Psalm 34:17
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New International Version
The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles.

King James Bible
The righteous cry, and the LORD heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles.

Darby Bible Translation
[The righteous] cry, and Jehovah heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles.

World English Bible
The righteous cry, and Yahweh hears, and delivers them out of all their troubles.

Young's Literal Translation
They cried, and Jehovah heard, And from all their distresses delivered them.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The righteous cry - There is no word in the present Hebrew text for righteous; but all the versions preserve it. I suppose it was lost through its similitude to the word צעקו tsaaku, they cry צעקו צדיקים tsaaku tsaddikim, the righteous cry.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

The righteous. There is no word for [the righteous] in the present Hebrew text; but it is preserved in all the versions; and it was probably lost from its similitude to [tzaakoo], `they cry:' -- tzaakoo tazddeekim, `the righteous cry.'


Psalm 34:6,15,19 This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles...

Psalm 91:15 He shall call on me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honor him.

Psalm 145:18-20 The LORD is near to all them that call on him, to all that call on him in truth...

2 Chronicles 32:20,21,24 And for this cause Hezekiah the king, and the prophet Isaiah the son of Amoz, prayed and cried to heaven...

Isaiah 65:24 And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear.

Acts 12:5-11 Peter therefore was kept in prison: but prayer was made without ceasing of the church to God for him...

Struggling and Seeking
'The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the Lord shall not want any good thing.'--PSALM xxxiv. 10. If we may trust the superscription of this psalm, it was written by David at one of the very darkest days of his wanderings, probably in the Cave of Adullam, where he had gathered around him a band of outlaws, and was living, to all appearance, a life uncommonly like that of a brigand chief, in the hills. One might have pardoned him if, at such a moment, some cloud of doubt or
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Religion Pleasant to the Religious.
"O taste and see how gracious the Lord is; blessed is the man that trusteth in Him."--Psalm xxxiv. 8. You see by these words what love Almighty God has towards us, and what claims He has upon our love. He is the Most High, and All-Holy. He inhabiteth eternity: we are but worms compared with Him. He would not be less happy though He had never created us; He would not be less happy though we were all blotted out again from creation. But He is the God of love; He brought us all into existence,
John Henry Newman—Parochial and Plain Sermons, Vol. VII

Draw Me, we Will Run after Thee to the Odor of Thine Ointments.
This young lover prays the Bridegroom to draw her by the centre of her soul, as if she were not satisfied with the sweetness of the balsam poured forth among her powers; for she already comprehends, through the grace of the Bridegroom, who continually draws her with more and more force, that there is an enjoyment of Himself more noble and more intimate than that which she at present shares. This is what gives rise to her present request. Draw me, says she, into the most interior chambers of my soul,
Madame Guyon—Song of Songs of Solomon

Fourth Sunday after Easter Second Sermon.
Text: James 1, 16-21. 16 Be not deceived, my beloved brethren. 17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom can be no variation, neither shadow that is cast by turning. 18 Of his own will he brought us forth by the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures. 19 Ye know this, my beloved brethren. But let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: 20 for the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness
Martin Luther—Epistle Sermons, Vol. II

Cross References
Exodus 14:10
As Pharaoh approached, the Israelites looked up, and there were the Egyptians, marching after them. They were terrified and cried out to the LORD.

Deuteronomy 4:7
What other nation is so great as to have their gods near them the way the LORD our God is near us whenever we pray to him?

1 Kings 9:3
The LORD said to him: "I have heard the prayer and plea you have made before me; I have consecrated this temple, which you have built, by putting my Name there forever. My eyes and my heart will always be there.

Psalm 34:4
I sought the LORD, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears.

Psalm 34:6
This poor man called, and the LORD heard him; he saved him out of all his troubles.

Psalm 145:19
He fulfills the desires of those who fear him; he hears their cry and saves them.

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