Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

For the choir director: with stringed instruments. A Davidic psalm.Answer me when I call,
God, who vindicates me.
You freed me from affliction;
be gracious to me and hear my prayer.

New American Standard Bible

Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness! You have relieved me in my distress; Be gracious to me and hear my prayer.

King James Version

{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.

International Standard Version

When I call, answer me, my righteous God! When I was in distress, you set me free. Be gracious to me and hear my prayer.

A Conservative Version

Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness. Thou have enlarged me in distress. Have mercy upon me, and hear my prayer.

American Standard Version

Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness; Thou hast set me at large when I was in distress: Have mercy upon me, and hear my prayer.

Amplified

Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness (uprightness, justice, and right standing with You)! You have freed me when I was hemmed in and enlarged me when I was in distress; have mercy upon me and hear my prayer.

Bible in Basic English

Give answer to my cry, O God of my righteousness; make me free from my troubles; have mercy on me, and give ear to my prayer.

Darby Translation

{To the chief Musician. On stringed instruments. A Psalm of David.} When I call, answer me, O God of my righteousness: in pressure thou hast enlarged me; be gracious unto me, and hear my prayer.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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.

Julia Smith Translation

To the overseer upon the stringed instruments; chanting of David. In my calling, answer me, O God of my justice: in straits thou didst enlarge me; compassionate me and hear my prayer.

King James 2000

[To the Chief Musician. With stringed instruments. A Psalm of David.] Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness: you have delivered me when I was in distress; have mercy upon me, and hear my prayer.

Lexham Expanded Bible

When I call, answer me, O God of my righteousness. In trouble {deliver me}. Be gracious to me and hear my prayer.

Modern King James verseion

To the Chief Musician, for stringed instruments. A Psalm of David. Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness; You gave room to me in trouble; have mercy on me, and hear my prayer.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

{To the Chanter in Neginoth, a Psalm of David} Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness! Thou hast set me at liberty when I was in trouble; have mercy upon me, and hearken unto my prayer.

NET Bible

For the music director, to be accompanied by stringed instruments; a psalm of David. When I call out, answer me, O God who vindicates me! Though I am hemmed in, you will lead me into a wide, open place. Have mercy on me and respond to my prayer!

New Heart English Bible

Answer me when I call, God of my righteousness. Give me relief from my distress. Have mercy on me, and hear my prayer.

The Emphasized Bible

When I cry, answer me, O mine own righteous God, In a strait place, thou hast made room for me, Show me favour, and hear my prayer.

Webster

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.

World English Bible

Answer me when I call, God of my righteousness. Give me relief from my distress. Have mercy on me, and hear my prayer.

Youngs Literal Translation

To the Overseer with Stringed Instruments. -- A Psalm of David. In my calling answer Thou me, O God of my righteousness. In adversity Thou gavest enlargement to me; Favour me, and hear my prayer.

References

Context Readings

A Night Prayer

1 For the choir director: with stringed instruments. A Davidic psalm.Answer me when I call,
God, who vindicates me.
You freed me from affliction;
be gracious to me and hear my prayer.
2 How long, exalted men, will my honor be insulted?
How long will you love what is worthless
and pursue a lie?Selah



Cross References

Exodus 34:6-7

Then the Lord passed in front of him and proclaimed:Yahweh—Yahweh is a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger and rich in faithful love and truth,

Job 36:16

Indeed, He lured you from the jaws of distress
to a spacious and unconfined place.
Your table was spread with choice food.

Psalm 17:6

I call on You, God,
because You will answer me;
listen closely to me; hear what I say.

Psalm 18:18-19

They confronted me in the day of my distress,
but the Lord was my support.

Jeremiah 23:6

In His days Judah will be saved,
and Israel will dwell securely.
This is what He will be named:
Yahweh Our Righteousness.

Habakkuk 3:19

Yahweh my Lord is my strength;
He makes my feet like those of a deer
and enables me to walk on mountain heights!For the choir director: on stringed instruments.

1 Samuel 17:37

Then David said, “The Lord who rescued me from the paw of the lion and the paw of the bear will rescue me from the hand of this Philistine.”Saul said to David, “Go, and may the Lord be with you.”

1 Samuel 19:11-12

Saul sent agents to David’s house to watch for him and kill him in the morning. But his wife Michal warned David, “If you don’t escape tonight, you will be dead tomorrow!”

1 Samuel 23:26-28

Saul went along one side of the mountain and David and his men went along the other side. Even though David was hurrying to get away from Saul, Saul and his men were closing in on David and his men to capture them.

1 Chronicles 25:1-6

David and the officers of the army also set apart some of the sons of Asaph, Heman, and Jeduthun, who were to prophesy accompanied by lyres, harps, and cymbals. This is the list of the men who performed their service:

Psalm 6:1

A Prayer for MercyFor the choir director: with stringed instruments, according to Sheminith. A Davidic psalm. Lord, do not rebuke me in Your anger;
do not discipline me in Your wrath.

Psalm 11:7

For the Lord is righteous; He loves righteous deeds.
The upright will see His face.

Psalm 22:1

For the choir director: according to “The Deer of the Dawn.” A Davidic psalm.My God, my God, why have You forsaken me?
Why are You so far from my deliverance
and from my words of groaning?

Psalm 24:5

He will receive blessing from the Lord,
and righteousness from the God of his salvation.

Psalm 25:16

Turn to me and be gracious to me,
for I am alone and afflicted.

Psalm 31:8

and have not handed me over to the enemy.
You have set my feet in a spacious place.

Psalm 40:1-3

For the choir director. A Davidic psalm.I waited patiently for the Lord,
and He turned to me and heard my cry for help.

Psalm 41:12

You supported me because of my integrity
and set me in Your presence forever.

Psalm 42:1

For the choir director. A Maskil of the sons of Korah.As a deer longs for streams of water,
so I long for You, God.

Psalm 45:1

For the choir director: according to “The Lilies.” A Maskil of the sons of Korah. A love song.My heart is moved by a noble theme
as I recite my verses to the king;
my tongue is the pen of a skillful writer.

Psalm 56:1

For the choir director: according to “A Silent Dove Far Away.” A Davidic Miktam. When the Philistines seized him in Gath.Be gracious to me, God, for man tramples me;
he fights and oppresses me all day long.

Psalm 57:1

For the choir director: “Do Not Destroy.” A Davidic Miktam. When he fled before Saul into the cave.Be gracious to me, God, be gracious to me,
for I take refuge in You.
I will seek refuge in the shadow of Your wings
until danger passes.

Psalm 67:1

For the choir director: with stringed instruments. A psalm. A song.May God be gracious to us and bless us;
look on us with favorSelah

Psalm 76:1

For the choir director: with stringed instruments. A psalm of Asaph. A song.God is known in Judah;
His name is great in Israel.

Psalm 86:3-5

Be gracious to me, Lord,
for I call to You all day long.

Psalm 116:6

The Lord guards the inexperienced;
I was helpless, and He saved me.

Psalm 116:16

Lord, I am indeed Your servant;
I am Your servant, the son of Your female servant.
You have loosened my bonds.

Psalm 119:75-77

I know, Lord, that Your judgments are just
and that You have afflicted me fairly.

Psalm 119:132

Turn to me and be gracious to me,
as is Your practice toward those who love Your name.

Psalm 143:2

Do not bring Your servant into judgment,
for no one alive is righteous in Your sight.

Isaiah 45:24

It will be said to Me: Righteousness and strength
is only in the Lord.”
All who are enraged against Him
will come to Him and be put to shame.

1 Corinthians 1:30

But it is from Him that you are in Christ Jesus, who became God-given wisdom for us—our righteousness, sanctification, and redemption,

2 Corinthians 1:8

For we don’t want you to be unaware, brothers, of our affliction that took place in Asia: we were completely overwhelmed—beyond our strength—so that we even despaired of life.

2 Corinthians 1:10

He has delivered us from such a terrible death, and He will deliver us. We have put our hope in Him that He will deliver us again

2 Corinthians 5:20-21

Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, certain that God is appealing through us. We plead on Christ’s behalf, “Be reconciled to God.”

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