122 verses

2Sam 7:27

(NIV)
 Lord Almighty, God of Israel, you have revealed this to your servant, saying, “I will build a house for you.” So your servant has found courage to pray this prayer to you.
(ESV)
For you, O  Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, have made this revelation to your servant, saying, ‘I will build you a house.’ Therefore your servant has found courage to pray this prayer to you.

1Kgs 8:28

(NIV)
Yet give attention to your servant’s prayer and his plea for mercy,  Lord my God. Hear the cry and the prayer that your servant is praying in your presence this day.
(ESV)
Yet have regard to the prayer of your servant and to his plea, O  Lord my God, listening to the cry and to the prayer that your servant prays before you this day,

1Kgs 8:29

(NIV)
May your eyes be open towards this temple night and day, this place of which you said, “My Name shall be there,” so that you will hear the prayer your servant prays towards this place.
(ESV)
that your eyes may be open night and day toward this house, the place of which you have said ‘My name shall be there,’ that you may listen to the prayer that your servant offers toward this place.

1Kgs 8:38

(NIV)
and when a prayer or plea is made by anyone among your people Israel – being aware of the afflictions of their own hearts, and spreading out their hands towards this temple –
(ESV)
whatever prayer, whatever plea is made by any man or by all your people Israel, each knowing the affliction of his own heart and stretching out his hands toward this house,

1Kgs 8:45

(NIV)
then hear from heaven their prayer and their plea, and uphold their cause.

(ESV)
then hear in heaven their prayer and their plea, and maintain their cause.

1Kgs 8:49

(NIV)
then from heaven, your dwelling-place, hear their prayer and their plea, and uphold their cause.
(ESV)
then hear in heaven your dwelling place their prayer and their plea, and maintain their cause

1Kgs 8:54

(NIV)
When Solomon had finished all these prayers and supplications to the  Lord, he rose from before the altar of the  Lord, where he had been kneeling with his hands spread out towards heaven.
(ESV)
Now as Solomon finished offering all this prayer and plea to the  Lord, he arose from before the altar of the  Lord, where he had knelt with hands outstretched toward heaven.

1Kgs 9:3

(NIV)
The  Lord said to him:

‘I have heard the prayer and plea you have made before me; I have consecrated this temple, which you have built, by putting my Name there for ever. My eyes and my heart will always be there.

(ESV)
And the  Lord said to him, “I have heard your prayer and your plea, which you have made before me. I have consecrated this house that you have built, by putting my name there forever. My eyes and my heart will be there for all time.

2Kgs 19:4

(NIV)
It may be that the  Lord your God will hear all the words of the field commander, whom his master, the king of Assyria, has sent to ridicule the living God, and that he will rebuke him for the words the  Lord your God has heard. Therefore pray for the remnant that still survives.’

(ESV)
It may be that the  Lord your God heard all the words of the Rabshakeh, whom his master the king of Assyria has sent to mock the living God, and will rebuke the words that the  Lord your God has heard; therefore lift up your prayer for the remnant that is left.”

2Kgs 20:5

(NIV)
‘Go back and tell Hezekiah, the ruler of my people, “This is what the  Lord, the God of your father David, says: I have heard your prayer and seen your tears; I will heal you. On the third day from now you will go up to the temple of the  Lord.
(ESV)
“Turn back, and say to Hezekiah the leader of my people, Thus says the  Lord, the God of David your father: I have heard your prayer; I have seen your tears. Behold, I will heal you. On the third day you shall go up to the house of the  Lord,

2Chr 6:19

(NIV)
Yet,  Lord my God, give attention to your servant’s prayer and his plea for mercy. Hear the cry and the prayer that your servant is praying in your presence.
(ESV)
Yet have regard to the prayer of your servant and to his plea, O  Lord my God, listening to the cry and to the prayer that your servant prays before you,

2Chr 6:20

(NIV)
May your eyes be open towards this temple day and night, this place of which you said you would put your Name there. May you hear the prayer your servant prays towards this place.
(ESV)
that your eyes may be open day and night toward this house, the place where you have promised to set your name, that you may listen to the prayer that your servant offers toward this place.

2Chr 6:29

(NIV)
and when a prayer or plea is made by anyone among your people Israel – being aware of their afflictions and pains, and spreading out their hands towards this temple –
(ESV)
whatever prayer, whatever plea is made by any man or by all your people Israel, each knowing his own affliction and his own sorrow and stretching out his hands toward this house,

2Chr 6:35

(NIV)
then hear from heaven their prayer and their plea, and uphold their cause.

(ESV)
then hear from heaven their prayer and their plea, and maintain their cause.

2Chr 6:39

(NIV)
then from heaven, your dwelling-place, hear their prayer and their pleas, and uphold their cause. And forgive your people, who have sinned against you.

(ESV)
then hear from heaven your dwelling place their prayer and their pleas, and maintain their cause and forgive your people who have sinned against you.

2Chr 6:40

(NIV)
‘Now, my God, may your eyes be open and your ears attentive to the prayers offered in this place.

(ESV)
Now, O my God let your eyes be open and your ears attentive to the prayer of this place.

2Chr 7:12

(NIV)
the  Lord appeared to him at night and said:

‘I have heard your prayer and have chosen this place for myself as a temple for sacrifices.

(ESV)
Then the  Lord appeared to Solomon in the night and said to him: “I have heard your prayer and have chosen this place for myself as a house of sacrifice.

2Chr 7:15

(NIV)
Now my eyes will be open and my ears attentive to the prayers offered in this place.
(ESV)
Now my eyes will be open and my ears attentive to the prayer that is made in this place.

2Chr 30:27

(NIV)
The priests and the Levites stood to bless the people, and God heard them, for their prayer reached heaven, his holy dwelling-place.

(ESV)
Then the priests and the Levites arose and blessed the people, and their voice was heard, and their prayer came to his holy habitation in heaven.

2Chr 33:18

(NIV)
The other events of Manasseh’s reign, including his prayer to his God and the words the seers spoke to him in the name of the  Lord, the God of Israel, are written in the annals of the kings of Israel.
(ESV)
Now the rest of the acts of Manasseh, and his prayer to his God, and the words of the seers who spoke to him in the name of the  Lord, the God of Israel, behold, they are in the Chronicles of the Kings of Israel.

2Chr 33:19

(NIV)
His prayer and how God was moved by his entreaty, as well as all his sins and unfaithfulness, and the sites where he built high places and set up Asherah poles and idols before he humbled himself – all these are written in the records of the seers.
(ESV)
And his prayer, and how God was moved by his entreaty, and all his sin and his faithlessness, and the sites on which he built high places and set up the Asherim and the images, before he humbled himself, behold, they are written in the Chronicles of the Seers.

Neh 1:6

(NIV)
let your ear be attentive and your eyes open to hear the prayer your servant is praying before you day and night for your servants, the people of Israel. I confess the sins we Israelites, including myself and my father’s family, have committed against you.
(ESV)
let your ear be attentive and your eyes open, to hear the prayer of your servant that I now pray before you day and night for the people of Israel your servants confessing the sins of the people of Israel, which we have sinned against you. Even I and my father’s house have sinned.

Neh 1:11

(NIV)
 Lord, let your ear be attentive to the prayer of this your servant and to the prayer of your servants who delight in revering your name. Give your servant success today by granting him favour in the presence of this man.’

I was cupbearer to the king.

(ESV)
O Lord let your ear be attentive to the prayer of your servant, and to the prayer of your servants who delight to fear your name, and give success to your servant today, and grant him mercy in the sight of this man.”

Now I was cupbearer to the king.

Neh 11:17

(NIV)
Mattaniah son of Mika, the son of Zabdi, the son of Asaph, the director who led in thanksgiving and prayer; Bakbukiah, second among his associates; and Abda son of Shammua, the son of Galal, the son of Jeduthun.
(ESV)
and Mattaniah the son of Mica, son of Zabdi, son of Asaph, who was the leader of the praise, who gave thanks, and Bakbukiah, the second among his brothers; and Abda the son of Shammua, son of Galal, son of Jeduthun.

Job 16:17

(NIV)
yet my hands have been free of violence
and my prayer is pure.
(ESV)
although there is no violence in my hands,
and my prayer is pure.

(NIV)

For the director of music. With stringed instruments. A psalm of David.

(ESV)

To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments. A Psalm of David.

Ps 4:1

(NIV)
Answer me when I call to you,
my righteous God.
Give me relief from my distress;
have mercy on me and hear my prayer.
(ESV)
Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness!
You have given me relief when I was in distress.
Be gracious to me and hear my prayer!

Ps 6:9

(NIV)
The  Lord has heard my cry for mercy;
the  Lord accepts my prayer.
(ESV)
The  Lord has heard my plea;
the  Lord accepts my prayer.

(NIV)

A prayer of David.

(ESV)

A Prayer of David.

Ps 17:1

(NIV)
Hear me,  Lord, my plea is just;
listen to my cry.
Hear my prayer –
it does not rise from deceitful lips.
(ESV)
Hear a just cause, O  Lord; attend to my cry!
Give ear to my prayer from lips free of deceit!

Ps 35:13

(NIV)
Yet when they were ill, I put on sackcloth
and humbled myself with fasting.
When my prayers returned to me unanswered,
(ESV)
But I, when they were sick
I wore sackcloth;
I afflicted myself with fasting;
I prayed with head bowed on my chest.

Ps 39:12

(NIV)
‘Hear my prayer,  Lord,
listen to my cry for help;
do not be deaf to my weeping.
I dwell with you as a foreigner,
a stranger, as all my ancestors were.
(ESV)
Hear my prayer, O  Lord,
and give ear to my cry;
hold not your peace at my tears!
For I am a sojourner with you,
a guest, like all my fathers.

Ps 42:8

(NIV)
By day the  Lord directs his love,
at night his song is with me –
a prayer to the God of my life.
(ESV)
By day the  Lord commands his steadfast love,
and at night his song is with me,
a prayer to the God of my life.

Ps 54:2

(NIV)
Hear my prayer, O God;
listen to the words of my mouth.
(ESV)
O God hear my prayer;
give ear to the words of my mouth.

(NIV)

For the director of music. With stringed instruments. A maskil of David.

(ESV)

To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments. A Maskil of David.

Ps 55:1

(NIV)
Listen to my prayer, O God,
do not ignore my plea;
(ESV)
Give ear to my prayer, O God,
and hide not yourself from my plea for mercy!

(NIV)

For the director of music. With stringed instruments. Of David.

(ESV)

To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments. Of David.

Ps 61:1

(NIV)
Hear my cry, O God;
listen to my prayer.
(ESV)
Hear my cry, O God,
listen to my prayer;

Ps 65:2

(NIV)
You who answer prayer,
to you all people will come.
(ESV)
O you who hear prayer,
to you shall all flesh come.

Ps 66:19

(NIV)
but God has surely listened
and has heard my prayer.
(ESV)
But truly God has listened;
he has attended to the voice of my prayer.

Ps 66:20

(NIV)
Praise be to God,
who has not rejected my prayer
or withheld his love from me!
(ESV)
Blessed be God,
because he has not rejected my prayer
or removed his steadfast love from me!

Ps 69:13

(NIV)
But I pray to you,  Lord,
in the time of your favour;
in your great love, O God,
answer me with your sure salvation.
(ESV)
But as for me, my prayer is to you, O  Lord.
At an acceptable time, O God,
in the abundance of your steadfast love answer me in your saving faithfulness.

Ps 72:20

(NIV)
This concludes the prayers of David son of Jesse.
(ESV)
The prayers of David, the son of Jesse, are ended.

Book Three

Ps 80:4

(NIV)
How long,  Lord God Almighty,
will your anger smoulder
against the prayers of your people?
(ESV)
O  Lord God of hosts,
how long will you be angry with your people’s prayers?

Ps 84:8

(NIV)
Hear my prayer,  Lord God Almighty;
listen to me, God of Jacob.
(ESV)
O  Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer;
give ear, O God of Jacob!  Selah

(NIV)

A prayer of David.

(ESV)

A Prayer of David.

Ps 86:1

(NIV)
Hear me,  Lord, and answer me,
for I am poor and needy.
(ESV)
Incline your ear, O  Lord, and answer me,
for I am poor and needy.

Ps 86:6

(NIV)
Hear my prayer,  Lord;
listen to my cry for mercy.
(ESV)
Give ear, O  Lord, to my prayer;
listen to my plea for grace.

Ps 88:2

(NIV)
May my prayer come before you;
turn your ear to my cry.
(ESV)
Let my prayer come before you;
incline your ear to my cry!

Ps 88:13

(NIV)
But I cry to you for help,  Lord;
in the morning my prayer comes before you.
(ESV)
But I, O  Lord, cry to you;
in the morning my prayer comes before you.

(NIV)

A prayer of Moses the man of God.

(ESV)

A Prayer of Moses, the man of God.

Ps 90:1

(NIV)
Lord, you have been our dwelling-place
throughout all generations.
(ESV)
Lord, you have been our dwelling place
in all generations.

(NIV)

A prayer of an afflicted person who has grown weak and pours out a lament before the Lord.

(ESV)

A Prayer of one afflicted, when he is faint and pours out his complaint before the  Lord.

Ps 102:1

(NIV)
Hear my prayer,  Lord;
let my cry for help come to you.
(ESV)
Hear my prayer, O  Lord;
let my cry come to you!

Ps 102:17

(NIV)
He will respond to the prayer of the destitute;
he will not despise their plea.
(ESV)
he regards the prayer of the destitute
and does not despise their prayer.

Ps 109:4

(NIV)
In return for my friendship they accuse me,
but I am a man of prayer.
(ESV)
In return for my love they accuse me,
but I give myself to prayer.

Ps 109:7

(NIV)
When he is tried, let him be found guilty,
and may his prayers condemn him.
(ESV)
When he is tried, let him come forth guilty;
let his prayer be counted as sin!

Ps 141:2

(NIV)
May my prayer be set before you like incense;
may the lifting up of my hands be like the evening sacrifice.
(ESV)
Let my prayer be counted as incense before you,
and the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice!

Ps 141:5

(NIV)
Let a righteous man strike me – that is a kindness;
let him rebuke me – that is oil on my head.
My head will not refuse it,
for my prayer will still be against the deeds of evildoers.
(ESV)
Let a righteous man strike me—it is a kindness;
let him rebuke me—it is oil for my head;
let my head not refuse it.
Yet my prayer is continually against their evil deeds.

(NIV)

A maskil of David. When he was in the cave. A prayer.

(ESV)

A Maskil of David, when he was in the cave. A Prayer.

Ps 142:1

(NIV)
I cry aloud to the  Lord;
I lift up my voice to the  Lord for mercy.
(ESV)
With my voice I cry out to the  Lord;
with my voice I plead for mercy to the  Lord.

(NIV)

A psalm of David.

(ESV)

A Psalm of David.

Ps 143:1

(NIV)
 Lord, hear my prayer,
listen to my cry for mercy;
in your faithfulness and righteousness
come to my relief.
(ESV)
Hear my prayer, O  Lord;
give ear to my pleas for mercy!
In your faithfulness answer me, in your righteousness!

Prov 15:8

(NIV)
The  Lord detests the sacrifice of the wicked,
but the prayer of the upright pleases him.
(ESV)
The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the  Lord,
but the prayer of the upright is acceptable to him.

Prov 15:29

(NIV)
The  Lord is far from the wicked,
but he hears the prayer of the righteous.
(ESV)
The  Lord is far from the wicked,
but he hears the prayer of the righteous.

Prov 28:9

(NIV)
If anyone turns a deaf ear to my instruction,
even their prayers are detestable.
(ESV)
If one turns away his ear from hearing the law,
even his prayer is an abomination.

Isa 1:15

(NIV)
When you spread out your hands in prayer,
I hide my eyes from you;
even when you offer many prayers,
I am not listening.
Your hands are full of blood!
(ESV)
When you spread out your hands,
I will hide my eyes from you;
even though you make many prayers,
I will not listen;
your hands are full of blood.

Isa 37:4

(NIV)
It may be that the  Lord your God will hear the words of the field commander, whom his master, the king of Assyria, has sent to ridicule the living God, and that he will rebuke him for the words the  Lord your God has heard. Therefore pray for the remnant that still survives.’

(ESV)
It may be that the  Lord your God will hear the words of the Rabshakeh, whom his master the king of Assyria has sent to mock the living God, and will rebuke the words that the  Lord your God has heard; therefore lift up your prayer for the remnant that is left.’”

Isa 38:5

(NIV)
‘Go and tell Hezekiah, “This is what the  Lord, the God of your father David, says: I have heard your prayer and seen your tears; I will add fifteen years to your life.
(ESV)
Go and say to Hezekiah, Thus says the  Lord, the God of David your father: I have heard your prayer; I have seen your tears. Behold, I will add fifteen years to your life.
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