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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CommentaryClarke'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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'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 …
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Religion Pleasant to the Religious.
Draw Me, we Will Run after Thee to the Odor of Thine Ointments.
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"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.
I call out to the LORD, and he answers me from his holy mountain.
Those who know your name trust in you, for you, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek you.
Rescue me from the mouth of the lions; save me from the horns of the wild oxen.
My heart says of you, "Seek his face!" Your face, LORD, I will seek.
This poor man called, and the LORD heard him; he saved him out of all his troubles.
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