New Living Translation
Turn and answer me, O LORD my God! Restore the sparkle to my eyes, or I will die.
King James Bible
Consider and hear me, O LORD my God: lighten mine eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death;
Darby Bible Translation
Consider, answer me, O Jehovah my God! lighten mine eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death;
World English Bible
Behold, and answer me, Yahweh, my God. Give light to my eyes, lest I sleep in death;
Young's Literal Translation
Look attentively; Answer me, O Jehovah, my God, Enlighten mine eyes, lest I sleep in death,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
13:3 Lighten - Revive and comfort, and deliver me from the darkness of death, which is ready to come upon me.
The piety of the Old Testament Church is reflected with more clearness and variety in the Psalter than in any other book of the Old Testament. It constitutes the response of the Church to the divine demands of prophecy, and, in a less degree, of law; or, rather, it expresses those emotions and aspirations of the universal heart which lie deeper than any formal demand. It is the speech of the soul face to face with God. Its words are as simple and unaffected as human words can be, for it is the genius …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
1 Samuel 14:29
"My father has made trouble for us all!" Jonathan exclaimed. "A command like that only hurts us. See how refreshed I am now that I have eaten this little bit of honey.
"But now we have been given a brief moment of grace, for the LORD our God has allowed a few of us to survive as a remnant. He has given us security in this holy place. Our God has brightened our eyes and granted us some relief from our slavery.
He rescues them from the grave so they may enjoy the light of life.
For the choir director: A psalm of David, to be accompanied by the flute. O LORD, hear me as I pray; pay attention to my groaning.
You light a lamp for me. The LORD, my God, lights up my darkness.
Hear me as I pray, O LORD. Be merciful and answer me!
The poor and the oppressor have this in common--the LORD gives sight to the eyes of both.
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