Parallel Verses

Amplified

O Lord, You have heard the desire and the longing of the humble and oppressed; You will prepare and strengthen and direct their hearts, You will cause Your ear to hear,

New American Standard Bible

O LORD, You have heard the desire of the humble; You will strengthen their heart, You will incline Your ear

King James Version

LORD, thou hast heard the desire of the humble: thou wilt prepare their heart, thou wilt cause thine ear to hear:

Holman Bible

Lord, You have heard the desire of the humble;
You will strengthen their hearts.
You will listen carefully,

International Standard Version

LORD, you heard the desire of the afflicted; you will strengthen them, you will listen carefully,

A Conservative Version

LORD, thou have heard the desire of the humble. Thou will prepare their heart, thou will cause thine ear to hear,

American Standard Version

Jehovah, thou hast heard the desire of the meek: Thou wilt prepare their heart, thou wilt cause thine ear to hear;

Bible in Basic English

Lord, you have given ear to the prayer of the poor: you will make strong their hearts, you will give them a hearing:

Darby Translation

Jehovah, thou hast heard the desire of the meek, thou hast established their heart: thou causest thine ear to hear,

Jubilee 2000 Bible

LORD, thou hast heard the desire of the humble: thou wilt prepare their heart; thou wilt cause thine ear to hear:

Julia Smith Translation

Thou heardest the desire of the poor, O Jehovah: thou wilt prepare their heart, thou wilt cause thine ear to attend.

King James 2000

LORD, you have heard the desire of the humble: you will prepare their heart, you will cause your ear to hear:

Lexham Expanded Bible

[The] longing of [the] afflicted you have heard, O Yahweh. You will make their heart secure. You will {listen attentively}

Modern King James verseion

Jehovah, You have heard the desire of the humble; You will prepare their heart, You will cause Your ear to hear,

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

LORD, thou hast heard the desire of the poor; thou preparest their heart, and thine ear hearkeneth thereto,

NET Bible

Lord, you have heard the request of the oppressed; you make them feel secure because you listen to their prayer.

New Heart English Bible

LORD, you have heard the desire of the humble. You will prepare their heart. You will cause your ear to hear,

The Emphasized Bible

The longing of the patient, thou hast heard, O Yahweh, Thou wilt establish their heart, Thou wilt make attentive thine ear:

Webster

LORD, thou hast heard the desire of the humble: thou wilt prepare their heart, thou wilt cause thy ear to hear:

World English Bible

Yahweh, you have heard the desire of the humble. You will prepare their heart. You will cause your ear to hear,

Youngs Literal Translation

The desire of the humble Thou hast heard, O Jehovah. Thou preparest their heart; Thou causest Thine ear to attend,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
the desire
תּאוה 
Ta'avah 
Usage: 20

of the humble
עניו ענו 
`anav 
Usage: 21

אזן 
'ozen 
Usage: 187

References

Fausets

Hastings

Context Readings

A Prayer For God To Throw Down The Wicked

16 The Lord is King forever and ever; the nations will perish out of His land. 17 O Lord, You have heard the desire and the longing of the humble and oppressed; You will prepare and strengthen and direct their hearts, You will cause Your ear to hear, 18 To do justice to the fatherless and the oppressed, so that man, who is of the earth, may not terrify them any more.



Cross References

1 Chronicles 29:18

O Lord, God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, our fathers, keep forever such purposes and thoughts in the minds of Your people, and direct and establish their hearts toward You.

Psalm 9:18

For the needy shall not always be forgotten, and the expectation and hope of the meek and the poor shall not perish forever.

2 Chronicles 30:12

Also the hand of God came upon Judah to give them one heart to do the commandment of the king and of the princes, by the word of the Lord.

2 Chronicles 33:12-13

When he was in affliction, he besought the Lord his God and humbled himself greatly before the God of his fathers.

2 Chronicles 34:27

Because your heart was tender and penitent and you humbled yourself before God when you heard His words against this place and its inhabitants, and humbled yourself before Me and rent your clothes and wept before Me, I have heard you, says the Lord.

Psalm 9:12

For He Who avenges the blood [of His people shed unjustly] remembers them; He does not forget the cry of the afflicted (the poor and the humble).

Psalm 34:15

The eyes of the Lord are toward the [uncompromisingly] righteous and His ears are open to their cry.

Psalm 145:19

He will fulfill the desires of those who reverently and worshipfully fear Him; He also will hear their cry and will save them.

Proverbs 16:1

The plans of the mind and orderly thinking belong to man, but from the Lord comes the [wise] answer of the tongue.

Isaiah 65:24

And it shall be that before they call I will answer; and while they are yet speaking I will hear.

Matthew 5:3

Blessed (happy, to be envied, and spiritually prosperous -- " with life-joy and satisfaction in God's favor and salvation, regardless of their outward conditions) are the poor in spirit (the humble, who rate themselves insignificant), for theirs is the kingdom of heaven!

Luke 18:13-14

But the tax collector, [merely] standing at a distance, would not even lift up his eyes to heaven, but kept striking his breast, saying, O God, be favorable (be gracious, be merciful) to me, the especially wicked sinner that I am!

Romans 8:26

So too the [Holy] Spirit comes to our aid and bears us up in our weakness; for we do not know what prayer to offer nor how to offer it worthily as we ought, but the Spirit Himself goes to meet our supplication and pleads in our behalf with unspeakable yearnings and groanings too deep for utterance.

Ephesians 2:18

For it is through Him that we both [whether far off or near] now have an introduction (access) by one [Holy] Spirit to the Father [so that we are able to approach Him].

Ephesians 3:12

In Whom, because of our faith in Him, we dare to have the boldness (courage and confidence) of free access (an unreserved approach to God with freedom and without fear).

James 1:16-17

Do not be misled, my beloved brethren.

James 4:6

But He gives us more and more grace ( power of the Holy Spirit, to meet this evil tendency and all others fully). That is why He says, God sets Himself against the proud and haughty, but gives grace [continually] to the lowly (those who are humble enough to receive it).

James 4:10

Humble yourselves [feeling very insignificant] in the presence of the Lord, and He will exalt you [He will lift you up and make your lives significant].

1 Peter 3:12

For the eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous (those who are upright and in right standing with God), and His ears are attentive to their prayer. But the face of the Lord is against those who practice evil [to oppose them, to frustrate, and defeat them].

1 Peter 5:5

Likewise, you who are younger and of lesser rank, be subject to the elders (the ministers and spiritual guides of the church) -- "[giving them due respect and yielding to their counsel]. Clothe (apron) yourselves, all of you, with humility [as the garb of a servant, so that its covering cannot possibly be stripped from you, with freedom from pride and arrogance] toward one another. For God sets Himself against the proud (the insolent, the overbearing, the disdainful, the presumptuous, the boastful) -- "[and He opposes, frustrates, and defeats them], but gives grace (favor, blessing) to the humble.

2 Chronicles 29:36

Thus Hezekiah rejoiced, and all the people, because of what God had prepared for the people, for it was done suddenly.

Psalm 37:4

Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He will give you the desires and secret petitions of your heart.

Psalm 102:17

He will regard the plea of the destitute and will not despise their prayer.

Psalm 112:7-8

He shall not be afraid of evil tidings; his heart is firmly fixed, trusting (leaning on and being confident) in the Lord.

Proverbs 10:24

The thing a wicked man fears shall come upon him, but the desire of the [uncompromisingly] righteous shall be granted.

Proverbs 15:8

The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination, hateful and exceedingly offensive to the Lord, but the prayer of the upright is His delight!

Acts 4:24-31

And when they heard it, lifted their voices together with one united mind to God and said, O Sovereign Lord, You are He Who made the heaven and the earth and the sea and everything that is in them,

Acts 12:5-19

So Peter was kept in prison, but fervent prayer for him was persistently made to God by the church (assembly).

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