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Psalms 138:3 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— In the day that I called thou answeredst me, Thou didst encourage me with strength in my soul.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— In the day when I cried thou answeredst me, [and] strengthenedst me [with] strength in my soul.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— On the day I called, You answered me; You made me bold with strength in my soul.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— In the day when I cried thou didst answer me, [and] strengthen me [with] strength in my soul.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— In the day when I called thou answeredst me; thou didst encourage me with strength in my soul.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— In the day I cried unto thee, then didst thou answer me, and didst excite me, in my soul, mightily.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— In the day I called, when Thou dost answer me, Thou dost strengthen me in my soul [with] strength.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— In what day soever I shall call upon thee, hear me: thou shalt multiply strength in my soul.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— In the day when I cried, thou answeredst me: [and] strengthenedst me [with] strength in my soule.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— In whatsoever day I shall call upon thee, hear me speedily; thou shalt abundantly provide me with thy power in my soul.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— In the day when I cried thou answeredst me, [and] strengthenedst me [with] strength in my soul.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
In the day 3117
{3117} Prime
יוֹם
yowm
{yome}
From an unused root meaning to be hot; a day (as the warm hours), whether literally (from sunrise to sunset, or from one sunset to the next), or figuratively (a space of time defined by an associated term), (often used adverbially).
when I cried 7121
{7121} Prime
קָרָא
qara'
{kaw-raw'}
A primitive root (rather identical with H7122 through the idea of accosting a person met); to call out to (that is, properly address by name, but used in a wide variety of applications).
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
thou answeredst 6030
{6030} Prime
עָנָה
`anah
{aw-naw'}
A primitive root; properly to eye or (generally) to heed, that is, pay attention; by implication to respond; by extension to begin to speak; specifically to sing, shout, testify, announce.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
me, [and] strengthenedst 7292
{7292} Prime
רָהַב
rahab
{raw-hab'}
A primitive root; to urge severely, that is, (figuratively) importune, embolden, capture, act insolently.
z8686
<8686> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 4046
me [with] strength 5797
{5797} Prime
עֹז
`oz
{oze}
From H5810; strength in various applications (force, security, majesty, praise).
in my soul. 5315
{5315} Prime
נֶפֶשׁ
nephesh
{neh'-fesh}
From H5314; properly a breathing creature, that is, animal or (abstractly) vitality; used very widely in a literal, accommodated or figurative sense (bodily or mental).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Psalms 138:3-5

_ _ That promise, as an answer to his prayers in distress, revived and strengthened his faith; and, as the basis of other revelations of the Messiah, it will be the occasion of praise by all who hear and receive it (Psalms 68:29, Psalms 68:31; Isaiah 4:3).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 138:1-5.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Psalms 138:3

In the day when I cried thou answeredst me, [and] (c) strengthenedst me [with] strength in my soul.

(c) You have strengthened me against my outward and inward enemies.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
In the day:

Psalms 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.
Psalms 34:4-6 I sought the LORD, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears. ... This poor man cried, and the LORD heard [him], and saved him out of all his troubles.
Psalms 77:1-2 [[To the chief Musician, to Jeduthun, A Psalm of Asaph.]] I cried unto God with my voice, [even] unto God with my voice; and he gave ear unto me. ... In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord: my sore ran in the night, and ceased not: my soul refused to be comforted.
Isaiah 65:24 And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear.

strengthenedst:

Psalms 27:14 Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.
Psalms 29:11 The LORD will give strength unto his people; the LORD will bless his people with peace.
Psalms 63:8 My soul followeth hard after thee: thy right hand upholdeth me.
Isaiah 12:2 Behold, God [is] my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the LORD JEHOVAH [is] my strength and [my] song; he also is become my salvation.
Isaiah 40:29-31 He giveth power to the faint; and to [them that have] no might he increaseth strength. ... But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew [their] strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; [and] they shall walk, and not faint.
Isaiah 41:10 Fear thou not; for I [am] with thee: be not dismayed; for I [am] thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.
Zechariah 10:12 And I will strengthen them in the LORD; and they shall walk up and down in his name, saith the LORD.
2 Corinthians 12:8-10 For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me. ... Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.
Ephesians 3:16 That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;
Ephesians 6:10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
Colossians 1:11 Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness;
1 Peter 5:10 But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle [you].
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Ps 18:6; 27:14; 29:11; 34:4; 63:8; 77:1. Is 12:2; 40:29; 41:10; 65:24. Zc 10:12. 2Co 12:8. Ep 3:16; 6:10. Php 4:13. Col 1:11. 1P 5:10.

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