Unto the end, for David the servant of the Lord, who spoke to the Lord the words of this canticle, in the day that the Lord delivered him from the hands of all his enemies, and from the hand of Saul. [2 Kings 22.]
A prayer of David.Lord, hear ·me begging for fairness [a just cause]; ·listen [pay attention] to my cry for help. ·Pay attention [Bend your ear] to my prayer, because ·I speak the truth [L my lips are not deceitful].
1 Here he complaineth to God of the cruel pride and arrogance of Saul, and the rest of his enemies, who thus raged without any cause given on his part. 6 Therefore he desireth God to revenge his innocence and deliver him.The prayer of David. Hear the right, O Lord, consider my cry: hearken unto my prayer of lips unfeigned.
A priestly prayer, by King David Listen to me, Lord. Hear the passionate prayer of this honest man. It’s my piercing cry for justice! My cause is just and my need is real. I’ve done what’s right and my lips speak truth.
The prayer of David. Lord, hear thou my rightfulness; behold thou my prayer. Perceive thou with ears my prayer; not made in guileful lips. (The prayer of David. Lord, hear thou my plea for justice; consider thou my prayer. Listen thou to my prayer; for it is not made with deceitful, or lying, lips.)
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