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Psalms 69:17

    Psalms 69:17 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And hide not thy face from thy servant; for I am in trouble: hear me speedily.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And hide not your face from your servant; for I am in trouble: hear me speedily.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And hide not thy face from thy servant; For I am in distress; answer me speedily.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Let not your face be covered from your servant, for I am in trouble; quickly give me an answer.

    Webster's Revision

    And hide not thy face from thy servant; For I am in distress; answer me speedily.

    World English Bible

    Don't hide your face from your servant, for I am in distress. Answer me speedily!

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And hide not thy face from thy servant; for I am in distress; answer me speedily.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 69:17

    And hide not thy face from thy servant - See the notes at Psalm 27:9.

    For I am in trouble - In the midst of dangers and sorrows. Literally, "there is trouble upon me."

    Hear me speedily - Margin, as in Hebrew, "Make haste to hear me." That is, Grant me without delay what I ask. The case is one of urgent necessity. I "must" have relief or I shall perish. It is not wrong to ask God to interpose at once in our behalf when we are in trouble, though it is our duty to be patient and resigned if his interposition is delayed, for he may have important ends to accomplish by our continuing to suffer. In our distress on account of sin also, it is right to plead with him to interpose "at once," and to relieve us by forgiveness. In this respect we are not to be contented with delay; we are to cast ourselves upon his mercy, and to plead for immediate pardon, for as it is our only safety, so it is for the honor of God that we should be forgiven, and that we should not continue in a state of guilt. An afflicted child of God will be safe in the final issue, whether he is relieved at once, or whether he is suddenly cut off by death, or whether he continues to suffer for even many years; but an unpardoned sinner is "not" safe for a moment, and if he should be cut off, unforgiven, even when under the deepest conviction for sin, he would perish. Every consideration, therefore, makes it proper that he should plead for forgiveness at once, and ask that God would not "delay" to show him mercy.