Psalm 55:1
New International Version
For the director of music. With stringed instruments. A maskil of David. Listen to my prayer, O God, do not ignore my plea;

New Living Translation
For the choir director: A psalm of David, to be accompanied by stringed instruments. Listen to my prayer, O God. Do not ignore my cry for help!

English Standard Version
Give ear to my prayer, O God, and hide not yourself from my plea for mercy!

Berean Study Bible
For the choirmaster. With stringed instruments. A Maskil of David. Listen to my prayer, O God, and do not ignore my plea.

New American Standard Bible
For the choir director; on stringed instruments. A Maskil of David. Give ear to my prayer, O God; And do not hide Yourself from my supplication.

King James Bible
To the chief Musician on Neginoth, Maschil, A Psalm of David. Give ear to my prayer, O God; and hide not thyself from my supplication.

Christian Standard Bible
God, listen to my prayer and do not hide from my plea for help.

Contemporary English Version
Listen, God, to my prayer! Don't reject my request.

Good News Translation
Hear my prayer, O God; don't turn away from my plea!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For the choir director: with stringed instruments. A Davidic Maskil. God, listen to my prayer and do not ignore my plea for help.

International Standard Version
Pay attention to my prayer, God, and do not hide yourself from my appeal.

NET Bible
For the music director, to be accompanied by stringed instruments; a well-written song by David. Listen, O God, to my prayer! Do not ignore my appeal for mercy!

New Heart English Bible
[For the Chief Musician. On stringed instruments. A contemplation by David.] Listen to my prayer, God. Do not hide yourself from my petition.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Give ear to my prayer, oh God, and do not reject my prayer.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
[For the choir director; on stringed instruments; a [maskil] by David.] Open your ears to my prayer, O God. Do not hide from my plea for mercy.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For the Leader; with string-music. Maschil of David. Give ear, O God, to my prayer; And hide not Thyself from my supplication.

New American Standard 1977
Give ear to my prayer, O God; And do not hide Thyself from my supplication.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Give ear to my prayer, O God, and do not hide thyself from my supplication.

King James 2000 Bible
Give ear to my prayer, O God; and hide not yourself from my supplication.

American King James Version
Give ear to my prayer, O God; and hide not yourself from my supplication.

American Standard Version
Give ear to my prayer, O God; And hide not thyself from my supplication.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For the end, among Hymns of instruction by David. Hearken, O God, to my prayer; and disregard not my supplication.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Unto the end, in verses, understanding for David. Hear, O God, my prayer, and despise not my supplication:

Darby Bible Translation
{To the chief Musician. On stringed instruments: an instruction. Of David.} Give ear to my prayer, O God; and hide not thyself from my supplication.

English Revised Version
For the Chief Musician; on stringed instruments. Maschil of David. Give ear to my prayer, O God; and hide not thyself from my supplication.

Webster's Bible Translation
To the chief Musician on Neginoth, Maschil, A Psalm of David. Give ear to my prayer, O God; and hide not thyself from my supplication.

World English Bible
Listen to my prayer, God. Don't hide yourself from my supplication.

Young's Literal Translation
To the Overseer with stringed instruments. -- An instruction, by David. Give ear, O God, to my prayer, And hide not from my supplication.
Study Bible
Cast Your Burden upon the LORD
1For the choirmaster. With stringed instruments. A Maskil of David. Listen to my prayer, O God, and do not ignore my plea. 2Attend to me and answer me. I am restless in my complaint, and distraught…
Cross References
Psalm 10:1
Why, O LORD, do You stand far off? Why do You hide in times of trouble?

Psalm 27:9
Hide not Your face from me, nor turn away Your servant in anger. You have been my helper; do not leave me or forsake me, O God of my salvation.

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

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

Psalm 86:6
Hear my prayer, O LORD, and attend to my plea for mercy.

Lamentations 3:56
You heard my plea: "Do not ignore my cry for relief."

Treasury of Scripture

Give ear to my prayer, O God; and hide not yourself from my supplication.

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Psalm 6:1
To the chief Musician on Neginoth upon Sheminith, A Psalm of David. O LORD, rebuke me not in thine anger, neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure.

Psalm 54:1
To the chief Musician on Neginoth, Maschil, A Psalm of David, when the Ziphims came and said to Saul, Doth not David hide himself with us? Save me, O God, by thy name, and judge me by thy strength.

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Psalm 5:1
To the chief Musician upon Nehiloth, A Psalm of David. Give ear to my words, O LORD, consider my meditation.

Psalm 17:1
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.

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

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Psalm 28:1
A Psalm of David. Unto thee will I cry, O LORD my rock; be not silent to me: lest, if thou be silent to me, I become like them that go down into the pit.

Psalm 80:4
O LORD God of hosts, how long wilt thou be angry against the prayer of thy people?

Psalm 143:7
Hear me speedily, O LORD: my spirit faileth: hide not thy face from me, lest I be like unto them that go down into the pit.







Lexicon
For the choirmaster.
לַמְנַצֵּ֥חַ (lam·naṣ·ṣê·aḥ)
Preposition-l, Article | Verb - Piel - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5329: To glitter from afar, to be eminent, to be permanent

With stringed instruments.
בִּנְגִינֹ֗ת (bin·ḡî·nōṯ)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5058: Instrumental music, a stringed instrument, a poem set to music, an epigram

A Maskil
מַשְׂכִּ֥יל (maś·kîl)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4905: Instructive, a didactic poem

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

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

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

O God,
אֱ֭לֹהִים (’ĕ·lō·hîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

and do not
וְאַל־ (wə·’al-)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 408: Not

ignore
תִּ֝תְעַלַּ֗ם (tiṯ·‘al·lam)
Verb - Hitpael - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5956: To veil from sight, conceal

my plea.
מִתְּחִנָּתִֽי׃ (mit·tə·ḥin·nā·ṯî)
Preposition-m | Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 8467: Favor, supplication for favor
Verse 1. - Give ear to my prayer, O God; and hide not thyself from my supplication (comp. Psalm 54:2; and, for the second clause, see Psalm 13:1; Psalm 27:8; Psalm 69:17; Psalm 89:46, etc.). 55:1-8 In these verses we have, 1. David praying. Prayer is a salve for every sore, and a relief to the spirit under every burden. 2. David weeping. Griefs are thus, in some measure, lessened, while those increase that have no vent given them. David in great alarm. We may well suppose him to be so, upon the breaking out of Absalom's conspiracy, and the falling away of the people. Horror overwhelmed him. Probably the remembrance of his sin in the matter of Uriah added much to the terror. When under a guilty conscience we must mourn in our complaint, and even strong believers have for a time been filled with horror. But none ever was so overwhelmed as the holy Jesus, when it pleased the Lord to put him to grief, and to make his soul an offering for our sins. In his agony he prayed more earnestly, and was heard and delivered; trusting in him, and following him, we shall be supported under, and carried through all trials. See how David was weary of the treachery and ingratitude of men, and the cares and disappointments of his high station: he longed to hide himself in some desert from the fury and fickleness of his people. He aimed not at victory, but rest; a barren wilderness, so that he might be quiet. The wisest and best of men most earnestly covet peace and quietness, and the more when vexed and wearied with noise and clamour. This makes death desirable to a child of God, that it is a final escape from all the storms and tempests of this world, to perfect and everlasting rest.
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