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Reach down[a] from above.
Grab me and rescue me from the surging water,[b]
from the power of foreigners,[c]

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  1. Psalm 144:7 tn Heb “stretch out your hands.”
  2. Psalm 144:7 tn Heb “mighty waters.” The waters of the sea symbolize the psalmist’s powerful foreign enemies, as well as the realm of death they represent (see the next line and Ps 18:16-17).
  3. Psalm 144:7 tn Heb “from the hand of the sons of foreignness.”