New International Version
I have sought your face with all my heart; be gracious to me according to your promise.
King James Bible
I intreated thy favour with my whole heart: be merciful unto me according to thy word.
Darby Bible Translation
I have sought thy favour with [my] whole heart: be gracious unto me according to thy word.
World English Bible
I sought your favor with my whole heart. Be merciful to me according to your word.
Young's Literal Translation
I appeased Thy face with the whole heart, Favour me according to Thy saying.
Psalm 119:58 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Fourthly. Being determined in his heart, he tells us, I entreated thy favor with my whole heart. He found he had sinned; that he needed mercy; that he had no time to lose; that he must be importunate; and therefore he sought that mercy with all his soul.
Fifthly. Feeling that he deserved nothing but wrath, that he had no right to any good, he cries for mercy in the way that God had promised to convey it: "Be merciful unto me!" And to this he is encouraged only by the promise of God; and therefore prays, "Be merciful unto me According to thy Word."
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
favour. Heb. face
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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1 Kings 13:6
Then the king said to the man of God, "Intercede with the LORD your God and pray for me that my hand may be restored." So the man of God interceded with the LORD, and the king's hand was restored and became as it was before.
I said, "Have mercy on me, LORD; heal me, for I have sinned against you."
For the director of music. To the tune of "A Dove on Distant Oaks." Of David. A miktam. When the Philistines had seized him in Gath. Be merciful to me, my God, for my enemies are in hot pursuit; all day long they press their attack.
For the director of music. To the tune of "Do Not Destroy." Of David. A miktam. When he had fled from Saul into the cave. Have mercy on me, my God, have mercy on me, for in you I take refuge. I will take refuge in the shadow of your wings until the disaster has passed.
Blessed are those who keep his statutes and seek him with all their heart--
May your unfailing love come to me, LORD, your salvation, according to your promise;
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