Psalm 61 LEB

For the [music] director, upon stringed instruments. Of David.

Confidence in God’s Protection

1 abHear, O God, my cry; attend to my prayer.

References for Psalms 61:1

    • ȇ 61:1 - Reading with many Hebrew manuscripts and several translations
    • Ȉ 61:1 - The Hebrew Bible counts the superscription as the first verse of the psalm; the English verse number is reduced by one
      2 From the end of the earthc I call to you when my heart grows faint. You will lead me to a rock [that is] higher than I.

      References for Psalms 61:2

        • ȉ 61:2 - Or "the far reaches of the land"
          3 For you have been my refuge, a strong tower from the enemy.
          4 Let me reside in your tent forever. Let me take refuge under the covering of your wings. Selah
          5 For you, O God, you have heard my vows. You have given [me] the heritage of those who fear your name.
          6 You will add days to the days of the king, his years like [those of] {many generations}.d

          References for Psalms 61:6

            • Ȋ 61:6 - Literally "a generation and a generation"
              7 May he livee forever in the presence of God. Appoint loyal love and faithfulness to preserve him.

              References for Psalms 61:7

                • ȋ 61:7 - Or "be enthroned"
                  8 So I will sing the praise of your name forever, that I may fulfillf my vows {daily}.g

                  References for Psalms 61:8

                    • Ȍ 61:8 - Or "pay"
                    • ȍ 61:8 - Literally "day, day"