New American Standard Bible
Even when I cry out and call for help, He shuts out my prayer.
King James Bible
Also when I cry and shout, he shutteth out my prayer.
Darby Bible Translation
Even when I cry and shout, he shutteth out my prayer.
World English Bible
Yes, when I cry, and call for help, he shuts out my prayer.
Young's Literal Translation
Also when I call and cry out, He hath shut out my prayer.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Shout - i. e. call for help.
Shutteth out - Or, "shutteth in." God has so closed up the avenues to the place in which he is immured, that his voice can find no egress.
LibrarySolitude, Silence, Submission
"He sitteth alone and keepeth silence, because he hath borne it upon him. He putteth his mouth in the dust; if so be there may be hope."--Lamentations 3:28, 29. THUS the prophet describes the conduct of a person in deep anguish of heart. When he does not know what to do, his soul, as if by instinct, humbles itself. He gets into some secret place, he utters no speech, he gives himself over to moaning and to tears, and then he bows himself lower and yet lower before the Divine Majesty, as if he felt …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 42: 1896
Question Lxxxii of Devotion
The Mercy of God
"I cry out to You for help, but You do not answer me; I stand up, and You turn Your attention against me.
O my God, I cry by day, but You do not answer; And by night, but I have no rest.
You have covered Yourself with a cloud So that no prayer can pass through.
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