New American Standard Bible
The troubles of my heart are enlarged; Bring me out of my distresses.
King James Bible
The troubles of my heart are enlarged: O bring thou me out of my distresses.
Darby Bible Translation
The troubles of my heart are increased: bring me out of my distresses;
World English Bible
The troubles of my heart are enlarged. Oh bring me out of my distresses.
Young's Literal Translation
The distresses of my heart have enlarged themselves, From my distresses bring me out.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The troubles of my heart - The sorrows which spring upon the heart - particularly from the recollections of sin.
Are enlarged - Have become great. They increased the more he reflected on the sins of his life.
O bring thou me out of my distresses - Alike from my sins, and from the dangers which surround me. These two things, external trouble and the inward consciousness of guilt, are not infrequently combined. Outward trouble has a tendency to bring up the remembrance of past transgressions, and to suggest the inquiry whether the affliction is not a divine visitation for sin. Any one source of sorrow may draw along numerous others in its train. The laws of association are such that when the mind rests on one source of joy, and is made cheerful by that, numerous other blessings will be suggested to increase the joy; and when one great sorrow has taken possession of the soul, all the lesser sorrows of the past life cluster around it, so that we seem to ourselves to be wholly abandoned by God and by man.
LibraryGuidance in Judgment
'Good and upright is the Lord; therefore will He teach sinners in the way. 9. The meek will He guide in judgment; and the meek will He teach His way.'--PSALM xxv. 8, 9. The Psalmist prays in this psalm for three things: deliverance, guidance, and forgiveness. Of these three petitions the central one is that for guidance. 'Show me Thy ways, O Lord,' he asks in a previous verse; where he means by 'Thy ways,' not God's dealings with men, but men's conduct as prescribed by God. In my text he exchanges …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Both Things are Specially Worthy of Notice. ...
Out of the Deep of Suffering and Sorrow.
"He is the Rock, his Work is Perfect. For all his Ways are Judgment. A God of Truth, and Without Iniquity, Just and Right is He.
For evils beyond number have surrounded me; My iniquities have overtaken me, so that I am not able to see; They are more numerous than the hairs of my head, And my heart has failed me.
Then they cried out to the LORD in their trouble; He delivered them out of their distresses.
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