Psalm 10:17
Parallel Verses
New International Version
You, LORD, hear the desire of the afflicted; you encourage them, and you listen to their cry,

New Living Translation
LORD, you know the hopes of the helpless. Surely you will hear their cries and comfort them.

English Standard Version
O LORD, you hear the desire of the afflicted; you will strengthen their heart; you will incline your ear

New American Standard Bible
O LORD, You have heard the desire of the humble; You will strengthen their heart, You will incline Your ear

King James Bible
LORD, thou hast heard the desire of the humble: thou wilt prepare their heart, thou wilt cause thine ear to hear:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
LORD, You have heard the desire of the humble; You will strengthen their hearts. You will listen carefully,

International Standard Version
LORD, you heard the desire of the afflicted; you will strengthen them, you will listen carefully,

NET Bible
LORD, you have heard the request of the oppressed; you make them feel secure because you listen to their prayer.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
You have heard the hope of the poor, Lord Jehovah, and your ear has heard the preparation of their heart,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You have heard the desire of oppressed people, O LORD. You encourage them. You pay close attention to them

Jubilee Bible 2000
LORD, thou hast heard the desire of the humble: thou wilt prepare their heart; thou wilt cause thine ear to hear:

King James 2000 Bible
LORD, you have heard the desire of the humble: you will prepare their heart, you will cause your ear to hear:

American King James Version
LORD, you have heard the desire of the humble: you will prepare their heart, you will cause your ear to hear:

American Standard Version
Jehovah, thou hast heard the desire of the meek: Thou wilt prepare their heart, thou wilt cause thine ear to hear;

Douay-Rheims Bible
The Lord hath heard the desire of the poor: thy ear hath heard the preparation of their heart.

Darby Bible Translation
Jehovah, thou hast heard the desire of the meek, thou hast established their heart: thou causest thine ear to hear,

English Revised Version
LORD, thou hast heard the desire of the meek: thou wilt prepare their heart, thou wilt cause thine ear to hear:

Webster's Bible Translation
LORD, thou hast heard the desire of the humble: thou wilt prepare their heart, thou wilt cause thy ear to hear:

World English Bible
Yahweh, you have heard the desire of the humble. You will prepare their heart. You will cause your ear to hear,

Young's Literal Translation
The desire of the humble Thou hast heard, O Jehovah. Thou preparest their heart; Thou causest Thine ear to attend,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

10:12-18 The psalmist speaks with astonishment, at the wickedness of the wicked, and at the patience and forbearance of God. God prepares the heart for prayer, by kindling holy desires, and strengthening our most holy faith, fixing the thoughts, and raising the affections, and then he graciously accepts the prayer. The preparation of the heart is from the Lord, and we must seek unto him for it. Let the poor, afflicted, persecuted, or tempted believer recollect, that Satan is the prince of this world, and that he is the father of all the ungodly. The children of God cannot expect kindness, truth, or justice from such persons as crucified the Lord of glory. But this once suffering Jesus, now reigns as King over all the earth, and of his dominion there shall be no end. Let us commit ourselves unto him, humbly trusting in his mercy. He will rescue the believer from every temptation, and break the arm of every wicked oppressor, and bruise Satan under our feet shortly. But in heaven alone will all sin and temptation be shut out, though in this life the believer has a foretaste of deliverance.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 17. - Lord, thou hast heard the desire of the humble (comp. Psalm 9:12). It is not the psalmist's prayer alone that he regards as heard and answered. The oppressed have cried to God against their oppressors, and their cry has "come before him, and entered into his ears." Thou wilt prepare their heart; rather, thou dost establish (or, make firm) their heart. Through their conviction that thou art on their side, and art about to help them. Thou wilt cause thine ear to hear; or, thou causest.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Lord, thou hast heard the desire of the humble,.... See Psalm 10:12; for the coming of Christ's kingdom, and that the kingdoms of this world may become his; for the destruction of antichrist, and for the avenging the blood of the saints. The prayers of God's people sometimes lie in inward and secret desires of the soul, and are not expressed in words; and these desires are all before the Lord, and are well known unto him; yea, such prayers of the heart, and which come from it, are principally regarded by him; they being his own preparation, as is suggested in the next clause, and the breathings of his Spirit; and especially the desires of humble souls are regarded, whose prayers he never despises, nor sends them away empty, but fills with his good things;

thou wilt prepare their heart; for prayer, by pouring a spirit of grace and supplication on them, impressing their minds with a sense of things to be prayed for, and drawing out the desires of their souls unto them, and making intercession for them with groanings according to the will of God, and so helping their infirmities; and it is God's work to prepare the heart for prayer, as well as to put words into the mouth, Proverbs 16:1; or "thou wilt direct their heart" (n); to the object of prayer, himself, and to the things to be prayed for, for they know not what to pray for, nor how as they should; and to what may encourage to it, as the love of God, the covenant of grace, the person, blood, and righteousness of Christ: or "confirm" or "establish their heart" (o); strengthen and fix them, that they be not wavering and doubtful, but certain and assured of success, believing that their desires will be fulfilled in God's own time;

thou wilt cause thine ear to hear; God has an ear to hear the prayers of his people, nor is his ear heavy that it cannot hear; his ears are open to the cries of righteous ones; nor will he ever turn a deaf ear to them, but will give an answer in his own time and way; which is an instance of his sovereign grace and goodness. These words express the faith of the psalmist in God being a God hearing and answering prayer, particularly in things relating to the ruin of antichrist and his followers, and to the kingdom and glory of his son Jesus Christ.

(n) "dirigis", Vatablus; "diriges", Tigurine version. (o) "Confirmas", Piscator, Gejerus, Michaelis; "confirmes", Cocceius; "confirma", Junius & Tremellius.



Psalm 10:17 Additional Commentaries
Context
Why Do You Stand Far Off?
16The LORD is King forever and ever; Nations have perished from His land. 17O LORD, You have heard the desire of the humble; You will strengthen their heart, You will incline Your ear 18To vindicate the orphan and the oppressed, So that man who is of the earth will no longer cause terror.
Cross References
Exodus 22:23
If you do and they cry out to me, I will certainly hear their cry.

1 Kings 9:3
The LORD said to him: "I have heard the prayer and plea you have made before me; I have consecrated this temple, which you have built, by putting my Name there forever. My eyes and my heart will always be there.

1 Chronicles 29:18
LORD, the God of our fathers Abraham, Isaac and Israel, keep these desires and thoughts in the hearts of your people forever, and keep their hearts loyal to you.

Psalm 9:18
But God will never forget the needy; the hope of the afflicted will never perish.

Psalm 34:15
The eyes of the LORD are on the righteous, and his ears are attentive to their cry;

Psalm 38:9
All my longings lie open before you, Lord; my sighing is not hidden from you.

Psalm 145:19
He fulfills the desires of those who fear him; he hears their cry and saves them.
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LORD, you have heard the desire of the humble: you will prepare their heart, you will cause your ear to hear:

Lord

Psalm 9:12,18 When he makes inquisition for blood, he remembers them: he forgets …

Psalm 37:4 Delight yourself also in the LORD: and he shall give you the desires …

Psalm 145:19 He will fulfill the desire of them that fear him: he also will hear …

Proverbs 10:24 The fear of the wicked, it shall come on him: but the desire of the …

humble

2 Chronicles 33:12,13 And when he was in affliction, he sought the LORD his God, and humbled …

2 Chronicles 34:27 Because your heart was tender, and you did humble yourself before …

Proverbs 15:8 The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD: but the …

Matthew 5:3 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Luke 18:13,14 And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as …

James 4:6,10 But he gives more grace. Why he said, God resists the proud, but …

1 Peter 5:5 Likewise, you younger, submit yourselves to the elder. Yes, all of …

thou wilt prepare. or, establish

Psalm 112:7,8 He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting …

1 Chronicles 29:18 O LORD God of Abraham, Isaac, and of Israel, our fathers…

2 Chronicles 29:36 And Hezekiah rejoiced, and all the people, that God had prepared …

2 Chronicles 30:12 Also in Judah the hand of God was to give them one heart to do the …

Proverbs 16:1 The preparations of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue, …

Romans 8:26 Likewise the Spirit also helps our infirmities: for we know not what …

Ephesians 2:18 For through him we both have access by one Spirit to the Father.

Ephesians 3:12 In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him.

James 1:16,17 Do not err, my beloved brothers…

cause

Psalm 102:17 He will regard the prayer of the destitute, and not despise their prayer.

Isaiah 65:24 And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; …

Acts 4:24-31 And when they heard that, they lifted up their voice to God with …

Acts 12:5 Peter therefore was kept in prison: but prayer was made without ceasing …

1 Peter 3:12 For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are …

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