Psalm 55:2
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New International Version
hear me and answer me. My thoughts trouble me and I am distraught

New Living Translation
Please listen and answer me, for I am overwhelmed by my troubles.

English Standard Version
Attend to me, and answer me; I am restless in my complaint and I moan,

New American Standard Bible
Give heed to me and answer me; I am restless in my complaint and am surely distracted,

King James Bible
Attend unto me, and hear me: I mourn in my complaint, and make a noise;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Pay attention to me and answer me. I am restless and in turmoil with my complaint,

International Standard Version
Pay attention to me and answer me. I moan and groan in my thoughts,

NET Bible
Pay attention to me and answer me! I am so upset and distressed, I am beside myself,

New Heart English Bible
Attend to me, and answer me. I am restless in my complaint, and moan,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Hear me and answer me and turn to my crying and hear me

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Pay attention to me, and answer me. My thoughts are restless, and I am confused

JPS Tanakh 1917
Attend unto me, and answer me; I am distraught in my complaint, and will moan;

New American Standard 1977
Give heed to me, and answer me;
            I am restless in my complaint and am surely distracted,

Jubilee Bible 2000
Attend unto me and hear me: I mourn in my complaint and make a noise

King James 2000 Bible
Attend unto me, and hear me: I mourn in my complaint, and make a noise;

American King James Version
Attend to me, and hear me: I mourn in my complaint, and make a noise;

American Standard Version
Attend unto me, and answer me: I am restless in my complaint, and moan,

Douay-Rheims Bible
be attentive to me and hear me. I am grieved in my exercise; and am troubled,

Darby Bible Translation
Attend unto me, and answer me: I wander about in my plaint, and I moan aloud,

English Revised Version
Attend unto me, and answer me: I am restless in my complaint, and moan;

Webster's Bible Translation
Attend to me, and hear me: I mourn in my complaint, and make a noise;

World English Bible
Attend to me, and answer me. I am restless in my complaint, and moan,

Young's Literal Translation
Attend to me, and answer me, I mourn in my meditation, and make a noise,
Study Bible
Cast Your Cares on the Lord
1For the choir director; on stringed instruments. A Maskil of David. Give ear to my prayer, O God; And do not hide Yourself from my supplication. 2Give heed to me and answer me; I am restless in my complaint and am surely distracted, 3Because of the voice of the enemy, Because of the pressure of the wicked; For they bring down trouble upon me And in anger they bear a grudge against me.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 1:16
"Do not consider your maidservant as a worthless woman, for I have spoken until now out of my great concern and provocation."

Job 9:27
"Though I say, 'I will forget my complaint, I will leave off my sad countenance and be cheerful,'

Psalm 64:1
For the choir director. A Psalm of David. Hear my voice, O God, in my complaint; Preserve my life from dread of the enemy.

Psalm 66:19
But certainly God has heard; He has given heed to the voice of my prayer.

Psalm 77:3
When I remember God, then I am disturbed; When I sigh, then my spirit grows faint. Selah.

Psalm 86:6
Give ear, O LORD, to my prayer; And give heed to the voice of my supplications!

Psalm 86:7
In the day of my trouble I shall call upon You, For You will answer me.

Psalm 142:2
I pour out my complaint before Him; I declare my trouble before Him.

Isaiah 38:14
"Like a swallow, like a crane, so I twitter; I moan like a dove; My eyes look wistfully to the heights; O Lord, I am oppressed, be my security.

Isaiah 59:11
All of us growl like bears, And moan sadly like doves; We hope for justice, but there is none, For salvation, but it is far from us.
Treasury of Scripture

Attend to me, and hear me: I mourn in my complaint, and make a noise;

I mourned

Psalm 13:1,2 How long will you forget me, O LORD? for ever? how long will you …

Psalm 32:3 When I kept silence, my bones waxed old through my roaring all the day long.

Psalm 38:6 I am troubled; I am bowed down greatly; I go mourning all the day long.

Psalm 43:2 For you are the God of my strength: why do you cast me off? why go …

Psalm 102:9,10 For I have eaten ashes like bread, and mingled my drink with weeping…

Isaiah 38:14 Like a crane or a swallow, so did I chatter: I did mourn as a dove: …

(2) I mourn.--A verb found in this form only in three other passages, always with the idea of restlessness--e.g., Genesis 27:40, of the roving life of a Bedouin; Jeremiah 2:31, of moral restlessness; Hosea 12:1, of political instability. Here it may either indicate that bodily restlessness which often serves as an outlet of grief:

"Hard mechanic exercise,

Like dull narcotics, numbing pain,"

or the distracted state of the mind itself.

And make a noise.--Better, and must roar, the form of the verb expressing the compulsion which the sufferer feels to give vent to his feelings in groans and murmurs. (See Note on Psalm 42:5.)

Verse 2. - Attend unto me, and hear me. A very special need is indicated by these four petitions to be heard (vers. 1, 2). I mourn in my complaint, and make a noise; rather, I wander in my musing, and moan aloud. "I wander," i.e. "from one sad thought to another" (Kay); and, unable to constrain myself, I give vent to meanings. Orientals are given to open displays of their grief (Herod., 8:99; AEschylus, 'Persae,' passim). Attend unto me, and hear me,.... So as to answer, and that immediately and directly, his case requiring present help;

I mourn in my complaint; or "in my meditation" (p); solitary thoughts, and melancholy views of things. Saints have their complaints, on account of their sins and corruptions, their barrenness and unfruitfulness, and the decay of vital religion in them; and because of the low estate of Zion, the declining state of the interest of Christ, and the little success of his Gospel; and they mourn, in these complaints, over their own sins, and the sins of others, professors and profane, and under afflictions temporal and spiritual, both their own and the church's. Christ also, in the days of his flesh, had his complaints of the perverseness and faithlessness of the generation of men among whom he lived; of the frowardness, pride and contentions of his disciples; of the reproaches, insult, and injuries of his enemies; and of the dereliction of his God and Father; and he often mourned on account of one or other of these things, being a man of sorrows and acquainted with griefs;

and make a noise; not only with sighs and groans, but in so loud a manner as to be called roaring; see Psalm 22:1.

(p) "in meditatione mea", Montanus, Junius & Tremellius, Piscator, Cocceius, Gejerus, Michaelis; so Ainsworth. 2. The terms of the last clause express full indulgence of grief.55:1-8 In these verses we have, 1. David praying. Prayer is a salve for every sore, and a relief to the spirit under every burden. 2. David weeping. Griefs are thus, in some measure, lessened, while those increase that have no vent given them. David in great alarm. We may well suppose him to be so, upon the breaking out of Absalom's conspiracy, and the falling away of the people. Horror overwhelmed him. Probably the remembrance of his sin in the matter of Uriah added much to the terror. When under a guilty conscience we must mourn in our complaint, and even strong believers have for a time been filled with horror. But none ever was so overwhelmed as the holy Jesus, when it pleased the Lord to put him to grief, and to make his soul an offering for our sins. In his agony he prayed more earnestly, and was heard and delivered; trusting in him, and following him, we shall be supported under, and carried through all trials. See how David was weary of the treachery and ingratitude of men, and the cares and disappointments of his high station: he longed to hide himself in some desert from the fury and fickleness of his people. He aimed not at victory, but rest; a barren wilderness, so that he might be quiet. The wisest and best of men most earnestly covet peace and quietness, and the more when vexed and wearied with noise and clamour. This makes death desirable to a child of God, that it is a final escape from all the storms and tempests of this world, to perfect and everlasting rest.
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