New American Standard Bible
From my distress I called upon the LORD; The LORD answered me and set me in a large place.
King James Bible
I called upon the LORD in distress: the LORD answered me, and set me in a large place.
Darby Bible Translation
I called upon Jah in distress; Jah answered me and set me in a large place.
World English Bible
Out of my distress, I called on Yah. Yah answered me with freedom.
Young's Literal Translation
From the straitness I called Jah, Jah answered me in a broad place.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
I called upon the Lord in distress - Margin, as in Hebrew, "out of distress." In the very midst of trouble he called upon the Lord; his voice was heard, as it were, coming from the depth of his sorrows. See the notes at Psalm 18:6.
The Lord answered me - That is, he heard my prayers, and delivered me. See the notes at Psalm 18:6.
And set me in a large place - I was before pressed on every side; sorrows compassed me around; I could not move; I had no liberty. Now he gave me space and freedom on every side, so that I could move without obstruction or pain. This is literally, "The Lord" - (not יהוה Yahweh here, but יה Yâhh) "answered me in a large place." See Psalm 4:1, note; Psalm 18:19, note.
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2 Samuel 22:20
"He also brought me forth into a broad place; He rescued me, because He delighted in me.
2 Chronicles 33:12
When he was in distress, he entreated the LORD his God and humbled himself greatly before the God of his fathers.
In my distress I called upon the LORD, And cried to my God for help; He heard my voice out of His temple, And my cry for help before Him came into His ears.
He brought me forth also into a broad place; He rescued me, because He delighted in me.
Save me from the lion's mouth; From the horns of the wild oxen You answer me.
In the day of my trouble I shall call upon You, For You will answer me.
Then I called upon the name of the LORD: "O LORD, I beseech You, save my life!"
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