Psalms 55:2

2 hear me and answer me. My thoughts trouble me and I am distraught

Psalms 55:2 in Other Translations

2 Attend unto me, and hear me: I mourn in my complaint, and make a noise;
2 Attend to me, and answer me; I am restless in my complaint and I moan,
2 Please listen and answer me, for I am overwhelmed by my troubles.
2 Come close and whisper your answer. I really need you.
2 Pay attention to me and answer me. I am restless and in turmoil with my complaint,

Psalms 55:2 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 55:2

Attend unto me, and hear me
So as to answer, and that immediately and directly, his case requiring present help;

I mourn in my complaint;
or "in my meditation" F16; solitary thoughts, and melancholy views of things. Saints have their complaints, on account of their sins and corruptions, their barrenness and unfruitfulness, and the decay of vital religion in them; and because of the low estate of Zion, the declining state of the interest of Christ, and the little success of his Gospel; and they mourn, in these complaints, over their own sins, and the sins of others, professors and profane, and under afflictions temporal and spiritual, both their own and the church's. Christ also, in the days of his flesh, had his complaints of the perverseness and faithlessness of the generation of men among whom he lived; of the frowardness, pride and contentions of his disciples; of the reproaches, insult, and injuries of his enemies; and of the dereliction of his God and Father; and he often mourned on account of one or other of these things, being a man of sorrows and acquainted with griefs;

and make a noise;
not only with sighs and groans, but in so loud a manner as to be called roaring; see ( Psalms 22:1 ) ( 38:8 ) .


F16 (yxyvb) "in meditatione mea", Montanus, Junius & Tremellius, Piscator, Cocceius, Gejerus, Michaelis; so Ainsworth.

Psalms 55:2 In-Context

1 Listen to my prayer, O God, do not ignore my plea;
2 hear me and answer me. My thoughts trouble me and I am distraught
3 because of what my enemy is saying, because of the threats of the wicked; for they bring down suffering on me and assail me in their anger.
4 My heart is in anguish within me; the terrors of death have fallen on me.
5 Fear and trembling have beset me; horror has overwhelmed me.

Cross References 2

  • 1. Psalms 4:1; Psalms 66:19
  • 2. 1 Samuel 1:15-16; Psalms 77:3; Psalms 86:6-7; Psalms 142:2; Isaiah 38:14
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