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Psalms 17:6

    Psalms 17:6 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    I have called upon thee, for thou wilt hear me, O God: incline thine ear unto me, and hear my speech.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    I have called on you, for you will hear me, O God: incline your ear to me, and hear my speech.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    I have called upon thee, for thou wilt answer me, O God: Incline thine ear unto me, and hear my speech.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    My cry has gone up to you, for you will give me an answer, O God: let your ear be turned to me, and give attention to my words.

    Webster's Revision

    I have called upon thee, for thou wilt answer me, O God: Incline thine ear unto me, and hear my speech.

    World English Bible

    I have called on you, for you will answer me, God. Turn your ear to me. Hear my speech.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    I have called upon thee, for thou wilt answer me, O God: incline thine ear unto me, and hear my speech.

    Definitions for Psalms 17:6

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

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 17:6

    Incline thine ear unto me - David prayed from a conviction that God would hear: but he could not be satisfied unless he received an answer. In a believer's mind the petition and the answer should not be separated.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 17:6

    I have called upon thee for thou wilt hear me, O God - The meaning of this is, "I have called on thee heretofore, and will do it still, because I am certain that thou wilt hear me." That is, he was encouraged to call upon God by the conviction that he would hear his prayer, and would grant his request. In other words, he came to God in faith; in the full belief of his readiness to answer prayer, and to bestow needed blessings. Compare John 11:42; Hebrews 11:6.

    Incline thine ear unto me - See the notes at Psalm 17:1.

    My speech - My prayer. The reference here, as in Psalm 17:1, is to prayer "uttered" before God; and not mere mental prayer.