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Psalms 31:2

    Psalms 31:2 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Bow down your ear to me; deliver me speedily: be you my strong rock, for an house of defense to save me.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Bow down thine ear unto me; deliver me speedily: Be thou to me a strong rock, A house of defence to save me.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Let your ear be turned to me; take me quickly out of danger; be my strong Rock, my place of strength where I may be safe.

    Webster's Revision

    Bow down thine ear unto me; deliver me speedily: Be thou to me a strong rock, A house of defence to save me.

    World English Bible

    Bow down your ear to me. Deliver me speedily. Be to me a strong rock, a house of defense to save me.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Bow down thine ear unto me; deliver me speedily: be thou to me a strong rock, an house of defence to save me.

    Definitions for Psalms 31:2

    Ear - To work, till, or plough the ground.
    Save - Except; besides.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 31:2

    Bow down thine ear - Listen to my complaint. Put thy ear to my lips, that thou mayest hear all that my feebleness is capable of uttering. We generally put our ear near to the lips of the sick and dying, that we may hear what they say. To this the text appears to allude.

    Strong rock - Rocks, rocky places, or caves in the rocks, were often strong places in the land of Judea. To such natural fortifications allusions are repeatedly made by the Hebrew poetic writers.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 31:2

    Bow down thine ear to me - As He does who inclines His ear toward one whom He is willing to hear, or whom He is desirous of hearing. See the notes at Psalm 17:6.

    Deliver me speedily - Without delay. Or, hasten to deliver me. It is right to pray to be delivered from all evil; equally right to pray to be delivered immediately.

    Be thou my strong rock - Margin: "to me for a rock of strength." See Psalm 18:1-2, note; Psalm 18:46, note.

    For an house of defense to save me - A fortified house; a house made safe and strong. It is equivalent to praying that he might have a secure abode or dwelling-place.