Psalm 64:1
New International Version
For the director of music. A psalm of David. Hear me, my God, as I voice my complaint; protect my life from the threat of the enemy.

New Living Translation
O God, listen to my complaint. Protect my life from my enemies’ threats.

English Standard Version
Hear my voice, O God, in my complaint; preserve my life from dread of the enemy.

Berean Study Bible
For the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. Hear, O God, my voice of complaint; preserve my life from dread of the enemy.

King James Bible
To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. Hear my voice, O God, in my prayer: preserve my life from fear of the enemy.

New King James Version
To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David. Hear my voice, O God, in my meditation; Preserve my life from fear of the enemy.

New American Standard Bible
For the music director. A Psalm of David. Hear my voice, God, in my complaint; Protect my life from dread of the enemy.

NASB 1995
For the choir director. A Psalm of David. Hear my voice, O God, in my complaint; Preserve my life from dread of the enemy.

NASB 1977
Hear my voice, O God, in my complaint; Preserve my life from dread of the enemy.

Amplified Bible
To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David. Hear my voice, O God, in my complaint; Guard my life from the terror of the enemy.

Christian Standard Bible
For the choir director. A psalm of David. God, hear my voice when I am in anguish. Protect my life from the terror of the enemy.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For the choir director. A Davidic psalm. God, hear my voice when I complain. Protect my life from the terror of the enemy.

American Standard Version
Hear my voice, O God, in my complaint: Preserve my life from fear of the enemy.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Hear my voice, oh, God, when I have made supplication to you, and keep me from the fear of my enemies.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For the end, a Psalm of David. Hear my prayer, O God, when I make my petition to thee; deliver my soul from fear of the enemy.

Contemporary English Version
Listen to my concerns, God, and protect me from my enemies' threats.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Unto the end, a psalm for David. Hear, O God, my prayer, when I make supplication to thee : deliver my soul from the fear of the enemy.

English Revised Version
For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David. Hear my voice, O God, in my complaint: preserve my life from fear of the enemy.

Good News Translation
I am in trouble, God--listen to my prayer! I am afraid of my enemies--save my life!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
[For the choir director; a psalm by David.] Hear my voice, O God, when I complain. Protect my life from a terrifying enemy.

International Standard Version
Hear, God, as I express my concern; protect me from fear of the enemy.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For the Leader. A Psalm of David. Hear my voice, O God, in my complaint; Preserve my life from the terror of the enemy.

Literal Standard Version
TO THE OVERSEER. A PSALM OF DAVID. Hear, O God, my voice, in my meditation, You keep my life from the fear of an enemy,

NET Bible
For the music director; a psalm of David. Listen to me, O God, as I offer my lament! Protect my life from the enemy's terrifying attacks.

New Heart English Bible
[For the Chief Musician. A Psalm by David.] Hear my voice, God, in my complaint. Preserve my life from fear of the enemy.

World English Bible
Hear my voice, God, in my complaint. Preserve my life from fear of the enemy.

Young's Literal Translation
To the Overseer. -- A Psalm of David. Hear, O God, my voice, in my meditation, From the fear of an enemy Thou keepest my life,

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Hurtful Tongue
1For the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. Hear, O God, my voice of complaint; preserve my life from dread of the enemy. 2Hide me from the scheming of the wicked, from the mob of workers of iniquity,…

Cross References
Psalm 55:2
Attend to me and answer me. I am restless in my complaint, and distraught

Psalm 61:1
Hear my cry, O God, attend to my prayer.

Psalm 130:2
O Lord, hear my voice; let Your ears be attentive to my plea for mercy.

Psalm 140:1
Rescue me, O LORD, from evil men. Protect me from men of violence,


Treasury of Scripture

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

A.

Psalm 27:7
Hear, O LORD, when I cry with my voice: have mercy also upon me, and answer me.

Psalm 55:1,2
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 130:1,2
A Song of degrees. Out of the depths have I cried unto thee, O LORD…

preserve

Psalm 17:8,9
Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of thy wings, …

Psalm 31:13-15
For I have heard the slander of many: fear was on every side: while they took counsel together against me, they devised to take away my life…

Psalm 34:4
I sought the LORD, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.









(1) My prayer.--Rather, my cry, complaint, as in Psalm 55:2.

Verse 1. - Hear my voice, O God, in my prayer; rather, in my complaint (Cheyne, Revised Version); see Psalm 55:2. Preserve my life from fear of the enemy. David already feels that it is not his deposition only, but his life, that is sought (comp. 2 Samuel 15:14; 2 Samuel 17:2).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
For the choirmaster.
לַמְנַצֵּ֗חַ (lam·naṣ·ṣê·aḥ)
Preposition-l, Article | Verb - Piel - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 5329: To glitter from afar, to be eminent, to be permanent

A Psalm
מִזְמ֥וֹר (miz·mō·wr)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4210: Instrumental music, a poem set to notes

of David.
לְדָוִֽד׃ (lə·ḏā·wiḏ)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 1732: David -- perhaps 'beloved one', a son of Jesse

Hear,
שְׁמַע־ (šə·ma‘-)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's 8085: To hear intelligently

O God,
אֱלֹהִ֣ים (’ĕ·lō·hîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

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

of complaint;
בְשִׂיחִ֑י (ḇə·śî·ḥî)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 7879: A contemplation, an utterance

preserve
תִּצֹּ֥ר (tiṣ·ṣōr)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 5341: To watch, guard, keep

my life
חַיָּֽי׃ (ḥay·yāy)
Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's 2416: Alive, raw, fresh, strong, life

from dread
מִפַּ֥חַד (mip·pa·ḥaḏ)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 6343: A, alarm

of the enemy.
א֝וֹיֵ֗ב (’ō·w·yêḇ)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 341: Hating, an adversary


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