New International Version
Answer me quickly, LORD; my spirit fails. Do not hide your face from me or I will be like those who go down to the pit.
King James Bible
Hear me speedily, O LORD: my spirit faileth: hide not thy face from me, lest I be like unto them that go down into the pit.
Darby Bible Translation
Answer me speedily, O Jehovah; my spirit faileth: hide not thy face from me, or I shall be like unto them that go down into the pit.
World English Bible
Hurry to answer me, Yahweh. My spirit fails. Don't hide your face from me, so that I don't become like those who go down into the pit.
Young's Literal Translation
Haste, answer me, O Jehovah, My spirit hath been consumed, Hide not Thou Thy face from me, Or I have been compared with those going down to the pit.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Hear me speedily - מהר maher, make haste to answer me. A few hours, and my state may be irretrievable. In a short time my unnatural son may put an end to my life.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
lest I be like, etc. or, for I am become like, etc.
LibraryThe Prayer of Prayers
'Teach me to do Thy will; for Thou art my God! Thy spirit is good; lead me into the land of uprightness.'--PSALM cxliii. 10. These two clauses mean substantially the same thing. The Psalmist's longings are expressed in the first of them in plain words, and in the second in a figure. 'To do God's will' is to be in 'the land of uprightness.' That phrase, in its literal application, means a stretch of level country, and hence is naturally employed as an emblem of a moral or religious condition. A life …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Tell Me, O Thou whom My Soul Loveth, Where Thou Feedest, Where Thou Reposest at Midday, Lest I Should Begin to Wander after the Flocks of Thy Companions.
Of Prayer --A Perpetual Exercise of Faith. The Daily Benefits Derived from It.
The Work of Jesus Christ as an Advocate,
Do not hide your face from me, do not turn your servant away in anger; you have been my helper. Do not reject me or forsake me, God my Savior.
Of David. To you, LORD, I call; you are my Rock, do not turn a deaf ear to me. For if you remain silent, I will be like those who go down to the pit.
LORD, when you favored me, you made my royal mountain stand firm; but when you hid your face, I was dismayed.
Do not hide your face from your servant; answer me quickly, for I am in trouble.
My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.
My soul yearns, even faints, for the courts of the LORD; my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God.
I am counted among those who go down to the pit; I am like one without strength.
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