New International Version
Awake, Lord! Why do you sleep? Rouse yourself! Do not reject us forever.
King James Bible
Awake, why sleepest thou, O Lord? arise, cast us not off for ever.
Darby Bible Translation
Awake, why sleepest thou, Lord? arise, cast [us] not off for ever.
World English Bible
Wake up! Why do you sleep, Lord? Arise! Don't reject us forever.
Young's Literal Translation
Stir up -- why dost Thou sleep, O Lord? Awake, cast us not off for ever.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
A wake, why steepest thou, O Lord? - That is, Why dost thou appear as one asleep, who is regardless of the safety of his friends. This is a freedom of speech which can only be allowed to inspired men; and in their mouths it is always to be figuratively understood.
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Text: First Peter 2, 20-25. 20 For what glory is it, if, when ye sin, and are buffeted for it, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye shall take it patiently, this is acceptable with God. 21 For hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, that ye should follow his steps: 22 who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth: 23 who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, threatened not; but committed …
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Arise, LORD, in your anger; rise up against the rage of my enemies. Awake, my God; decree justice.
Awake, and rise to my defense! Contend for me, my God and Lord.
"Will the Lord reject forever? Will he never show his favor again?
Then the Lord awoke as from sleep, as a warrior wakes from the stupor of wine.
Lord, listen! Lord, forgive! Lord, hear and act! For your sake, my God, do not delay, because your city and your people bear your Name."
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