Psalm 5:3
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English Standard Version
O LORD, in the morning you hear my voice; in the morning I prepare a sacrifice for you and watch.

King James Bible
My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.

American Standard Version
O Jehovah, in the morning shalt thou hear my voice; In the morning will I order my prayer unto thee, and will keep watch.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For to thee will I pray: O Lord, in the morning thou shalt hear my voice.

English Revised Version
O LORD, in the morning shalt thou hear my voice; in the morning will I order my prayer unto thee, and will keep watch.

Webster's Bible Translation
My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning will I direct my prayer to thee, and will look up.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

(Heb.: 4:5-6) The address is continued: they are to repent and cleave to Jahve instead of allowing themselves to be carried away by arrogance and discontent. The lxx has rendered it correctly: ὀργίζεσθε καὶ μὴ ἁμαρτάνετε (cf. Ephesians 4:26): if ye will be angry beware of sinning, viz., backbiting and rebellion (cf. the similar paratactic combinations Psalm 28:1; Joshua 6:18; Isaiah 12:1). In connection with the rendering contremiscite we feel to miss any expression of that before which they are to tremble (viz., the sure punishment which God decrees). He warns his adversaries against blind passion, and counsels them to quiet converse with their own hearts, and solitary meditation, in order that they may not imperil their own salvation. To commune with one's own heart, without the addition of the object, is equivalent to to think alone by one's self, and the bed or resting-place, without requiring to be understood literally, points to a condition of mind that is favourable to quiet contemplation. The heart is the seat of the conscience, and the Spirit of God (as Hamann, Werke i. 98, observes on this subject) disguises itself as our own voice that we may see His exhortation, His counsel, and His wisdom well up out of our own stony heart. The second imper. continues the first: and cease, prop. be still (דּמם from the sound of the closed mouth checking the discourse), i.e., come to your right mind by self-examination, cease your tumult-a warning coming with the semblance of command by reason of the consciousness of innocence on his part; and this impression has to be rendered here by the striking in of the music. The dehortation passes over into exhortation in Psalm 4:6. Of course the sacrifices were continued in the sanctuary while David, with his faithful followers, was a fugitive from Jerusalem. Referring to this, David cries out to the Absolomites: offer זבחי־צדק. Here at least these are not offerings consisting of actions which are in accordance with the will of God, instead of slaughtered animals, but sacrifices offered with a right mind, conformed to the will of God, instead of the hypocritical mind with which they consecrate their evil doings and think to flatter God. In Psalm 51:21, Deuteronomy 33:19 also, "the sacrifices of righteousness" are real sacrifices, not merely symbols of moral acts. Not less full of meaning is the exhortation וּבטחוּ אל־ה. The verb בּטח is construed with אל as in Psalm 31:7; Psalm 56:4; Psalm 86:2, combining with the notion of trusting that of drawing near to, hanging on, attaching one's self to any one. The Arabic word bṭḥ, expandere, has preserved the primary notion of the word, a notion which, as in the synon. Arab. bsṭ, when referred to the effect which is produced on the heart, countenance and whole nature of the man by a joyous cheerful state of mind, passes over to the notion of this state of mind itself, so that בּטח (like the Arab. inbasaṭa to be cheerful, fearless, bold, lit., expanded [cf. רהב Isaiah 60:5] equals unstraitened) consequently signifies to be courageous, confident. They are to renounce the self-trust which blinds them in their opposition to the king who is deprived of all human assistance. If they will trustingly submit themselves to God, then at the same time the murmuring and rancorous discontent, from which the rebellion has sprung, will be stilled. Thus far the address to the rebellious magnates goes.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Psalm 22:2 O my God, I cry in the day time, but you hear not; and in the night season, and am not silent.

Psalm 55:17 Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice.

Psalm 69:16 Hear me, O LORD; for your loving kindness is good: turn to me according to the multitude of your tender mercies.

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

Psalm 119:147 I prevented the dawning of the morning, and cried: I hoped in your word.

Psalm 130:6 My soul waits for the Lord more than they that watch for the morning: I say, 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 within me will I seek you early...

Mark 1:35 And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, he went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed.

Cross References
Psalm 55:17
Evening and morning and at noon I utter my complaint and moan, and he hears my voice.

Psalm 59:16
But I will sing of your strength; I will sing aloud of your steadfast love in the morning. For you have been to me a fortress and a refuge in the day of my distress.

Psalm 88:13
But I, O LORD, cry to you; in the morning my prayer comes before you.

Psalm 119:147
I rise before dawn and cry for help; I hope in your words.

Psalm 130:5
I wait for the LORD, my soul waits, and in his word I hope;

Isaiah 50:4
The Lord GOD has given me the tongue of those who are taught, that I may know how to sustain with a word him who is weary. Morning by morning he awakens; he awakens my ear to hear as those who are taught.

Habakkuk 2:1
I will take my stand at my watchpost and station myself on the tower, and look out to see what he will say to me, and what I will answer concerning my complaint.

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