New International Version
Open my lips, Lord, and my mouth will declare your praise.
King James Bible
O Lord, open thou my lips; and my mouth shall shew forth thy praise.
Darby Bible Translation
Lord, open my lips, and my mouth shall declare thy praise.
World English Bible
Lord, open my lips. My mouth shall declare your praise.
Young's Literal Translation
O Lord, my lips thou dost open, And my mouth declareth Thy praise.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
O Lord, open thou my lips - My heart is believing unto righteousness; give me thy peace, that my tongue may make confession unto salvation. He could not praise God for pardon till he felt that God had pardoned him; then his lips would be opened, and his tongue would show forth the praise of his Redeemer.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryDavid's Cry for Pardon
... Blot out my transgressions. 2. Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.'--PSALM li. 1, 2. A whole year had elapsed between David's crime and David's penitence. It had been a year of guilty satisfaction not worth the having; of sullen hardening of heart against God and all His appeals. The thirty-second Psalm tells us how happy David had been during that twelvemonth, of which he says, 'My bones waxed old through my roaring all the day long. For day and night Thy hand …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
David and Nathan
Out of the Deep of Sin.
You shall speak to him and put words in his mouth; I will help both of you speak and will teach you what to do.
that I may declare your praises in the gates of Daughter Zion, and there rejoice in your salvation.
May my lips overflow with praise, for you teach me your decrees.
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