Psalm 81:7
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New International Version
In your distress you called and I rescued you, I answered you out of a thundercloud; I tested you at the waters of Meribah.

New Living Translation
You cried to me in trouble, and I saved you; I answered out of the thundercloud and tested your faith when there was no water at Meribah. Interlude

English Standard Version
In distress you called, and I delivered you; I answered you in the secret place of thunder; I tested you at the waters of Meribah. Selah

New American Standard Bible
"You called in trouble and I rescued you; I answered you in the hiding place of thunder; I proved you at the waters of Meribah. Selah.

King James Bible
Thou calledst in trouble, and I delivered thee; I answered thee in the secret place of thunder: I proved thee at the waters of Meribah. Selah.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You called out in distress, and I rescued you; I answered you from the thundercloud. I tested you at the waters of Meribah. Selah

International Standard Version
In a time of need you called out and I delivered you; I answered you from the dark thundercloud; I tested you at the waters of Meribah. Interlude

NET Bible
In your distress you called out and I rescued you. I answered you from a dark thundercloud. I tested you at the waters of Meribah. (Selah)

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He called me in trouble, and in secret, in my glorious refuge, I saved him and I tested him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When you were in trouble, you called out [to me], and I rescued you. I was hidden in thunder, but I answered you. I tested your [loyalty] at the oasis of Meribah. [Selah]

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thou didst call in trouble, and I rescued thee; I answered thee in the secret place of thunder; I proved thee at the waters of Meribah. Selah

New American Standard 1977
“You called in trouble, and I rescued you;
            I answered you in the hiding place of thunder;
            I proved you at the waters of Meribah. Selah.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Thou didst call in trouble, and I delivered thee; I answered thee in the secret place of thunder; I proved thee at the waters of Meribah. Selah.

King James 2000 Bible
You called in trouble, and I delivered you; I answered you in the secret place of thunder: I tested you at the waters of Meribah. Selah.

American King James Version
You called in trouble, and I delivered you; I answered you in the secret place of thunder: I proved you at the waters of Meribah. Selah.

American Standard Version
Thou calledst in trouble, and I delivered thee; I answered thee in the secret place of thunder; I proved thee at the waters of Meribah. Selah

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou calledst upon me in affliction, and I delivered thee: I heard thee in the secret place of tempest: I proved thee at the waters of contradiction.

Darby Bible Translation
Thou calledst in trouble, and I delivered thee; I answered thee in the secret place of thunder; I proved thee at the waters of Meribah. Selah.

English Revised Version
Thou calledst in trouble, and I answered thee in the secret place of thunder; I proved thee at the waters of Meribah. Selah

Webster's Bible Translation
Thou calledst in trouble, and I delivered thee; I answered thee in the secret place of thunder: I proved thee at the waters of Meribah. Selah.

World English Bible
You called in trouble, and I delivered you. I answered you in the secret place of thunder. I tested you at the waters of Meribah." Selah.

Young's Literal Translation
In distress thou hast called and I deliver thee, I answer thee in the secret place of thunder, I try thee by the waters of Meribah. Selah.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
81:1-7 All the worship we can render to the Lord is beneath his excellences, and our obligations to him, especially in our redemption from sin and wrath. What God had done on Israel's behalf, was kept in remembrance by public solemnities. To make a deliverance appear more gracious, more glorious, it is good to observe all that makes the trouble we are delivered from appear more grievous. We ought never to forget the base and ruinous drudgery to which Satan, our oppressor, brought us. But when, in distress of conscience, we are led to cry for deliverance, the Lord answers our prayers, and sets us at liberty. Convictions of sin, and trials by affliction, prove his regard to his people. If the Jews, on their solemn feast-days, were thus to call to mind their redemption out of Egypt, much more ought we, on the Christian sabbath, to call to mind a more glorious redemption, wrought out for us by our Lord Jesus Christ, from worse bondage.
Study Bible
Sing Aloud to God, Our Strength!
6"I relieved his shoulder of the burden, His hands were freed from the basket. 7"You called in trouble and I rescued you; I answered you in the hiding place of thunder; I proved you at the waters of Meribah. Selah. 8"Hear, O My people, and I will admonish you; O Israel, if you would listen to Me!…
Cross References
Exodus 2:23
Now it came about in the course of those many days that the king of Egypt died. And the sons of Israel sighed because of the bondage, and they cried out; and their cry for help because of their bondage rose up to God.

Exodus 14:10
As Pharaoh drew near, the sons of Israel looked, and behold, the Egyptians were marching after them, and they became very frightened; so the sons of Israel cried out to the LORD.

Exodus 17:6
"Behold, I will stand before you there on the rock at Horeb; and you shall strike the rock, and water will come out of it, that the people may drink." And Moses did so in the sight of the elders of Israel.

Exodus 17:7
He named the place Massah and Meribah because of the quarrel of the sons of Israel, and because they tested the LORD, saying, "Is the LORD among us, or not?"

Exodus 19:19
When the sound of the trumpet grew louder and louder, Moses spoke and God answered him with thunder.

Exodus 20:18
All the people perceived the thunder and the lightning flashes and the sound of the trumpet and the mountain smoking; and when the people saw it, they trembled and stood at a distance.

Numbers 20:13
Those were the waters of Meribah, because the sons of Israel contended with the LORD, and He proved Himself holy among them.

Psalm 50:15
Call upon Me in the day of trouble; I shall rescue you, and you will honor Me."

Psalm 95:8
Do not harden your hearts, as at Meribah, As in the day of Massah in the wilderness,

Psalm 106:32
They also provoked Him to wrath at the waters of Meribah, So that it went hard with Moses on their account;
Treasury of Scripture

You called in trouble, and I delivered you; I answered you in the secret place of thunder: I proved you at the waters of Meribah. Selah.

calledst

Psalm 50:15 And call on me in the day of trouble: I will deliver you, and you …

Psalm 91:14,15 Because he has set his love on me, therefore will I deliver him: …

Exodus 2:23 And it came to pass in process of time, that the king of Egypt died: …

Exodus 14:10,30,31 And when Pharaoh drew near, the children of Israel lifted up their …

Exodus 17:2-7 Why the people did chide with Moses, and said, Give us water that …

secret

Exodus 14:24 And it came to pass, that in the morning watch the LORD looked to …

Exodus 19:19 And when the voice of the trumpet sounded long, and waxed louder …

Exodus 20:18-21 And all the people saw the thunder, and the lightning, and the noise …

proved

Exodus 17:6,7 Behold, I will stand before you there on the rock in Horeb; and you …

Numbers 20:13,24 This is the water of Meribah; because the children of Israel strove …

Deuteronomy 33:8 And of Levi he said, Let your Thummim and your Urim be with your …

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