Psalms 27:7

7 Hear my voice when I call, LORD; be merciful to me and answer me.

Psalms 27:7 in Other Translations

7 Hear, O LORD, when I cry with my voice: have mercy also upon me, and answer me.
7 Hear, O LORD, when I cry aloud; be gracious to me and answer me!
7 Hear me as I pray, O LORD . Be merciful and answer me!
7 Listen, God, I'm calling at the top of my lungs: "Be good to me! Answer me!"
7 Lord, hear my voice when I call; be gracious to me and answer me.

Psalms 27:7 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 27:7

Hear, O Lord, [when] I cry with my voice
Which is to be understood of prayer, and that in the time of distress; and of vocal prayer, as distinguished from mental prayer; and the phrase denotes the vehemency and intenseness of it: and the request is, that the Lord would hear it; not only as he is omniscient and omnipresent, and so hears the prayers of all, good and bad; but as a God gracious and merciful, who sometimes very quickly hears, and answers in a gracious way, and sometimes seems to turn a deaf car, to shut out the prayers of his people, and cover himself with a cloud, that they should not pass through, or, however, defers an answer to it for a little while; yet, sooner or later, he always shows himself a God hearing prayer;

have mercy also upon me;
by delivering him out of his temporal distresses, and by forgiving his iniquities;

and answer me;
by speaking a word in season; commanding off the affliction he lay under, and by saying to him that his sins were forgiven him.

Psalms 27:7 In-Context

5 For in the day of trouble he will keep me safe in his dwelling; he will hide me in the shelter of his sacred tent and set me high upon a rock.
6 Then my head will be exalted above the enemies who surround me; at his sacred tent I will sacrifice with shouts of joy; I will sing and make music to the LORD.
7 Hear my voice when I call, LORD; be merciful to me and answer me.
8 My heart says of you, “Seek his face!” Your face, LORD, I will seek.
9 Do not hide your face from me, do not turn your servant away in anger; you have been my helper. Do not reject me or forsake me, God my Savior.

Cross References 2

  • 1. Psalms 5:3; Psalms 18:6; Psalms 55:17; Psalms 119:149; Psalms 130:2; Isaiah 28:23
  • 2. S Psalms 4:1; Psalms 13:3
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