Psalms 5:1

“(To the chief Musician upon Nehiloth, A Psalm of David.) Give ear to my words, O LORD, consider my meditation.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

[To the chiefe musician vpon Nehiloth, A Psalme of Dauid.] Giue eare to my words, O Lord, consider my meditation.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Give ear to my words, O LORD, Consider my groaning.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Give ear to my words, O Jehovah, Consider my meditation.
- American Standard Version (1901)

<To the chief music-maker on wind instruments. A Psalm. Of David.> Give ear to my words, O Lord; give thought to my heart-searchings.
- Basic English Bible

{To the chief Musician. Upon Nehiloth. A Psalm of David.} Give ear to my words, O Jehovah; consider my meditation.
- Darby Bible

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

Give ear to my words, Yahweh. Consider my meditation.
- World English Bible

To the Overseer, `Concerning the Inheritances.' -- A Psalm of David. My sayings hear, O Jehovah, Consider my meditation.
- Youngs Literal Bible

(5:1) For the Leader; upon the Nehiloth. A Psalm of David. (5:2) Give ear to my words, O LORD, consider my meditation.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 5:1


5:1 Meditation - My prayer accompanied with deep thoughts and fervent affections of soul.


Discussion for Psalms 5:1

  • Ralph DeJjesus for verse 1
    David is asking God to search his mind and heart so that God may see for himself that his anguish and remorse is genuine and his trust and allegiance is in him; for he knows God will not listen to insincere prayers or unjust complaints.

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