New International Version
I wait for the Lord more than watchmen wait for the morning, more than watchmen wait for the morning.
King James Bible
My soul waiteth for the Lord more than they that watch for the morning: I say, more than they that watch for the morning.
Darby Bible Translation
My soul [waiteth] for the Lord more than the watchers [wait] for the morning, [more than] the watchers for the morning.
World English Bible
My soul longs for the Lord more than watchmen long for the morning; more than watchmen for the morning.
Young's Literal Translation
My soul is for the Lord, More than those watching for morning, Watching for morning!
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
More than they that watch for the morning - I believe the original should be read differently from what it is here. The Chaldee has, "More than they who observe the morning watches, that they may offer the morning oblation." This gives a good sense, and is, perhaps, the true meaning. Most of the Versions have "From the morning to the night watches." Or the passage may be rendered, "My soul waiteth for the Lord from the morning watches to the morning watches." That is, "I wait both day and night."
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
I say more than they that watch for the morning. or, which watch unto the morning
LibraryNovember the Thirtieth the Spring and the River
"With the Lord there is mercy." --PSALM cxxx. That is the ultimate spring. All the pilgrims of the night may meet at that fountain. We have no other common meeting-place. If we make any other appointment we shall lose one another on the way. But we can meet one another at the fountain, men of all colours, and of all denominations, and of all creeds. "By Thy mercy, O deliver us, good Lord!" "There is forgiveness with Thee." That is the quickening river. Sin and guilt scorch the fair garden of …
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Israel's Hope Encouraged;
Out of the Deep of Sin.
We wait in hope for the LORD; he is our help and our shield.
On my bed I remember you; I think of you through the watches of the night.
I rise before dawn and cry for help; I have put my hope in your word.
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