Psalms 106:44

44 Nevertheless, he looked upon their distress, when he 1heard their cry.

Psalms 106:44 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 106:44

Nevertheless he regarded their affliction
Or "looked on them in distress" F4; he saw their affliction, and had compassion on them; he was so far from abhorring and despising the affliction of the afflicted, that he pitied them and sympathized with them; in all their afflictions he was afflicted; he looked upon them with an eye of pity and concern, and helped them out of their troubles.

When he heard their cry;
or their "prayer", as the Targum, and so other versions; crying is prayer; and it denotes vocal and vehement prayer, such as is put up to God in distress; and which he hears and answers; his ears are open to the cries of his people.


F4 (Mhl rub aryw) "et vidit in angustia eis", Montanus, Gejerus; so Musculus, Tigurine version.

Psalms 106:44 In-Context

42 Their enemies oppressed them, and they were brought into subjection under their power.
43 Many times he delivered them, but they were rebellious in their purposes and were brought low through their iniquity.
44 Nevertheless, he looked upon their distress, when he heard their cry.
45 For their sake he remembered his covenant, and relented according to the abundance of his steadfast love.
46 He caused them to be pitied by all those who held them captive.

Cross References 1

  • 1. Judges 3:9; Judges 4:3; Judges 6:7; Judges 10:10