New American Standard Bible
Even before there is a word on my tongue, Behold, O LORD, You know it all.
King James Bible
For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O LORD, thou knowest it altogether.
Darby Bible Translation
For there is not yet a word on my tongue, but lo, O Jehovah, thou knowest it altogether.
World English Bible
For there is not a word on my tongue, but, behold, Yahweh, you know it altogether.
Young's Literal Translation
For there is not a word in my tongue, Lo, O Jehovah, Thou hast known it all!
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
For there is not a word in my tongue - All that I say; all that I have power to say; all that I am disposed at any time to say.
But lo, O Lord, thou knowest it altogether - All that pertains to it. What is "said," and what is "meant." Merely to "hear" what is spoken does not imply necessarily a full knowledge of what is said - for it may be false, insincere, hypocritical. God knows exactly what is said and what is "meant."
LibrarySeptember the Eighteenth the All-Round Defence
"Thou hast beset me behind." --PSALM cxxxix. 1-12. And that is a defence against the enemies which would attack me in the rear. There is yesterday's sin, and the guilt which is the companion of yesterday's sin. They pursue my soul like fierce hounds, but my gracious Lord will come between my pursuers and me. His mighty grace intervenes, and my security is complete. "Thou hast beset me ... before." And that is a defence against the enemies which would impede my advance and frighten me out of …
John Henry Jowett—My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year
God Omnipresent and Omniscient --Ps. cxxxix.
The Love of Christ.
The Kingdom Undivided
And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are open and laid bare to the eyes of Him with whom we have to do.
I have proclaimed glad tidings of righteousness in the great congregation; Behold, I will not restrain my lips, O LORD, You know.
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