Compare Translations for Psalm 141:1

Psalm 141:1 ASV
Jehovah, I have called upon thee; Make haste unto me: Give ear unto my voice, when I call unto thee.
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Psalm 141:1 CEB
I cry out to you, LORD: Come to me—quickly! Listen to my voice when I cry out to you!
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Psalm 141:1 CJB
A psalm of David: ADONAI, I have called you; come to me quickly! Listen to my plea when I call to you.
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Psalm 141:1 RHE
(140-1) I have cried to thee, O Lord, hear me: hearken to my voice, when I cry to thee.
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Psalm 141:1 ESV
O LORD, I call upon you; hasten to me! Give ear to my voice when I call to you!
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Psalm 141:1 GW
O LORD, I cry out to you, "Come quickly." Open your ears to me when I cry out to you.
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Psalm 141:1 GNT
I call to you, Lord; help me now! Listen to me when I call to you.
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Psalm 141:1 CSB
Lord, I call on You; hurry to [help] me. Listen to my voice when I call on You.
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Psalm 141:1 KJV
LORD, I cry unto thee: make haste unto me; give ear unto my voice, when I cry unto thee.
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Psalm 141:1 LEB
I call on you, O Yahweh; hasten to me. Listen to my voice when I call to you.
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Psalm 141:1 NAS
O LORD, I call upon You; hasten to me! Give ear to my voice when I call to You!
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Psalm 141:1 NCV
Lord, I call to you. Come quickly. Listen to me when I call to you.
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Psalm 141:1 NIRV
Lord, I call out to you. Come quickly to help me. Listen to me when I call out to you.
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Psalm 141:1 NIV
O LORD, I call to you; come quickly to me. Hear my voice when I call to you.
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Psalm 141:1 NKJV
A Psalm of David. Lord, I cry out to You; Make haste to me! Give ear to my voice when I cry out to You.
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Psalm 141:1 NLT
A psalm of David. O LORD, I am calling to you. Please hurry! Listen when I cry to you for help!
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Psalm 141:1 NRS
I call upon you, O Lord; come quickly to me; give ear to my voice when I call to you.
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Psalm 141:1 RSV
A Psalm of David. I call upon thee, O LORD; make haste to me! Give ear to my voice, when I call to thee!
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Psalm 141:1 DBY
{A Psalm of David.} Jehovah, I have called upon thee: make haste unto me; give ear unto my voice, when I call unto thee.
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Psalm 141:1 MSG
God, come close. Come quickly! Open your ears - it's my voice you're hearing!
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Psalm 141:1 WBT
A Psalm of David. LORD, I cry to thee: make haste to me; give ear to my voice, when I cry to thee.
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Psalm 141:1 TNIV
I call to you, LORD, come quickly to me; hear me when I call to you.
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Psalm 141:1 WYC
The psalm of David. (The song of David.) Lord, I cried to thee, hear thou me; give thou attention to my voice, when I shall cry to thee.
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Psalm 141:1 YLT
A Psalm, by David. O Jehovah, I have called Thee, haste to me, Give ear [to] my voice when I call to Thee.
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Psalms 141 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 141

David prays for God's acceptance and assistance. (1-4) That God would appear for his rescue. (5-10)

Verses 1-4 Make haste unto me. Those that know how to value God's gracious presence, will be the more fervent in their prayers. When presented through the sacrifice and intercession of the Saviour, they will be as acceptable to God as the daily sacrifices and burnings of incense were of old. Prayer is a spiritual sacrifice, it is the offering up the soul and its best affections. Good men know the evil of tongue sins. When enemies are provoking, we are in danger of speaking unadvisedly. While we live in an evil world, and have such evil hearts, we have need to pray that we may neither be drawn nor driven to do any thing sinful. Sinners pretend to find dainties in sin; but those that consider how soon sin will turn into bitterness, will dread such dainties, and pray to God to take them out of their sight, and by his grace to turn their hearts against them. Good men pray against the sweets of sin.

Verses 5-10 We should be ready to welcome the rebuke of our heavenly Father, and also the reproof of our brethren. It shall not break my head, if it may but help to break my heart: we must show that we take it kindly. Those who slighted the word of God before, will be glad of it when in affliction, for that opens the ear to instruction. When the world is bitter, the word is sweet. Let us lift our prayer unto God. Let us entreat him to rescue us from the snares of Satan, and of all the workers of iniquity. In language like this psalm, O Lord, would we entreat that our poor prayers should set forth our only hope, our only dependence on thee. Grant us thy grace, that we may be prepared for this employment, being clothed with thy righteousness, and having all the gifts of thy Spirit planted in our hearts.

Psalms 141 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

PSALM 141

Psalms 141:1-10 . This Psalm evinces its authorship as the preceding, by its structure and the character of its contents. It is a prayer for deliverance from sins to which affliction tempted him, and from the enemies who caused it.