Psalm 86:6
Parallel Verses
New International Version
Hear my prayer, LORD; listen to my cry for mercy.

New Living Translation
Listen closely to my prayer, O LORD; hear my urgent cry.

English Standard Version
Give ear, O LORD, to my prayer; listen to my plea for grace.

New American Standard Bible
Give ear, O LORD, to my prayer; And give heed to the voice of my supplications!

King James Bible
Give ear, O LORD, unto my prayer; and attend to the voice of my supplications.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
LORD, hear my prayer; listen to my plea for mercy.

International Standard Version
Hear my prayer, LORD; attend to my prayer of supplication.

NET Bible
O LORD, hear my prayer! Pay attention to my plea for mercy!

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Give ear to my prayer, oh, Lord Jehovah, and hear the voice of my cry!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Open your ears to my prayer, O LORD. Pay attention when I plead for mercy.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Give ear, O LORD, unto my prayer and attend to the voice of my supplications.

King James 2000 Bible
Give ear, O LORD, unto my prayer; and attend to the voice of my supplications.

American King James Version
Give ear, O LORD, to my prayer; and attend to the voice of my supplications.

American Standard Version
Give ear, O Jehovah, unto my prayer; And hearken unto the voice of my supplications.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Give ear, O Lord, to my prayer: and attend to the voice of my petition.

Darby Bible Translation
Give ear, O Jehovah, unto my prayer, and attend to the voice of my supplications.

English Revised Version
Give ear, O LORD, unto my prayer; and hearken unto the voice of my supplications.

Webster's Bible Translation
Give ear, O LORD, to my prayer; and attend to the voice of my supplications.

World English Bible
Hear, Yahweh, my prayer. Listen to the voice of my petitions.

Young's Literal Translation
Hear, O Jehovah, my prayer, And attend to the voice of my supplications.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

86:1-7 Our poverty and wretchedness, when felt, powerfully plead in our behalf at the throne of grace. The best self-preservation is to commit ourselves to God's keeping. I am one whom thou favourest, hast set apart for thyself, and made partaker of sanctifying grace. It is a great encouragement to prayer, to feel that we have received the converting grace of God, have learned to trust in him, and to be his servants. We may expect comfort from God, when we keep up our communion with God. God's goodness appears in two things, in giving and forgiving. Whatever others do, let us call upon God, and commit our case to him; we shall not seek in vain.

Pulpit Commentary

Verses 6-10. - In this second strophe praise is predominant. Prayer occupies two verses only (vers. 6, 7); in the other three (vers. 8-10) God is magnified and glorified. Verse 6. - Give ear, O Lord, unto my prayer. An echo of ver. 1. The psalmist begins, as it were, afresh, calling God's attention to himself, as if he had not yet spoken. And attend to the voice of my supplications (comp. Psalm 17:1; Psalm 55:2; Psalm 61:1, etc.). That God's ear is always attent to the prayers of his people does not make it superfluous for them to entreat his attention. He will listen more favourably when besought to listen.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Give ear, O Lord, unto my prayer,.... As this psalm is called, in the title of it; his own prayer, and not another's, not one composed for him, but what was composed by him; this petition is repeated, as to the sense of it, from Psalm 86:1 to show his importunity to be heard:

and attend to the voice of my supplications; which proceeded from the spirit of grace and supplication, put up in an humble manner, in a dependence on the mercy of God, which the word used has the signification of, and were attended with thanksgiving, Psalm 86:12, according to the apostle's rule, Philippians 4:6, these were vocal prayers, and not mere mental ones; see Hebrews 5:7.



Psalm 86:6 Additional Commentaries
Context
Hear, O Lord, for I am Poor and Needy
5For You, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive, And abundant in lovingkindness to all who call upon You. 6Give ear, O LORD, to my prayer; And give heed to the voice of my supplications! 7In the day of my trouble I shall call upon You, For You will answer me.…
Cross References
Psalm 55:1
For the director of music. With stringed instruments. A maskil of David. Listen to my prayer, O God, do not ignore my plea;

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

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

Give ear, O LORD, to my prayer; and attend to the voice of my supplications.

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