Psalm 61:1
New International Version
For the director of music. With stringed instruments. Of David. Hear my cry, O God; listen to my prayer.

New Living Translation
For the choir director: A psalm of David, to be accompanied by stringed instruments. O God, listen to my cry! Hear my prayer!

English Standard Version
Hear my cry, O God, listen to my prayer;

Berean Study Bible
For the choirmaster. With stringed instruments. Of David. Hear my cry, O God, attend to my prayer.

New American Standard Bible
For the choir director; on a stringed instrument. A Psalm of David. Hear my cry, O God; Give heed to my prayer.

King James Bible
To the chief Musician upon Neginah, A Psalm of David. Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer.

Christian Standard Bible
God, hear my cry; pay attention to my prayer.

Contemporary English Version
Please listen, God, and answer my prayer!

Good News Translation
Hear my cry, O God; listen to my prayer!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For the choir director: on stringed instruments. Davidic. God, hear my cry; pay attention to my prayer.

International Standard Version
God, hear my cry; pay attention to my prayer.

NET Bible
For the music director; to be played on a stringed instrument; written by David. O God, hear my cry for help! Pay attention to my prayer!

New Heart English Bible
[For the Chief Musician. For a stringed instrument. By David.] Hear my cry, God. Listen to my prayer.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Oh God, hear my prayer and give ear to my prayer!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
[For the choir director; on a stringed instrument; by David.] Listen to my cry for help, O God. Pay attention to my prayer.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For the Leader; with string-music. [A Psalm] of David. Hear my cry, O God; Attend unto my prayer.

New American Standard 1977
Hear my cry, O God; Give heed to my prayer.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer.

King James 2000 Bible
Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer.

American King James Version
Hear my cry, O God; attend to my prayer.

American Standard Version
Hear my cry, O God; Attend unto my prayer.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For the end, among the Hymns of David. O God, hearken to my petition; attend to my prayer.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Unto the end, in hymns, for David. Hear, O God, my supplication: be attentive to my prayer,

Darby Bible Translation
{To the chief Musician. On a stringed instrument. [A Psalm] of David.} Hear, O God, my cry; attend unto my prayer.

English Revised Version
For the Chief Musician; on a stringed instrument. A Psalm of David. Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer.

Webster's Bible Translation
To the chief Musician upon Neginah, A Psalm of David. Hear my cry, O God; attend to my prayer.

World English Bible
Hear my cry, God. Listen to my prayer.

Young's Literal Translation
To the Overseer, on stringed instruments. -- By David. Hear, O God, my loud cry, attend to my prayer.
Study Bible
You Have Heard My Vows
1For the choirmaster. With stringed instruments. Of David. Hear my cry, O God, attend to my prayer. 2From the ends of the earth I call out to You whenever my heart is faint. Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.…
Cross References
Psalm 17:1
Hear, O LORD, my righteous plea; listen to my cry. Give ear to my prayer from lips free of deceit.

Psalm 27:7
Hear, O LORD, my voice when I call; be merciful and answer me.

Psalm 55:1
Listen to my prayer, O God, and do not ignore my plea.

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

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

Psalm 102:1
Hear my prayer, O LORD; let my cry for help come before You.

Treasury of Scripture

Hear my cry, O God; attend to my prayer.

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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 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.

Hear

Psalm 5:1-3
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 28:2
Hear the voice of my supplications, when I cry unto thee, when I lift up my hands toward thy holy oracle.







Lexicon
For the choirmaster.
לַמְנַצֵּ֬חַ ׀ (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
עַֽל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

stringed instruments.
נְגִינַ֬ת (nə·ḡî·naṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 5058: Instrumental music, a stringed instrument, a poem set to music, an epigram

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

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

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

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

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

to my prayer.
תְּפִלָּתִֽי׃ (tə·p̄il·lā·ṯî)
Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 8605: Intercession, supplication, a hymn
Verse 1. - Hear my cry, O God (see the comment on Psalm 17:1). The word rinnah expresses a shrill, piercing cry, but one which may be of joy or of lamentation. Attend unto my prayer; i.e. "hear and answer it." 61:1-4 David begins with prayers and tears, but ends with praise. Thus the soul, being lifted up to God, returns to the enjoyment of itself. Wherever we are, we have liberty to draw near to God, and may find a way open to the throne of grace. And that which separates us from other comforts, should drive us nearer to God, the fountain of all comfort. Though the heart is overwhelmed, yet it may be lifted up to God in prayer. Nay, I will cry unto thee, for by that means it will be supported and relieved. Weeping must quicken praying, and not deaden it. God's power and promise are a rock that is higher than we are. This rock is Christ. On the Divine mercy, as on a rock, David desired to rest his soul; but he was like a ship-wrecked sailor, exposed to the billows at the bottom of a rock too high for him to climb without help. David found that he could not be fixed on the Rock of salvation, unless the Lord placed him upon it. As there is safety in Him, and none in ourselves, let us pray to be led to and fixed upon Christ our Rock. The service of God shall be his constant work and business: all must make it so who expect to find God their shelter and strong tower. The grace of God shall be his constant comfort.
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