New American Standard Bible
In the day of my trouble I shall call upon You, For You will answer me.
King James Bible
In the day of my trouble I will call upon thee: for thou wilt answer me.
Darby Bible Translation
In the day of my distress I will call upon thee, for thou wilt answer me.
World English Bible
In the day of my trouble I will call on you, for you will answer me.
Young's Literal Translation
In a day of my distress I call Thee, For Thou dost answer me.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
In the day of my trouble I will call upon thee - That is, I do it now; I have done it; I will do it. The language implies a habit, or a steady purpose of mind, that in all times of trouble he would make God his refuge. It was this fixed purpose - this regular habit - which was now the ground of his confidence. A man who always makes God his refuge, who has no other ground of reliance, may feel assured that God will interpose and save him.
For thou wilt answer me - This also implies a fixed and steady assurance of mind, applicable not only to this case, but to all similar cases. He had firm confidence in God at all times; an unwavering belief that God is a hearer of prayer. This is a just foundation of hope when we approach God. Compare James 1:6-7.
Library"Behold Your God!"
In Isaiah's day the spiritual understanding of mankind was dark through misapprehension of God. Long had Satan sought to lead men to look upon their Creator as the author of sin and suffering and death. Those whom he had thus deceived, imagined that God was hard and exacting. They regarded Him as watching to denounce and condemn, unwilling to receive the sinner so long as there was a legal excuse for not helping him. The law of love by which heaven is ruled had been misrepresented by the archdeceiver …
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings
Sermons of St. Bernard on the Passing of Malachy
I have called upon You, for You will answer me, O God; Incline Your ear to me, hear my speech.
Call upon Me in the day of trouble; I shall rescue you, and you will honor Me."
Give heed to me and answer me; I am restless in my complaint and am surely distracted,
In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord; In the night my hand was stretched out without weariness; My soul refused to be comforted.
From my distress I called upon the LORD; The LORD answered me and set me in a large place.
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