Psalm 119:147
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New International Version
I rise before dawn and cry for help; I have put my hope in your word.

New Living Translation
I rise early, before the sun is up; I cry out for help and put my hope in your words.

English Standard Version
I rise before dawn and cry for help; I hope in your words.

New American Standard Bible
I rise before dawn and cry for help; I wait for Your words.

King James Bible
I prevented the dawning of the morning, and cried: I hoped in thy word.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I rise before dawn and cry out for help; I put my hope in Your word.

International Standard Version
I get up before dawn and cry for help; I place my hope in your word.

NET Bible
I am up before dawn crying for help. I find hope in your word.

New Heart English Bible
I rise before dawn and cry for help. I put my hope in your words.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
I preceded the dawn and I cried and waited for your word.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I got up before dawn, and I cried out for help. My hope is based on your word.

JPS Tanakh 1917
I rose early at dawn, and cried; I hoped in Thy word.

New American Standard 1977
I rise before dawn and cry for help;
            I wait for Thy words.

Jubilee Bible 2000
I arose before the dawning of the morning and cried: I waited in thy word.

King James 2000 Bible
I rose before the dawning of the morning, and cried: I hoped in your word.

American King James Version
I prevented the dawning of the morning, and cried: I hoped in your word.

American Standard Version
I anticipated the dawning of the morning, and cried: I hoped in thy words.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I prevented the dawning of the day, and cried: because in thy words I very much hoped.

Darby Bible Translation
I anticipate the morning-dawn and I cry: I hope in thy word.

English Revised Version
I prevented the dawning of the morning, and cried: I hoped in thy words.

Webster's Bible Translation
I came before the dawning of the morning, and cried: I hoped in thy word.

World English Bible
I rise before dawn and cry for help. I put my hope in your words.

Young's Literal Translation
I have gone forward in the dawn, and I cry, For Thy word I have hoped.
Study Bible
Thy Word
146I cried to You; save me And I shall keep Your testimonies. 147I rise before dawn and cry for help; I wait for Your words. 148My eyes anticipate the night watches, That I may meditate on Your word.…
Cross References
Psalm 5:3
In the morning, O LORD, You will hear my voice; In the morning I will order my prayer to You and eagerly watch.

Psalm 57:8
Awake, my glory! Awake, harp and lyre! I will awaken the dawn.

Psalm 88:13
But I, O LORD, have cried out to You for help, And in the morning my prayer comes before You.

Psalm 108:2
Awake, harp and lyre; I will awaken the dawn!

Psalm 130:6
My soul waits for the Lord More than the watchmen for the morning; Indeed, more than the watchmen for the morning.

Isaiah 50:4
The Lord GOD has given Me the tongue of disciples, That I may know how to sustain the weary one with a word. He awakens Me morning by morning, He awakens My ear to listen as a disciple.
Treasury of Scripture

I prevented the dawning of the morning, and cried: I hoped in your word.

I prevented. That is, I anticipated, or rose before, the morning dawn; and was before hand with the light itself.

Psalm 5:3 My voice shall you hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning will …

Psalm 21:3 For you prevent him with the blessings of goodness: you set a crown …

Psalm 42:8 Yet the LORD will command his loving kindness in the day time, and …

Psalm 88:13 But to you have I cried, O LORD; and in the morning shall my prayer prevent you.

Psalm 130:6 My soul waits for the Lord more than they that watch for the morning: …

Isaiah 26:9 With my soul have I desired you in the night; yes, with my spirit …

Mark 1:35 And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, he went out, …

hoped

Psalm 119:74,81 They that fear you will be glad when they see me; because I have …

Psalm 56:4 In God I will praise his word, in God I have put my trust; I will …

Psalm 130:5 I wait for the LORD, my soul does wait, and in his word do I hope.

Hebrews 6:17-19 Wherein God, willing more abundantly to show to the heirs of promise …

KOPH.

(147) Prevented.--See Psalm 18:5; Psalm 79:8. The Authorised Version gives the sense, I was up before the morning.

Dawning of the morning.--The Hebrew word means literally "breath," and is used of the fresh breeze that blows both at sunset (Job 24:15; Proverbs 7:9) and sunrise (Job 7:4). Generally in our version rendered "twilight."

Verse 147. - I prevented the dawning of the morning, and cried (comp. ver. 62). Evening, morning, and noonday were the three usual times of prayer (Psalm 55:17). The writer could not wait for morning. Either he woke up to pray at midnight, or at any rate he anticipated the dawn, and began his morning prayer while it was still dark. I hoped in thy Word. Hope was so strong in him that it did not suffer him to rest. I prevented the dawning of the morning, and cried,.... That is, he awoke and got up, and prayed, before the day broke, the morning looked forth, or the sun arose: he was early as well as earnest in his supplications to God; see Psalm 5:3; as Christ, his antitype, rose early in the morning, a great while before day, and went out to a solitary place, and prayed, Mark 1:35;

I hoped in thy word; which is a great encouragement to prayer, the grace of hope itself is, though a man can only put his mouth in the dust, if so be there may be hope; and especially when it is grounded on the word of promise, that God will hear and answer his people, when they call upon him in a time of trouble: and particularly hope in Christ, the essential Word, is a great encouragement; many encouraging arguments to prayer are taken from the person, office, advocacy, and mediation of Jesus Christ, Hebrews 4:14. 147. prevented—literally, "came before," anticipated not only the dawn, but even the usual periods of the night; when the night watches, which might be expected to find me asleep, come, they find me awake (Ps 63:6; 77:4; La 2:19). Such is the earnestness of the desire and love for God's truth.119:145-152 Supplications with the whole heart are presented only by those who desire God's salvation, and who love his commandments. Whither should the child go but to his father? Save me from my sins, my corruptions, my temptations, all the hinderances in my way, that I may keep thy testimonies. Christians who enjoy health, should not suffer the early hours of the morning to glide away unimproved. Hope in God's word encourages us to continue in prayer. It is better to take time from sleep, than not to find time for prayer. We have access to God at all hours; and if our first thoughts in the morning are of God, they will help to keep us in his fear all the day long. Make me lively and cheerful. God knows what we need and what is good for us, and will quicken us. If we are employed in God's service, we need not fear those who try to set themselves as far as they can out of the reach of the convictions and commands of his law. When trouble is near, God is near. He is never far to seek. All his commandments are truth. And God's promises will be performed. All that ever trusted in God have found him faithful.
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