Psalm 140:6
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English Standard Version
I say to the LORD, You are my God; give ear to the voice of my pleas for mercy, O LORD!

King James Bible
I said unto the LORD, Thou art my God: hear the voice of my supplications, O LORD.

American Standard Version
I said unto Jehovah, Thou art my God: Give ear unto the voice of my supplications, O Jehovah.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I said to the Lord: Thou art my God: hear, O Lord, the voice of my supplication.

English Revised Version
I said unto the LORD, Thou art my God: give ear unto the voice of my supplications, O LORD.

Webster's Bible Translation
I said to the LORD, Thou art my God: hear the voice of my supplications, O LORD.

Psalm 140:6 Parallel
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

He sees in them the danger which threatens himself, and prays God not to give him over to the judgment of self-delusion, but to lay bare the true state of his soul. The fact "Thou hast searched me," which the beginning of the Psalm confesses, is here turned into a petitioning "search me." Instead of רעים in Psalm 139:17, the poet here says שׂרעפּים, which signifies branches (Ezekiel 31:5) and branchings of the act of thinking (thoughts and cares, Psalm 94:19). The Resh is epenthetic, for the first form is שׂעפּים, Job 4:13; Job 20:2. The poet thus sets the very ground and life of his heart, with all its outward manifestations, in the light of the divine omniscience. And in Psalm 139:24 he prays that God would see whether any דּרך־עצב cleaves to him (בּי as in 1 Samuel 25:24), by which is not meant "a way of idols" (Rosenm׬ller, Gesenius, and Maurer), after Isaiah 48:5, since an inclination towards, or even apostasy to, heathenism cannot be an unknown sin; nor to a man like the writer of this Psalm is heathenism any power of temptation. דוך בּצע (Grהtz) might more readily be admissible, but דוך עצב is a more comprehensive notion, and one more in accordance with this closing petition. The poet gives this name to the way that leads to the pain, torture, viz., of the inward and outward punishments of sin; and, on the other hand, the way along which he wishes to be guided he calls דּרך עולם, the way of endless continuance (lxx, Vulgate, Luther), not the way of the former times, after Jeremiah 6:16 (Maurer, Olshausen), which thus by itself is ambiguous (as becomes evident from Job 22:15; Jeremiah 18:15), and also does not furnish any direct antithesis. The "everlasting way" is the way of God (Psalm 27:11), the way of the righteous, which stands fast for ever and shall not "perish" (Psalm 1:6).

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

I said unto

Psalm 16:2,5,6 O my soul, you have said to the LORD, You are my Lord: my goodness extends not to you...

Psalm 31:14 But I trusted in you, O LORD: I said, You are my God.

Psalm 91:2 I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.

Psalm 119:57 You are my portion, O LORD: I have said that I would keep your words.

Psalm 142:5 I cried to you, O LORD: I said, You are my refuge and my portion in the land of the living.

Lamentations 3:24 The LORD is my portion, said my soul; therefore will I hope in him.

Zechariah 13:9 And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried...


Psalm 27:7,8 Hear, O LORD, when I cry with my voice: have mercy also on me, and answer me...

Psalm 28:1,2 To you will I cry, O LORD my rock; be not silent to me: lest, if you be silent to me, I become like them that go down into the pit...

Psalm 55:1,2 Give ear to my prayer, O God; and hide not yourself from my supplication...

Psalm 64:1 Hear my voice, O God, in my prayer: preserve my life from fear of the enemy.

Cross References
Psalm 5:2
Give attention to the sound of my cry, my King and my God, for to you do I pray.

Psalm 16:2
I say to the LORD, "You are my Lord; I have no good apart from you."

Psalm 28:2
Hear the voice of my pleas for mercy, when I cry to you for help, when I lift up my hands toward your most holy sanctuary.

Psalm 31:14
But I trust in you, O LORD; I say, "You are my God."

Psalm 116:1
I love the LORD, because he has heard my voice and my pleas for mercy.

Psalm 118:28
You are my God, and I will give thanks to you; you are my God; I will extol you.

Psalm 119:170
Let my plea come before you; deliver me according to your word.

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