2 Let my prayer come before thee: incline thine ear unto my cry;

Other Translations of Psalm 88:2

New International Version

2 May my prayer come before you; turn your ear to my cry.

English Standard Version

2 Let my prayer come before you; incline your ear to my cry!

The Message

2 Put me on your salvation agenda; take notes on the trouble I'm in.

New King James Version

2 Let my prayer come before You; Incline Your ear to my cry.

New Living Translation

2 Now hear my prayer; listen to my cry.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Psalm 88:2

Commentary on Psalm 88:1-9

(Read Psalm 88:1-9)

The first words of the psalmist are the only words of comfort and support in this psalm. Thus greatly may good men be afflicted, and such dismal thoughts may they have about their afflictions, and such dark conclusion may they make about their end, through the power of melancholy and the weakness of faith. He complained most of God's displeasure. Even the children of God's love may sometimes think themselves children of wrath and no outward trouble can be so hard upon them as that. Probably the psalmist described his own case, yet he leads to Christ. Thus are we called to look unto Jesus, wounded and bruised for our iniquities. But the wrath of God poured the greatest bitterness into his cup. This weighed him down into darkness and the deep.