Psalm 88:2
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New International Version
May my prayer come before you; turn your ear to my cry.

New Living Translation
Now hear my prayer; listen to my cry.

English Standard Version
Let my prayer come before you; incline your ear to my cry!

New American Standard Bible
Let my prayer come before You; Incline Your ear to my cry!

King James Bible
Let my prayer come before thee: incline thine ear unto my cry;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
May my prayer reach Your presence; listen to my cry.

International Standard Version
Let my prayer come before you; listen to my cry.

NET Bible
Listen to my prayer! Pay attention to my cry for help!

New Heart English Bible
Let my prayer enter into your presence. Turn your ear to my cry.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
My prayer will enter before you and bend your ear to my prayer!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Let my prayer come into your presence. Turn your ear to hear my cries.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Let my prayer come before Thee, Incline Thine ear unto my cry.

New American Standard 1977
Let my prayer come before Thee;
            Incline Thine ear to my cry!

Jubilee Bible 2000
let my prayer come before thee; incline thine ear unto my cry;

King James 2000 Bible
Let my prayer come before you: incline your ear unto my cry;

American King James Version
Let my prayer come before you: incline your ear to my cry;

American Standard Version
Let my prayer enter into thy presence; Incline thine ear unto my cry.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Let my prayer come in before thee: incline thy ear to my petition.

Darby Bible Translation
Let my prayer come before thee; incline thine ear unto my cry.

English Revised Version
Let my prayer enter into thy presence; incline thine ear unto my cry:

Webster's Bible Translation
Let my prayer come before thee: incline thy ear to my cry;

World English Bible
Let my prayer enter into your presence. Turn your ear to my cry.

Young's Literal Translation
My prayer cometh in before Thee, Incline Thine ear to my loud cry,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
88:1-9 The first words of the psalmist are the only words of comfort and support in this psalm. Thus greatly may good men be afflicted, and such dismal thoughts may they have about their afflictions, and such dark conclusion may they make about their end, through the power of melancholy and the weakness of faith. He complained most of God's displeasure. Even the children of God's love may sometimes think themselves children of wrath and no outward trouble can be so hard upon them as that. Probably the psalmist described his own case, yet he leads to Christ. Thus are we called to look unto Jesus, wounded and bruised for our iniquities. But the wrath of God poured the greatest bitterness into his cup. This weighed him down into darkness and the deep.
Study Bible
I have Cried Day and Night Before You
1A Song. A Psalm of the sons of Korah. For the choir director; according to Mahalath Leannoth. A Maskil of Heman the Ezrahite. O LORD, the God of my salvation, I have cried out by day and in the night before You. 2Let my prayer come before You; Incline Your ear to my cry! 3For my soul has had enough troubles, And my life has drawn near to Sheol.…
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 17:6
I have called upon You, for You will answer me, O God; Incline Your ear to me, hear my speech.

Psalm 18:6
In my distress I called upon the LORD, And cried to my God for help; He heard my voice out of His temple, And my cry for help before Him came into His ears.

Psalm 31:2
Incline Your ear to me, rescue me quickly; Be to me a rock of strength, A stronghold to save me.

Psalm 86:1
A Prayer of David. Incline Your ear, O LORD, and answer me; For I am afflicted and needy.
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