Psalm 119:169
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English Standard Version
Let my cry come before you, O LORD; give me understanding according to your word!

King James Bible
TAU. Let my cry come near before thee, O LORD: give me understanding according to thy word.

American Standard Version
TAV. Let my cry come near before thee, O Jehovah: Give me understanding according to thy word.

Douay-Rheims Bible
[TAU] Let my supplication, O Lord, come near in thy sight: give me understanding according to thy word.

English Revised Version
TAU. Let my cry come near before thee, O LORD: give me understanding according to thy word.

Webster's Bible Translation
TAU. Let my cry come near before thee, O LORD: give me understanding according to thy word.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The eightfold ש (both Shin and Sin)

(Note: Whilst even in the oldest alphabetical Pijutim the Sin perhaps represents the Samech as well, but never the Shin, it is the reverse in the Biblical alphabetical pieces. Here Sin and Shin coincide, and Samech is specially represented.)).

In the midst of persecution God's word was still his fear, his joy, and his love, the object of his thanksgiving, and the ground of his hope. Princes persecute him without adequate cause, but his heart does not fear before them, but before God's words (the Ker likes the singular, as in Psalm 119:147), to deny which would be to him the greatest possible evil. It is, however, a fear that is associated with heartfelt joy (Psalm 119:111). It is the joy of a conflict that is rewarded by rich spoil (Judges 5:30, Isaiah 9:3). Not merely morning and evening, not merely three times a day (Psalm 55:18), but seven times (שׁבע as in Leviticus 26:18; Proverbs 24:16), i.e., ever again and again, availing himself of every prayerful impulse, he gives thanks to God for His word, which so righteously decides and so correctly guides, is a source of transcendent peace to all who love it, and beside which one is not exposed to any danger of stumbling (מכשׁול, lxx σκάνδαλον, cf. 1 John 2:10) without some effectual counter-working. In Psalm 119:166 he speaks like Jacob in Genesis 49:18, and can speak thus, inasmuch as he has followed earnestly and untiringly after sanctification. He endeavours to keep God's law most conscientiously, in proof of which he is able to appeal to God the Omniscient One. שׁמרה is here the 3rd praet., whereas in Psalm 86:2 it is imperat. The future of אהב is both אהב and אהב, just as of אחז both אחז and אאחז.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

let my cry

Psalm 119:145 I cried with my whole heart; hear me, O LORD: I will keep your statutes.

Psalm 18:6 In my distress I called on the LORD, and cried to my God: he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before him...

2 Chronicles 30:27 Then the priests the Levites arose and blessed the people: and their voice was heard...

give me

Psalm 119:144 The righteousness of your testimonies is everlasting: give me understanding, and I shall live.

1 Chronicles 22:12 Only the LORD give you wisdom and understanding, and give you charge concerning Israel, that you may keep the law of the LORD your God.

2 Chronicles 1:10 Give me now wisdom and knowledge, that I may go out and come in before this people: for who can judge this your people...

Proverbs 2:3-5 Yes, if you cry after knowledge, and lift up your voice for understanding...

Daniel 2:21 And he changes the times and the seasons: he removes kings, and sets up kings: he gives wisdom to the wise...

James 1:5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that gives to all men liberally, and upbraides not; and it shall be given him.

Cross References
Job 16:18
"O earth, cover not my blood, and let my cry find no resting place.

Psalm 18:6
In my distress I called upon the LORD; to my God I cried for help. From his temple he heard my voice, and my cry to him reached his ears.

Psalm 102:1
Hear my prayer, O LORD; let my cry come to you!

Psalm 119:27
Make me understand the way of your precepts, and I will meditate on your wondrous works.

Psalm 119:65
You have dealt well with your servant, O LORD, according to your word.

Psalm 119:144
Your testimonies are righteous forever; give me understanding that I may live.

Psalm 119:154
Plead my cause and redeem me; give me life according to your promise!

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