New International Version
The eyes of the LORD are on the righteous, and his ears are attentive to their cry;
King James Bible
The eyes of the LORD are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry.
Darby Bible Translation
The eyes of Jehovah are upon the righteous, and his ears are toward their cry;
World English Bible
Yahweh's eyes are toward the righteous. His ears listen to their cry.
Young's Literal Translation
The eyes of Jehovah are unto the righteous, And His ears unto their cry.
Psalm 34:15 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
What man is he that desireth life - He who wishes to live long and to live happily, let him act according to the following directions. For a comment upon this and the four ensuing verses, see the notes on 1 Peter 3:10-12 (note).
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'The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the Lord shall not want any good thing.'--PSALM xxxiv. 10. If we may trust the superscription of this psalm, it was written by David at one of the very darkest days of his wanderings, probably in the Cave of Adullam, where he had gathered around him a band of outlaws, and was living, to all appearance, a life uncommonly like that of a brigand chief, in the hills. One might have pardoned him if, at such a moment, some cloud of doubt or …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Religion Pleasant to the Religious.
Draw Me, we Will Run after Thee to the Odor of Thine Ointments.
Fourth Sunday after Easter Second Sermon.
We know that God does not listen to sinners. He listens to the godly person who does his will.
1 Peter 3:12
For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their prayer, but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil."
2 Chronicles 6:20
May your eyes be open toward this temple day and night, this place of which you said you would put your Name there. May you hear the prayer your servant prays toward this place.
He does not take his eyes off the righteous; he enthrones them with kings and exalts them forever.
You, LORD, hear the desire of the afflicted; you encourage them, and you listen to their cry,
The LORD is in his holy temple; the LORD is on his heavenly throne. He observes everyone on earth; his eyes examine them.
In my distress I called to the LORD; I cried to my God for help. From his temple he heard my voice; my cry came before him, into his ears.
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