New International Version
When I called, you answered me; you greatly emboldened me.
King James Bible
In the day when I cried thou answeredst me, and strengthenedst me with strength in my soul.
Darby Bible Translation
In the day when I called thou answeredst me; thou didst encourage me with strength in my soul.
World English Bible
In the day that I called, you answered me. You encouraged me with strength in my soul.
Young's Literal Translation
In the day I called, when Thou dost answer me, Thou dost strengthen me in my soul with strength.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
With strength in my soul - Thou hast endued my soul with many graces, blessings, and heavenly qualities.
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In the opening, I must remark that this is not the heritage of all mankind. The word, "me," in the text, cannot be appropriated by any man, unless he, in some respects, resembles the character of David, who penned this psalm. The text, however, itself, is its own guard. If you look at it, you will see that there is in its bowels a full description of a true Christian. I will ask you three questions suggested by the words themselves, and according to your answer to these three questions, shall be …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 5: 1859
The Coming Revival
Introduction. Chapter i. --The Life and Writings of St. Hilary of Poitiers.
They were all trying to frighten us, thinking, "Their hands will get too weak for the work, and it will not be completed." But I prayed, "Now strengthen my hands."
The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him.
For the director of music. Of the Sons of Korah. According to alamoth. A song. God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.
When hard pressed, I cried to the LORD; he brought me into a spacious place.
The LORD said, "Surely I will deliver you for a good purpose; surely I will make your enemies plead with you in times of disaster and times of distress.
"Do not be afraid, you who are highly esteemed," he said. "Peace! Be strong now; be strong." When he spoke to me, I was strengthened and said, "Speak, my lord, since you have given me strength."
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