Psalm 27:7
New International Version
Hear my voice when I call, LORD; be merciful to me and answer me.

New Living Translation
Hear me as I pray, O LORD. Be merciful and answer me!

English Standard Version
Hear, O LORD, when I cry aloud; be gracious to me and answer me!

Berean Study Bible
Hear, O LORD, my voice when I call; be merciful and answer me.

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.

Christian Standard Bible
LORD, hear my voice when I call; be gracious to me and answer me.

Contemporary English Version
Please listen when I pray! Have pity. Answer my prayer.

Good News Translation
Hear me, LORD, when I call to you! Be merciful and answer me!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
LORD, hear my voice when I call; be gracious to me and answer me.

International Standard Version
Hear my voice, LORD, when I cry out! Be gracious to me and answer me.

NET Bible
Hear me, O LORD, when I cry out! Have mercy on me and answer me!

New Heart English Bible
Hear, LORD, when I cry with my voice. Have mercy also on me, and answer me.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Hear my voice, Lord Jehovah, when I call you; show mercy upon me and answer me.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Hear, O LORD, when I cry aloud. Have pity on me, and answer me.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Hear, O LORD, when I call with my voice, And be gracious unto me, and answer me.

New American Standard 1977
Hear, O LORD, when I cry with my voice, And be gracious to me and answer me.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Hear, O LORD, when I cry with my voice: have mercy also upon me and answer me.

King James 2000 Bible
Hear, O LORD, when I cry with my voice: have mercy also upon me, and answer me.

American King James Version
Hear, O LORD, when I cry with my voice: have mercy also on me, and answer me.

American Standard Version
Hear, O Jehovah, when I cry with my voice: Have mercy also upon me, and answer me.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Hear, O Lord, my voice which I have uttered aloud: pity me, and hearken to me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Hear, O Lord, my voice, with which I have cried to thee: have mercy on me and hear me.

Darby Bible Translation
Hear, Jehovah; with my voice do I call; be gracious unto me, and answer me.

English Revised Version
Hear, O LORD, when I cry with my voice: have mercy also upon me, and answer me.

Webster's Bible Translation
Hear, O LORD, when I cry with my voice: have mercy also upon 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.
Study Bible
The LORD is My Salvation
6Then my head will be held high above my enemies around me. At His tabernacle I will offer sacrifices with shouts of joy; I will sing and make music to the LORD. 7Hear, O LORD, my voice when I call; be merciful and answer me. 8My heart said, “Seek His face.” Your face, O LORD, I will seek.…
Cross References
Psalm 4:3
Know that the LORD has set apart the godly for Himself; the LORD will hear when I call to Him.

Psalm 13:3
See me and respond, O LORD my God. Give light to my eyes, lest I sleep in death,

Psalm 30:10
Hear me, O LORD, and have mercy; O LORD, be my helper."

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

Treasury of Scripture

Hear, O LORD, when I cry with my voice: have mercy also on me, and answer me.

Psalm 4:1
To the chief Musician on Neginoth, A Psalm of David. Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness: thou hast enlarged me when I was in distress; have mercy upon me, and hear my prayer.

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

Psalm 130:2-4
Lord, hear my voice: let thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications…







Lexicon
Hear,
שְׁמַע־ (šə·ma‘-)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8085: To hear intelligently

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

my voice
קוֹלִ֥י (qō·w·lî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 6963: A voice, sound

when I call;
אֶקְרָ֗א (’eq·rā)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 7121: To call, proclaim, read

be merciful
וְחָנֵּ֥נִי (wə·ḥān·nê·nî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 2603: To bend, stoop in kindness to an inferior, to favor, bestow, to implore

and answer me.
וַעֲנֵֽנִי׃ (wa·‘ă·nê·nî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 6030: To answer, respond
(7) The change of tone so marked here, from the warlike to the plaintive, leads to the supposition that Psalm 27:7-12 are interpolated from another song of quite another kind in contents, art, and period.

I cry with my voice--i.e., aloud.

Verses 7-14. - The strain now entirely changes. The rhythm alters from a jubilant double beat to a slow and mournful cadence. A cry is raised for mercy and pity - the wrath of God is deprecated - rejection and desertion are contemplated and prayed against (vers. 7-10). The danger from the enemy appears great and formidable (vers. 11, 12). With an effort of faith, the writer just saves himself from despair (ver. 14), and then, in brave words, braces himself up for further endurance. Verse 7. - Hear, O Lord, when I cry with my voice: have mercy also upon me, and answer me. There is no "when" in the original. The clauses are short, and broken, "Hear, O Lord; with my voice I call; pity me, and answer me." 27:7-14 Wherever the believer is, he can find a way to the throne of grace by prayer. God calls us by his Spirit, by his word, by his worship, and by special providences, merciful and afflicting. When we are foolishly making court to lying vanities, God is, in love to us, calling us to seek our own mercies in him. The call is general, Seek ye my face; but we must apply it to ourselves, I will seek it. The word does us no good, when we do not ourselves accept the exhortation: a gracious heart readily answers to the call of a gracious God, being made willing in the day of his power. The psalmist requests the favour of the Lord; the continuance of his presence with him; the benefit of Divine guidance, and the benefit of Divine protection. God's time to help those that trust in him, is, when all other helpers fail. He is a surer and better Friend than earthly parents are, or can be. What was the belief which supported the psalmist? That he should see the goodness of the Lord. There is nothing like the believing hope of eternal life, the foresights of that glory, and foretastes of those pleasures, to keep us from fainting under all calamities. In the mean time he should be strengthened to bear up under his burdens. Let us look unto the suffering Saviour, and pray in faith, not to be delivered into the hands of our enemies. Let us encourage each other to wait on the Lord, with patient expectation, and fervent prayer.
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