Psalm 18:41
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English Standard Version
They cried for help, but there was none to save; they cried to the LORD, but he did not answer them.

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

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
They cried, but there was none to save them, to the Lord: but he heard them not.

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

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

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

(Heb.: 18:36-37) Yet it is not the brazen bow in itself that makes him victorious, but the helpful strength of his God. "Shield of Thy salvation" is that consisting of Thy salvation. מגן has an unchangeable , as it has always. The salvation of Jahve covered him as a shield, from which every stroke of the foe rebounded; the right hand of Jahve supported him that his hands might not become feeble in the conflict. In its ultimate cause it is the divine ענוה, to which he must trace back his greatness, i.e., God's lowliness, by virtue of which His eyes look down upon that which is on the earth (Psalm 113:6), and the poor and contrite ones are His favourite dwelling-place (Isaiah 57:15; Isaiah 66:1.); cf. B. Megilla 31a, "wherever Scripture testifies of the גבורה of the Holy One, blessed be He, it gives prominence also, in connection with it, to His condescension, ענותנוּתו, as in Deuteronomy 10:17 and in connection with it Deuteronomy 10:18, Isaiah 57:15 and Isaiah 57:15, Psalm 68:5 and Psalm 68:6." The rendering of Luther, who follows the lxx and Vulgate, "When Thou humblest me, Thou makest me great" is opposed by the fact that ענוה means the bending of one's self, and not of another. What is intended is, that condescension of God to mankind, and especially to the house of David, which was in operation, with an ultimate view to the incarnation, in the life of the son of Jesse from the time of his anointing to his death, viz., the divine χρηστότης καὶ φιλανθρωπία (Titus 3:4), which elected the shepherd boy to be king, and did not cast him off even when he fell into sin and his infirmities became manifest. To enlarge his steps under any one is equivalent to securing him room for freedom of motion (cf. the opposite form of expression in Proverbs 4:12). Jahve removed the obstacles of his course out of the way, and steeled his ankles so that he stood firm in fight and endured till he came off victorious. The praet. מעדו substantiates what, without any other indication of it, is required by the consecutio temporum, viz., that everything here has a retrospective meaning.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

2 Samuel 22:42,43 They looked, but there was none to save; even to the LORD, but he answered them not...

Job 35:12,13 There they cry, but none gives answer, because of the pride of evil men...

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

Isaiah 1:15 And when you spread forth your hands, I will hide my eyes from you: yes, when you make many prayers, I will not hear...

Isaiah 59:1,2 Behold, the LORD's hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear...

Jeremiah 11:11 Therefore thus said the LORD, Behold, I will bring evil on them, which they shall not be able to escape...

Jeremiah 14:12 When they fast, I will not hear their cry; and when they offer burnt offering and an oblation, I will not accept them...

Ezekiel 8:18 Therefore will I also deal in fury: my eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity: and though they cry in my ears with a loud voice...

Hosea 7:14 And they have not cried to me with their heart, when they howled on their beds: they assemble themselves for corn and wine...

Micah 3:4 Then shall they cry to the LORD, but he will not hear them: he will even hide his face from them at that time...

Zechariah 7:13 Therefore it is come to pass, that as he cried, and they would not hear; so they cried, and I would not hear, said the LORD of hosts:

Luke 13:25 When once the master of the house is risen up, and has shut to the door, and you begin to stand without, and to knock at the door...

Cross References
Job 27:9
Will God hear his cry when distress comes upon him?

Psalm 50:22
"Mark this, then, you who forget God, lest I tear you apart, and there be none to deliver!

Psalm 66:18
If I had cherished iniquity in my heart, the Lord would not have listened.

Proverbs 1:28
Then they will call upon me, but I will not answer; they will seek me diligently but will not find me.

Proverbs 15:29
The LORD is far from the wicked, but he hears the prayer of the righteous.

Jeremiah 11:11
Therefore, thus says the LORD, Behold, I am bringing disaster upon them that they cannot escape. Though they cry to me, I will not listen to them.

Micah 3:4
Then they will cry to the LORD, but he will not answer them; he will hide his face from them at that time, because they have made their deeds evil.

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