Psalms 140:6

6 I say to the LORD, “You are my God.” Hear, LORD, my cry for mercy.

Psalms 140:6 in Other Translations

6 I said unto the LORD, Thou art my God: hear the voice of my supplications, O LORD.
6 I say to the LORD, You are my God; give ear to the voice of my pleas for mercy, O LORD!
6 I said to the LORD, “You are my God!” Listen, O LORD, to my cries for mercy!
6 I prayed, "God, you're my God! Listen, God! Mercy!
6 I say to the Lord, "You are my God." Listen, Lord, to my cry for help.

Psalms 140:6 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 140:6

I said unto the Lord, thou [art] my God
He said this to the Lord himself; claimed his covenant interest in him, and expressed it in the strength of faith: and this he did when in the midst of trouble and distress; in danger of falling into the hands of evil and violent men; they imagined mischief against him; were bent on his ruin, and laid nets, snares, gins, and traps for him; when he applied to his God, who only could deliver him; and being his covenant God, he had reason to believe he would; see ( Psalms 31:14 ) ;

hear the voice of my supplications, O Lord;
the requests he put up in an humble manner for deliverance and salvation; and which he expressed vocally, and entreated they might be heard and answered; and nothing could tend more to strengthen his faith in this than that it was his own God and Father he prayed unto; see ( Psalms 28:2 ) ; Thus Christ, in the days of his flesh, offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying; and in the midst of his troubles, and surrounded with enemies, declared his faith in God as his God, ( Hebrews 5:7 ) ( Psalms 22:10 Psalms 22:11 ) ( Matthew 27:46 ) .

Psalms 140:6 In-Context

4 Keep me safe, LORD, from the hands of the wicked; protect me from the violent, who devise ways to trip my feet.
5 The arrogant have hidden a snare for me; they have spread out the cords of their net and have set traps for me along my path.
6 I say to the LORD, “You are my God.” Hear, LORD, my cry for mercy.
7 Sovereign LORD, my strong deliverer, you shield my head in the day of battle.
8 Do not grant the wicked their desires, LORD; do not let their plans succeed.

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Psalms 16:2
  • 2. S Psalms 28:2,6; Psalms 116:1; Psalms 143:1
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