Psalm 18:41
New International Version
They cried for help, but there was no one to save them— to the LORD, but he did not answer.

New Living Translation
They called for help, but no one came to their rescue. They even cried to the LORD, but he refused to answer.

English Standard Version
They cried for help, but there was none to save; they cried to the LORD, but he did not answer them.

Berean Study Bible
They cried for help, but there was no one to save them—to the LORD, but He did not answer.

King James Bible
They cried, but there was none to save them: even unto the LORD, but he answered them not.

New King James Version
They cried out, but there was none to save; Even to the LORD, but He did not answer them.

New American Standard Bible
They cried for help, but there was no one to save, They cried to the LORD, but He did not answer them.

NASB 1995
They cried for help, but there was none to save, Even to the LORD, but He did not answer them.

NASB 1977
They cried for help, but there was none to save, Even to the LORD, but He did not answer them.

Amplified Bible
They cried for help, but there was no one to save them— Even to the LORD [they cried], but He did not answer them.

Christian Standard Bible
They cry for help, but there is no one to save them — they cry to the LORD, but he does not answer them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They cry for help, but there is no one to save them— they cry to the LORD, but He does not answer them.

American Standard Version
They cried, but there was none to save; Even unto Jehovah, but he answered them not.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
They will wail and there will be no savior for them; they will beg of LORD JEHOVAH and he will not answer them.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
They cried, but there was no deliverer: even to the Lord, but he hearkened not to them.

Contemporary English Version
They cried out for help, but no one saved them; they called out to you, but there was no answer.

Douay-Rheims Bible
They cried, but there was none to save them, to the Lord: but he heard them not.

English Revised Version
They cried, but there was none to save: even unto the LORD, but he answered them not.

Good News Translation
They cry for help, but no one saves them; they call to the LORD, but he does not answer.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They cried out for help, but there was no one to save them. They cried out to the LORD, but he did not answer them.

International Standard Version
They cried out for deliverance, but there was no one to deliver; they cried out to the LORD, but he did not answer them.

JPS Tanakh 1917
They cried, but there was none to save; Even unto the LORD, but He answered them not.

Literal Standard Version
They cry, and there is no savior, On YHWH, and He does not answer them.

NET Bible
They cry out, but there is no one to help them; they cry out to the LORD, but he does not answer them.

New Heart English Bible
They cried, but there was none to save; even to the LORD, but he did not answer them.

World English Bible
They cried, but there was none to save; even to Yahweh, but he didn't answer them.

Young's Literal Translation
They cry, and there is no saviour, On Jehovah, and He doth not answer them.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The LORD is My Rock
40You have made my enemies retreat before me; I put an end to those who hated me. 41They cried for help, but there was no one to save them— to the LORD, but He did not answer. 42I ground them as dust in the face of the wind; I trampled them like mud in the streets.…

Cross References
Job 27:9
Will God hear his cry when distress comes upon him?

Psalm 50:22
Now consider this, you who forget God, lest I tear you to pieces, with no one to rescue you:

Psalm 66:18
If I had cherished iniquity in my heart, the Lord would not have listened.

Proverbs 1:28
Then they will call on me, but I will not answer; they will earnestly seek me, but will not find me.

Proverbs 15:29
The LORD is far from the wicked, but He hears the prayer of the righteous.

Jeremiah 11:11
Therefore this is what the LORD says: 'I am about to bring upon them a disaster that they cannot escape. They will cry out to Me, but I will not listen to them.

Micah 3:4
Then they will cry out to the LORD, but He will not answer them. At that time He will hide His face from them because of the evil they have done.


Treasury of Scripture

They cried, but there was none to save them: even to the LORD, but he answered them not.

2 Samuel 22:42,43
They looked, but there was none to save; even unto the LORD, but he answered them not…

Job 35:12,13
There they cry, but none giveth answer, because of the pride of evil men…

Proverbs 1:28
Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me:









(41) Cried.--Sam. 22 has "looked."

Verse 41. - They cried, but there was none to save them: even unto the Lord, but he answered them not. It seems strange, at first sight, that the heathen enemies of David should "cry unto the Lord," i.e. to Jehovah; and hence some have been driven to suppose that a victory over domestic enemies is here interpolated into the series of foreign victories. But it seems better to explain, with Hengstenberg and the 'Speaker's Commentary,' that the heathen did sometimes, as a last resort, pray to a foreign god, whom they seemed to find by experience to be more powerful than their own (see Jonah 1:14). Jehovah was known by name, as the God of the Israelites, to the surrounding nations. Mesha mentions him upon the Moabite Stone; and Sennacherib declared, by the mouth of Rabshakeh, "Am I come up without the Lord against this place to destroy it? The Lord (Jehovah) said to me, Go up against this land, and destroy it" (2 Kings 18:25).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
They cried for help,
יְשַׁוְּע֥וּ (yə·šaw·wə·‘ū)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 7768: To be free, to halloo

but [there was] no one
וְאֵין־ (wə·’ên-)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb
Strong's 369: A non-entity, a negative particle

to save them—
מוֹשִׁ֑יעַ (mō·wō·šî·a‘)
Verb - Hifil - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 3467: To be open, wide, free, to be safe, to free, succor

to
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

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

but He did not
וְלֹ֣א (wə·lō)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

answer.
עָנָֽם׃ (‘ā·nām)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular | third person masculine plural
Strong's 6030: To answer, respond


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