English Standard Version
Incline your ear to me; rescue me speedily! Be a rock of refuge for me, a strong fortress to save me!
King James Bible
Bow down thine ear to me; deliver me speedily: be thou my strong rock, for an house of defence to save me.
American Standard Version
Bow down thine ear unto me; deliver me speedily: Be thou to me a strong rock, A house of defence to save me.
Bow down thy ear to me: make haste to deliver me. Be thou unto me a God, a protector, and a house of refuge, to save me.
English Revised Version
Bow down thine ear unto me; deliver me speedily: be thou to me a strong rock, an house of defence to save me.
Webster's Bible Translation
Bow down thy ear to me; deliver me speedily: be thou my strong rock, for a house of defense to save me.
Psalm 31:2 Parallel
CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
(Heb.: 30:9-11) Nevertheless he who is thus chastened prayed fervently. The futures in Psalm 30:9, standing as they do in the full flow of the narration, have the force of imperfects, of "the present in the past" as the Arabian grammarians call it. From the question "What profit is there (the usual expression for τίὄφελος, quid lucri) in my blood?", it is not to be inferred that David was in danger of death by the hand of a foe; for ותרפאני in Psalm 30:3 teaches us very different, "what profit would there be in my blood?" is therefore equivalent to (cf. Job 16:18) what advantage would there be in Thy slaying me before my time? On the contrary God would rob Himself of the praise, which the living one would render to Him, and would so gladly render. His request that his life may be prolonged was not, therefore, for the sake of worldly possessions and enjoyment, but for the glory of God. He feared death as being the end of the praise of God. For beyond the grave there will be no more psalms sung, Psalm 6:6. In the Old Testament, Hades was as yet unvanquished, Heaven was not yet opened. In Heaven are the בני אלים, but as yet no blessed בני אדם.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
2 Kings 19:16
Incline your ear, O LORD, and hear; open your eyes, O LORD, and see; and hear the words of Sennacherib, which he has sent to mock the living God.
I call upon you, for you will answer me, O God; incline your ear to me; hear my words.
The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
In your righteousness deliver me and rescue me; incline your ear to me, and save me!
Be to me a rock of refuge, to which I may continually come; you have given the command to save me, for you are my rock and my fortress.
Incline your ear, O LORD, and answer me, for I am poor and needy.
Let my prayer come before you; incline your ear to my cry!
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