You hear, O LORD, the desire of the afflicted; you encourage them, and you listen to their cry,
O LORD, You have heard the desire of the humble; You will strengthen their heart, You will incline Your ear
LORD, you know the hopes of the helpless. Surely you will listen to their cries and comfort them.
The victim's faint pulse picks up; the hearts of the hopeless pump red blood as you put your ear to their lips.
Lord, you have given ear to the prayer of the poor: you will make strong their hearts, you will give them a hearing:
O LORD, you will hear the desire of the meek; you will strengthen their heart, you will incline your ear
LORD, You have heard the desire of the humble; You will prepare their heart; You will cause Your ear to hear,
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1 sn You have heard. The psalmist is confident that God has responded positively to his earlier petitions for divine intervention. The psalmist apparently prayed the words of vv. 16-18 after the reception of an oracle of deliverance (given in response to the confident petition of vv. 12-15) or after the Lord actually delivered him from his enemies.
2 tn Heb “desire.”
3 tn Heb “you make firm their heart, you cause your ear to listen.”