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

New American Standard Bible
Give heed to me and answer me; I am restless in my complaint and am surely distracted,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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,

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

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

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

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

Jubilee Bible 2000
Attend unto me and hear me: I mourn in my complaint and make a noise

King James 2000 Bible
Attend unto me, and hear me: I mourn in my complaint, and make a noise;

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

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

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

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

Darby Bible Translation
Attend unto me, and answer me: I wander about in my plaint, and I moan aloud,

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

Webster's Bible Translation
Attend to me, and hear me: I mourn in my complaint, and make a noise;

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,
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 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 say, 'I will forget my complaint, I will 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 will call on You, for You will 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, all 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.







Lexicon
Attend
הַקְשִׁ֣יבָה (haq·šî·ḇāh)
Verb - Hifil - Imperative - masculine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 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 Hebrew 6030: To answer, respond

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

in my complaint,
בְּשִׂיחִ֣י (bə·śî·ḥî)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 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 Hebrew 1949: To make an uproar, agitate greatly
(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). 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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