New American Standard Bible
"Give heed to my cry, For I am brought very low; Deliver me from my persecutors, For they are too strong for me.
King James Bible
Attend unto my cry; for I am brought very low: deliver me from my persecutors; for they are stronger than I.
Darby Bible Translation
Attend unto my cry, for I am brought very low; deliver me from my persecutors, for they are stronger than I.
World English Bible
Listen to my cry, for I am in desperate need. deliver me from my persecutors, For they are stronger than me.
Young's Literal Translation
Attend Thou unto my loud cry, For I have become very low, Deliver Thou me from my pursuers, For they have been stronger than I.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Attend unto my cry - Give ear to me when I cry to thee. Do not turn away and refuse to hear me.
For I am brought very low - I am reduced greatly; I am made very poor. The language would be applicable to one who had been in better circumstances, and who had been brought down to a condition of danger, of poverty, of want. It is language which is commonly applied to poverty.
Deliver me from my persecutors - Saul and his followers.
For they are stronger than I-- More in number; better armed; better suited for battle.
LibraryThe Ceaselessness of Prayer
The Ceaselessness of Prayer Prayer as Christian freedom, and prayer as Christian life--these are two points I would now expand. I. First, as to the moral freedom involved and achieved in prayer. Prayer has been described as religion in action. But that as it stands is not a sufficient definition of the prayer which lives on the Cross. The same thing might be said about the choicest forms of Christian service to humanity. It is true enough, and it may carry us far; but only if we become somewhat …
P. T. Forsyth—The Soul of Prayer
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.
He delivered me from my strong enemy, And from those who hated me, for they were too mighty for me.
Do not remember the iniquities of our forefathers against us; Let Your compassion come quickly to meet us, For we are brought very low.
The LORD preserves the simple; I was brought low, and He saved me.
Redeem me from the oppression of man, That I may keep Your precepts.
For the LORD has ransomed Jacob And redeemed him from the hand of him who was stronger than he.
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