psalm 22:9, NASB: Yet You are He who brought me forth from the womb; You made me trust when upon my mother’s breasts.

Psalm 22:9, NLT: Yet you brought me safely from my mother's womb and led me to trust you at my mother's breast.

Psalm 22:9, CSB: It was you who brought me out of the womb, making me secure at my mother's breast.

What does Psalm 22:9 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

David credits God with caring for him from birth and blessing David with a godly heart from a young age. This is the beginning of a response to the taunts of David's enemies (Psalm 22:7–8). The ability to trust in God, based on what He has already done, is how Scripture explains the nature of true faith (Hebrews 11:13–16; Psalm 22:4–5).

God is the giver of life, and all life is precious to Him. In Psalm 139:13 David wrote: "For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother's womb." Divine intervention in human history gave us the virgin-born Son of God. Galatians 4:4–5 declares, "But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons."

It may seem hard to believe that a weaning child can trust in God, but in Bible times, a child might not be weaned until he or she was three years old. Given spiritual training from birth, a three-year-old child can trust in the Lord. Surely, Jesus received such training from Mary and Joseph and developed a strong faith. Joseph, a descendant of David, being "a just man" (Matthew 1:19), would have taken seriously his responsibility for training the infant Jesus in the law of Moses (Deuteronomy 6:4–9).