I cried to You; save me, that I may keep Your testimonies [hearing, receiving, loving, and obeying them].
In my distress I cried to the Lord, and He answered me.
Out of the depths have I cried to You, O Lord.
I cried with my whole heart; hear me, O Lord; I will keep Your statutes [I will hear, receive, love, and obey them].
And while I was prophesying, Pelatiah the son of Benaiah died. Then I fell down upon my face and cried with a loud voice, Ah, Lord God! Will You make a complete end of the remnant of Israel?
For He Who avenges the blood [of His people shed unjustly] remembers them; He does not forget the cry of the afflicted (the poor and the humble).
So that they caused the cry of the poor to come to Him, and He heard the cry of the afflicted.
If you afflict them in any way and they cry at all to Me, I will surely hear their cry;
For that is his only covering, his clothing for his body. In what shall he sleep? When he cries to Me, I will hear, for I am gracious and merciful.
1 Samuel 9:16
Tomorrow about this time I will send you a man from the land of Benjamin, and you shall anoint him to be leader over My people Israel; and he shall save them out of the hand of the Philistines. For I have looked upon the distress of My people, because their cry has come to Me.
And [the Lord] said, What have you done? The voice of your brother's blood is crying to Me from the ground.
However, after a long time [nearly forty years] the king of Egypt died; and the Israelites were sighing and groaning because of the bondage. They kept crying, and their cry because of slavery ascended to God.
And the Lord said, I have surely seen the affliction of My people who are in Egypt, and have heard their cry because of their taskmasters and oppressors; for I know their sorrows and sufferings and trials.
Now behold, the cry of the Israelites has come to Me, and I have also seen how the Egyptians oppress them.
Therefore I will deal in wrath; My eye will not spare, nor will I have pity; and though they cry in My ears with a loud voice, yet will I not hear them.