Psalm 51:15 {50:17}
Good News Translation
Help me to speak, Lord, and I will praise you.

New Revised Standard Version
O Lord, open my lips, and my mouth will declare your praise.

Contemporary English Version
Help me to speak, and I will praise you, Lord.

New American Bible
Lord, you will open my lips; and my mouth will proclaim your praise.

Douay-Rheims Bible
O Lord, thou wilt open my lips: and my mouth shall declare thy praise.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

O Lord, thou wilt open my lips: and my mouth shall declare thy praise.

O Lord

Genesis 44:16 And Juda said to him: What shall we answer my lord? or what shall we say, or be able justly to allege? God hath found out the iniquity of thy servants: behold, we are all bondmen to my lord, both we, and he with whom the cup was found.

1 Samuel 2:9 He will keep the feet of his saints, and the wicked shall be silent in darkness; because no man shall prevail by his own strength.

Ezekiel 16:63 That thou mayest remember, and be confounded, and mayest no more open thy mouth because of thy confusion, when I shall be pacified toward thee for all that thou hast done, saith the Lord God.

Matthew 22:12 And he saith to him: Friend, how camest thou in hither not having on a wedding garment? But he was silent.

Romans 3:19 Now we know that what things soever the law speaketh, it speaketh to them that are in the law: that every mouth may be stopped and all the world may be made subject to God.


Exodus 4:11 The Lord said to him: Who made man's mouth? or who made the dumb and the deaf, the seeing and the blind? did not I?

Ezekiel 3:27 But when I shall speak to thee, I will open thy mouth, and thou shalt say to them: Thus saith the Lord God: He that heareth, let him hear: and he that forbeareth, let him forbear: for they are a provoking house.

Ezekiel 29:21 In that day a horn shall bud forth to the house of Israel, and I will give thee an open mouth in the midst of them: and they shall know that I am the Lord.

Mark 7:34 And looking up to heaven, he groaned and said to him: Ephpheta, which is, Be thou opened.


Psalm 63:3-5 For thy mercy is better than lives: thee my lips will praise. . . .

Psalm 119:13 With my lips I have pronounced all the judgments of thy mouth.

Hebrews 13:15 By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise always to God, that is to say, the fruit of lips confessing to his name.

Create in Me a Clean Heart, O God
14Deliver me from blood, O God, thou God of my salvation: and my tongue shall extol thy justice. 15O Lord, thou wilt open my lips: and my mouth shall declare thy praise.16For if thou hadst desired sacrifice, I would indeed have given it: with burnt offerings thou wilt not be delighted.…
Cross References
Exodus 4:15
Speak to him, and put my words in his mouth: and I will be in thy mouth, and in his month, and will shew you what you must do.

Psalm 9:14
Thou that liftest me up from the gates of death, that I may declare all thy praises in the gates of the daughter of Sion.

Psalm 119:171
My lips shall utter a hymn, when thou shalt teach me thy justifications.

Psalm 51:14
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