Psalm 34:4
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English Standard Version
I sought the LORD, and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears.

King James Bible
I sought the LORD, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.

American Standard Version
I sought Jehovah, and he answered me, And delivered me from all my fears.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I sought the Lord, and he heard me; and he delivered me from all my troubles.

English Revised Version
I sought the LORD, and he answered me, and delivered me from all my fears.

Webster's Bible Translation
I sought the LORD, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.

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Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Accordingly, in this closing hexastich, the church acknowledges Him as its help, its shield, and its source of joy. Besides the passage before us, חכּה occurs in only one other instance in the Psalter, viz., Psalm 106:13. This word, which belongs to the group of words signifying hoping and waiting, is perhaps from the root חך (Arab. ḥk', ḥkâ, firmiter constringere sc. nodum), to be firm, compact, like קוּה from קוה, to pull tight or fast, cf. the German harren (to wait) and hart (hard, compact). In Psalm 33:20 we still hear the echo of the primary passage Deuteronomy 33:29 (cf. Deuteronomy 33:26). The emphasis, as in Psalm 115:9-11, rests upon הוּא, into which בּו, in Psalm 33:21, puts this thought, viz., He is the unlimited sphere, the inexhaustible matter, the perennial spring of our joy. The second כּי confirms this subjectively. His holy Name is His church's ground of faith, of love, and of hope; for from thence comes its salvation. It can boldly pray that the mercy of the Lord may be upon it, for it waits upon Him, and man's waiting or hoping and God's giving are reciprocally conditioned. This is the meaning of the כּאשׁר. God is true to His word. The Te Deum laudamus of Ambrose closes in the same way.

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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 22:24 For he has not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted; neither has he hid his face from him; but when he cried to him...

Psalm 31:22 For I said in my haste, I am cut off from before your eyes: nevertheless you heard the voice of my supplications when I cried to you.

Psalm 77:1,2 I cried to God with my voice, even to God with my voice; and he gave ear to me...

Psalm 116:1-6 I love the LORD, because he has heard my voice and my supplications...

Jonah 2:2 And said, I cried by reason of my affliction to the LORD, and he heard me; out of the belly of hell cried I, and you heard my voice.

Matthew 7:7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened to you:

Luke 11:9 And I say to you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened to you.

2 Corinthians 12:8,9 For this thing I sought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me...

Hebrews 5:7 Who in the days of his flesh...

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Psalm 27:1,2 The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid...

Psalm 46:2 Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the middle of the sea;

Psalm 56:3 What time I am afraid, I will trust in you.

1 Samuel 27:1 And David said in his heart, I shall now perish one day by the hand of Saul...

Isaiah 12:2 Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the LORD JEHOVAH is my strength and my song...

2 Corinthians 7:5,6 For, when we were come into Macedonia, our flesh had no rest, but we were troubled on every side; without were fights...

2 Timothy 1:7 For God has not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

Cross References
Matthew 7:7
"Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.

2 Chronicles 15:2
and he went out to meet Asa and said to him, "Hear me, Asa, and all Judah and Benjamin: The LORD is with you while you are with him. If you seek him, he will be found by you, but if you forsake him, he will forsake you.

Psalm 3:4
I cried aloud to the LORD, and he answered me from his holy hill. Selah

Psalm 9:10
And those who know your name put their trust in you, for you, O LORD, have not forsaken those who seek you.

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

Psalm 27:8
You have said, "Seek my face." My heart says to you, "Your face, LORD, do I seek."

Psalm 34:6
This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him and saved him out of all his troubles.

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