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Psalms 118:5

    Psalms 118:5 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    I called upon the LORD in distress: the LORD answered me, and set me in a large place.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    I called on the LORD in distress: the LORD answered me, and set me in a large place.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Out of my distress I called upon Jehovah: Jehovah answered me and set me in a large place.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    I made my prayer to the Lord in my trouble: and the Lord gave me an answer, and put me in a wide place.

    Webster's Revision

    Out of my distress I called upon Jehovah: Jehovah answered me and set me in a large place.

    World English Bible

    Out of my distress, I called on Yah. Yah answered me with freedom.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Out of my distress I called upon the LORD: the LORD answered me and set me in a large place.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 118:5

    I called upon the Lord - I am a standing proof and living witness of God's mercy. Take encouragement from me.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 118:5

    I called upon the Lord in distress - Margin, as in Hebrew, "out of distress." In the very midst of trouble he called upon the Lord; his voice was heard, as it were, coming from the depth of his sorrows. See the notes at Psalm 18:6.

    The Lord answered me - That is, he heard my prayers, and delivered me. See the notes at Psalm 18:6.

    And set me in a large place - I was before pressed on every side; sorrows compassed me around; I could not move; I had no liberty. Now he gave me space and freedom on every side, so that I could move without obstruction or pain. This is literally, "The Lord" - (not יהוה Yahweh here, but יה Yâhh) "answered me in a large place." See Psalm 4:1, note; Psalm 18:19, note.