New International Version
May my cry come before you, LORD; give me understanding according to your word.
King James Bible
TAU. Let my cry come near before thee, O LORD: give me understanding according to thy word.
Darby Bible Translation
TAU. Let my cry come near before thee, Jehovah: give me understanding according to thy word.
World English Bible
Let my cry come before you, Yahweh. Give me understanding according to your word.
Young's Literal Translation
Taw. My loud cry cometh near before Thee, O Jehovah; According to Thy word cause me to understand.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Let my cry come near before thee - This is really a fine image; it is of frequent occurrence, and is little heeded. Here the psalmists cry for deliverance is personified; made an intelligent being, and sent up to the throne of grace to negotiate in his behalf. He pursues this prosopopoeia in the next verse and sends his supplication in the same way. I have already had occasion to refer to a similar figure in Homer, where prayers are represented as the daughters of Jupiter. See on Psalm 88:2 (note).
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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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"Earth, do not cover my blood; may my cry never be laid to rest!
In my distress I called to the LORD; I cried to my God for help. From his temple he heard my voice; my cry came before him, into his ears.
A prayer of an afflicted person who has grown weak and pours out a lament before the LORD. Hear my prayer, LORD; let my cry for help come to you.
Cause me to understand the way of your precepts, that I may meditate on your wonderful deeds.
Do good to your servant according to your word, LORD.
Your statutes are always righteous; give me understanding that I may live.
Defend my cause and redeem me; preserve my life according to your promise.
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