New American Standard Bible
Lord, all my desire is before You; And my sighing is not hidden from You.
King James Bible
Lord, all my desire is before thee; and my groaning is not hid from thee.
Darby Bible Translation
Lord, all my desire is before thee, and my sighing is not hid from thee.
World English Bible
Lord, all my desire is before you. My groaning is not hidden from you.
Young's Literal Translation
Lord, before Thee is all my desire, And my sighing from Thee hath not been hid.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Lord, all my desire is before thee - That is, Thou knowest all that I would ask or that I need. This is the expression of one who felt that his only hope was in God, and that He fully understood the case. There was no need of repeating the request. He was willing to leave the whole case with God.
And my groaning is not hid from thee - My sighing; the expression of my sorrow and anguish. As God certainly heard these sighs, and as He wholly understood the case, David hoped that He would mercifully interpose in his behalf.
LibraryOut of the Deep of Suffering and Sorrow.
Save me, O God, for the waters are come in even unto my soul: I am come into deep waters; so that the floods run over me.--Ps. lxix. 1, 2. I am brought into so great trouble and misery: that I go mourning all the day long.--Ps. xxxviii. 6. The sorrows of my heart are enlarged: Oh! bring Thou me out of my distress.--Ps. xxv. 17. The Lord hath heard the voice of my weeping: the Lord will receive my prayer.--Ps. vi. 8. In the multitude of the sorrows which I had in my heart, Thy comforts have refreshed …
Charles Kingsley—Out of the Deep
Question Lxxxiii of Prayer
"So do not be like them; for your Father knows what you need before you ask Him.
I am weary with my sighing; Every night I make my bed swim, I dissolve my couch with my tears.
O LORD, You have heard the desire of the humble; You will strengthen their heart, You will incline Your ear
Because of the loudness of my groaning My bones cling to my flesh.
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