New International Version
Because he turned his ear to me, I will call on him as long as I live.
King James Bible
Because he hath inclined his ear unto me, therefore will I call upon him as long as I live.
Darby Bible Translation
For he hath inclined his ear unto me, and I will call upon him during [all] my days.
World English Bible
Because he has turned his ear to me, therefore I will call on him as long as I live.
Young's Literal Translation
Because He hath inclined His ear to me, And during my days I call.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Because he hath inclined his ear - The psalmist represents himself to be so sick and weak, that he could scarcely speak. The Lord, in condescension to this weakness, is here considered as bowing down his ear to the mouth of the feeble suppliant, that he may receive every word of his prayer.
Therefore will I call upon him - I have had such blessed success in my application to him, that I purpose to invoke him as long as I shall live. He that prays much will be emboldened to pray more, because none can supplicate the throne of grace in vain.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
as long as I live. Heb. in my days
'What shall I render unto the Lord for all His benefits toward me? 13. I will take the cup of salvation, and call upon the name of the Lord.'--PSALM cxvi. 12, 13. There may possibly be a reference here to a part of the Passover ritual. It seems to have become the custom in later times to lift high the wine cup at that feast and drink it with solemn invocation and glad thanksgiving. So we find our Lord taking the cup--the 'cup of blessing' as Paul calls it--and giving thanks. But as there is no record …
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I call on you, my God, for you will answer me; turn your ear to me and hear my prayer.
Turn your ear to me, come quickly to my rescue; be my rock of refuge, a strong fortress to save me.
For the director of music. Of David. A psalm. I waited patiently for the LORD; he turned to me and heard my cry.
but God has surely listened and has heard my prayer.
The LORD will save me, and we will sing with stringed instruments all the days of our lives in the temple of the LORD.
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