Psalm 5:1
New International Version
For the director of music. For pipes. A psalm of David. Listen to my words, LORD, consider my lament.

New Living Translation
O LORD, hear me as I pray; pay attention to my groaning.

English Standard Version
Give ear to my words, O LORD; consider my groaning.

Berean Standard Bible
For the choirmaster, to be accompanied by flutes. A Psalm of David. Give ear to my words, O LORD; consider my groaning.

King James Bible
To the chief Musician upon Nehiloth, A Psalm of David. Give ear to my words, O LORD, consider my meditation.

New King James Version
To the Chief Musician. With flutes. A Psalm of David. Give ear to my words, O LORD, Consider my meditation.

New American Standard Bible
For the music director; for flute accompaniment. A Psalm of David. Listen to my words, LORD, Consider my sighing.

NASB 1995
For the choir director; for flute accompaniment. A Psalm of David. Give ear to my words, O LORD, Consider my groaning.

NASB 1977
Give ear to my words, O LORD, Consider my groaning.

Legacy Standard Bible
For the choir director. For the flutes. A Psalm of David. Give ear to my words, O Yahweh, Consider my meditation.

Amplified Bible
To the Chief Musician; on wind instruments. A Psalm of David. Listen to my words, O LORD, Consider my groaning and sighing.

Christian Standard Bible
For the choir director: with the flutes. A psalm of David. Listen to my words, LORD; consider my sighing.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For the choir director: with the flutes. A Davidic psalm. Listen to my words, LORD; consider my sighing.

American Standard Version
For the Chief Musician; with the Nehiloth. A Psalm of David. Give ear to my words, O Jehovah, Consider my meditation.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Give ear to my words, LORD JEHOVAH, and consider my meditation.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For the end, a Psalm of David, concerning her that inherits. Hearken to my words, O Lord, attend to my cry.

Contemporary English Version
Listen, LORD, as I pray! Pay attention when I groan.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Unto the end, for her that obtaineth the inheritance. A psalm of David. Give ear, O Lord, to my words, understand my cry.

English Revised Version
For the Chief Musician; with the Nehiloth. A Psalm of David. Give ear to my words, O LORD, consider my meditation.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
[For the choir director; for flutes; a psalm by David.] Open your ears to my words, O LORD. Consider my innermost thoughts.

Good News Translation
Listen to my words, O LORD, and hear my sighs.

International Standard Version
LORD, listen to my words, consider my groaning.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For the Leader; upon the Nehiloth. A Psalm of David. Give ear to my words, O LORD, consider my meditation.

Literal Standard Version
TO THE OVERSEER. [BLOWN] INTO THE PIPES. A PSALM OF DAVID. Hear my sayings, O YHWH, | Consider my meditation.

Majority Standard Bible
For the choirmaster, to be accompanied by flutes. A Psalm of David. Give ear to my words, O LORD; consider my groaning.

New American Bible
For the leader; with wind instruments. A psalm of David. [2] Give ear to my words, O LORD; understand my sighing.

NET Bible
For the music director, to be accompanied by wind instruments; a psalm of David. Listen to what I say, LORD! Carefully consider my complaint!

New Revised Standard Version
Give ear to my words, O LORD; give heed to my sighing.

New Heart English Bible
[For the Chief Musician, with the flutes. A Psalm by David.] Listen to my words, LORD. Consider my meditation.

Webster's Bible Translation
To the chief Musician upon Nehiloth, A Psalm of David. Give ear to my words, O LORD, consider my meditation.

World English Bible
For the Chief Musician, with the flutes. A Psalm by David. Give ear to my words, Yahweh. Consider my meditation.

Young's Literal Translation
To the Overseer, 'Concerning the Inheritances.' -- A Psalm of David. My sayings hear, O Jehovah, Consider my meditation.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Give Ear to My Words
1For the choirmaster, to be accompanied by flutes. A Psalm of David. Give ear to my words, O LORD; consider my groaning. 2Attend to the sound of my cry, my King and my God, for to You I pray.…

Cross References
Psalm 13:3
Consider me and respond, O LORD my God. Give light to my eyes, lest I sleep in death,

Psalm 54:2
Hear my prayer, O God; listen to the words of my mouth.

Psalm 104:34
May my meditation be pleasing to Him, for I rejoice in the LORD.

Psalm 141:1
I call upon You, O LORD; come quickly to me. Hear my voice when I call to You.


Treasury of Scripture

Give ear to my words, O LORD, consider my meditation.

Psalm 5:1-3
To the chief Musician upon Nehiloth, A Psalm of David. Give ear to my words, O LORD, consider my meditation…

Psalm 5:4-6
For thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness: neither shall evil dwell with thee…

Psalm 5:7-9
But as for me, I will come into thy house in the multitude of thy mercy: and in thy fear will I worship toward thy holy temple…

Give

Psalm 17:1
A Prayer of David. Hear the right, O LORD, attend unto my cry, give ear unto my prayer, that goeth not out of feigned lips.

Psalm 54:2
Hear my prayer, O God; give ear to the words of my mouth.

Psalm 55:1,2
To the chief Musician on Neginoth, Maschil, A Psalm of David. Give ear to my prayer, O God; and hide not thyself from my supplication…

consider my

Psalm 19:14
Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.

1 Samuel 1:13,16
Now Hannah, she spake in her heart; only her lips moved, but her voice was not heard: therefore Eli thought she had been drunken…

Romans 8:26
Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.

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Psalm 5
1. David prays, and professes his study in prayer
4. God favors not the wicked
7. David, professing his faith, prays to God to guide him
10. to destroy his enemies
11. and to preserve the godly














(1) Meditation.--From a root cognate with the word translated meditate in Psalm 1:2, with primary sense of mutter or murmur. Here "whispered prayer," in contrast to "words" in first clause, and to "voice of my cry" in the next. It echoes clause 1: "while unto thee will I pray" corresponds to "meditation."

Verse 1. - Give ear to my words, O Lord (comp. Psalm 66:1; Psalm 86:6). Cries of this kind are common with the psalmists, even when they do not express the purport of their prayer. Consider my meditation; or, my silent musing (Kay); comp. Psalm 39:3, where the same word is used.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
For the choirmaster,
לַמְנַצֵּ֥חַ (lam·naṣ·ṣê·aḥ)
Preposition-l, Article | Verb - Piel - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 5329: To glitter from afar, to be eminent, to be permanent

to be accompanied by
אֶֽל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

flutes.
הַנְּחִיל֗וֹת (han·nə·ḥî·lō·wṯ)
Article | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 5155: Perhaps flute (a musical instrument)

A Psalm
מִזְמ֥וֹר (miz·mō·wr)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4210: Instrumental music, a poem set to notes

of David.
לְדָוִֽד׃ (lə·ḏā·wiḏ)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 1732: David -- perhaps 'beloved one', a son of Jesse

Give ear
הַאֲזִ֥ינָה ׀ (ha·’ă·zî·nāh)
Verb - Hifil - Imperative - masculine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's 238: To broaden out the ear, to listen

to my words,
אֲמָרַ֖י (’ă·mā·ray)
Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's 561: Something said

O LORD;
יְהוָ֗ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

consider
בִּ֣ינָה (bî·nāh)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's 995: To separate mentally, understand

my groaning.
הֲגִֽיגִי׃ (hă·ḡî·ḡî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 1901: A whisper, musing, murmuring


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