Psalm 116:4
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English Standard Version
Then I called on the name of the LORD: “O LORD, I pray, deliver my soul!”

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

American Standard Version
Then called I upon the name of Jehovah: O Jehovah, I beseech thee, deliver my soul.

Douay-Rheims Bible
and I called upon the name of the Lord. O Lord, deliver my soul.

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

Webster's Bible Translation
Then I called upon the name of the LORD; O LORD, I beseech thee, deliver my soul.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The voice of consolation is continued in Psalm 115:15, but it becomes the voice of hope by being blended with the newly strengthened believing tone of the congregation. Jahve is here called the Creator of heaven and earth because the worth and magnitude of His blessing are measured thereby. He has reserved the heavens to Himself, but given the earth to men. This separation of heaven and earth is a fundamental characteristic of the post-diluvian history. The throne of God is in the heavens, and the promise, which is given to the patriarchs on behalf of all mankind, does not refer to heaven, but to the possession of the earth (Psalm 37:22). The promise is as yet limited to this present world, whereas in the New Testament this limitation is removed and the κληρονομία embraces heaven and earth. This Old Testament limitedness finds further expression in Psalm 115:17, where דּוּמה, as in Psalm 94:17, signifies the silent land of Hades. The Old Testament knows nothing of a heavenly ecclesia that praises God without intermission, consisting not merely of angels, but also of the spirits of all men who die in the faith. Nevertheless there are not wanting hints that point upwards which were even better understood by the post-exilic than by the pre-exilic church. The New Testament morn began to dawn even upon the post-exilic church. We must not therefore be astonished to find the tone of Psalm 6:6; Psalm 30:10; Psalm 88:11-13, struck up here, although the echo of those earlier Psalms here is only the dark foil of the confession which the church makes in Psalm 115:18 concerning its immortality. The church of Jahve as such does not die. That it also does not remain among the dead, in whatever degree it may die off in its existing members, the psalmist might know from Isaiah 26:19; Isaiah 25:8. But the close of the Psalm shows that such predictions which light up the life beyond only gradually became elements of the church's consciousness, and, so to speak, dogmas.

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Psalm 22:1-3 My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? why are you so far from helping me, and from the words of my roaring...

Psalm 30:7,8 LORD, by your favor you have made my mountain to stand strong: you did hide your face, and I was troubled...

Psalm 34:6 This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles.

Psalm 40:15 Let them be desolate for a reward of their shame that say to me, Aha, aha.

Psalm 118:5 I called on the LORD in distress: the LORD answered me, and set me in a large place.

Psalm 130:1,2 Out of the depths have I cried to you, O LORD...

2 Chronicles 33:12,13 And when he was in affliction, he sought the LORD his God, and humbled himself greatly before the God of his fathers...

Isaiah 37:15-20 And Hezekiah prayed to the LORD, saying...

Isaiah 38:1-3 In those days was Hezekiah sick to death. And Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz came to him, and said to him, Thus said the LORD...

John 2:2 And both Jesus was called, and his disciples, to the marriage.

O Lord

Psalm 6:4 Return, O LORD, deliver my soul: oh save me for your mercies' sake.

Psalm 22:20 Deliver my soul from the sword; my darling from the power of the dog.

Psalm 25:17 The troubles of my heart are enlarged: O bring you me out of my distresses.

Psalm 40:12,13 For innumerable evils have compassed me about: my iniquities have taken hold on me, so that I am not able to look up...

Psalm 142:4-6 I looked on my right hand, and beheld, but there was no man that would know me: refuge failed me; no man cared for my soul...

Psalm 143:6-9 I stretch forth my hands to you: my soul thirsts after you, as a thirsty land. Selah...

Luke 18:13 And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes to heaven, but smote on his breast, saying...

Luke 23:42,43 And he said to Jesus, Lord, remember me when you come into your kingdom...

Cross References
2 Samuel 22:7
"In my distress I called upon the LORD; to my God I called. From his temple he heard my voice, and my cry came to his ears.

Psalm 17:13
Arise, O LORD! Confront him, subdue him! Deliver my soul from the wicked by your sword,

Psalm 18:6
In my distress I called upon the LORD; to my God I cried for help. From his temple he heard my voice, and my cry to him reached his ears.

Psalm 22:20
Deliver my soul from the sword, my precious life from the power of the dog!

Psalm 118:5
Out of my distress I called on the LORD; the LORD answered me and set me free.

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