Psalm 118:5
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English Standard Version
Out of my distress I called on the LORD; the LORD answered me 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.

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

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.

Webster's Bible Translation
I called upon the LORD in distress: the LORD answered me, and set me in a large place.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The thanksgiving Psalm ending in Hallelujah is followed by this shortest of all the Psalms, a Hallelujah addressed to the heathen world. In its very brevity it is one of the grandest witnesses of the might with which, in the midst of the Old Testament, the world-wide mission of the religion of revelation struck against or undermined the national limitation. It is stamped by the apostle in Romans 15:11 as a locus classicus for the fore-ordained (gnadenrathschlussmssig) participation of the heathen in the promised salvation of Israel.

Even this shortest Psalm has its peculiarities in point of language. אמּים (Aramaic אמיּא, Arabic umam) is otherwise alien to Old Testament Hebrew. The Old Testament Hebrew is acquainted only with אמּות as an appellation of Ismaelitish of Midianitish tribes. כּל־גּוים are, as in Psalm 72:11, Psalm 72:17, all peoples without distinction, and כּל־האמּים all nations without exception. The call is confirmed from the might of the mercy or loving-kindness of Jahve, which proves itself mighty over Israel, i.e., by its intensity and fulness superabundantly covering (גּבר as in Psalm 103:11; cf. ὑπερεπερίσσευσε, Romans 5:20, ὑπερεπλεόνασε, 1 Timothy 1:14) human sin and infirmity; and from His truth, by virtue of which history on into eternity ends in a verifying of His promises. Mercy and truth are the two divine powers which shall one day be perfectly developed and displayed in Israel, and going forth from Israel, shall conquer the world.

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Psalm 18:6 In my distress I called on the LORD, and cried to my God: he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before him...

Psalm 40:1-3 I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined to 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.

Psalm 107:13,19 Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he saved them out of their distresses...

Psalm 116:3,4 The sorrows of death compassed me, and the pains of hell got hold on me: I found trouble and sorrow...

Psalm 120:1 In my distress I cried to the LORD, and he heard me.

Psalm 130:1,2 Out of the depths have I cried to you, O LORD...

Genesis 32:7,9-11 Then Jacob was greatly afraid and distressed: and he divided the people that was with him, and the flocks, and herds, and the camels...

1 Samuel 30:6-8 And David was greatly distressed; for the people spoke of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved...

Mark 14:31-36 But he spoke the more vehemently, If I should die with you, I will not deny you in any wise. Likewise also said they all...

in distress. Heb. out of distress

Psalm 130:1 Out of the depths have I cried to you, 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 have not shut me up into the hand of the enemy: you have set my feet in a large room.

Cross References
2 Samuel 22:20
He brought me out into a broad place; he rescued me, because he delighted in me.

2 Chronicles 33:12
And when he was in distress, he entreated the favor of the LORD his God and humbled himself greatly before the God of his fathers.

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

Psalm 18:19
He brought me out into a broad place; he rescued me, because he delighted in me.

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

Psalm 86:7
In the day of my trouble I call upon you, for you answer me.

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

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