Psalm 28:6 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Psalm 28:6, NIV: Praise be to the LORD, for he has heard my cry for mercy.

Psalm 28:6, ESV: Blessed be the LORD! For he has heard the voice of my pleas for mercy.

Psalm 28:6, KJV: Blessed be the LORD, because he hath heard the voice of my supplications.

Psalm 28:6, NASB: Blessed be the LORD, Because He has heard the sound of my pleading.

Psalm 28:6, NLT: Praise the LORD! For he has heard my cry for mercy.

Psalm 28:6, CSB: Blessed be the Lord, for he has heard the sound of my pleading.

What does Psalm 28:6 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

David ascribes praise to the Lord for answering his prayer. He had called on the Lord for help, and he had received it. Hebrews 4:16 encourages Christians to draw near to God's throne of grace to receive His help exactly when we need it. The Lord has not promised His people a carefree life, but He is always alongside to help. He promises: "'I will never leave you nor forsake you.' So we can confidently say, 'The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?'" (Hebrews 13:5–6).

Many centuries after David, God's power to help would be graphically portrayed in the case of Daniel's three friends. Determined to worship only the Lord and not an idol, they suffered the consequences by being thrown into a blazing hot fire. However, the Lord was their helper, therefore the fire did not consume them. It merely burned off the ropes that had bound them (see Daniel 3).