Psalm 138:3
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New American Standard Bible
On the day I called, You answered me; You made me bold with strength in my soul.

King James Bible
In the day when I cried thou answeredst me, and strengthenedst me with strength in my soul.

Darby Bible Translation
In the day when I called thou answeredst me; thou didst encourage me with strength in my soul.

World English Bible
In the day that I called, you answered me. You encouraged me with strength in my soul.

Young's Literal Translation
In the day I called, when Thou dost answer me, Thou dost strengthen me in my soul with strength.

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

In the day when I cried - Referring to some former period of his life when he was in trouble.

Thou answeredst me - In the very day when I called, thou gavest me the answer: that is, immediately.

And strengthenedst me with strength in my soul - literally, "Thou didst embolden - or, didst make me courageous with strength." Thou didst enable me to meet danger, and to overcome fear. It would seem probable that this was on some occasion when he was in danger from his enemies.

Psalm 138:3 Parallel Commentaries

Library
Epistle Xlvii. To Dominicus, Bishop.
To Dominicus, Bishop. Gregory to Dominicus, Bishop of Carthage [1454] . We have received with the utmost gratification the letters of your Fraternity, which have reached us somewhat late by the hands of Donatus and Quodvultdeus, our most reverend brethren and fellow-bishops, and also Victor the deacon with Agilegius the notary. And though we thought that we had suffered loss from the tardiness of their coming, yet we find gain from their more abundant charity; seeing that from this delay in point
Saint Gregory the Great—the Epistles of Saint Gregory the Great

Prayer Out of the Deep.
Hear my prayer, O God; and hide not Thyself from my petition. Take heed unto me and hear me; how I mourn in my prayer and am vexed.--Psalm iv. 1, 2. In my trouble I will call upon the Lord, and complain unto my God; so shall He hear my voice out of His holy temple, and my complaint shall come before Him; it shall enter even into His ears.--Ps. xviii. 5, 6. The Lord is nigh unto them that call upon Him; He also will hear their cry, and will help them.--Psalm cxlv. 18, 19. In the day when I cried
Charles Kingsley—Out of the Deep

Cross References
Nehemiah 6:9
For all of them were trying to frighten us, thinking, "They will become discouraged with the work and it will not be done." But now, O God, strengthen my hands.

Psalm 28:7
The LORD is my strength and my shield; My heart trusts in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart exults, And with my song I shall thank Him.

Psalm 46:1
For the choir director. A Psalm of the sons of Korah, set to Alamoth. A Song. God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble.

Psalm 118:5
From my distress I called upon the LORD; The LORD answered me and set me in a large place.

Jeremiah 15:11
The LORD said, "Surely I will set you free for purposes of good; Surely I will cause the enemy to make supplication to you In a time of disaster and a time of distress.

Daniel 10:19
He said, "O man of high esteem, do not be afraid. Peace be with you; take courage and be courageous!" Now as soon as he spoke to me, I received strength and said, "May my lord speak, for you have strengthened me."

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