Psalm 118:5
New International Version
When hard pressed, I cried to the LORD; he brought me into a spacious place.

New Living Translation
In my distress I prayed to the LORD, and the LORD answered me and set me free.

English Standard Version
Out of my distress I called on the LORD; the LORD answered me and set me free.

Berean Study Bible
In my distress I called to the LORD, and He answered and set me free.

King James Bible
I called upon the LORD in distress: the LORD answered me, and set me in a large place.

New King James Version
I called on the LORD in distress; The LORD answered me and set me in a broad place.

New American Standard Bible
From my distress I called upon the LORD; The LORD answered me and put me in an open space.

NASB 1995
From my distress I called upon the LORD; The LORD answered me and set me in a large place.

NASB 1977
From my distress I called upon the LORD; The LORD answered me and set me in a large place.

Amplified Bible
Out of my distress I called on the LORD; The LORD answered me and set me free.

Christian Standard Bible
I called to the LORD in distress; the LORD answered me and put me in a spacious place.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I called to the LORD in distress; the LORD answered me and put me in a spacious place.

American Standard Version
Out of my distress I called upon Jehovah: Jehovah answered me and set me in a large place.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
I cried out of trouble to LORD JEHOVAH and LORD JEHOVAH answered me in a large place.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
I called on the Lord out of affliction: and he hearkened to me, so as to bring me into a wide place.

Contemporary English Version
When I was really hurting, I prayed to the LORD. He answered my prayer, and took my worries away.

Douay-Rheims Bible
In my trouble I called upon the Lord: and the Lord heard me, and enlarged me.

English Revised Version
Out of my distress I called upon the LORD: the LORD answered me and set me in a large place.

Good News Translation
In my distress I called to the LORD; he answered me and set me free.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
During times of trouble I called on the LORD. The LORD answered me [and] set me free [from all of them].

International Standard Version
I called on the LORD in my distress; the LORD answered me openly.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Out of my straits I called upon the LORD; He answered me with great enlargement.

Literal Standard Version
I called YAH from the narrow place, YAH answered me in a broad place.

NET Bible
In my distress I cried out to the LORD. The LORD answered me and put me in a wide open place.

New Heart English Bible
Out of my distress, I called on the LORD. The LORD answered me with freedom.

World English Bible
Out of my distress, I called on Yah. Yah answered me with freedom.

Young's Literal Translation
From the straitness I called Jah, Jah answered me in a broad place.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Give Thanks to the LORD, for He is Good
4Let those who fear the LORD say, “His loving devotion endures forever.” 5In my distress I called to the LORD, and He answered and set me free. 6The LORD is on my side; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?…

Cross References
2 Samuel 22:20
He brought me out into the open; He rescued me because He delighted in me.

2 Chronicles 33:12
And in his distress, Manasseh sought the favor of the LORD his God and earnestly humbled himself before the God of his fathers.

Psalm 18:6
In my distress I called upon the LORD; I cried to my God for help. From His temple He heard my voice, and my cry for His help reached His ears.

Psalm 18:19
He brought me out into the open; He rescued me because He delighted in me.

Psalm 22:21
Save me from the mouth of the lion; at the horns of the wild oxen You have answered me!

Psalm 86:7
In the day of my distress I call on You, because You answer me.

Psalm 116:4
Then I called on the name of the LORD: "O LORD, deliver my soul!"


Treasury of Scripture

I called on the LORD in distress: the LORD answered me, and set me in a large place.

called

Psalm 18:6
In my distress I called upon the LORD, and cried unto my God: he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before him, even into his ears.

Psalm 40:1-3
To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry…

Psalm 77:2
In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord: my sore ran in the night, and ceased not: my soul refused to be comforted.

in distress.

Psalm 130:1
A Song of degrees. Out of the depths have I cried unto thee, O LORD.

set me

Psalm 18:19
He brought me forth also into a large place; he delivered me, because he delighted in me.

Psalm 31:8
And hast not shut me up into the hand of the enemy: thou hast set my feet in a large room.









(5) I called.--Better, out of the straitness I cried to Jah; answered me, with freedom, Jah. The meaning of the last clause (literally, with room. Comp.: "Ay, marry, now my soul has elbow-room"--King John) is determined by the parallelism of Psalm 18:19. The versions read "freedom of Jah," i.e., boundless freedom,"

Verse 5. - I called upon the Lord in distress; literally, from the strait place; i.e. from the straits in which I was. It is generally agreed that the Babylonian captivity is intended. The nation had called to God in its distress by the mouth of Daniel (Daniel 9:4-19) and of other holy men. The Lord answered me, and set me in a large place; literally, the Lord answered me on the open plain. The idea is, "The Lord gave me enlargement" - took me out of my straits - "set my feet in a large room" (Psalm 31:8).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
In
מִֽן־ (min-)
Preposition
Strong's 4480: A part of, from, out of

[my] distress
הַ֭מֵּצַ֥ר (ham·mê·ṣar)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4712: Something tight, trouble

I called
קָרָ֣אתִי (qā·rā·ṯî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 7121: To call, proclaim, read

to the LORD,
יָּ֑הּ (yāh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3050: LORD -- the name of the God of Israel

[and He]
יָֽהּ׃ (yāh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3050: LORD -- the name of the God of Israel

answered
עָנָ֖נִי (‘ā·nā·nî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular | first person common singular
Strong's 6030: To answer, respond

[and set me] free.
בַמֶּרְחָ֣ב (ḇam·mer·ḥāḇ)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4800: A broad or roomy place


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