Psalm 55:2
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English Standard Version
Attend to me, and answer me; I am restless in my complaint and I moan,

King James Bible
Attend unto me, and hear me: I mourn in my complaint, and make a noise;

American Standard Version
Attend unto me, and answer me: I am restless in my complaint, and moan,

Douay-Rheims Bible
be attentive to me and hear me. I am grieved in my exercise; and am troubled,

English Revised Version
Attend unto me, and answer me: I am restless in my complaint, and moan;

Webster's Bible Translation
Attend to me, and hear me: I mourn in my complaint, and make a noise;

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Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

(Heb.: 54:3-5) This short song is divided into two parts by Sela The first half prays for help and answer. The Name of God is the manifestation of His nature, which has mercy as its central point (for the Name of God is טּוב, v. 8, Psalm 52:11), so that בּשׁמך (which is here the parallel word to בּגבוּרתך) is consequently equivalent to בּחסדּך. The obtaining of right for any one (דּין like שׁפט, Psalm 7:9, and frequently, עשׂה דּין, Psalm 9:5) is attributed to the all-conquering might of God, which is only one side of the divine Name, i.e., of the divine nature which manifests itself in the diversity of its attributes. האזין (Psalm 54:4) is construed with ל (cf. אל, Psalm 87:2) like הטּה אזן, Psalm 78:1. The Targum, misled by Psalm 86:14, reads זרים instead of זרים in Psalm 54:5. The inscription leads one to think of the Ziphites in particular in connection with "strangers" and "violent men." The two words in most instances denote foreign enemies, Isaiah 25:2., Psalm 29:5; Ezekiel 31:12; but זר is also a stranger in the widest sense, regulated in each instance according to the opposite, e.g., the non-priest, Leviticus 22:10; and one's fellow-countrymen can also turn out to be עריצים, Jeremiah 15:21. The Ziphites, although Judaeans like David, might be called "strangers," because they had taken the side against David; and "violent men," because they pledged themselves to seize and deliver him up. Under other circumstances this might have been their duty as subjects. In this instance, however, it was godlessness, as Psalm 54:5 (cf. Psalm 86:14) says. Any one at that time in Israel who feared God more than man, could not lend himself to be made a tool of Saul's blind fury. God had already manifestly enough acknowledged David.

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I mourned

Psalm 13:1,2 How long will you forget me, O LORD? for ever? how long will you hide your face from me...

Psalm 32:3 When I kept silence, my bones waxed old through my roaring all the day long.

Psalm 38:6 I am troubled; I am bowed down greatly; I go mourning all the day long.

Psalm 43:2 For you are the God of my strength: why do you cast me off? why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?

Psalm 102:9,10 For I have eaten ashes like bread, and mingled my drink with weeping...

Isaiah 38:14 Like a crane or a swallow, so did I chatter: I did mourn as a dove: my eyes fail with looking upward: O LORD, I am oppressed...

Cross References
1 Samuel 1:16
Do not regard your servant as a worthless woman, for all along I have been speaking out of my great anxiety and vexation."

Job 9:27
If I say, 'I will forget my complaint, I will put off my sad face, and be of good cheer,'

Psalm 64:1
Hear my voice, O God, in my complaint; preserve my life from dread of the enemy.

Psalm 66:19
But truly God has listened; he has attended to the voice of my prayer.

Psalm 77:3
When I remember God, I moan; when I meditate, my spirit faints. Selah

Psalm 86:6
Give ear, O LORD, to my prayer; listen to my plea for grace.

Psalm 86:7
In the day of my trouble I call upon you, for you answer me.

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