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

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

Darby Bible Translation
I sought Jehovah, and he answered me, and delivered me from all my fears.

World English Bible
I sought Yahweh, and he answered me, and delivered me from all my fears.

Young's Literal Translation
I sought Jehovah, and He answered me, And from all my fears did deliver me.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

I sought the Lord - This is the reason and cause of his gratitude. I sought the Lord, and he heard me, and delivered me out of all my fears. This answers to the history; for when David heard what the servants of Achish said concerning him, "he laid up the words in his heart, and was greatly afraid," 1 Samuel 21:13. To save him, God caused the epileptic fit to seize him; and, in consequence, he was dismissed by Achish, as one whose defection from his master, and union with the Philistines, could be of no use, and thus David's life and honor were preserved. The reader will see that I proceed on the ground laid down by the Septuagint. See before, Psalm 34:1 (note).

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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.

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Struggling and Seeking
'The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the Lord shall not want any good thing.'--PSALM xxxiv. 10. If we may trust the superscription of this psalm, it was written by David at one of the very darkest days of his wanderings, probably in the Cave of Adullam, where he had gathered around him a band of outlaws, and was living, to all appearance, a life uncommonly like that of a brigand chief, in the hills. One might have pardoned him if, at such a moment, some cloud of doubt or
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Religion Pleasant to the Religious.
"O taste and see how gracious the Lord is; blessed is the man that trusteth in Him."--Psalm xxxiv. 8. You see by these words what love Almighty God has towards us, and what claims He has upon our love. He is the Most High, and All-Holy. He inhabiteth eternity: we are but worms compared with Him. He would not be less happy though He had never created us; He would not be less happy though we were all blotted out again from creation. But He is the God of love; He brought us all into existence,
John Henry Newman—Parochial and Plain Sermons, Vol. VII

Draw Me, we Will Run after Thee to the Odor of Thine Ointments.
This young lover prays the Bridegroom to draw her by the centre of her soul, as if she were not satisfied with the sweetness of the balsam poured forth among her powers; for she already comprehends, through the grace of the Bridegroom, who continually draws her with more and more force, that there is an enjoyment of Himself more noble and more intimate than that which she at present shares. This is what gives rise to her present request. Draw me, says she, into the most interior chambers of my soul,
Madame Guyon—Song of Songs of Solomon

Fourth Sunday after Easter Second Sermon.
Text: James 1, 16-21. 16 Be not deceived, my beloved brethren. 17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom can be no variation, neither shadow that is cast by turning. 18 Of his own will he brought us forth by the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures. 19 Ye know this, my beloved brethren. But let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: 20 for the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness
Martin Luther—Epistle Sermons, Vol. II

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

2 Chronicles 15:2
He went out to meet Asa and said to him, "Listen to me, Asa and all Judah and Benjamin. The LORD is with you when 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 call out to the LORD, and he answers me from his holy mountain.

Psalm 9:10
Those who know your name trust in you, for you, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek you.

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

Psalm 27:8
My heart says of you, "Seek his face!" Your face, LORD, I will seek.

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

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