Then come, let us go up to Bethel, where I will build an altar to God,(A) who answered me in the day of my distress(B) and who has been with me wherever I have gone.(C)

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15 Whenever Israel went out to fight, the hand of the Lord was against them(A) to defeat them, just as he had sworn to them. They were in great distress.(B)

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But in their distress they turned to the Lord, the God of Israel, and sought him,(A) and he was found by them.

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Psalm 4[a]

For the director of music. With stringed instruments. A psalm of David.

Answer me(A) when I call to you,
    my righteous God.
Give me relief from my distress;(B)
    have mercy(C) on me and hear my prayer.(D)

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 4:1 In Hebrew texts 4:1-8 is numbered 4:2-9.

When I was in distress,(A) I sought the Lord;
    at night(B) I stretched out untiring hands,(C)
    and I would not be comforted.(D)

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Psalm 120

A song of ascents.

I call on the Lord(A) in my distress,(B)
    and he answers me.

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16 Lord, they came to you in their distress;(A)
    when you disciplined(B) them,
    they could barely whisper(C) a prayer.[a]

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 26:16 The meaning of the Hebrew for this clause is uncertain.

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