Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And the LORD said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people which are in Egypt, and have heard their cry by reason of their taskmasters; for I know their sorrows;
During that long period of time the king of Egypt died, and the Israelites groaned because of the slave labor. They cried out, and their desperate cry because of their slave labor went up to God.
If you afflict them in any way and they cry to me, I will surely hear their cry,
So Leah became pregnant and gave birth to a son. She named him Reuben, for she said, "The Lord has looked with pity on my oppressed condition. Surely my husband will love me now."
1 Samuel 9:16
"At this time tomorrow I will send to you a man from the land of Benjamin. You must consecrate him as a leader over my people Israel. He will save my people from the hand of the Philistines. For I have looked with favor on my people. Their cry has reached me!"
For he did not despise or detest the suffering of the oppressed; he did not ignore him; when he cried out to him, he responded.
I sought the Lord's help and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears.
Yet he took notice of their distress, when he heard their cry for help.
He satisfies the desire of his loyal followers; he hears their cry for help and delivers them.
Through all that they suffered, he suffered too. The messenger sent from his very presence delivered them. In his love and mercy he protected them; he lifted them up and carried them throughout ancient times.
For we do not have a high priest incapable of sympathizing with our weaknesses, but one who has been tempted in every way just as we are, yet without sin.
So they put foremen over the Israelites to oppress them with hard labor. As a result they built Pithom and Rameses as store cities for Pharaoh.
that I must go down and see if they are as wicked as the outcry suggests. If not, I want to know."
Even when my strength leaves me, you watch my footsteps. In the path where I walk they have hidden a trap for me.
God paid attention to Leah; she became pregnant and gave Jacob a son for the fifth time.
There will be a great cry throughout the whole land of Egypt, such as there has never been, nor ever will be again.
They cried out to the Lord in their distress; he delivered them from their troubles.
Though he causes us grief, he then has compassion on us according to the abundance of his loyal kindness.