Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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 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. 2 You people, how long will you malign my reputation? How long will you love what is vain and what is false? Interlude



Cross References

Exodus 34:6-7

The LORD passed in front of him and proclaimed, "The LORD, the LORD God, compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, and filled with gracious love and truth.

Job 36:16

"Indeed, he drew you away from the brink of distress to a spacious place without constraints, filling your festive table with bountiful food.

Psalm 17:6

I call upon you, for you will answer me, God. Listen closely to me and hear my prayer.

Psalm 18:18-19

They confronted me in the day of my calamity, but the LORD was my support.

Jeremiah 23:6

In his time Judah will be delivered and Israel will dwell in safety. This is the name by which he will be known: "The LORD Our Righteousness.'

Habakkuk 3:19

The LORD God is my strength he will make my feet like those of a deer, equipping me to tread on my mountain heights. For the choir director: On my stringed instruments.

1 Samuel 17:37

David continued, "The LORD who delivered me from the power of the lion and the power of the bear will also deliver me from the power of this Philistine." Saul told David, "Go! And may the LORD be with you."

1 Samuel 19:11-12

Saul sent messengers to David's house to watch him so they could kill him in the morning. David's wife, Michal, told him, "If you don't escape with your life tonight, tomorrow you'll be put to death."

1 Samuel 23:26-28

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

1 Chronicles 25:1-6

Along with officers in his army, David consecrated to assist in service to the descendants of Asaph, Heman, and Jeduthun those who prophesy with lyres, harps, and cymbals.

Psalm 6:1

LORD, in your anger, do not rebuke me, in your wrath, do not discipline me.

Psalm 11:7

Indeed, the LORD is righteous; he loves righteousness; the upright will see him face-to-face. To the Director: On an eight stringed harp. A Davidic Psalm.

Psalm 22:1

My God! My God! Why have you abandoned me? Why are you so far from delivering me from my groaning words?

Psalm 24:5

This person will receive blessing from the LORD and righteousness from the God of his salvation.

Psalm 25:16

Turn toward me and have mercy on me, for I am lonely and oppressed.

Psalm 31:8

You have not delivered me into the hand of the enemy, but you have set my feet in a sturdy place.

Psalm 40:1-3

I waited expectantly for the LORD, and he took notice of me and heard my cry.

Psalm 41:12

As for me, you will maintain my just cause, and you will cause me to stand in your presence forever.

Psalm 42:1

As an antelope pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, God.

Psalm 45:1

My heart is overflowing with good news; I speak what I have composed to the king; my tongue is like the pen of an articulate scribe.

Psalm 56:1

Have mercy on me, God, because men have harassed me. Those who oppress me have fought against me all day long.

Psalm 57:1

Have mercy on me, God, have mercy, for in you I have placed my trust. Even in the shadow of your wings will I find my refuge until this calamity passes.

Psalm 67:1

May God show us favor and bless us; may he truly show us his favor. Interlude

Psalm 76:1

God is known in Judah; in Israel his reputation is great.

Psalm 86:3-5

Have mercy on me Lord, for I call on you all day long.

Psalm 116:6

the LORD watches over the innocent; I was brought low, and he delivered me.

Psalm 116:16

LORD, I am indeed your servant. I am your servant. I am the son of your handmaid. You have released my bonds.

Psalm 119:75-77

I know, LORD, that your decrees are just, and that you have rightfully humbled me.

Psalm 119:132

Turn in my direction and show mercy to me, as you have decreed regarding those who love your name.

Psalm 143:2

Do not enter into judgment with your servant, for no living person is righteous in your sight.

Isaiah 45:24

One will say of me, "Only in the LORD are victories and might.' All who raged against him will come to him and will be put to shame.

1 Corinthians 1:30

It is because of God that you are in union with the Messiah Jesus, who for us has become wisdom from God, as well as our righteousness, sanctification, and redemption.

2 Corinthians 1:8

For we do not want you to be ignorant, brothers, about the suffering we experienced in Asia. We were so crushed beyond our ability to endure that we even despaired of living.

2 Corinthians 1:10

He has rescued us from a terrible death, and he will continue to rescue us. Yes, he is the one on whom we have set our hope, and he will rescue us again,

2 Corinthians 5:20-21

Therefore, we are the Messiah's representatives, as though God were pleading through us. We plead on the Messiah's behalf: "Be reconciled to God!"

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