Psalm 120:1
New International Version
A song of ascents. I call on the LORD in my distress, and he answers me.

New Living Translation
I took my troubles to the LORD; I cried out to him, and he answered my prayer.

English Standard Version
In my distress I called to the LORD, and he answered me.

Berean Study Bible
A Song of Ascents. In my distress I cried to the LORD, and He answered me.

New American Standard Bible
A Song of Ascents. In my trouble I cried to the LORD, And He answered me.

King James Bible
A Song of degrees. In my distress I cried unto the LORD, and he heard me.

Christian Standard Bible
In my distress I called to the LORD, and he answered me.

Contemporary English Version
When I am in trouble, I pray,

Good News Translation
When I was in trouble, I called to the LORD, and he answered me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A song of ascents. In my distress I called to the LORD, and He answered me."

International Standard Version
I cried to the LORD in my distress, and he responded to me.

NET Bible
A song of ascents. In my distress I cried out to the LORD and he answered me.

New Heart English Bible
[A Song of Ascents.] In my distress, I cried to the LORD. He answered me.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
To Lord Jehovah in my suffering I cried, and he answered me!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
[A song for going up to worship.] When I was in trouble, I cried out to the LORD, and he answered me.

JPS Tanakh 1917
A Song of Ascents. In my distress I called unto the LORD, And He answered me.

New American Standard 1977
In my trouble I cried to the LORD, And He answered me.

Jubilee Bible 2000
In my distress I cried unto the LORD, and he answered me.

King James 2000 Bible
In my distress I cried unto the LORD, and he heard me.

American King James Version
In my distress I cried to the LORD, and he heard me.

American Standard Version
In my distress I cried unto Jehovah, And he answered me.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
A Song of Degrees. In mine affliction I cried to the Lord, and he hearkened to me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
In my trouble I cried to the Lord: and he heard me.

Darby Bible Translation
{A Song of degrees.} In my trouble I called unto Jehovah, and he answered me.

English Revised Version
A Song of Ascents. In my distress I cried unto the LORD, and he answered me.

Webster's Bible Translation
A Song of degrees. In my distress I cried to the LORD, and he heard me.

World English Bible
In my distress, I cried to Yahweh. He answered me.

Young's Literal Translation
A Song of the Ascents. Unto Jehovah in my distress I have called, And He answereth me.
Study Bible
In My Distress I Cried to the LORD
1A Song of Ascents. In my distress I cried to the LORD, and He answered me. 2Deliver my soul, O LORD, from lying lips and a deceitful tongue.…
Cross References
Exodus 34:24
For I will drive out the nations before you and enlarge your borders, and no one will covet your land when you go up three times a year to appear before the LORD your God.

2 Samuel 22:7
In my distress I called upon the LORD; I cried out to my God. And from His temple He heard my voice, and my cry for help reached His ears.

1 Kings 12:27
If these people go up to offer sacrifices in the house of the LORD at Jerusalem, their hearts will return to their lord, Rehoboam king of Judah; then they will kill me and return to Rehoboam king of Judah."

2 Chronicles 33:12
And in his distress, Manasseh sought the favor of the LORD his God and earnestly humbled himself before the God of his fathers.

Psalm 18:6
In my distress I called upon the LORD and I cried to my God for help. From His temple He heard my voice, and my cry for His help reached His ears.

Psalm 22:21
Save me from the mouth of the lion; at the horns of the wild oxen You have answered Me!

Psalm 66:14
the vows that my lips promised and my mouth spoke in my distress.

Psalm 102:2
Do not hide Your face from me in the day of my distress. Incline Your ear to me; answer me quickly when I call.

Psalm 118:5
In my distress I called to the LORD, and He answered and set me free.

Jonah 2:2
saying: "In my distress I called to the LORD and He answered me. From the belly of Sheol I called for help, and You heard my voice.

Treasury of Scripture

In my distress I cried to the LORD, and he heard me.

Title - A Song of Degrees.

Psalm 121:1
A Song of degrees. I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.

Psalm 122:1
A Song of degrees of David. I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the LORD.

Psalm 123:1
A Song of degrees. Unto thee lift I up mine eyes, O thou that dwellest in the heavens.

my distress

Psalm 18:6
In my distress I called upon the LORD, and cried unto my God: he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before him, even into his ears.

Psalm 30:7,8
LORD, by thy favour thou hast made my mountain to stand strong: thou didst hide thy face, and I was troubled…

Psalm 50:15
And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.







Lexicon
A Song
שִׁ֗יר (šîr)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 7892: A song, singing

of Ascents.
הַֽמַּ֫עֲל֥וֹת (ham·ma·‘ă·lō·wṯ)
Article | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 4609: Elevation, the act, the condition, a climactic progression

In my distress
בַּצָּרָ֣תָה (baṣ·ṣā·rā·ṯāh)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - feminine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6869: Tightness, a female rival

I cried
קָ֝רָ֗אתִי (qā·rā·ṯî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 7121: To call, proclaim, read

to
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

the LORD,
יְ֭הוָה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

and He answered me.
וַֽיַּעֲנֵֽנִי׃ (way·ya·‘ă·nê·nî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 6030: To answer, respond
Verse 1. - In my distress I cried unto the Lord, and he heard me. The particular "distress' intended can only be conjectured. Some suppose it to be the Captivity itself, others the opposition offered by the Samaritans, Ammonites, and others to the rebuilding of the temple (Ezra 4, 5.) and restoration of the wails of Jerusalem (Nehemiah 2:19, 20; Nehemiah 4:1-23; Nehemiah 6:2-14). But these guesses are scarcely of much value. 120:1-4 The psalmist was brought into great distress by a deceitful tongue. May every good man be delivered from lying lips. They forged false charges against him. In this distress, he sought God by fervent prayer. God can bridle their tongues. He obtained a gracious answer to this prayer. Surely sinners durst not act as they do, if they knew, and would be persuaded to think, what will be in the end thereof. The terrors of the Lord are his arrows; and his wrath is compared to burning coals of juniper, which have a fierce heat, and keep fire very long. This is the portion of the false tongue; for all that love and make a lie, shall have their portion in the lake that burns eternally.
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