Psalm 118:5
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New International Version
When hard pressed, I cried to the LORD; he brought me into a spacious place.

King James Bible
I called upon the LORD in distress: the LORD answered me, and set me in a large place.

Darby Bible Translation
I called upon Jah in distress; Jah answered me [and set me] in a large place.

World English Bible
Out of my distress, I called on Yah. Yah answered me with freedom.

Young's Literal Translation
From the straitness I called Jah, Jah answered me in a broad place.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

I called upon the Lord - I am a standing proof and living witness of God's mercy. Take encouragement from me.

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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.

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June the Thirtieth God My Strength and Song
"The Lord is my strength and my song." --PSALM cxviii. 14-21. Yes, first of all "my strength" and then "my song"! For what song can there be where there is languor and fainting? What brave music can be born in an organ which is short of breath? There must first be strength if we would have fine harmonies. And so the good Lord comes to the songless, and with holy power He brings the gift of "saving health." "And my song"! For when life is healthy it instinctively breaks into song. The happy, contented
John Henry Jowett—My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year

The Entry into Jerusalem.
THE fame of Christ's acts had been diffused among the thousands of Jews [652] that had gathered from all quarters for the Passover. The resurrection of Lazarus, in particular, had created a great sensation. As soon as the Sabbath law allowed, [653] they flocked in crowds to Bethany to see Jesus, and especially to convince themselves of the resurrection of Lazarus by ocular evidence and inquiry on the spot. Perhaps on Sunday morning, too, before Christ went to Jerusalem, many had gone out. [654] The
Augustus Neander—The Life of Jesus Christ in Its Historical Connexion

Letter xx. To Pope Damasus.
Jerome's reply to the foregoing. Exposing the error of Hilary of Poitiers, who supposed the expression to signify "redemption of the house of David," he goes on to show that in the gospels it is a quotation from Psa. cxviii. 25 and that its true meaning is "save now" (so A.V.). "Let us," he writes, "leave the streamlets of conjecture and return to the fountain-head. It is from the Hebrew writings that the truth is to be drawn." Written at Rome a.d. 383.
St. Jerome—The Principal Works of St. Jerome

Of the Conformity of Our Will to that Will of God's which is Signified to us by his Commandments.
The desire which God has to make us observe his commandments is extreme, as the whole Scripture witnesses. And how could he better express it, than by the great rewards which he proposes to the observers of his law, and the awful punishments with which he threatens those who shall violate the same! This made David cry out: O Lord, thou hast commanded thy Commandments to be kept most diligently. [360] Now the love of complacency, beholding this divine desire, wills to please God by observing it; the
St. Francis de Sales—Treatise on the Love of God

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

2 Chronicles 33:12
In his distress he sought the favor of the LORD his God and humbled himself greatly before the God of his ancestors.

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

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

Psalm 22:21
Rescue me from the mouth of the lions; save me from the horns of the wild oxen.

Psalm 86:7
When I am in distress, I call to you, because you answer me.

Psalm 116:4
Then I called on the name of the LORD: "LORD, save me!"

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