New American Standard Bible
I sought the LORD, and He answered me, And delivered me from all my fears.
King James Bible
I sought the LORD, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.
Darby Bible Translation
I sought Jehovah, and he answered me, and delivered me from all my fears.
World English Bible
I sought Yahweh, and he answered me, and delivered me from all my fears.
Young's Literal Translation
I sought Jehovah, and He answered me, And from all my fears did deliver me.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
I sought the Lord, and he heard me - That is, on the occasion referred to in the psalm, when he was exposed to the persecutions of Saul, and when he sought refuge in the country of Abimelech or Achish: 1 Samuel 21:1-15. The idea is, that at that time he did not confide in his own wisdom, or trust to any devices of his own, but that he sought the protection and guidance of God, alike when he fled to Gath, and when he fled from Gath.
And delivered me from all my fears - From all that he apprehended from Saul, and again from all that he dreaded when he found that Abimelech would not harbor him, but drove him from him.
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'The Angel of the Lord encampeth round about them that fear Him, and delivereth them.'--PSALM xxxiv. 7. If we accept the statement in the superscription of this psalm, it dates from one of the darkest hours in David's life. His fortunes were never lower than when he fled from Gath, the city of Goliath, to Adullam. He never appears in a less noble light than when he feigned madness to avert the dangers which he might well dread there. How unlike the terror and self-degradation of the man who 'scrabbled …
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"Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.
2 Chronicles 15:2
and he went out to meet Asa and said to him, "Listen to me, Asa, and all Judah and Benjamin: the LORD is with you when you are with Him. And if you seek Him, He will let you find Him; but if you forsake Him, He will forsake you.
I was crying to the LORD with my voice, And He answered me from His holy mountain. Selah.
And those who know Your name will put their trust in You, For You, O LORD, have not forsaken those who seek You.
Save me from the lion's mouth; From the horns of the wild oxen You answer me.
When You said, "Seek My face," my heart said to You, "Your face, O LORD, I shall seek."
This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him And saved him out of all his troubles.
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