Draw nigh unto my soul, and redeem it: deliver me because of mine enemies.
Draw nigh unto my soul,.... God his father, while he was suffering, stood afar off from him; wherefore he desires that he would draw nigh to him in the manifestations of his love and favour to him; which he did, when he made known to him the way of life, and made him full of joy with his countenance;
and redeem it: that is, from the power of the grave; not leave it there, but raise him from the dead, and give him glory, as he did;
deliver me, because of mine enemies; that they might not triumph over him, as if, being dead, he should rise no more; and so the Targum,
"that mine enemies might not lift up themselves against me.''
Or the meaning is, deliver me from the grave, raise me from the dead, that I may requite mine enemies, and take vengeance on them; see