Psalm 17:1
New International Version
A prayer of David. Hear me, LORD, my plea is just; listen to my cry. Hear my prayer— it does not rise from deceitful lips.

New Living Translation
O LORD, hear my plea for justice. Listen to my cry for help. Pay attention to my prayer, for it comes from honest lips.

English Standard Version
Hear a just cause, O LORD; attend to my cry! Give ear to my prayer from lips free of deceit!

Berean Study Bible
A prayer of David. Hear, O LORD, my righteous plea; listen to my cry. Give ear to my prayer—it comes from lips free of deceit.

King James Bible
A Prayer of David. Hear the right, O LORD, attend unto my cry, give ear unto my prayer, that goeth not out of feigned lips.

New King James Version
A Prayer of David. Hear a just cause, O LORD, Attend to my cry; Give ear to my prayer which is not from deceitful lips.

New American Standard Bible
A Prayer of David. Hear a just cause, LORD, give Your attention to my cry; Listen to my prayer, which is not from deceitful lips.

NASB 1995
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.

NASB 1977
Hear a just cause, O LORD, give heed to my cry; Give ear to my prayer, which is not from deceitful lips.

Amplified Bible
A Prayer of David. Hear the just (righteous) cause, O LORD; listen to my loud [piercing] cry; Listen to my prayer, that comes from guileless lips.

Christian Standard Bible
A prayer of David. LORD, hear a just cause; pay attention to my cry; listen to my prayer — from lips free of deceit.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A Davidic prayer. LORD, hear a just cause; pay attention to my cry; listen to my prayer— from lips free of deceit.

American Standard Version
Hear the right, O Jehovah, attend unto my cry; Give ear unto my prayer, that goeth not out of feigned lips.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Hear, LORD JEHOVAH, Holy One, and look at my request and give ear to my prayer which is not from deceitful lips.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
A prayer of David. Hearken, O Lord of my righteousness, attend to my petition; give ear to my prayer not uttered with deceitful lips.

Contemporary English Version
I am innocent, LORD! Won't you listen as I pray and beg for help? I am honest! Please hear my prayer.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The prayer of David. Hear, O Lord, my justice: attend to my supplication. Give ear unto my prayer, which proceedeth not from deceitful lips.

English Revised Version
A Prayer of David. Hear the right, O LORD, attend unto my cry; give ear unto my prayer, that goeth not out of feigned lips.

Good News Translation
Listen, O LORD, to my plea for justice; pay attention to my cry for help! Listen to my honest prayer.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
[A prayer by David.] Hear my plea for justice, O LORD. Pay attention to my cry. Open your ears to my prayer, [which comes] from lips free from deceit.

International Standard Version
LORD, hear my just plea! Pay attention to my cry! Listen to my prayer, since it does not come from lying lips.

JPS Tanakh 1917
A Prayer of David. Hear the right, O LORD, attend unto my cry; Give ear unto my prayer from lips without deceit.

Literal Standard Version
A PRAYER OF DAVID. Hear, O YHWH, righteousness, attend my cry, Give ear [to] my prayer, without lips of deceit.

NET Bible
A prayer of David. LORD, consider my just cause! Pay attention to my cry for help! Listen to the prayer I sincerely offer!

New Heart English Bible
[A Prayer by David.] Hear, LORD, my righteous plea; Give ear to my prayer, that doesn't go out of deceitful lips.

World English Bible
Hear, Yahweh, my righteous plea; Give ear to my prayer, that doesn't go out of deceitful lips.

Young's Literal Translation
A Prayer of David. Hear, O Jehovah, righteousness, attend my cry, Give ear to my prayer, without lips of deceit.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Hear My Righteous Plea
1A prayer of David. Hear, O LORD, my righteous plea; listen to my cry. Give ear to my prayer— it comes from lips free of deceit. 2May my vindication come from Your presence; may Your eyes see what is right.…

Cross References
2 Chronicles 6:40
Now, my God, may Your eyes be open and Your ears attentive to the prayer offered in this place.

Psalm 9:4
For You have upheld my just cause; You sit on Your throne judging righteously.

Psalm 61:1
Hear my cry, O God, attend to my prayer.

Psalm 88:2
May my prayer come before You; incline Your ear to my cry.

Psalm 142:6
Listen to my cry, for I am brought quite low. Rescue me from my pursuers, for they are too strong for me.

Isaiah 29:13
Therefore the Lord said: "These people draw near to Me with their mouths and honor Me with their lips, but their hearts are far from Me. Their worship of Me is but rules taught by men.


Treasury of Scripture

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

A.

Psalm 86:1
A Prayer of David. Bow down thine ear, O LORD, hear me: for I am poor and needy.

Psalm 142:1
Maschil of David; A Prayer when he was in the cave. I cried unto the LORD with my voice; with my voice unto the LORD did I make my supplication.

Hear

Psalm 7:8
The LORD shall judge the people: judge me, O LORD, according to my righteousness, and according to mine integrity that is in me.

Psalm 18:20
The LORD rewarded me according to my righteousness; according to the cleanness of my hands hath he recompensed me.

Psalm 43:1
Judge me, O God, and plead my cause against an ungodly nation: O deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man.

the right [Heb.

Psalm 5:2
Hearken unto the voice of my cry, my King, and my God: for unto thee will I pray.

Psalm 55:2,3
Attend unto me, and hear me: I mourn in my complaint, and make a noise; …

Psalm 61:1
To the chief Musician upon Neginah, A Psalm of David. Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer.

not [out of feigned lips] [Heb.

Psalm 18:44
As soon as they hear of me, they shall obey me: the strangers shall submit themselves unto me.

Psalm 145:18
The LORD is nigh unto all them that call upon him, to all that call upon him in truth.

Jeremiah 3:10
And yet for all this her treacherous sister Judah hath not turned unto me with her whole heart, but feignedly, saith the LORD.









(1) Hear the right.--Or (see margin), justice. Some ancient versions read, "Hear, Lord of righteousness." Others make it concrete: "Hear me, the righteous; "but the Authorised Version has the true sense.

Verse 1. - Hear the right, O Lord (comp. Psalm 9:4). Here and elsewhere the psalmist assumes that right is on his side, and that he is persecuted unjustly. Unless he had been convinced of this, he could not have called on God to vindicate him. The narrative in 1 Samuel 18. - 27, fully justifies his conviction. Attend unto my cry (comp. Psalm 4:1; Psalm 5:2; Psalm 61:1). Rinnah, the word translated "cry" here (and in Psalm 61:1) is a strong term: it means "shout," "outcry" - most often, though not here, "a shout of joy." Give ear unto my prayer, that goeth not out of feigned lips; rather, feigning lips, or guileful lips - lips, i.e., that speak falsehood knowingly.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
A Prayer
תְּפִלָּ֗ה (tə·p̄il·lāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 8605: Intercession, supplication, a hymn

of David.
לְדָ֫וִ֥ד (lə·ḏā·wiḏ)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 1732: David -- perhaps 'beloved one', a son of Jesse

Hear,
שִׁמְעָ֤ה (šim·‘āh)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's 8085: To hear intelligently

O LORD,
יְהוָ֨ה ׀ (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

my righteous plea;
צֶ֗דֶק (ṣe·ḏeq)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 6664: The right, equity, prosperity

listen
הַקְשִׁ֥יבָה (haq·šî·ḇāh)
Verb - Hifil - Imperative - masculine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's 7181: To prick up the ears, hearken

to my cry.
רִנָּתִ֗י (rin·nā·ṯî)
Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 7440: A creaking, shout

Give ear
הַאֲזִ֥ינָה (ha·’ă·zî·nāh)
Verb - Hifil - Imperative - masculine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's 238: To broaden out the ear, to listen

to my prayer
תְפִלָּתִ֑י (ṯə·p̄il·lā·ṯî)
Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 8605: Intercession, supplication, a hymn

from lips
שִׂפְתֵ֥י (śip̄·ṯê)
Noun - fdc
Strong's 8193: The lip, language, a margin

free of
בְּ֝לֹ֗א (bə·lō)
Preposition-b | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

deceit.
מִרְמָֽה׃ (mir·māh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 4820: Deceit, treachery


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