Psalm 55:2
New International Version
hear me and answer me. My thoughts trouble me and I am distraught

New Living Translation
Please listen and answer me, for I am overwhelmed by my troubles.

English Standard Version
Attend to me, and answer me; I am restless in my complaint and I moan,

Berean Study Bible
Attend to me and answer me. I am restless in my complaint, and distraught

King James Bible
Attend unto me, and hear me: I mourn in my complaint, and make a noise;

New King James Version
Attend to me, and hear me; I am restless in my complaint, and moan noisily,

New American Standard Bible
Give Your attention to me and answer me; I am restless in my complaint and severely distracted,

NASB 1995
Give heed to me and answer me; I am restless in my complaint and am surely distracted,

NASB 1977
Give heed to me, and answer me; I am restless in my complaint and am surely distracted,

Amplified Bible
Listen to me and answer me; I am restless and distraught in my complaint and distracted

Christian Standard Bible
Pay attention to me and answer me. I am restless and in turmoil with my complaint,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Pay attention to me and answer me. I am restless and in turmoil with my complaint,

American Standard Version
Attend unto me, and answer me: I am restless in my complaint, and moan,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Hear me and answer me and turn to my crying and hear me

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Attend to me, and hearken to me: I was grieved in my meditation, and troubled;

Contemporary English Version
Please listen and help me. My thoughts are troubled, and I keep groaning

Douay-Rheims Bible
be attentive to me and hear me. I am grieved in my exercise; and am troubled,

English Revised Version
Attend unto me, and answer me: I am restless in my complaint, and moan;

Good News Translation
Listen to me and answer me; I am worn out by my worries.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Pay attention to me, and answer me. My thoughts are restless, and I am confused

International Standard Version
Pay attention to me and answer me. I moan and groan in my thoughts,

JPS Tanakh 1917
Attend unto me, and answer me; I am distraught in my complaint, and will moan;

Literal Standard Version
Attend to me, and answer me, "" I mourn in my meditation, and make a noise,

NET Bible
Pay attention to me and answer me! I am so upset and distressed, I am beside myself,

New Heart English Bible
Attend to me, and answer me. I am restless in my complaint, and moan,

World English Bible
Attend to me, and answer me. I am restless in my complaint, and moan,

Young's Literal Translation
Attend to me, and answer me, I mourn in my meditation, and make a noise,

Additional Translations ...
Context
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 3at the voice of the enemy, at the pressure of the wicked. For they release disaster upon me and revile me in their anger.…

Cross References
1 Samuel 1:16
Do not take your servant for a wicked woman; for all this time I have been praying out of the depth of my anguish and grief."

Job 9:27
If I were to say, 'I will forget my complaint and change my expression and smile,'

Psalm 64:1
Hear, O God, my voice of complaint; preserve my life from dread of the enemy.

Psalm 66:19
But God has surely heard; He has attended to the sound of my prayer.

Psalm 77:3
I remembered You, O God, and I groaned; I mused and my spirit grew faint. Selah

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

Psalm 86:7
In the day of my distress I call on You, because You answer me.

Psalm 142:2
I pour out my complaint before Him; I reveal my trouble to Him.

Isaiah 38:14
I chirp like a swallow or crane; I moan like a dove. My eyes grow weak as I look upward. O Lord, I am oppressed; be my security."

Isaiah 59:11
We all growl like bears and moan like doves. We hope for justice, but find none, for salvation, but it is far from us.

Ezekiel 7:16
The survivors will escape and live in the mountains, moaning like doves of the valley, each for his own iniquity.


Treasury of Scripture

Attend to me, and hear me: I mourn in my complaint, and make a noise;

I mourned

Psalm 13:1,2
To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. How long wilt thou forget me, O LORD? for ever? how long wilt thou hide thy face from me? …

Psalm 32:3
When I kept silence, my bones waxed old through my roaring all the day long.

Psalm 38:6
I am troubled; I am bowed down greatly; I go mourning all the day long.









(2) I mourn.--A verb found in this form only in three other passages, always with the idea of restlessness--e.g., Genesis 27:40, of the roving life of a Bedouin; Jeremiah 2:31, of moral restlessness; Hosea 12:1, of political instability. Here it may either indicate that bodily restlessness which often serves as an outlet of grief:

"Hard mechanic exercise,

Like dull narcotics, numbing pain,"

or the distracted state of the mind itself.

And make a noise.--Better, and must roar, the form of the verb expressing the compulsion which the sufferer feels to give vent to his feelings in groans and murmurs. (See Note on Psalm 42:5.)

Verse 2. - Attend unto me, and hear me. A very special need is indicated by these four petitions to be heard (vers. 1, 2). I mourn in my complaint, and make a noise; rather, I wander in my musing, and moan aloud. "I wander," i.e. "from one sad thought to another" (Kay); and, unable to constrain myself, I give vent to meanings. Orientals are given to open displays of their grief (Herod., 8:99; AEschylus, 'Persae,' passim).

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

to me
לִּ֣י (lî)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew

and answer me.
וַעֲנֵ֑נִי (wa·‘ă·nê·nî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular | first person common singular
Strong's 6030: To answer, respond

I am restless
אָרִ֖יד (’ā·rîḏ)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's 7300: To wander restlessly, roam

in my complaint,
בְּשִׂיחִ֣י (bə·śî·ḥî)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 7879: A contemplation, an utterance

and distraught
וְאָהִֽימָה׃ (wə·’ā·hî·māh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Conjunctive imperfect Cohortative - first person common singular
Strong's 1949: To make an uproar, agitate greatly


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