Psalm 61:1
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New International Version
For the director of music. With stringed instruments. Of David. Hear my cry, O God; listen to my prayer.

New Living Translation
For the choir director: A psalm of David, to be accompanied by stringed instruments. O God, listen to my cry! Hear my prayer!

English Standard Version
Hear my cry, O God, listen to my prayer;

New American Standard Bible
For the choir director; on a stringed instrument. A Psalm of David. Hear my cry, O God; Give heed to my prayer.

King James Bible
To the chief Musician upon Neginah, A Psalm of David. Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For the choir director: on stringed instruments. Davidic. God, hear my cry; pay attention to my prayer.

International Standard Version
God, hear my cry; pay attention to my prayer.

NET Bible
For the music director; to be played on a stringed instrument; written by David. O God, hear my cry for help! Pay attention to my prayer!

New Heart English Bible
Hear my cry, God. Listen to my prayer.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Oh God, hear my prayer and give ear to my prayer!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
[For the choir director; on a stringed instrument; by David.] Listen to my cry for help, O God. Pay attention to my prayer.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For the Leader; with string-music. [A Psalm] of David. Hear my cry, O God; Attend unto my prayer.

New American Standard 1977
Hear my cry, O God;
            Give heed to my prayer.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer.

King James 2000 Bible
Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer.

American King James Version
Hear my cry, O God; attend to my prayer.

American Standard Version
Hear my cry, O God; Attend unto my prayer.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Unto the end, in hymns, for David. Hear, O God, my supplication: be attentive to my prayer,

Darby Bible Translation
{To the chief Musician. On a stringed instrument. [A Psalm] of David.} Hear, O God, my cry; attend unto my prayer.

English Revised Version
For the Chief Musician; on a stringed instrument. A Psalm of David. Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer.

Webster's Bible Translation
To the chief Musician upon Neginah, A Psalm of David. Hear my cry, O God; attend to my prayer.

World English Bible
Hear my cry, God. Listen to my prayer.

Young's Literal Translation
To the Overseer, on stringed instruments. -- By David. Hear, O God, my loud cry, attend to my prayer.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
61:1-4 David begins with prayers and tears, but ends with praise. Thus the soul, being lifted up to God, returns to the enjoyment of itself. Wherever we are, we have liberty to draw near to God, and may find a way open to the throne of grace. And that which separates us from other comforts, should drive us nearer to God, the fountain of all comfort. Though the heart is overwhelmed, yet it may be lifted up to God in prayer. Nay, I will cry unto thee, for by that means it will be supported and relieved. Weeping must quicken praying, and not deaden it. God's power and promise are a rock that is higher than we are. This rock is Christ. On the Divine mercy, as on a rock, David desired to rest his soul; but he was like a ship-wrecked sailor, exposed to the billows at the bottom of a rock too high for him to climb without help. David found that he could not be fixed on the Rock of salvation, unless the Lord placed him upon it. As there is safety in Him, and none in ourselves, let us pray to be led to and fixed upon Christ our Rock. The service of God shall be his constant work and business: all must make it so who expect to find God their shelter and strong tower. The grace of God shall be his constant comfort.
Study Bible
Hear My Cry; Listen to My Prayer
1For the choir director; on a stringed instrument. A Psalm of David. Hear my cry, O God; Give heed to my prayer. 2From the end of the earth I call to You when my heart is faint; Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.…
Cross References
Psalm 17:1
A Prayer of David. Hear a just cause, O LORD, give heed to my cry; Give ear to my prayer, which is not from deceitful lips.

Psalm 27:7
Hear, O LORD, when I cry with my voice, And be gracious to me and answer me.

Psalm 55:1
For 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.

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

Psalm 102:1
A Prayer of the Afflicted when he is faint and pours out his complaint before the LORD. Hear my prayer, O LORD! And let my cry for help come to You.
Treasury of Scripture

Hear my cry, O God; attend to my prayer.

(Title.) {Neginah} Instead of {neginath}, many MSS have {neginoth} and two MSS supply {mizmor}, `a psalm.' Some suppose this Psalm was composed when David was driven by Absalom's rebellion beyond Jordan, and from the sanctuary of God.

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