New American Standard Bible
Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, And He brought them out of their distresses.
King James Bible
Then they cry unto the LORD in their trouble, and he bringeth them out of their distresses.
Darby Bible Translation
Then they cry unto Jehovah in their trouble, and he bringeth them out of their distresses;
World English Bible
Then they cry to Yahweh in their trouble, and he brings them out of their distress.
Young's Literal Translation
And they cry to Jehovah in their adversity, And from their distresses He bringeth them out.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Then they cry unto the Lord in their trouble ... - See Psalm 107:6, Psalm 107:13, Psalm 107:19. Sailors pray. If they do not pray elsewhere, they often do in a storm, when in danger of being wrecked and lost. A storm at sea brings hundreds on their knees who never prayed before - for they feel that their only help is in God, and that it is a fearful thing to die. Then they do "right." They do what "ought" to be done. But they do then only what people ought always to do, for it is as plain a duty to pray when we are in safety as when we are in danger; when sailing on a smooth sea as in a storm; when on the land as on the ocean. People anywhere, and at any time may die; and people everywhere and at all times "should," therefore, call upon God. Storms, tempests, fire, disease, and danger, only impel people to do what they should do always from higher motives, and when their motives will be likely to be more disinterested and pure.
LibraryGod's Great Deliverance of his People. --Ps. Cvii.
God's great Deliverance of His People.--Ps. cvii. part I.--The Wilderness. part II.--From Captivity. part III. From Malignant Disease. part IV. Perils on the Deep. Thank and praise Jehovah's name For his mercies firm and sure, From eternity the same, To eternity endure. Let the ransom'd thus rejoice, Gather'd out of every land; As the people of his choice, Pluck'd from the destroyer's hand. In the wilderness astray, Hither, thither, while they roam, Hungry, fainting by the way, Far from refuge, …
James Montgomery—Sacred Poems and Hymns
Spiritual Hunger Shall be Satisfied
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The Privilege of Prayer
They reeled and staggered like a drunken man, And were at their wits' end.
He caused the storm to be still, So that the waves of the sea were hushed.
So the captain approached him and said, "How is it that you are sleeping? Get up, call on your god. Perhaps your god will be concerned about us so that we will not perish."
Then they called on the LORD and said, "We earnestly pray, O LORD, do not let us perish on account of this man's life and do not put innocent blood on us; for You, O LORD, have done as You have pleased."
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