2 Samuel 22:42
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New International Version
They cried for help, but there was no one to save them-- to the LORD, but he did not answer.

New Living Translation
They looked for help, but no one came to their rescue. They even cried to the LORD, but he refused to answer.

English Standard Version
They looked, but there was none to save; they cried to the LORD, but he did not answer them.

Berean Study Bible
They looked, but there was no one to save them—to the LORD, but He did not answer.

New American Standard Bible
"They looked, but there was none to save; Even to the LORD, but He did not answer them.

King James Bible
They looked, but there was none to save; even unto the LORD, but he answered them not.

Christian Standard Bible
They look, but there is no one to save them--they look to the LORD, but he does not answer them.

Contemporary English Version
They cried out for help, but no one saved them; they called out to you, but there was no answer.

Good News Translation
They look for help, but no one saves them; they call to the LORD, but he does not answer.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They look, but there is no one to save them-- they look to the LORD, but He does not answer them.

International Standard Version
They looked around, but there was no one to save them — they looked to the LORD, but he paid no attention!

NET Bible
They cry out, but there is no one to help them; they cry out to the LORD, but he does not answer them.

New Heart English Bible
They cry out, but there was none to save; even to the LORD, but he did not answer them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They looked, but there was no one to save them. They looked to the LORD, but he did not answer them.

JPS Tanakh 1917
They looked, but there was none to save; Even unto the LORD, but He answered them not.

New American Standard 1977
“They looked, but there was none to save; Even to the LORD, but He did not answer them.

Jubilee Bible 2000
They looked, but there was no one to save them; even unto the LORD, but he did not answer them.

King James 2000 Bible
They looked, but there was none to save; even unto the LORD, but he answered them not.

American King James Version
They looked, but there was none to save; even to the LORD, but he answered them not.

American Standard Version
They looked, but there was none to save; Even unto Jehovah, but he answered them not.

Douay-Rheims Bible
They shall cry, and there shall be none to save: to the Lord, and he shall not hear them.

Darby Bible Translation
They looked, and there was none to save -- Unto Jehovah, and he answered them not.

English Revised Version
They looked, but there was none to save; even unto the LORD, but he answered them not.

Webster's Bible Translation
They looked, but there was none to save; even to the LORD, but he answered them not.

World English Bible
They looked, but there was none to save; even to Yahweh, but he didn't answer them.

Young's Literal Translation
They look, and there is no saviour; Unto Jehovah, and He hath not answered them.
Study Bible
David's Song of Deliverance
41You have made my enemies retreat before me; I put an end to those who hated me. 42They looked, but there was none to save them, even to the LORD, but He did not answer. 43I ground them as the dust of the earth; I crushed and trampled them like mud in the streets.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 28:6
He inquired of the LORD, but the LORD did not answer him by dreams or Urim or prophets.

Isaiah 1:15
When you spread out your hands in prayer, I will hide My eyes from you; even though you multiply your prayers, I will not listen. Your hands are covered with blood.

Isaiah 17:7
In that day men will look to their Maker and turn their eyes to the Holy One of Israel.

Isaiah 17:8
They will not look to the altars they have made with their hands or to the Asherahs and incense altars they have made with their fingers.

Treasury of Scripture

They looked, but there was none to save; even to the LORD, but he answered them not.

unto the Lord

1 Samuel 28:6 And when Saul inquired of the LORD, the LORD answered him not, neither …

Job 27:9 Will God hear his cry when trouble comes on him?

Proverbs 1:28 Then shall they call on me, but I will not answer; they shall seek …

Isaiah 1:15 And when you spread forth your hands, I will hide my eyes from you: …

Ezekiel 20:3 Son of man, speak to the elders of Israel, and say to them, Thus …

Micah 3:4 Then shall they cry to the LORD, but he will not hear them: he will …

Matthew 7:22,23 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied …

Luke 13:25,26 When once the master of the house is risen up, and has shut to the …







(42) They looked.--By the change of a letter this becomes in the psalm "They cried," and it is so translated here in the LXX., "they shall cry." One of the readings is doubtless a mere clerical error.

They looked, but there was none to save; even unto the Lord, but he answered them not. See Gill on Psalm 18:41. 22:1-51 David's psalm of thanksgiving. - This chapter is a psalm of praise; we find it afterwards nearly as Ps 18. They that trust God in the way of duty, shall find him a present help in their greatest dangers: David did so. Remarkable preservations should be particularly mentioned in our praises. We shall never be delivered from all enemies till we get to heaven. God will preserve all his people, 2Ti 4:18. Those who receive signal mercies from God, ought to give him the glory. In the day that God delivered David, he sang this song. While the mercy is fresh, and we are most affected with it, let the thank-offering be brought, to be kindled with the fire of that affection. All his joys and hopes close, as all our hopes should do, in the great Redeemer.
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