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Psalm 10:17

ESV O LORD, you hear the desire of the afflicted; you will strengthen their heart; you will incline your ear
NIV You, LORD, hear the desire of the afflicted; you encourage them, and you listen to their cry,
NASB Lord, You have heard the desire of the humble; You will strengthen their heart, You will make Your ear attentive
CSB Lord, you have heard the desire of the humble; you will strengthen their hearts. You will listen carefully,
NLT Lord, you know the hopes of the helpless. Surely you will hear their cries and comfort them.
KJV LORD, thou hast heard the desire of the humble: thou wilt prepare their heart, thou wilt cause thine ear to hear:

What does Psalm 10:17 mean?

Even when God does not answer immediately, resulting in our frustration (Psalm 10:1), believers can rest in the knowledge that He does, in fact, hear His people. Knowing that God hears us should bring encouragement and strength.

During His ministry on earth, Jesus heard the cries of the poor and afflicted, and He came to their assistance. Reading Scripture in the synagogue in Nazareth, Jesus announced, "The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim the good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor" (Luke 4:18–19).

As the believer's great high priest, Jesus is available today to provide mercy, grace, and help in time of need (Hebrews 4:14–16). Believers are encouraged to replace all their anxiety with prayer and supplication with thanksgiving to God (Philippians 4:6). In response to prayer is the promise: "the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus" (Philippians 4:7).
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