Psalm 5:1
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New International Version
For the director of music. For pipes. A psalm of David. Listen to my words, LORD, consider my lament.

King James Bible
To the chief Musician upon Nehiloth, A Psalm of David. Give ear to my words, O LORD, consider my meditation.

Darby Bible Translation
{To the chief Musician. Upon Nehiloth. A Psalm of David.} Give ear to my words, O Jehovah; consider my meditation.

World English Bible
Give ear to my words, Yahweh. Consider my meditation.

Young's Literal Translation
To the Overseer, 'Concerning the Inheritances.' -- A Psalm of David. My sayings hear, O Jehovah, Consider my meditation.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Give ear to my words - This is properly a morning hymn, as the preceding was an evening hymn. We have seen from the conclusion of the last Psalm that David was very happy, and lay down and slept in the peace and love of his God. When he opens his eyes on the following morning, he not only remembers but feels the happiness of which he spoke; and with his first recollections he meditates on the goodness and mercy of God, and the glorious state of salvation into which he had been brought. He calls on God to give ear to his words; probably words of God's promises which he had been pleading.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Psalm 5:1-3 Give ear to my words, O LORD, consider my meditation...

David prays, and professes his study in prayer

Psalm 5:4-6 For you are not a God that has pleasure in wickedness: neither shall evil dwell with you...

God favours not the wicked

Psalm 5:7-9 But as for me, I will come into your house in the multitude of your mercy: and in your fear will I worship toward your holy temple...

David, professing his faith, prays to God to guide him

Psalm 5:10 Destroy you them, O God; let them fall by their own counsels; cast them out in the multitude of their transgressions...

to destroy his enemies

Psalm 5:11,12 But let all those that put their trust in you rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because you defend them...

and to preserve the godly

Give

Psalm 17:1 Hear the right, O LORD, attend to my cry, give ear to my prayer, that goes not out of feigned lips.

Psalm 54:2 Hear my prayer, O God; give ear to the words of my mouth.

Psalm 55:1,2 Give ear to my prayer, O God; and hide not yourself from my supplication...

Psalm 64:1 Hear my voice, O God, in my prayer: preserve my life from fear of the enemy.

Psalm 80:1 Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, you that lead Joseph like a flock; you that dwell between the cherubim, shine forth.

Psalm 86:1 Bow down your ear, O LORD, hear me: for I am poor and needy.

1 Peter 3:12 For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open to their prayers...

1 John 5:14,15 And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he hears us...

consider my

Psalm 19:14 Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in your sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.

1 Samuel 1:13,16 Now Hannah, she spoke in her heart; only her lips moved, but her voice was not heard: therefore Eli thought she had been drunken...

Romans 8:26 Likewise the Spirit also helps our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought...

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A Staircase of Three Steps
'All those that put their trust in Thee ... them also that love Thy name ... the righteous.'--PSALM v. 11, 12. I have ventured to isolate these three clauses from their context, because, if taken in their sequence, they are very significant of the true path by which men draw nigh to God and become righteous. They are all three designations of the same people, but regarded under different aspects and at different stages. There is a distinct order in them, and whether the Psalmist was fully conscious
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Moreover what is Written "Thou Wilt Destroy all that Speak Leasing...
35. Moreover what is written "Thou wilt destroy all that speak leasing:" [2360] one saith that no lie is here excepted, but all condemned. Another saith: Yea verily: but they who speak leasing from the heart, as we disputed above; for that man speaketh truth in his heart, who hateth the necessity of lying, which he understands as a penalty of the moral life. Another saith: All indeed will God destroy who speak leasing, but not all leasing: for there is some leasing which the Prophet was at that time
St. Augustine—On Lying

Covenanting a Duty.
The exercise of Covenanting with God is enjoined by Him as the Supreme Moral Governor of all. That his Covenant should be acceded to, by men in every age and condition, is ordained as a law, sanctioned by his high authority,--recorded in his law of perpetual moral obligation on men, as a statute decreed by him, and in virtue of his underived sovereignty, promulgated by his command. "He hath commanded his covenant for ever."[171] The exercise is inculcated according to the will of God, as King and
John Cunningham—The Ordinance of Covenanting

Covenant Duties.
It is here proposed to show, that every incumbent duty ought, in suitable circumstances, to be engaged to in the exercise of Covenanting. The law and covenant of God are co-extensive; and what is enjoined in the one is confirmed in the other. The proposals of that Covenant include its promises and its duties. The former are made and fulfilled by its glorious Originator; the latter are enjoined and obligatory on man. The duties of that Covenant are God's law; and the demands of the law are all made
John Cunningham—The Ordinance of Covenanting

Cross References
Psalm 13:3
Look on me and answer, LORD my God. Give light to my eyes, or I will sleep in death,

Psalm 54:2
Hear my prayer, O God; listen to the words of my mouth.

Psalm 104:34
May my meditation be pleasing to him, as I rejoice in the LORD.

Psalm 141:1
A psalm of David. I call to you, LORD, come quickly to me; hear me when I call to you.

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