A Prayer for Protection

51 [1]Listen to my words, Lord, consider my lament.

Other Translations of Psalm 5:1

King James Version

A Prayer for Protection

51 Give ear to my words, O Lord, consider my meditation.

English Standard Version

A Prayer for Protection

51 Give ear to my words, O Lord; consider my groaning.

The Message

A Prayer for Protection

51 Listen, God! Please, pay attention! Can you make sense of these ramblings,

New King James Version

A Prayer for Protection

51 To the Chief Musician. With flutes. A Psalm of David. Give ear to my words, O Lord, Consider my meditation.

New Living Translation

A Prayer for Protection

51 O Lord, hear me as I pray; pay attention to my groaning.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Psalm 5:1

Commentary on Psalm 5:1-6

(Read Psalm 5:1-6)

God is a prayer-hearing God. Such he has always been, and he is still as ready to hear prayer as ever. The most encouraging principle of prayer, and the most powerful plea in prayer, is, to look upon him as our King and our God. David also prays to a sin-hating God. sin is folly, and sinners are the greatest of all fools; fools of their own making. Wicked people hate God; justly are they hated of him, and this will be their endless misery and ruin. Let us learn the importance of truth and sincerity, in all the affairs of life. Liars and murderers resemble the devil, and are his children, therefore it may well be expected that God should abhor them. These were the characters of David's enemies; and such as these are still the enemies of Christ and his people.