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
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.

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

New King James Version
To the Chief Musician. On a stringed instrument. A Psalm of David. Hear my cry, O God; Attend to my prayer.

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

NASB 1995
For the choir director; on a stringed instrument. A Psalm of David. Hear my cry, O God; Give heed to my prayer.

NASB 1977
Hear my cry, O God; Give heed to my prayer.

Amplified Bible
To the Chief Musician; on stringed instruments. A Psalm of David. Hear my cry, O God; Listen to my prayer.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Good News Translation
Hear my cry, O God; listen 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.

International Standard Version
God, hear my cry; 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.

Literal Standard Version
TO THE OVERSEER. ON STRINGED INSTRUMENTS. BY DAVID. Hear, O God, my loud cry, attend 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.

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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
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.

(Title.

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.









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."

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

With
עַֽל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

stringed instruments.
נְגִינַ֬ת (nə·ḡî·naṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 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 1732: David -- perhaps 'beloved one', a son of Jesse

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

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

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

attend
הַ֝קְשִׁ֗יבָה (haq·šî·ḇāh)
Verb - Hifil - Imperative - masculine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's 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 8605: Intercession, supplication, a hymn


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