Parallel Verses

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.

New American Standard Bible

For the choir director; on stringed instruments. A Psalm of David.
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.

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!
You have freed me when I was hemmed in and relieved me when I was in distress;
Be gracious to me and hear [and respond to] 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.

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 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. 2 Sons of man, how long mine honor for shame? Ye will love emptiness, ye. will seek falsehood. Silence.



Cross References

Exodus 34:6-7

And Jehovah will pass by before him, and Jehovah will call, Jehovah God merciful and compassionate, deferring anger, and much in kindness and truth,

Job 36:16

And also he moved thee from the mouth of the enemy to a broad, not straight place; and thy table came. down full of fatness.

Psalm 17:6

I called thee, for thou wilt answer me, O God: incline thine ear to me, hear my sayings.

Psalm 18:18-19

They will anticipate me in the day of my calamity, and Jehovah will be a support to me.

Jeremiah 23:6

In his days shall Judah be saved, and Israel shall dwell with confidence: and this his name which he shall be called: Jehovah Our Justice.

Habakkuk 3:19

Jehovah the Lord my strength, and he will set my feet as the hinds, and upon my heights he will cause me to tread. For the overseer upon my stringed instruments.

1 Samuel 17:37

And David will say, Jehovah who delivered me from the hand of the lion and from the hand of the bear, he will deliver me from the hand of this rover. And Saul will say to David, Go, and Jehovah shall be with thee.

1 Samuel 19:11-12

And Saul will send messengers to the house of David to watch him, and to kill him in the morning: and Michel his wife will announce to David, saying, If thou save not thy soul this night, to-morrow thou diest

1 Samuel 23:26-28

And Saul will go from the side of the mountain from hence, and David from the side of the mountain from thence: and David will be taking flight to go from the face of Saul; and Saul and his men surrounding upon David and upon his men to seize them.

1 Chronicles 25:1-6

And David will separate, and the chiefs of the army, for service to the sons of Asaph and Heman and Jeduthun, prophesying with harps, with lyres and with cymbals: and there will be their number of men of work for their service.

Psalm 6:1

To the overseer upon the stringed instruments upon the octave, chanting of David. O Jehovah, not in thine anger wilt thou correct me, and not in thy wrath wilt thou chastise me.

Psalm 11:7

For Jehovah the just loved justice; his face will behold the upright

Psalm 22:1

To the overseer upon the first place of the dawn; chanting of David. My God, my God, wherefore forsookest thou me? far off from my salvation the words of my groaning.

Psalm 24:5

He shall receive a praise from Jehovah, and justice from God saving him.

Psalm 25:16

Turn to me and pity me, for I alone and afflicted.

Psalm 31:8

And thou didst not shut me up in the hand of the enemy: thou didst cause my feet to stand in a broad place.

Psalm 40:1-3

To the overseer: of David chanting. Waiting, I waited for Jehovah, and he will incline to me, and he will hear my cry.

Psalm 41:12

And I, in mine integrity thou didst support me, and thou wilt set me before thy face forever.

Psalm 42:1

To the overseer instructing for the sons of Borah. As the stag will long for the channels of waters, thus will my soul long for thee, O God.

Psalm 45:1

To the overseer over the lilies, for the sons of Korah, instruction: a song of the beloved. My heart boiled over a good word: I say my works to the king: my tongue the pen of one writing promptly.

Psalm 56:1

To the overseer for the silent dove of those far off: to David, a poem in the rovers taking him in Gath. Compassionate me, O God, for man panted after me; warring all the day, he will press me.

Psalm 57:1

To the overseer, Thou wilt not destroy, to David a poem in his fleeing from the face of Saul in the cave. Compassionate me, O God, compassionate me: for in thee my soul put trust, and in the shadow of thy wings I will put my trust till calamity shall pass by.

Psalm 67:1

To the overseer upon the stringed instrument: chanting of the song. God will compassionate us and bless us; his face will enlighten us. Silence.

Psalm 76:1

To the overseer upon the stringed instrument: chanting to Asaph song. In Judah was God known: great his name in Israel.

Psalm 86:3-5

Compassionate me, O Jehovah, for to thee I will call all the day.

Psalm 116:6

Jehovah watching the simple: I was brought low, and he will save for me.

Psalm 116:16

Now, O Jehovah, for I am thy servant; I thy servant, the son of thy maid-servant: thou didst loose to my bonds.

Psalm 119:75-77

I knew, O Jehovah, that thy judgments are justice, and in truth thou didst humble me.

Psalm 119:132

Look upon me and compassionate me according to the judgment to those loving thy name.

Psalm 143:2

And thou wilt not come into judgment with thy servant, for all living shall not be justified before thee.

Isaiah 45:24

Surely saying, In Jehovah to me justice and strength: even to him shall he come; and all being angry against him shall be ashamed.

1 Corinthians 1:30

And ye are of him in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, and also justice, and consecration, and holiness:

2 Corinthians 1:8

For we wish you not to be ignorant, brethren, of our pressure having been to us in Asia, that we were exceedingly loaded, above strength, so that we were in utter perplexity even to live:

2 Corinthians 1:10

Who saved us from so great a death, and does save: in whom we have hoped also that he will yet save;

2 Corinthians 5:20-21

For Christ therefore are we ambassadors, as of God beseeching by us: we pray for the sake of Christ, be ye reconciled to God.

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