Psalm 28:2
New International Version
Hear my cry for mercy as I call to you for help, as I lift up my hands toward your Most Holy Place.

New Living Translation
Listen to my prayer for mercy as I cry out to you for help, as I lift my hands toward your holy sanctuary.

English Standard Version
Hear the voice of my pleas for mercy, when I cry to you for help, when I lift up my hands toward your most holy sanctuary.

Berean Study Bible
Hear my cry for mercy when I call to You for help, when I lift up my hands toward Your holy sanctuary.

New American Standard Bible
Hear the voice of my supplications when I cry to You for help, When I lift up my hands toward Your holy sanctuary.

King James Bible
Hear the voice of my supplications, when I cry unto thee, when I lift up my hands toward thy holy oracle.

Christian Standard Bible
Listen to the sound of my pleading when I cry to you for help, when I lift up my hands toward your holy sanctuary.

Contemporary English Version
Please listen to my prayer and my cry for help, as I lift my hands toward your holy temple.

Good News Translation
Hear me when I cry to you for help, when I lift my hands toward your holy Temple.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Listen to the sound of my pleading when I cry to You for help, when I lift up my hands toward Your holy sanctuary.

International Standard Version
Hear the sound of my supplications when I cry to you for help, as I lift up my hands toward your most holy sanctuary.

NET Bible
Hear my plea for mercy when I cry out to you for help, when I lift my hands toward your holy temple!

New Heart English Bible
Hear the voice of my petitions, when I cry to you, when I lift up my hands toward your Most Holy Place.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Hear the voice of my prayer when I cry to you, and when I lift my hands to your holy temple.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Hear my prayer for mercy when I call to you for help, when I lift my hands toward your most holy place.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Hear the voice of my supplications, when I cry unto Thee, When I lift up my hands toward Thy holy Sanctuary.

New American Standard 1977
Hear the voice of my supplications when I cry to Thee for help, When I lift up my hands toward Thy holy sanctuary.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Hear the voice of my supplications when I cry unto thee, when I lift up my hands toward the oracle of thy holiness.

King James 2000 Bible
Hear the voice of my supplications, when I cry unto you, when I lift up my hands toward your holy sanctuary.

American King James Version
Hear the voice of my supplications, when I cry to you, when I lift up my hands toward your holy oracle.

American Standard Version
Hear the voice of my supplications, when I cry unto thee, When I lift up my hands toward thy holy oracle.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Hearken to the voice of my supplication, when I pray to thee, when I lift up my hands toward thy holy temple.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Hear, O Lord, the voice of my supplication, when I pray to thee; when I lift up my hands to thy holy temple.

Darby Bible Translation
Hear the voice of my supplications, when I cry unto thee, when I lift up my hands toward the oracle of thy holiness.

English Revised Version
Hear the voice of my supplications, when I cry unto thee, when I lift up my hands toward thy holy oracle.

Webster's Bible Translation
Hear the voice of my supplications, when I cry to thee, when I lift my hands towards thy holy oracle.

World English Bible
Hear the voice of my petitions, when I cry to you, when I lift up my hands toward your Most Holy Place.

Young's Literal Translation
Hear the voice of my supplications, In my crying unto Thee, In my lifting up my hands toward thy holy oracle.
Study Bible
The LORD is My Strength
1Of David. To You, O LORD, I call; be not deaf to me, O my rock. For if You remain silent, I will be like those descending to the Pit. 2Hear my cry for mercy when I call to You for help, when I lift up my hands toward Your holy sanctuary. 3Do not drag me away with the wicked, and with the workers of iniquity, who speak peace to their neighbors while malice is in their hearts.…
Cross References
1 Timothy 2:8
Therefore I want the men everywhere to pray, lifting up holy hands, without anger or dissension.

1 Kings 6:5
Against the walls of the temple and the inner sanctuary, Solomon built a chambered structure all around the temple, in which he constructed the side rooms.

Psalm 5:7
But I, by the abundance of Your loving devotion, will enter Your house; in reverence I will bow down toward Your holy temple.

Psalm 28:6
Blessed be the LORD, for He has heard my cry for mercy.

Psalm 63:4
So I will bless You as long as I live; in Your name I will lift my hands.

Psalm 119:170
May my plea come before You; rescue me according to Your promise.

Psalm 130:2
O LORD, hear my voice; let Your ears be attentive to my plea for mercy.

Psalm 134:2
Lift up your hands to the sanctuary and bless the LORD!

Psalm 138:2
I will bow down toward Your holy temple and give thanks to Your name for Your loving devotion and Your faithfulness; You have exalted Your name and Your word above all else.

Psalm 140:6
I say to the LORD, "You are my God." Hear, O LORD, my cry for help.

Psalm 141:2
May my prayer be set before You like incense, my uplifted hands like the evening offering.

Lamentations 2:19
Arise, cry out in the night from the first watch of the night. Pour out your heart like water in the presence of the Lord. Lift up your hands to Him for the lives of your children who are fainting from hunger on the corner of every street.

Lamentations 3:41
Let us lift up our hearts and hands to God in heaven:

Treasury of Scripture

Hear the voice of my supplications, when I cry to you, when I lift up my hands toward your holy oracle.

when

Psalm 63:4
Thus will I bless thee while I live: I will lift up my hands in thy name.

Psalm 125:5
As for such as turn aside unto their crooked ways, the LORD shall lead them forth with the workers of iniquity: but peace shall be upon Israel.

Psalm 134:2
Lift up your hands in the sanctuary, and bless the LORD.

thy holy oracle.

Psalm 5:7
But as for me, I will come into thy house in the multitude of thy mercy: and in thy fear will I worship toward thy holy temple.

Psalm 138:2
I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.

1 Kings 6:19,22,23
And the oracle he prepared in the house within, to set there the ark of the covenant of the LORD…







Lexicon
Hear
שְׁמַ֤ע (šə·ma‘)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8085: To hear intelligently

my cry
ק֣וֹל (qō·wl)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 6963: A voice, sound

for mercy
תַּ֭חֲנוּנַי (ta·ḥă·nū·nay)
Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 8469: Supplication for favor

when I call
בְּשַׁוְּעִ֣י (bə·šaw·wə·‘î)
Preposition-b | Verb - Piel - Infinitive construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 7768: To be free, to halloo

to You {for help},
אֵלֶ֑יךָ (’ê·le·ḵā)
Preposition | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

when I lift up
בְּנָשְׂאִ֥י (bə·nā·śə·’î)
Preposition-b | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5375: To lift, carry, take

my hands
יָ֝דַ֗י (yā·ḏay)
Noun - fdc | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 3027: A hand

toward
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

Your holy
קָדְשֶֽׁךָ׃ (qāḏ·še·ḵā)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6944: A sacred place, thing, sanctity

sanctuary.
דְּבִ֥יר (də·ḇîr)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1687: Perhaps (a place of) speaking (the innermost room of Solomon's temple)
(2) Lift up my hands.--For interesting illustrations of this Oriental custom see Exodus 9:29; 1Kings 8:22, &c. Compare the well-known line:--

"If, knowing God, they lift not hands of prayer."

TENNYSON: Morte d'Arthur.

Holy oracle.--Better, the shrine of thy sanctuary (see margin)--i.e., the holy of holies, the adytum, or inner recess of the Temple in which the ark was placed, as we see from 1Kings 6:19-22. The Hebrew word, which is of doubtful derivation, is, with the exception of this place, only found in Kings and Chronicles. The margin, "the oracle of thy sanctuary," is a better rendering than the text.

Verse 2. - Hear the voice of my supplications, when I cry unto thee. God is said to hear prayer when he grants it, to be deaf to prayer when he withholds the boon requested. The use of the expressions "voice" and "cry" marks the earnestness of the prayers offered. When I lift up my hands, The usual attitude of a Hebrew in prayer (see Exodus 9:29; Exodus 17:11, 12; 1 Kings 8:22, 54; Psalm 63:4; Psalm 141:2; Lamentations 2:19; Lamentations 3:41). Originally, the idea probably was that the hands should be ready to receive the blessings which God would bestow. But, later on, the lifting up of the hands seems to have been regarded as symbolizing the lifting up of the heart (Lamentations 3:41). Towards thy holy oracle (see the comment on Psalm 5:7). 28:1-5 David is very earnest in prayer. Observe his faith in prayer; God is my rock, on whom I build my hope. Believers should not rest till they have received some token that their prayers are heard. He prays that he may not be numbered with the wicked. Save me from being entangled in the snares they have laid for me. Save me from being infected with their sins, and from doing as they do. Lord, never leave me to use such arts of deceit and treachery for my safety, as they use for my ruin. Believers dread the way of sinners; the best are sensible of the danger they are in of being drawn aside: we should all pray earnestly to God for his grace to keep us. Those who are careful not to partake with sinners in their sins, have reason to hope that they shall not receive their plagues. He speaks of the just judgments of the Lord on the workers of iniquity, ver. 4. This is not the language of passion or revenge. It is a prophecy that there will certainly come a day, when God will punish every man who persists in his evil deeds. Sinners shall be reckoned with, not only for the mischief they have done, but for the mischief they designed, and did what they could to effect. Disregard of the works of the Lord, is the cause of the sin of sinners, and becomes the cause of their ruin.
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