Psalms 17:6

6 I call on you, my God, for you will answer me; turn your ear to me and hear my prayer.

Psalms 17:6 in Other Translations

6 I have called upon thee, for thou wilt hear me, O God: incline thine ear unto me, and hear my speech.
6 I call upon you, for you will answer me, O God; incline your ear to me; hear my words.
6 I am praying to you because I know you will answer, O God. Bend down and listen as I pray.
6 I call to you, God, because I'm sure of an answer. So - answer! bend your ear! listen sharp!
6 I call on You, God, because You will answer me; listen closely to me; hear what I say.

Psalms 17:6 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 17:6

I have called upon thee
In prayer. This had been the constant practice of the psalmist, and he still continued in it;

for thou wilt hear me, O God;
God is a God hearing prayer; he is used to hear his people, and they have frequent experience of it, and they may be assured that whatsoever they ask according to his will, and in the name of Christ, he will hear; and such an assurance is a reason engaging the saints to a constant calling upon God, ( Psalms 116:2 ) ; and such confidence of being always heard Christ had, ( John 11:41 John 11:42 ) ;

incline thine ear unto me, [and hear] my speech;
meaning his prayer, which he now directed to him in full assurance of being heard, and is as follows.

Psalms 17:6 In-Context

4 Though people tried to bribe me, I have kept myself from the ways of the violent through what your lips have commanded.
5 My steps have held to your paths; my feet have not stumbled.
6 I call on you, my God, for you will answer me; turn your ear to me and hear my prayer.
7 Show me the wonders of your great love, you who save by your right hand those who take refuge in you from their foes.
8 Keep me as the apple of your eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings

Cross References 3

  • 1. Psalms 86:7
  • 2. Psalms 116:2
  • 3. S Psalms 4:1; Psalms 88:2