New American Standard Bible
Be gracious to me, O Lord, For to You I cry all day long.
King James Bible
Be merciful unto me, O Lord: for I cry unto thee daily.
Darby Bible Translation
Be gracious unto me, O Lord; for unto thee do I call all the day.
World English Bible
Be merciful to me, Lord, for I call to you all day long.
Young's Literal Translation
Favour me, O Lord, for to Thee I call all the day.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Be merciful unto me, O Lord - It was mercy after all that he relied on, and not justice. It was not because he had any claim on the ground that he was "holy," but all that he had and hoped for was to be traced to the mercy of God.
For I cry unto thee daily - Margin, as in Hebrew, "All the day." The meaning is, that he did this constantly, or without intermission.
Library"Behold Your God!"
In Isaiah's day the spiritual understanding of mankind was dark through misapprehension of God. Long had Satan sought to lead men to look upon their Creator as the author of sin and suffering and death. Those whom he had thus deceived, imagined that God was hard and exacting. They regarded Him as watching to denounce and condemn, unwilling to receive the sinner so long as there was a legal excuse for not helping him. The law of love by which heaven is ruled had been misrepresented by the archdeceiver …
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings
Sermons of St. Bernard on the Passing of Malachy
For the choir director; on stringed instruments. A Psalm of David. Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness! You have relieved me in my distress; Be gracious to me and hear my prayer.
Lead me in Your truth and teach me, For You are the God of my salvation; For You I wait all the day.
For the choir director; set to Al-tashheth. A Mikhtam of David, when he fled from Saul in the cave. Be gracious to me, O God, be gracious to me, For my soul takes refuge in You; And in the shadow of Your wings I will take refuge Until destruction passes by.
A Song. A Psalm of the sons of Korah. For the choir director; according to Mahalath Leannoth. A Maskil of Heman the Ezrahite. O LORD, the God of my salvation, I have cried out by day and in the night before You.
My eye has wasted away because of affliction; I have called upon You every day, O LORD; I have spread out my hands to You.
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