New International Version
Even when I call out or cry for help, he shuts out my prayer.
King James Bible
Also when I cry and shout, he shutteth out my prayer.
Darby Bible Translation
Even when I cry and shout, he shutteth out my prayer.
World English Bible
Yes, when I cry, and call for help, he shuts out my prayer.
Young's Literal Translation
Also when I call and cry out, He hath shut out my prayer.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He hath hedged me about - This also may refer to the lines drawn round the city during the siege. But these and similar expressions in the following verses may be merely metaphorical, to point out their straitened, oppressed, and distressed state.
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"He hath brought me into darkness, but not into light." --LAMENTATIONS iii. 1-9. But a man may be in darkness, and yet in motion toward the light. I was in the darkness of the subway, and it was close and oppressive, but I was moving toward the light and fragrance of the open country. I entered into a tunnel in the Black Country in England, but the motion was continued, and we emerged amid fields of loveliness. And therefore the great thing to remember is that God's darknesses are not His goals; …
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"I cry out to you, God, but you do not answer; I stand up, but you merely look at me.
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