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Psalms 116:4

    Psalms 116:4 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Then called I upon the name of the LORD; O LORD, I beseech thee, deliver my soul.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Then called I on the name of the LORD; O LORD, I beseech you, deliver my soul.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Then called I upon the name of Jehovah: O Jehovah, I beseech thee, deliver my soul.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Then I made my prayer to the Lord, saying, O Lord, take my soul out of trouble.

    Webster's Revision

    Then called I upon the name of Jehovah: O Jehovah, I beseech thee, deliver my soul.

    World English Bible

    Then I called on the name of Yahweh: "Yahweh, I beg you, deliver my soul."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Then called I upon the name of the LORD; O LORD, I beseech thee, deliver my soul.

    Definitions for Psalms 116:4

    Beseech - To call upon; appeal; beg.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 116:4

    Then called I upon the name of the Lord - Upon the Lord. I had no other refuge. I felt that I must perish unless he should interpose, and I pleaded with him for deliverance and life. Compare the notes at Psalm 18:6.

    O Lord, I beseech thee, deliver my soul - My life. Save me from death. This was not a cry for salvation, but for life. It is an example for us, however, to call on God when we feel that the soul is in danger of perishing, for then, as in the case of the psalmist, we have no other refuge but God.