New American Standard Bible
This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him And saved him out of all his troubles.
King James Bible
This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles.
Darby Bible Translation
This afflicted one called, and Jehovah heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles.
World English Bible
This poor man cried, and Yahweh heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles.
Young's Literal Translation
This poor one called, and Jehovah heard, And from all his distresses saved him.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
This poor man cried - The psalmist here returns to his own particular experience. The emphasis here is on the word "this:" "This poor, afflicted, persecuted man cried." There is something much more touching in this than if he had merely said "I," or "I myself" cried. The language brings before us at once his afflicted and miserable condition. The word "poor" here - עני ‛ânı̂y - does not mean "poor" in the sense of a want of wealth, but "poor" in the sense of being afflicted, crushed, forsaken, desolate. The word "miserable" would better express the idea than the word "poor."
And the Lord heard him - That is, heard in the sense of "answered." He regarded his cry, and saved him.
LibraryThe Encamping Angel
'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 …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
A Poor Man's Cry, and what came of It
The Abbots Euroul and Loumon.
Letter Xli to Thomas of St. Omer, after He had Broken his Promise of Adopting a Change of Life.
"Because of the devastation of the afflicted, because of the groaning of the needy, Now I will arise," says the LORD; "I will set him in the safety for which he longs."
I call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised, And I am saved from my enemies.
I sought the LORD, and He answered me, And delivered me from all my fears.
The righteous cry, and the LORD hears And delivers them out of all their troubles.
Many are the afflictions of the righteous, But the LORD delivers him out of them all.
For He has delivered me from all trouble, And my eye has looked with satisfaction upon my enemies.
Sing to the LORD, praise the LORD! For He has delivered the soul of the needy one From the hand of evildoers.
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