New American Standard Bible
Hear, O LORD, when I cry with my voice, And be gracious to me and answer me.
King James Bible
Hear, O LORD, when I cry with my voice: have mercy also upon me, and answer me.
Darby Bible Translation
Hear, Jehovah; with my voice do I call; be gracious unto me, and answer me.
World English Bible
Hear, Yahweh, when I cry with my voice. Have mercy also on me, and answer me.
Young's Literal Translation
Hear, O Jehovah, my voice -- I call, And favour me, and answer me.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Hear, O Lord, when I cry with my voice - This earnest prayer seems to have been prompted by a returning sense of danger. He had had assurance of the divine favor. He had found God ready to help him. He did not doubt but that He would aid him; yet all this did not prevent his calling upon Him for the aid which he needed, but rather stimulated him to do it. With all the deep-felt conviction of his heart that God was ready and willing to assist him, he still felt that he had no reason to hope for His aid unless he called upon Him. The phrase "when I cry with my voice" refers to the fact that he prayed audibly or aloud. It was not mental prayer, but that which found expression in the language of earnest entreaty.
Library'Seek Ye' --'I Will Seek'
'When Thou saidst, Seek ye my face; My heart said unto Thee, Thy face, Lord, will I seek. 9. Hide not Thy face far from me.' --PSALM xxvii. 8, 9. We have here a report of a brief dialogue between God and a devout soul. The Psalmist tells us of God's invitation and of his acceptance, and on both he builds the prayer that the face which he had been bidden to seek, and had sought, may not be hid from him. The correspondence between what God said to him and what he said to God is even more emphatically …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Prayer in the Unconverted.
Out of the Deep of Fear and Anxiety.
The Acceptable Sacrifice;
But know that the LORD has set apart the godly man for Himself; The LORD hears when I call to Him.
Consider and answer me, O LORD my God; Enlighten my eyes, or I will sleep the sleep of death,
"Hear, O LORD, and be gracious to me; O LORD, be my helper."
For the choir director; on a stringed instrument. A Psalm of David. Hear my cry, O God; Give heed to my prayer.
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