KJV LexiconTo the chief Musician
to glitter from afar, i.e. to be eminent (as a superintendent, especially of the Temple services and its music)
instrumental music; by implication, a stringed instrument; by extension, a poem set to music; specifically, an epigram
instructive, i.e. a didactic poem -- Maschil.
A Psalm of David
loving; David, the youngest son of Jesse -- David.
probably to expand; to broaden out the ear (with the hand), i.e. (by implication) to listen
to my prayer
intercession, supplication; by implication, a hymn -- prayer.
angels, exceeding, God (gods)(-dess, -ly), (very) great, judges, mighty.
to veil from sight, i.e. conceal -- any ways, blind, dissembler, hide (self), secret (thing).
not thyself from my supplication
graciousness; causatively, entreaty -- favour, grace, supplication.
Parallel VersesNew American Standard Bible
For the choir director; on stringed instruments. A Maskil of David. Give ear to my prayer, O God; And do not hide Yourself from my supplication.
King James Bible
Holman Christian Standard Bible
For the choir director: with stringed instruments. A Davidic Maskil. God, listen to my prayer and do not ignore my plea for help.
International Standard Version
Pay attention to my prayer, God, and do not hide yourself from my appeal.
For the music director, to be accompanied by stringed instruments; a well-written song by David. Listen, O God, to my prayer! Do not ignore my appeal for mercy!
Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Give ear to my prayer, oh God, and do not reject my prayer.
GOD'S WORD® Translation
[For the choir director; on stringed instruments; a [maskil] by David.] Open your ears to my prayer, O God. Do not hide from my plea for mercy.
King James 2000 Bible
Give ear to my prayer, O God; and hide not yourself from my supplication.
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