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.

New Living Translation
The LORD hears his people when they call to him for help. He rescues them from all their troubles.

English Standard Version
When the righteous cry for help, the LORD hears and delivers them out of all their troubles.

New American Standard Bible
The righteous cry, and the LORD hears And delivers them out of all their troubles.

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears, and delivers them from all their troubles.

International Standard Version
The LORD hears those who cry out, and he delivers them from all their distress.

NET Bible
The godly cry out and the LORD hears; he saves them from all their troubles.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The righteous ones cried out and Lord Jehovah heard them and delivered them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
[Righteous people] cry out. The LORD hears and rescues them from all their troubles.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Pe The righteous cried out, and the LORD heard and delivered them out of all their troubles.

King James 2000 Bible
The righteous cry, and the LORD hears, and delivers them out of all their troubles.

American King James Version
The righteous cry, and the LORD hears, and delivers them out of all their troubles.

American Standard Version
The righteous cried, and Jehovah heard, And delivered them out of all their troubles.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The just cried, and the Lord heard them: and delivered them out of all their troubles.

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

English Revised Version
The righteous cried, and the LORD heard, and delivered them out of all their troubles.

Webster's Bible Translation
The righteous cry, and the LORD 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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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

34:11-22 Let young persons set out in life with learning the fear of the Lord, if they desire true comfort here, and eternal happiness hereafter. Those will be most happy who begin the soonest to serve so good a Master. All aim to be happy. Surely this must look further than the present world; for man's life on earth consists but of few days, and those full of trouble. What man is he that would see the good of that where all bliss is perfect? Alas! few have this good in their thoughts. That religion promises best which creates watchfulness over the heart and over the tongue. It is not enough not to do hurt, we must study to be useful, and to live to some purpose; we must seek peace and pursue it; be willing to deny ourselves a great deal for peace' sake. It is the constant practice of real believers, when in distress, to cry unto God, and it is their constant comfort that he hears them. The righteous are humbled for sin, and are low in their own eyes. Nothing is more needful to true godliness than a contrite heart, broken off from every self-confidence. In this soil every grace will flourish, and nothing can encourage such a one but the free, rich grace of the gospel of Jesus Christ. The righteous are taken under the special protection of the Lord, yet they have their share of crosses in this world, and there are those that hate them. Both from the mercy of Heaven, and the malice of hell, the afflictions of the righteous must be many. But whatever troubles befal them, shall not hurt their souls, for God keeps them from sinning in troubles. No man is desolate, but he whom God has forsaken.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 17. - The righteous cry, and the Lord heareth; literally, they cry, and the Lord heareth. "Cry," which by the ordinary rules of grammar should have for its subject the "evil-doers" of the preceding verse, must, it is obvious from the context, refer to the "righteous" of ver. 15, who are the predominant subject of the entire passage(vers. 15-22). And delivereth them out of all their troubles (comp. ver. 19 and Psalm 54:7).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

The righteous cry,.... The word "righteous" is not in the original text, but is rightly supplied in our version, as it is in the Targum, and by Jarchi; and so Kimchi and Ben Melech observe, that these words are not to be connected with Psalm 34:16, but with Psalm 34:15; and they are indeed an amplification of the last clause of it; and the cry of the righteous is meant, to which the ears of the Lord are open; though Aben Ezra thinks that these words are to be understood of them that do evil, and of their cry to the Lord, when they turn from their evil ways; but the former sense is best;

and the Lord heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles; their inward troubles, through the workings of corruption in their hearts; through the violent assaults of Satan, the blasphemous thoughts he injects into them, and his solicitations of them to sin; and through divine desertions, and their outward troubles; through afflictions of body, losses of estate and friends, and the reproaches and persecutions of men; out of all these the Lord sooner or later delivers his people who cry unto him.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

17, 18. Humble penitents are objects of God's special tender regard (Ps 51:19; Isa 57:15).

Psalm 34:17 Additional Commentaries
Context
Taste and See the Lord is Good
16The face of the LORD is against evildoers, To cut off the memory of them from the earth. 17The righteous cry, and the LORD hears And delivers them out of all their troubles. 18The LORD is near to the brokenhearted And saves those who are crushed in spirit.…
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.
Treasury of Scripture

The righteous cry, and the LORD hears, and delivers them out of all their troubles.

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.'

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