Psalm 86:1
New International Version
A prayer of David. Hear me, LORD, and answer me, for I am poor and needy.

New Living Translation
Bend down, O LORD, and hear my prayer; answer me, for I need your help.

English Standard Version
Incline your ear, O LORD, and answer me, for I am poor and needy.

Berean Study Bible
A prayer of David. Incline Your ear, O LORD, and answer me, for I am poor and needy.

King James Bible
A Prayer of David. Bow down thine ear, O LORD, hear me: for I am poor and needy.

New King James Version
A Prayer of David. Bow down Your ear, O LORD, hear me; For I am poor and needy.

New American Standard Bible
A Prayer of David. Incline Your ear, LORD, and answer me; For I am afflicted and needy.

NASB 1995
A Prayer of David. Incline Your ear, O LORD, and answer me; For I am afflicted and needy.

NASB 1977
Incline Thine ear, O LORD, and answer me; For I am afflicted and needy.

Amplified Bible
A Prayer of David. Incline Your ear, O LORD, and answer me, For I am distressed and needy [I long for Your help].

Christian Standard Bible
A prayer of David. Listen, LORD, and answer me, for I am poor and needy.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A Davidic prayer. Listen, LORD, and answer me, for I am poor and needy.

American Standard Version
Bow down thine ear, O Jehovah, and answer me; For I am poor and needy.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Incline your ear, LORD JEHOVAH, and answer me, because I am poor and afflicted!

Brenton Septuagint Translation
A Prayer of David. O Lord, incline thine ear, and hearken to me; for I am poor and needy.

Contemporary English Version
Please listen, LORD, and answer my prayer! I am poor and helpless.

Douay-Rheims Bible
A prayer for David himself. Incline thy ear, O Lord, and hear me: for I am needy and poor.

English Revised Version
A Prayer Of David. Bow down thine ear, O LORD, and answer me; for I am poor and needy.

Good News Translation
Listen to me, LORD, and answer me, for I am helpless and weak.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
[A prayer by David.] Turn your ear [toward me], O LORD. Answer me, because I am oppressed and needy.

International Standard Version
LORD, listen and answer me, for I am afflicted and needy.

JPS Tanakh 1917
A Prayer of David. Incline Thine ear, O LORD, and answer me; For I am poor and needy.

Literal Standard Version
A PRAYER OF DAVID. Incline, O YHWH, Your ear, Answer me, for I [am] poor and needy.

NET Bible
A prayer of David. Listen O LORD! Answer me! For I am oppressed and needy.

New Heart English Bible
[A Prayer by David.] Hear, LORD, and answer me, for I am poor and needy.

World English Bible
Hear, Yahweh, and answer me, for I am poor and needy.

Young's Literal Translation
A Prayer of David. Incline, O Jehovah, Thine ear, Answer me, for I am poor and needy.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Tried But Trusting
1A prayer of David. Incline Your ear, O LORD, and answer me, for I am poor and needy. 2Preserve my soul, for I am godly. You are my God; save Your servant who trusts in You.…

Cross References
Psalm 17:6
I call on You, O God, for You will answer me. Incline Your ear to me; hear my words.

Psalm 31:2
Incline Your ear to me; come quickly to my rescue. Be my rock of refuge, the stronghold of my deliverance.

Psalm 37:14
The wicked have drawn the sword and bent the bow to bring down the poor and needy, to slay those whose ways are upright.

Psalm 40:17
But I am poor and needy; may the Lord think of me. You are my helper and deliverer; O my God, do not delay.

Psalm 70:5
But I am poor and needy; hurry to me, O God. You are my help and my deliverer; O LORD, do not delay.

Psalm 71:2
In Your justice, rescue and deliver me; incline Your ear and save me.

Psalm 88:2
May my prayer come before You; incline Your ear to my cry.


Treasury of Scripture

Bow down your ear, O LORD, hear me: for I am poor and needy.

A Prayer of David.

Psalm 102:1
A Prayer of the afflicted, when he is overwhelmed, and poureth out his complaint before the LORD. Hear my prayer, O LORD, and let my cry come unto thee.

Psalm 142:1
Maschil of David; A Prayer when he was in the cave. I cried unto the LORD with my voice; with my voice unto the LORD did I make my supplication.

Bow

Psalm 31:2
Bow down thine ear to me; deliver me speedily: be thou my strong rock, for an house of defence to save me.

Isaiah 37:17
Incline thine ear, O LORD, and hear; open thine eyes, O LORD, and see: and hear all the words of Sennacherib, which hath sent to reproach the living God.

Daniel 9:18
O my God, incline thine ear, and hear; open thine eyes, and behold our desolations, and the city which is called by thy name: for we do not present our supplications before thee for our righteousnesses, but for thy great mercies.

for I am

Psalm 10:14
Thou hast seen it; for thou beholdest mischief and spite, to requite it with thy hand: the poor committeth himself unto thee; thou art the helper of the fatherless.

Psalm 34:6
This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles.

Psalm 40:17
But I am poor and needy; yet the Lord thinketh upon me: thou art my help and my deliverer; make no tarrying, O my God.









Verses 1-5. - Prayer, the predominant note of the entire psalm, holds almost exclusive possession of the first strophe, only passing into praise when the last verse is reached, where the petitioner reminds God of his loving kindness and readiness to forgive. Verse 1. - Bow down thine ear, O Lord, hear me (comp. Psalm 31:2; Proverbs 22:17). For I am poor and needy; or, "I am afflicted and in misery." Poverty in the ordinary sense is scarcely intended.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
A Prayer
תְּפִלָּ֗ה (tə·p̄il·lāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 8605: Intercession, supplication, a hymn

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

Incline
הַטֵּֽה־ (haṭ·ṭêh-)
Verb - Hifil - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's 5186: To stretch out, spread out, extend, incline, bend

Your ear,
אָזְנְךָ֣ (’ā·zə·nə·ḵā)
Noun - feminine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 241: Broadness, the ear

O LORD,
יְהוָ֣ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

and answer me,
עֲנֵ֑נִי (‘ă·nê·nî)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular | first person common singular
Strong's 6030: To answer, respond

for
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

I
אָֽנִי׃ (’ā·nî)
Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's 589: I

am poor
עָנִ֖י (‘ā·nî)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 6041: Poor, afflicted, humble

and needy.
וְאֶבְי֣וֹן (wə·’eḇ·yō·wn)
Conjunctive waw | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 34: In want, needy, poor


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