Psalms 106:44

44 Yet he took note of their distress when he heard their cry;

Psalms 106:44 in Other Translations

44 Nevertheless he regarded their affliction, when he heard their cry:
44 Nevertheless, he looked upon their distress, when he heard their cry.
44 Even so, he pitied them in their distress and listened to their cries.
44 Still, when God saw the trouble they were in and heard their cries for help,
44 When He heard their cry, He took note of their distress,

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 subjected them to their power.
43 Many times he delivered them, but they were bent on rebellion and they wasted away in their sin.
44 Yet he took note of their distress when he heard their cry;
45 for their sake he remembered his covenant and out of his great love he relented.
46 He caused all who held them captive to show them mercy.

Cross References 1

  • 1. S Judges 3:9; Judges 10:10
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