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Psalms 116:2

    Psalms 116:2 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Because he hath inclined his ear unto me, therefore will I call upon him as long as I live.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Because he has inclined his ear to me, therefore will I call on him as long as I live.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Because he hath inclined his ear unto me, Therefore will I call upon him as long as I live.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    He has let my request come before him, and I will make my prayer to him all my days.

    Webster's Revision

    Because he hath inclined his ear unto me, Therefore will I call upon him as long as I live.

    World English Bible

    Because he has turned his ear to me, therefore I will call on him as long as I live.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Because he hath inclined his ear unto me, therefore will I call upon him as long as I live.

    Definitions for Psalms 116:2

    Ear - To work, till, or plough the ground.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 116:2

    Because he hath inclined his ear - The psalmist represents himself to be so sick and weak, that he could scarcely speak. The Lord, in condescension to this weakness, is here considered as bowing down his ear to the mouth of the feeble suppliant, that he may receive every word of his prayer.

    Therefore will I call upon him - I have had such blessed success in my application to him, that I purpose to invoke him as long as I shall live. He that prays much will be emboldened to pray more, because none can supplicate the throne of grace in vain.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 116:2

    Because he hath inclined his ear unto me - See the notes at Psalm 5:1. Because he has been gracious to me, and has heard my prayers. This is a pood reason for serving God, or for devoting ourselves to him, but it is not the only reason. We ought to worship and serve God whether he hears our prayers or not; whether he sends joy or sorrow; whether we are favored with prosperity, or are sunk in deep affliction. People have worshipped God even when they have had no evidence that he heard their prayers; and some of the most pure acts of devotion on earth are those which come from the very depths of darkness and sorrow.

    Therefore will I call upon him as long as I live - Margin, as in Hebrew, "in my days." Encouraged by the past, I will continue to call upon him in the future. I will retain a firm faith in the doctrine that he hears prayer, and I will express my practical belief in the truth of that doctrine by regular and constant habits of worship. When a man once has evidence that God has heard his prayer, it is a reason why he should always call on him in similar circumstances, for God does not change.