New International Version
Turn your ear to me, come quickly to my rescue; be my rock of refuge, a strong fortress to save me.
King James Bible
Bow down thine ear to me; deliver me speedily: be thou my strong rock, for an house of defence to save me.
Darby Bible Translation
Incline thine ear to me, deliver me speedily; be a strong rock to me, a house of defence to save me.
World English Bible
Bow down your ear to me. Deliver me speedily. Be to me a strong rock, a house of defense to save me.
Young's Literal Translation
Incline unto me Thine ear hastily, deliver me, Be to me for a strong rock, For a house of bulwarks to save me.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Bow down thine ear - Listen to my complaint. Put thy ear to my lips, that thou mayest hear all that my feebleness is capable of uttering. We generally put our ear near to the lips of the sick and dying, that we may hear what they say. To this the text appears to allude.
Strong rock - Rocks, rocky places, or caves in the rocks, were often strong places in the land of Judea. To such natural fortifications allusions are repeatedly made by the Hebrew poetic writers.
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'Oh how great is Thy goodness, which Thou hast laid up for them that fear Thee; which Thou hast wrought for them that trust in Thee before the sons of men!'--PSALM xxxi. 19. The Psalmist has been describing, with the eloquence of misery, his own desperate condition, in all manner of metaphors which he heaps together--'sickness,' 'captivity,' 'like a broken vessel,' 'as a dead man out of mind.' But in the depth of desolation he grasps at God's hand, and that lifts him up out of the pit. 'I trusted …
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2 Kings 19:16
Give ear, LORD, and hear; open your eyes, LORD, and see; listen to the words Sennacherib has sent to ridicule the living God.
I call on you, my God, for you will answer me; turn your ear to me and hear my prayer.
The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
In your righteousness, rescue me and deliver me; turn your ear to me and save me.
Be my rock of refuge, to which I can always go; give the command to save me, for you are my rock and my fortress.
A prayer of David. Hear me, LORD, and answer me, for I am poor and needy.
May my prayer come before you; turn your ear to my cry.
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