Psalm 18:6; Exodus 2:23; 1 Samuel 9:16

rIn my distress I called upon the Lord;

to my God I cried for help.

From his stemple he heard my voice,

and my cry to him reached his ears.


God Hears Israel's Groaning

23 oDuring those many days the king of Egypt died, and the people of Israel pgroaned because of their slavery and cried out for help. qTheir cry for rescue from slavery came up to God.


16 Tomorrow about this time I will send to you a man from the land of Benjamin, uand you shall anoint him to be prince1 over my people Israel. He shall save my people from the hand of the Philistines. vFor I have seen2 my people, because their cry has come to me.