Lamentations 3:56
New International Version
You heard my plea: "Do not close your ears to my cry for relief."

New Living Translation
You heard me when I cried, "Listen to my pleading! Hear my cry for help!"

English Standard Version
you heard my plea, ‘Do not close your ear to my cry for help!’

Berean Study Bible
You heard my plea: “Do not ignore my cry for relief.”

New American Standard Bible
You have heard my voice, "Do not hide Your ear from my prayer for relief, From my cry for help."

King James Bible
Thou hast heard my voice: hide not thine ear at my breathing, at my cry.

Christian Standard Bible
You heard my plea: Do not ignore my cry for relief.

Contemporary English Version
I begged you to listen. "Help!" I shouted. "Save me!" You answered my prayer

Good News Translation
And when I begged you to listen to my cry, you heard.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You hear my plea: Do not ignore my cry for relief.

International Standard Version
You heard my voice— don't close your ear to my sighs and cries.

NET Bible
You heard my plea: "Do not close your ears to my cry for relief!"

New Heart English Bible
You heard my voice; do not hide your ear at my sighs, to my cry.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Listen to my cry [for help]. Don't close your ears when I cry out for relief.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thou heardest my voice; hide not Thine ear at my sighing, at my cry.

New American Standard 1977
Thou hast heard my voice, “Do not hide Thine ear from my prayer for relief, From my cry for help.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Koph Thou hast heard my voice; do not hide thine ear at my cry that I might breath.

King James 2000 Bible
You have heard my voice: hide not your ear at my breathing, at my cry.

American King James Version
You have heard my voice: hide not your ear at my breathing, at my cry.

American Standard Version
Thou heardest my voice; hide not thine ear at my breathing, at my cry.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Thou heardest my voice: close not thine ears to my supplication.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Coph. Thou hast heard my voice: turn not away thy ear from my sighs, and cries.

Darby Bible Translation
Thou hast heard my voice: hide not thine ear at my sighing, at my cry.

English Revised Version
Thou heardest my voice; hide not thine ear at my breathing, at my cry.

Webster's Bible Translation
Thou hast heard my voice: hide not thy ear at my breathing, at my cry.

World English Bible
You heard my voice; don't hide your ear at my breathing, at my cry.

Young's Literal Translation
My voice Thou hast heard, Hide not Thine ear at my breathing -- at my cry.
Study Bible
A Prayer for Deliverance
55I called on Your name, O LORD, out of the depths of the Pit. 56You heard my plea: “Do not ignore my cry for relief.” 57You drew near when I called on You; You said, “Do not be afraid.”…
Cross References
Job 34:28
They caused the cry of the poor to come before Him, and He heard the outcry of the afflicted.

Psalm 55:1
Listen to my prayer, O God, and do not ignore my plea.

Treasury of Scripture

You have heard my voice: hide not your ear at my breathing, at my cry.

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2 Chronicles 33:13,19
And prayed unto him: and he was intreated of him, and heard his supplication, and brought him again to Jerusalem into his kingdom. Then Manasseh knew that the LORD he was God…

Job 34:28
So that they cause the cry of the poor to come unto him, and he heareth the cry of the afflicted.

Psalm 3:4
I cried unto the LORD with my voice, and he heard me out of his holy hill. Selah.

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Psalm 55:1
To the chief Musician on Neginoth, Maschil, A Psalm of David. Give ear to my prayer, O God; and hide not thyself from my supplication.

Psalm 88:13,14
But unto thee have I cried, O LORD; and in the morning shall my prayer prevent thee…

Romans 8:26
Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.







Lexicon
You heard
שָׁמָ֑עְתָּ (šā·mā·‘ə·tā)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8085: To hear intelligently

my plea:
קוֹלִ֖י (qō·w·lî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 6963: A voice, sound

“Do not
אַל־ (’al-)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 408: Not

ignore
תַּעְלֵ֧ם (ta‘·lêm)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5956: To veil from sight, conceal

my cry
לְשַׁוְעָתִֽי׃ (lə·šaw·‘ā·ṯî)
Preposition-l | Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 7775: A cry for help

for relief.”
לְרַוְחָתִ֖י (lə·raw·ḥā·ṯî)
Preposition-l | Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 7309: Respite, relief
(56) Thou hast heard . . . hide not thine . . .--There is something eminently suggestive in the sequence of the two clauses. The recollection that prayer was answered in the past, prompts its utterance in the present. Historically, the words may point to the intervention of Ebed-melech in Jeremiah 38:7.

At my breathing--i.e., the "sighs" or "sobs" of the mourner.

Verse 56. - At my breathing; rather, at my sighing; literally, at my relieving myself. 3:55-66 Faith comes off conqueror, for in these verses the prophet concludes with some comfort. Prayer is the breath of the new man, drawing in the air of mercy in petitions, and returning it in praises; it proves and maintains the spiritual life. He silenced their fears, and quieted their spirits. Thou saidst, Fear not. This was the language of God's grace, by the witness of his Spirit with their spirits. And what are all our sorrows, compared with those of the Redeemer? He will deliver his people from every trouble, and revive his church from every persecution. He will save believers with everlasting salvation, while his enemies perish with everlasting destruction.
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