Psalm 51:15
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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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Clarke'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

O Lord

Genesis 44:16 And Judah said, What shall we say to my lord? what shall we speak? or how shall we clear ourselves?...

1 Samuel 2:9 He will keep the feet of his saints, and the wicked shall be silent in darkness; for by strength shall no man prevail.

Ezekiel 16:63 That you may remember, and be confounded, and never open your mouth any more because of your shame...

Matthew 22:12 And he said to him, Friend, how came you in here not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless.

Romans 3:19 Now we know that what things soever the law said, it said to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped...

open

Exodus 4:11 And the LORD said to him, Who has made man's mouth? or who makes the dumb, or deaf, or the seeing, or the blind? have not I the LORD?

Ezekiel 3:27 But when I speak with you, I will open your mouth, and you shall say to them, Thus said the Lord GOD; He that hears, let him hear...

Ezekiel 29:21 In that day will I cause the horn of the house of Israel to bud forth...

Mark 7:34 And looking up to heaven, he sighed, and said to him, Ephphatha, that is, Be opened.

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Psalm 63:3-5 Because your loving kindness is better than life, my lips shall praise you...

Psalm 119:13 With my lips have I declared all the judgments of your mouth.

Hebrews 13:15 By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.

Library
David'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

Unimpeachable Justice
There is now agitating the public mind something which I thought I might improve this day, and turn to very excellent purpose. There are only two things concerning which the public have any suspicion. The verdict of the jury was the verdict of the whole of England; we were unanimous as to the high probability, the well-nigh absolute certainty of his guilt; but there were two doubts in our minds--one of them but small, we grant you, but if both could have been resolved we should have felt more easy
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 2: 1856

David and Nathan
'And David said unto Nathan, I have sinned against the Lord. And Nathan said unto David, The Lord also hath put away thy sin.'--2 SAMUEL xii. 13. We ought to be very thankful that Scripture never conceals the faults of its noblest men. High among the highest of them stands the poet- king. Whoever, for nearly three thousand years, has wished to express the emotions of trust in God, longing after purity, aspiration, and rapture of devotion, has found that his words have been before him. And this man
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Out of the Deep of Sin.
Innumerable troubles are come about me. My sins have taken such hold upon me, that I am not able to look up; yea, they are more in number than the hairs of my head, and my heart hath failed me.--Ps. xl. 15. I acknowledge my faults, and my sin is ever before me. Against Thee only have I sinned, and done this evil in Thy sight.--Ps. li. 3. I said, I will confess my sins unto the Lord; and so Thou forgavest the wickedness of my sin.--Ps. xxxii. 6. Blessed is the man whose iniquity is forgiven, and
Charles Kingsley—Out of the Deep

Cross References
Exodus 4:15
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.

Psalm 9:14
that I may declare your praises in the gates of Daughter Zion, and there rejoice in your salvation.

Psalm 119:171
May my lips overflow with praise, for you teach me your decrees.

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