Lamentations 3:56
New International Version
You heard my plea: "Do not close your ears to my cry for relief."

New Living Translation
You heard me when I cried, “Listen to my pleading! Hear my cry for help!”

English Standard Version
you heard my plea, ‘Do not close your ear to my cry for help!’

Berean Study Bible
You heard my plea: “Do not ignore my cry for relief.”

King James Bible
Thou hast heard my voice: hide not thine ear at my breathing, at my cry.

New King James Version
You have heard my voice: “Do not hide Your ear From my sighing, from my cry for help.”

New American Standard Bible
You have heard my voice, “Do not cover Your ear from my plea for relief, From my cry for help.”

NASB 1995
You have heard my voice, "Do not hide Your ear from my prayer for relief, From my cry for help."

NASB 1977
Thou hast heard my voice, “Do not hide Thine ear from my prayer for relief, From my cry for help.”

Amplified Bible
You have heard my voice, “Do not hide Your ear from my prayer for relief, From my cry for help.”

Christian Standard Bible
You heard my plea: Do not ignore my cry for relief.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You hear my plea: Do not ignore my cry for relief.

American Standard Version
Thou heardest my voice; hide not thine ear at my breathing, at my cry.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
You heard my voice. “Do not incline your ear, but free me and save me!”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Thou heardest my voice: close not thine ears to my supplication.

Contemporary English Version
I begged you to listen. "Help!" I shouted. "Save me!" You answered my prayer

Douay-Rheims Bible
Coph. Thou hast heard my voice: turn not away thy ear from my sighs, and cries.

English Revised Version
Thou heardest my voice; hide not thine ear at my breathing, at my cry.

Good News Translation
And when I begged you to listen to my cry, you heard.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Listen to my cry [for help]. Don't close your ears when I cry out for relief.

International Standard Version
You heard my voice— don't close your ear to my sighs and cries.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thou heardest my voice; hide not Thine ear at my sighing, at my cry.

Literal Standard Version
You have heard my voice, do not hide Your ear at my breathing—at my cry.

NET Bible
You heard my plea: "Do not close your ears to my cry for relief!"

New Heart English Bible
You heard my voice; do not hide your ear at my sighs, to my cry.

World English Bible
You heard my voice; don't hide your ear at my breathing, at my cry.

Young's Literal Translation
My voice Thou hast heard, Hide not Thine ear at my breathing -- at my cry.

Additional Translations ...
Context
A Prayer for Deliverance
55I called on Your name, O LORD, out of the depths of the Pit. 56You heard my plea: “Do not ignore my cry for relief.” 57You drew near when I called on You; You said, “Do not be afraid.”…

Cross References
Job 34:28
They caused the cry of the poor to come before Him, and He heard the outcry of the afflicted.

Psalm 55:1
Listen to my prayer, O God, and do not ignore my plea.


Treasury of Scripture

You have heard my voice: hide not your ear at my breathing, at my cry.

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2 Chronicles 33:13,19
And prayed unto him: and he was intreated of him, and heard his supplication, and brought him again to Jerusalem into his kingdom. Then Manasseh knew that the LORD he was God…

Job 34:28
So that they cause the cry of the poor to come unto him, and he heareth the cry of the afflicted.

Psalm 3:4
I cried unto the LORD with my voice, and he heard me out of his holy hill. Selah.

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Psalm 55:1
To the chief Musician on Neginoth, Maschil, A Psalm of David. Give ear to my prayer, O God; and hide not thyself from my supplication.

Psalm 88:13,14
But unto thee have I cried, O LORD; and in the morning shall my prayer prevent thee…

Romans 8:26
Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.









(56) Thou hast heard . . . hide not thine . . .--There is something eminently suggestive in the sequence of the two clauses. The recollection that prayer was answered in the past, prompts its utterance in the present. Historically, the words may point to the intervention of Ebed-melech in Jeremiah 38:7.

At my breathing--i.e., the "sighs" or "sobs" of the mourner.

Verse 56. - At my breathing; rather, at my sighing; literally, at my relieving myself.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
You heard
שָׁמָ֑עְתָּ (šā·mā·‘ə·tā)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 8085: To hear intelligently

my plea:
קוֹלִ֖י (qō·w·lî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 6963: A voice, sound

“Do not
אַל־ (’al-)
Adverb
Strong's 408: Not

ignore
תַּעְלֵ֧ם (ta‘·lêm)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 5956: To veil from sight, conceal

my cry
לְשַׁוְעָתִֽי׃ (lə·šaw·‘ā·ṯî)
Preposition-l | Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 7775: A cry for help

for relief.”
לְרַוְחָתִ֖י (lə·raw·ḥā·ṯî)
Preposition-l | Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 7309: Respite, relief


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