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Psalms 141:1

    Psalms 141:1 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Lord, I cry unto thee: make haste unto me; give ear unto my voice, when I cry unto thee.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Lord, I cry to you: make haste to me; give ear to my voice, when I cry to you.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Jehovah, I have called upon thee; make haste unto me: Give ear unto my voice, when I call unto thee.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    <A Psalm. Of David.> Lord, I have made my cry to you; come to me quickly; give ear to my voice, when it goes up to you.

    Webster's Revision

    Jehovah, I have called upon thee; make haste unto me: Give ear unto my voice, when I call unto thee.

    World English Bible

    Yahweh, I have called on you. Come to me quickly! Listen to my voice when I call to you.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    A Psalm of David. LORD, I have called upon thee; make haste unto me: give ear unto my voice, when I call unto thee.

    Definitions for Psalms 141:1

    Ear - To work, till, or plough the ground.
    Haste - To hurry; to urge on quickly.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 141:1

    Lord, I cry unto thee - Many of David's Psalms begin with complaints; but they are not those of habitual plaint and peevishness. He was in frequent troubles and difficulties, and he always sought help in God. He ever appears in earnest; at no time is there any evidence that the devotion of David was formal. He prayed, meditated, supplicated, groaned, cried, and even roared, as he tells us, for the disquietude of his soul. He had speedy answers; for he had much faith, and was always in earnest.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 141:1

    Lord, I cry unto thee - In view of my perils; in view of the suggestions of my friends; in view of my temptation to do a wrong thing at their advice, and with the prospect of the advantage which it might seem to be to me.

    Make haste unto me - To save me from all this danger: the danger from my enemies; the danger from the counsels of my friends. See the notes at Psalm 22:19; compare Psalm 40:13; Psalm 70:1, Psalm 70:5; Psalm 71:12. The meaning is, that there is need of immediate interposition. There is danger that I shall be overcome; that I may be tempted to do a wrong thing; that I may be ruined if there is any delay.

    Give ear unto my voice ... - See the notes at Psalm 5:1.