Psalm 119:169
New International Version
May my cry come before you, LORD; give me understanding according to your word.

New Living Translation
O LORD, listen to my cry; give me the discerning mind you promised.

English Standard Version
Let my cry come before you, O LORD; give me understanding according to your word!

Berean Study Bible
May my cry come before You, O LORD; give me understanding according to Your word.

New American Standard Bible
Let my cry come before You, O LORD; Give me understanding according to Your word.

King James Bible
TAU. Let my cry come near before thee, O LORD: give me understanding according to thy word.

Christian Standard Bible
Let my cry reach you, LORD; give me understanding according to your word.

Contemporary English Version
Please, LORD, hear my prayer and give me the understanding that comes from your word.

Good News Translation
Let my cry for help reach you, LORD! Give me understanding, as you have promised.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Let my cry reach You, LORD; give me understanding according to Your word.

International Standard Version
May my cry arise before you, LORD; give me understanding according to your word.

NET Bible
Listen to my cry for help, O LORD! Give me insight by your word!

New Heart English Bible
TAW. Let my cry come before you, LORD. Give me understanding according to your word.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
TAU- My praise will enter before you, Lord Jehovah; give me life in your word!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Let my cry for help come into your presence, O LORD. Help me understand as you promised.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Let my cry come near before Thee, O LORD; Give me understanding according to Thy word.

New American Standard 1977
Let my cry come before Thee, O LORD; Give me understanding according to Thy word.

Jubilee Bible 2000
TAU. Let my cry come near before thee, O LORD; give me understanding according to thy word.

King James 2000 Bible
Let my cry come near before you, O LORD: give me understanding according to your word.

American King James Version
Let my cry come near before you, O LORD: give me understanding according to your word.

American Standard Version
TAV. Let my cry come near before thee, O Jehovah: Give me understanding according to thy word.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Let my supplication come near before thee, o Lord; instruct me according to thine oracle.

Douay-Rheims Bible
[TAU] Let my supplication, O Lord, come near in thy sight: give me understanding according to thy word.

Darby Bible Translation
TAU. Let my cry come near before thee, Jehovah: give me understanding according to thy word.

English Revised Version
TAU. Let my cry come near before thee, O LORD: give me understanding according to thy word.

Webster's Bible Translation
TAU. Let my cry come near before thee, O LORD: give me understanding according to thy word.

World English Bible
Let my cry come before you, Yahweh. Give me understanding according to your word.

Young's Literal Translation
Taw. My loud cry cometh near before Thee, O Jehovah; According to Thy word cause me to understand.
Study Bible
Your Word is a Lamp to My Feet
168I obey Your precepts and Your testimonies, for all my ways are before You. 169May my cry come before You, O LORD; give me understanding according to Your word. 170May my plea come before You; rescue me according to Your promise.…
Cross References
Job 16:18
O earth, do not cover my blood; may my cry for help never be laid to rest.

Psalm 18:6
In my distress I called upon the LORD and I cried to my God for help. From His temple He heard my voice, and my cry for His help reached His ears.

Psalm 102:1
Hear my prayer, O LORD; let my cry for help come before You.

Psalm 119:27
Make clear to me the way of Your precepts; then I will meditate on Your wonders.

Psalm 119:65
You are good to Your servant, O LORD, according to Your word.

Psalm 119:144
Your testimonies are righteous forever. Give me understanding, that I may live.

Psalm 119:154
Defend my cause and redeem me; revive me according to Your word.

Treasury of Scripture

Let my cry come near before you, O LORD: give me understanding according to your word.

let my cry

Psalm 119:145
KOPH. I cried with my whole heart; hear me, O LORD: I will keep thy statutes.

Psalm 18:6
In my distress I called upon the LORD, and cried unto my God: he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before him, even into his ears.

2 Chronicles 30:27
Then the priests the Levites arose and blessed the people: and their voice was heard, and their prayer came up to his holy dwelling place, even unto heaven.

give me

Psalm 119:144
The righteousness of thy testimonies is everlasting: give me understanding, and I shall live.

1 Chronicles 22:12
Only the LORD give thee wisdom and understanding, and give thee charge concerning Israel, that thou mayest keep the law of the LORD thy God.

2 Chronicles 1:10
Give me now wisdom and knowledge, that I may go out and come in before this people: for who can judge this thy people, that is so great?







Lexicon
May my cry
רִנָּתִ֣י (rin·nā·ṯî)
Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 7440: A creaking, shout

come
תִּקְרַ֤ב (tiq·raḇ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7126: To come near, approach

before You,
לְפָנֶ֣יךָ (lə·p̄ā·ne·ḵā)
Preposition-l | Noun - common plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6440: The face

O LORD;
יְהוָ֑ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3069: YHWH

give me understanding
הֲבִינֵֽנִי׃ (hă·ḇî·nê·nî)
Verb - Hifil - Imperative - masculine singular | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 995: To separate mentally, understand

according to Your word.
כִּדְבָרְךָ֥ (kiḏ·ḇā·rə·ḵā)
Preposition-k | Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1697: A word, a matter, thing, a cause
Verse 169. - Let my cry come near before thee, O Lord. The "cry" is probably for deliverance from his enemies (see ver. 166); but this, he feels, depends upon his own faithfulness. Hence the prayer in the second clause, Give me understanding according to thy Word (comp. ver. 144). 119:169-176 The psalmist desired grace and strength to lift up his prayers, and that the Lord would receive and notice them. He desired to know more of God in Christ; to know more of the doctrines of the word, and the duties of religion. He had a deep sense of unworthiness, and holy fear that his prayer should not come before God; Lord, what I pray for is, what thou hast promised. We have learned nothing to purpose, if we have not learned to praise God. We should always make the word of God the rule of our discourse, so as never to transgress it by sinful speaking, or sinful silence. His own hands are not sufficient, nor can any creature lend him help; therefore he looks up to God, that the hand that had made him may help him. He had made religion his deliberate choice. There is an eternal salvation all the saints long for, and therefore they pray that God would help their way to it. Let thy judgments help me; let all ordinances and all providences, (both are God's judgments,) further me in glorifying God; let them help me for that work. He often looks back with shame and gratitude to his lost estate. He still prays for the tender care of Him who purchased his flock with his own blood, that he may receive from him the gift of eternal life. Seek me, that is, Find me; for God never seeks in vain. Turn me, and I shall be turned. Let this psalm be a touchstone by which to try our hearts, and our lives. Do our hearts, cleansed in Christ's blood, make these prayers, resolutions and confessions our own? Is God's word the standard of our faith, and the law of our practice? Do we use it as pleas with Christ for what we need? Happy those who live in such delightful exercises.
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