Psalm 28:2
New International Version
Hear my cry for mercy as I call to you for help, as I lift up my hands toward your Most Holy Place.

New Living Translation
Listen to my prayer for mercy as I cry out to you for help, as I lift my hands toward your holy sanctuary.

English Standard Version
Hear the voice of my pleas for mercy, when I cry to you for help, when I lift up my hands toward your most holy sanctuary.

Berean Study Bible
Hear my cry for mercy when I call to You for help, when I lift up my hands toward Your holy sanctuary.

King James Bible
Hear the voice of my supplications, when I cry unto thee, when I lift up my hands toward thy holy oracle.

New King James Version
Hear the voice of my supplications When I cry to You, When I lift up my hands toward Your holy sanctuary.

New American Standard Bible
Hear the sound of my pleadings when I cry to You for help, When I raise my hands toward Your holy sanctuary.

NASB 1995
Hear the voice of my supplications when I cry to You for help, When I lift up my hands toward Your holy sanctuary.

NASB 1977
Hear the voice of my supplications when I cry to Thee for help, When I lift up my hands toward Thy holy sanctuary.

Amplified Bible
Hear the voice of my supplication (specific requests, humble entreaties) as I cry to You for help, As I lift up my hands and heart toward Your innermost sanctuary (Holy of Holies).

Christian Standard Bible
Listen to the sound of my pleading when I cry to you for help, when I lift up my hands toward your holy sanctuary.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Listen to the sound of my pleading when I cry to You for help, when I lift up my hands toward Your holy sanctuary.

American Standard Version
Hear the voice of my supplications, when I cry unto thee, When I lift up my hands toward thy holy oracle.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Hear the voice of my prayer when I cry to you, and when I lift my hands to your holy temple.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Hearken to the voice of my supplication, when I pray to thee, when I lift up my hands toward thy holy temple.

Contemporary English Version
Please listen to my prayer and my cry for help, as I lift my hands toward your holy temple.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Hear, O Lord, the voice of my supplication, when I pray to thee; when I lift up my hands to thy holy temple.

English Revised Version
Hear the voice of my supplications, when I cry unto thee, when I lift up my hands toward thy holy oracle.

Good News Translation
Hear me when I cry to you for help, when I lift my hands toward your holy Temple.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Hear my prayer for mercy when I call to you for help, when I lift my hands toward your most holy place.

International Standard Version
Hear the sound of my supplications when I cry to you for help, as I lift up my hands toward your most holy sanctuary.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Hear the voice of my supplications, when I cry unto Thee, When I lift up my hands toward Thy holy Sanctuary.

Literal Standard Version
Hear the voice of my supplications, In my crying to You, In my lifting up my hands toward your holy oracle.

NET Bible
Hear my plea for mercy when I cry out to you for help, when I lift my hands toward your holy temple!

New Heart English Bible
Hear the voice of my petitions, when I cry to you, when I lift up my hands toward your Most Holy Place.

World English Bible
Hear the voice of my petitions, when I cry to you, when I lift up my hands toward your Most Holy Place.

Young's Literal Translation
Hear the voice of my supplications, In my crying unto Thee, In my lifting up my hands toward thy holy oracle.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The LORD is My Strength
1Of David. To You, O LORD, I call; be not deaf to me, O my Rock. For if You remain silent, I will be like those descending to the Pit. 2Hear my cry for mercy when I call to You for help, when I lift up my hands toward Your holy sanctuary. 3Do not drag me away with the wicked, and with the workers of iniquity, who speak peace to their neighbors while malice is in their hearts.…

Cross References
1 Timothy 2:8
Therefore I want the men everywhere to pray, lifting up holy hands, without anger or dissension.

1 Kings 6:5
Against the walls of the temple and the inner sanctuary, Solomon built a chambered structure around the temple, in which he constructed the side rooms.

Psalm 5:7
But I will enter Your house by the abundance of Your loving devotion; in reverence I will bow down toward Your holy temple.

Psalm 28:6
Blessed be the LORD, for He has heard my cry for mercy.

Psalm 63:4
So I will bless You as long as I live; in Your name I will lift my hands.

Psalm 119:170
May my plea come before You; rescue me according to Your promise.

Psalm 130:2
O Lord, hear my voice; let Your ears be attentive to my plea for mercy.


Treasury of Scripture

Hear the voice of my supplications, when I cry to you, when I lift up my hands toward your holy oracle.

when

Psalm 63:4
Thus will I bless thee while I live: I will lift up my hands in thy name.

Psalm 125:5
As for such as turn aside unto their crooked ways, the LORD shall lead them forth with the workers of iniquity: but peace shall be upon Israel.

Psalm 134:2
Lift up your hands in the sanctuary, and bless the LORD.

thy holy oracle.

Psalm 5:7
But as for me, I will come into thy house in the multitude of thy mercy: and in thy fear will I worship toward thy holy temple.

Psalm 138:2
I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.

1 Kings 6:19,22,23
And the oracle he prepared in the house within, to set there the ark of the covenant of the LORD…









(2) Lift up my hands.--For interesting illustrations of this Oriental custom see Exodus 9:29; 1Kings 8:22, &c. Compare the well-known line:--

"If, knowing God, they lift not hands of prayer."

TENNYSON: Morte d'Arthur.

Holy oracle.--Better, the shrine of thy sanctuary (see margin)--i.e., the holy of holies, the adytum, or inner recess of the Temple in which the ark was placed, as we see from 1Kings 6:19-22. The Hebrew word, which is of doubtful derivation, is, with the exception of this place, only found in Kings and Chronicles. The margin, "the oracle of thy sanctuary," is a better rendering than the text.

Verse 2. - Hear the voice of my supplications, when I cry unto thee. God is said to hear prayer when he grants it, to be deaf to prayer when he withholds the boon requested. The use of the expressions "voice" and "cry" marks the earnestness of the prayers offered. When I lift up my hands, The usual attitude of a Hebrew in prayer (see Exodus 9:29; Exodus 17:11, 12; 1 Kings 8:22, 54; Psalm 63:4; Psalm 141:2; Lamentations 2:19; Lamentations 3:41). Originally, the idea probably was that the hands should be ready to receive the blessings which God would bestow. But, later on, the lifting up of the hands seems to have been regarded as symbolizing the lifting up of the heart (Lamentations 3:41). Towards thy holy oracle (see the comment on Psalm 5:7).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Hear
שְׁמַ֤ע (šə·ma‘)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's 8085: To hear intelligently

my cry
ק֣וֹל (qō·wl)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 6963: A voice, sound

for mercy
תַּ֭חֲנוּנַי (ta·ḥă·nū·nay)
Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's 8469: Supplication for favor

when I call
בְּשַׁוְּעִ֣י (bə·šaw·wə·‘î)
Preposition-b | Verb - Piel - Infinitive construct | first person common singular
Strong's 7768: To be free, to halloo

to You {for help},
אֵלֶ֑יךָ (’ê·le·ḵā)
Preposition | second person masculine singular
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

when I lift up
בְּנָשְׂאִ֥י (bə·nā·śə·’î)
Preposition-b | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct | first person common singular
Strong's 5375: To lift, carry, take

my hands
יָ֝דַ֗י (yā·ḏay)
Noun - fdc | first person common singular
Strong's 3027: A hand

toward
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

Your holy
קָדְשֶֽׁךָ׃ (qāḏ·še·ḵā)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 6944: A sacred place, thing, sanctity

sanctuary.
דְּבִ֥יר (də·ḇîr)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 1687: Perhaps (a place of) speaking (the innermost room of Solomon's temple)


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