KJV LexiconA Psalm of David
loving; David, the youngest son of Jesse -- David.
Unto thee will I cry
to call out to (i.e. properly, address by name, but used in a wide variety of applications)
(the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God -- Jehovah, the Lord.
a cliff (or sharp rock, as compressed); generally, a rock or boulder; figuratively, a refuge; also an edge (as precipitous)
be not silent
to hush or keep quiet -- hold peace, keep silence, be silent, (be) still.
to me lest if thou be silent
to scratch, i.e. (by implication) to engrave, plough; hence (from the use of tools) to fabricate (of any material)
to me I become
to liken, i.e. (transitively) to use figurative language (an allegory, adage, song or the like); intransitively, to resemble
like them that go down
to descend; causatively, to bring down (in all the above applications)
into the pit
a pit hole (especially one used as a cistern or a prison) -- cistern, dungeon, fountain, pit, well.
Parallel VersesNew American Standard Bible
A Psalm of David. To You, O LORD, I call; My rock, do not be deaf to me, For if You are silent to me, I will become like those who go down to the pit.
King James Bible
<<A Psalm of David.>> Unto thee will I cry, O LORD my rock; be not silent to me: lest, if thou be silent to me, I become like them that go down into the pit.
Holman Christian Standard Bible
Davidic. LORD, I call to You; my rock, do not be deaf to me. If You remain silent to me, I will be like those going down to the Pit.
International Standard Version
To you, LORD, I cry out! My Rock, do not refuse to answer me. If you remain silent, I will become like those who descend into the Pit.
By David. To you, O LORD, I cry out! My protector, do not ignore me! If you do not respond to me, I will join those who are descending into the grave.
Aramaic Bible in Plain English
To you I cried, Lord Jehovah, my God; do not be silent to me, lest you be silent to me and I shall be handed over with those who go down to the pit.
GOD'S WORD® Translation
[By David.] O LORD, I call to you. O my rock, do not turn a deaf ear to me. If you remain silent, I will be like those who go into the pit.
King James 2000 Bible
Unto you will I cry, O LORD my rock; be not silent to me: lest, if you be silent to me, I become like them that go down into the pit.
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