New International Version
I rise before dawn and cry for help; I have put my hope in your word.
King James Bible
I prevented the dawning of the morning, and cried: I hoped in thy word.
Darby Bible Translation
I anticipate the morning-dawn and I cry: I hope in thy word.
World English Bible
I rise before dawn and cry for help. I put my hope in your words.
Young's Literal Translation
I have gone forward in the dawn, and I cry, For Thy word I have hoped.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
I prevented the dawning - קדמתי kiddamti, "I went before the dawn or twilight."
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
I prevented. That is, I anticipated, or rose before, the morning dawn; and was before hand with the light itself.
LibraryNotes on the First Century:
Page 1. Line 1. An empty book is like an infant's soul.' Here Traherne may possibly have had in his mind a passage in Bishop Earle's "Microcosmography." In delineating the character of a child, Earle says: "His soul is yet a white paper unscribbled with observations of the world, wherewith at length it becomes a blurred note-book," Page 14. Line 25. The entrance of his words. This sentence is from Psalm cxix. 130. Page 15. Last line of Med. 21. "Insatiableness." This word in Traherne's time was often …
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In the morning, LORD, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly.
Awake, my soul! Awake, harp and lyre! I will awaken the dawn.
But I cry to you for help, LORD; in the morning my prayer comes before you.
Awake, harp and lyre! I will awaken the dawn.
I wait for the Lord more than watchmen wait for the morning, more than watchmen wait for the morning.
The Sovereign LORD has given me a well-instructed tongue, to know the word that sustains the weary. He wakens me morning by morning, wakens my ear to listen like one being instructed.
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