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Compare Translations for Psalm 5:2

Psalm 5:2 ASV
Hearken unto the voice of my cry, my King, and my God; For unto thee do I pray.
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Psalm 5:2 BBE
Let the voice of my cry come to you, my King and my God; for to you will I make my prayer.
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Psalm 5:2 CEB
Pay attention to the sound of my cries, my king and my God, because I am praying to you!
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Psalm 5:2 CJB
Listen to my cry for help, my king and my God, for I pray to you.
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Psalm 5:2 RHE
(5-3) Hearken to the voice of my prayer, O my King and my God.
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Psalm 5:2 ESV
Give attention to the sound of my cry, my King and my God, for to you do I pray.
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Psalm 5:2 GW
Pay attention to my cry for help, my king and my God, because I pray only to you.
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Psalm 5:2 GNT
Listen to my cry for help, my God and king! I pray to you, O Lord;
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Psalm 5:2 HNV
Listen to the voice of my cry, my King, and my God; For to you do I pray.
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Psalm 5:2 CSB
Pay attention to the sound of my cry, my King and my God, for I pray to You.
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Psalm 5:2 KJV
Hearken unto the voice of my cry, my King, and my God: for unto thee will I pray .
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Psalm 5:2 LEB
Listen to the sound of my pleading, my king and my God, for to you I pray.
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Psalm 5:2 NAS
Heed the sound of my cry for help, my King and my God, For to You I pray.
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Psalm 5:2 NCV
Listen to my cry for help, my King and my God, because I pray to you.
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Psalm 5:2 NIRV
My King and my God, listen to me when I cry for help. I pray to you.
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Psalm 5:2 NIV
Listen to my cry for help, my King and my God, for to you I pray.
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Psalm 5:2 NKJV
Give heed to the voice of my cry, My King and my God, For to You I will pray.
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Psalm 5:2 NLT
Listen to my cry for help, my King and my God, for I will never pray to anyone but you.
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Psalm 5:2 NRS
Listen to the sound of my cry, my King and my God, for to you I pray.
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Psalm 5:2 RSV
Hearken to the sound of my cry, my King and my God, for to thee do I pray.
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Psalm 5:2 DBY
Hearken unto the voice of my crying, my king and my God; for to thee will I pray.
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Psalm 5:2 MSG
my groans and cries? King-God, I need your help.
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Psalm 5:2 WBT
Hearken to the voice of my cry, my King, and my God: for to thee will I pray.
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Psalm 5:2 TMB
Hearken unto the voice of my cry, my King and my God, for unto Thee will I pray.
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Psalm 5:2 TNIV
Hear my cry for help, my King and my God, for to you I pray.
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Psalm 5:2 WEB
Listen to the voice of my cry, my King, and my God; For to you do I pray.
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Psalm 5:2 WYC
My king (My King), and my God; give thou attention to the voice of my prayer. For, Lord, I shall pray to thee;
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Psalm 5:2 YLT
Be attentive to the voice of my cry, My king and my God, For unto Thee I pray habitually.
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Psalms 5 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 5

God will certainly hear prayer: David gives to God the glory, and takes to himself the comfort. (1-6) He prayed for himself, that God would guide him, and for all the Lord's people, that God would give them joy, and keep them safe. (7-12)

Verses 1-6 God is a prayer-hearing God. Such he has always been, and he is still as ready to hear prayer as ever. The most encouraging principle of prayer, and the most powerful plea in prayer, is, to look upon him as our King and our God. David also prays to a sin-hating God. sin is folly, and sinners are the greatest of all fools; fools of their own making. Wicked people hate God; justly are they hated of him, and this will be their endless misery and ruin. Let us learn the importance of truth and sincerity, in all the affairs of life. Liars and murderers resemble the devil, and are his children, therefore it may well be expected that God should abhor them. These were the characters of David's enemies; and such as these are still the enemies of Christ and his people.

Verses 7-12 David prayed often alone, yet was very constant in attendance on public worship. The mercy of God should ever be the foundation both of our hope and of our joy, in every thing wherein we have to do with him. Let us learn to pray, not for ourselves only, but for others; grace be with all that love Christ in sincerity. The Divine blessing comes down upon us through Jesus Christ, the righteous or just One, as of old it did upon Israel through David, whom God protected, and placed upon the throne. Thou, O Christ, art the righteous Saviour, thou art the King of Israel, thou art the Fountain of blessing to all believers; thy favour is the defence and protection of thy church.

Psalms 5 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

PSALM 5

Psalms 5:1-12 . Upon Nehiloth--flutes or wind instruments. The writer begs to be heard, on the ground of God's regard for His covenant-people and true worshippers as contrasted with His holy hatred to the wicked. He prays for divine guidance, on account of his watchful, malignant, and deceitful enemies; and for their destruction as being also God's enemies. At the same time he expresses his confidence that God will extend aid to His people.

1. meditation--moanings of that half-uttered form to which deep feeling gives rise--groanings, as in Romans 8:26 Romans 8:27 .

2. Hearken--incline the ear ( Psalms 10:17 ; compare Psalms 61:2 )--give close attention.
my cry--that is, for help ( Psalms 61:2 , Jeremiah 8:19 ).
my King--thus by covenant relation interested in my cause.

3. direct--literally, "set in order," as the showbread was placed or set in order ( Exodus 40:23 ).

4. For, &c.--God only regards sincere worshippers.
evil--or, "the evil man."
dwell--lodge, remain under protection.

5. foolish--vainglorious and insolent.
iniquity--especially such as denotes a negation, or defect, that is, of moral principle.

6. leasing--a lie.
the bloody . . . man--literally, "man of blood"--murderer.

7. But--as in Psalms 2:6 , literally, "and."
house--( 1 Chronicles 9:23 ), the tabernacle.
temple--literally, "palace," applied to God's residence, the Holy of Holies ( 1 Samuel 3:3 , 2 Samuel 22:7 ); the inner part of the tabernacle.
toward--not in; the high priest alone was allowed to enter.

8. enemies--literally, "watchers" ( Psalms 27:11 ), hence special need of guidance.
in thy righteousness--an attribute implying faithfulness in promises as well as threatenings.
make thy way straight--that is, make the way of providence plain.

9. The wicked are not reliable because by nature they are full of wickedness, or literally, "wickednesses," of every kind ( Romans 8:7 ).
sepulchre--a dwelling-place of corruption, emitting moral putridness.
flatter--or, "make smooth."
their tongue--speaks deceitfully.

10. Destroy--or, "condemn" them to destruction as guilty.

11. defendest--(compare Margin).
love thy name--Thy manifested perfections ( Psalms 9:10 ).

12. with favour--or, "acceptance," alluding to the favor shown to an acceptable offering and worshipper ( Leviticus 7:18 , 19:7 ).
shield--(compare Psalms 3:3 ).