Psalm 55:1
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New International Version
For the director of music. With stringed instruments. A maskil of David. Listen to my prayer, O God, do not ignore my plea;

King James Bible
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.

Darby Bible Translation
{To the chief Musician. On stringed instruments: an instruction. Of David.} Give ear to my prayer, O God; and hide not thyself from my supplication.

World English Bible
Listen to my prayer, God. Don't hide yourself from my supplication.

Young's Literal Translation
To the Overseer with stringed instruments. -- An instruction, by David. Give ear, O God, to my prayer, And hide not from my supplication.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Give ear to my prayer - The frequency of such petitions shows the great earnestness of David's soul. If God did not hear and help, he knew he could not succeed elsewhere; therefore he continues to knock at the gate of God's mercy.

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2983 B.C.

1021 (Title.) Neginoth

Psalm 6:1 O LORD, rebuke me not in your anger, neither chasten me in your hot displeasure.

Psalm 54:1 Save me, O God, by your name, and judge me by your strength.

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Psalm 5:1 Give ear to my words, O LORD, consider my meditation.

Psalm 17:1 Hear the right, O LORD, attend to my cry, give ear to my prayer, that goes not out of feigned lips.

Psalm 64:1 Hear my voice, O God, in my prayer: preserve my life from fear of the enemy.

Psalm 80:1 Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, you that lead Joseph like a flock; you that dwell between the cherubim, shine forth.

Psalm 84:8 O LORD God of hosts, hear my prayer: give ear, O God of Jacob. Selah.

1 Peter 3:12 For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open to their prayers...

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Psalm 28:1 To you will I cry, O LORD my rock; be not silent to me: lest, if you be silent to me, I become like them that go down into the pit.

Psalm 80:4 O LORD God of hosts, how long will you be angry against the prayer of your people?

Psalm 143:7 Hear me speedily, O LORD: my spirit fails: hide not your face from me, lest I be like to them that go down into the pit.

Lamentations 3:8 Also when I cry and shout, he shuts out my prayer.

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July 9. "Cast Thy Burden on the Lord" (Ps. Lv. 22).
"Cast thy burden on the Lord" (Ps. lv. 22). Dear friends, sometimes we bring a burden to God, and we have such a groaning over it, and we seem to think God has a dreadful time, too, but in reality it does not burden Him at all. God says: It is a light thing for Me to do this for you. Your load, though heavy for you, is not heavy for Him. Christ carries the whole on one shoulder, not two shoulders. The government of the world is upon His shoulder. He is not struggling and groaning with it. His mighty
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

If Then to Sin, that Others May not Commit a Worse Sin...
21. If then to sin, that others may not commit a worse sin, either against us or against any, without doubt we ought not; it is to be considered in that which Lot did, whether it be an example which we ought to imitate, or rather one which we ought to avoid. For it seems meet to be more looked into and noted, that, when so horrible an evil from the most flagitious impiety of the Sodomites was impending over his guests, which he wished to ward off and was not able, to such a degree may even that just
St. Augustine—Against Lying

Cross References
Psalm 10:1
Why, LORD, do you stand far off? Why do you hide yourself in times of trouble?

Psalm 27:9
Do not hide your face from me, do not turn your servant away in anger; you have been my helper. Do not reject me or forsake me, God my Savior.

Psalm 54:2
Hear my prayer, O God; listen to the words of my mouth.

Psalm 61:1
For the director of music. With stringed instruments. Of David. Hear my cry, O God; listen to my prayer.

Psalm 86:6
Hear my prayer, LORD; listen to my cry for mercy.

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

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