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Psalms 27:7

    Psalms 27:7 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Hear, O LORD, when I cry with my voice: have mercy also on me, and answer me.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Hear, O Jehovah, when I cry with my voice: Have mercy also upon me, and answer me.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    O Lord, let the voice of my cry come to your ears: have mercy on me, and give me an answer.

    Webster's Revision

    Hear, O Jehovah, when I cry with my voice: Have mercy also upon me, and answer me.

    World English Bible

    Hear, Yahweh, when I cry with my voice. Have mercy also on me, and answer me.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 27:7

    Hear, O Lord, when I cry - This is the utmost that any man of common sense can expect - to be heard when he cries. But there are multitudes who suppose God will bless them whether they cry or not; and there are others and not a few, who although they listlessly pray and cry not, yet imagine God must and will hear them! God will answer them that pray and cry; those who do not are most likely to be without the blessings which they so much need.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 27:7

    Hear, O Lord, when I cry with my voice - This earnest prayer seems to have been prompted by a returning sense of danger. He had had assurance of the divine favor. He had found God ready to help him. He did not doubt but that He would aid him; yet all this did not prevent his calling upon Him for the aid which he needed, but rather stimulated him to do it. With all the deep-felt conviction of his heart that God was ready and willing to assist him, he still felt that he had no reason to hope for His aid unless he called upon Him. The phrase "when I cry with my voice" refers to the fact that he prayed audibly or aloud. It was not mental prayer, but that which found expression in the language of earnest entreaty.