Psalm 88:2
New International Version
May my prayer come before you; turn your ear to my cry.

New Living Translation
Now hear my prayer; listen to my cry.

English Standard Version
Let my prayer come before you; incline your ear to my cry!

Berean Study Bible
May my prayer come before You; incline Your ear to my cry.

New American Standard Bible
Let my prayer come before You; Incline Your ear to my cry!

King James Bible
Let my prayer come before thee: incline thine ear unto my cry;

Christian Standard Bible
May my prayer reach your presence; listen to my cry.

Contemporary English Version
please listen carefully to each of my concerns.

Good News Translation
Hear my prayer; listen to my cry for help!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
May my prayer reach Your presence; listen to my cry.

International Standard Version
Let my prayer come before you; listen to my cry.

NET Bible
Listen to my prayer! Pay attention to my cry for help!

New Heart English Bible
Let my prayer enter into your presence. Turn your ear to my cry.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
My prayer will enter before you and bend your ear to my prayer!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Let my prayer come into your presence. Turn your ear to hear my cries.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Let my prayer come before Thee, Incline Thine ear unto my cry.

New American Standard 1977
Let my prayer come before Thee; Incline Thine ear to my cry!

Jubilee Bible 2000
let my prayer come before thee; incline thine ear unto my cry;

King James 2000 Bible
Let my prayer come before you: incline your ear unto my cry;

American King James Version
Let my prayer come before you: incline your ear to my cry;

American Standard Version
Let my prayer enter into thy presence; Incline thine ear unto my cry.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Let my prayer come in before thee; incline thine ear to my supplication, O Lord.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Let my prayer come in before thee: incline thy ear to my petition.

Darby Bible Translation
Let my prayer come before thee; incline thine ear unto my cry.

English Revised Version
Let my prayer enter into thy presence; incline thine ear unto my cry:

Webster's Bible Translation
Let my prayer come before thee: incline thy ear to my cry;

World English Bible
Let my prayer enter into your presence. Turn your ear to my cry.

Young's Literal Translation
My prayer cometh in before Thee, Incline Thine ear to my loud cry,
Study Bible
Day and Night I Cry Out Before You
1A Song. A Psalm of the sons of Korah. For the choirmaster. According to Mahalath Leannoth. A Maskil of Heman the Ezrahite. O LORD, the God of my salvation, day and night I cry out before You. 2May my prayer come before You; incline Your ear to my cry. 3For my soul is full of troubles, and my life draws near to Sheol.…
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 17:6
I call on You, O God, for You will answer me. Incline Your ear to me; hear my words.

Psalm 18:6
In my distress I called upon the LORD and I cried to my God for help. From His temple He heard my voice, and my cry for His help reached His ears.

Psalm 31:2
Incline Your ear to me; come quickly to my rescue. Be my rock of refuge, the stronghold of my deliverance.

Psalm 86:1
Incline Your ear, O LORD, and answer me, for I am poor and needy.

Treasury of Scripture

Let my prayer come before you: incline your ear to my cry;

Psalm 79:11
Let the sighing of the prisoner come before thee; according to the greatness of thy power preserve thou those that are appointed to die;

Psalm 141:1,2
A Psalm of David. LORD, I cry unto thee: make haste unto me; give ear unto my voice, when I cry unto thee…

1 Kings 8:31
If any man trespass against his neighbour, and an oath be laid upon him to cause him to swear, and the oath come before thine altar in this house:







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

come
תָּב֣וֹא (tā·ḇō·w)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 935: To come in, come, go in, go

before You;
לְ֭פָנֶיךָ (lə·p̄ā·ne·ḵā)
Preposition-l | Noun - common plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6440: The face

incline
הַטֵּֽה־ (haṭ·ṭêh-)
Verb - Hifil - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5186: To stretch out, spread out, extend, incline, bend

Your ear
אָ֝זְנְךָ֗ (’ā·zə·nə·ḵā)
Noun - feminine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 241: Broadness, the ear

to my cry.
לְרִנָּתִֽי׃ (lə·rin·nā·ṯî)
Preposition-l | Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 7440: A creaking, shout
Verse 2. - Let my prayer come before thee: incline thine ear unto my cry (comp. Psalm 86:1, 6). 88:1-9 The first words of the psalmist are the only words of comfort and support in this psalm. Thus greatly may good men be afflicted, and such dismal thoughts may they have about their afflictions, and such dark conclusion may they make about their end, through the power of melancholy and the weakness of faith. He complained most of God's displeasure. Even the children of God's love may sometimes think themselves children of wrath and no outward trouble can be so hard upon them as that. Probably the psalmist described his own case, yet he leads to Christ. Thus are we called to look unto Jesus, wounded and bruised for our iniquities. But the wrath of God poured the greatest bitterness into his cup. This weighed him down into darkness and the deep.
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