New International Version
Look on me and answer, LORD my God. Give light to my eyes, or I will sleep in death,
King James Bible
Consider and hear me, O LORD my God: lighten mine eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death;
Darby Bible Translation
Consider, answer me, O Jehovah my God! lighten mine eyes, lest I sleep the [sleep of] death;
World English Bible
Behold, and answer me, Yahweh, my God. Give light to my eyes, lest I sleep in death;
Young's Literal Translation
Look attentively; Answer me, O Jehovah, my God, Enlighten mine eyes, lest I sleep in death,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Consider and hear me - Rather, answer me. I have prayed; I am seeking thy face I am lost without thee; I am in darkness; my life draws nigh to destruction; if I die unforgiven, I die eternally. O Lord my God, consider this; hear and answer, for thy name's sake.
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'My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God.'--PSALM xiii. 2. This whole psalm reads like the sob of a wounded heart. The writer of it is shut out from the Temple of his God, from the holy soil of his native land. One can see him sitting solitary yonder in the lonely wilderness (for the geographical details that occur in one part of the psalm point to his situation as being on the other side of the Jordan, in the mountains of Moab)--can see him sitting there with long wistful gaze yearning across …
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Introduction. Chapter i. --The Life and Writings of St. Hilary of Poitiers.
1 Samuel 14:29
Jonathan said, "My father has made trouble for the country. See how my eyes brightened when I tasted a little of this honey.
"But now, for a brief moment, the LORD our God has been gracious in leaving us a remnant and giving us a firm place in his sanctuary, and so our God gives light to our eyes and a little relief in our bondage.
to turn them back from the pit, that the light of life may shine on them.
For the director of music. For pipes. A psalm of David. Listen to my words, LORD, consider my lament.
You, LORD, keep my lamp burning; my God turns my darkness into light.
Hear my voice when I call, LORD; be merciful to me and answer me.
The poor and the oppressor have this in common: The LORD gives sight to the eyes of both.
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