New American Standard Bible
I cried to Him with my mouth, And He was extolled with my tongue.
King James Bible
I cried unto him with my mouth, and he was extolled with my tongue.
Darby Bible Translation
I called unto him with my mouth, and he was extolled with my tongue.
World English Bible
I cried to him with my mouth. He was extolled with my tongue.
Young's Literal Translation
Unto Him with my mouth I have called, And exaltation is under my tongue.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
I cried unto him with my mouth - That is, in my trouble; when distress came upon me. This, according to the explanation of the design of the psalm given above, is one individual speaking on behalf of the nation, or uttering the sentiment of the people. At the same time, however, all this is language appropriate to an individual when recording his own experience.
And he was extolled with my tongue - I praised him; I acknowledged his supremacy. I recognized my dependence on him, and looked to him as that God who had all things under his control, and who could grant me the deliverance which I desired.
LibraryThe History of the Psalter
[Sidenote: Nature of the Psalter] Corresponding to the book of Proverbs, itself a select library containing Israel's best gnomic literature, is the Psalter, the compendium of the nation's lyrical songs and hymns and prayers. It is the record of the soul experiences of the race. Its language is that of the heart, and its thoughts of common interest to worshipful humanity. It reflects almost every phase of religious feeling: penitence, doubt, remorse, confession, fear, faith, hope, adoration, and …
Charles Foster Kent—The Origin & Permanent Value of the Old Testament
Shewing Wherein all Saving Grace Does Summarily Consist"
A Psalm; a Song at the Dedication of the House. A Psalm of David. I will extol You, O LORD, for You have lifted me up, And have not let my enemies rejoice over me.
A Psalm of Praise, of David. I will extol You, my God, O King, And I will bless Your name forever and ever.
Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, And a two-edged sword in their hand,
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