Psalm 5:3
New International Version
In the morning, LORD, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly.

New Living Translation
Listen to my voice in the morning, LORD. Each morning I bring my requests to you and wait expectantly.

English Standard Version
O LORD, in the morning you hear my voice; in the morning I prepare a sacrifice for you and watch.

Berean Study Bible
In the morning, O LORD, You hear my voice; at daybreak I lay my plea before You and wait in expectation.

New American Standard Bible
In the morning, O LORD, You will hear my voice; In the morning I will order my prayer to You and eagerly watch.

King James Bible
My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.

Christian Standard Bible
In the morning, LORD, you hear my voice; in the morning I plead my case to you and watch expectantly.

Contemporary English Version
Each morning you listen to my prayer, as I bring my requests to you and wait for your reply.

Good News Translation
you hear my voice in the morning; at sunrise I offer my prayer and wait for your answer.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
At daybreak, LORD, You hear my voice; at daybreak I plead my case to You and watch expectantly.

International Standard Version
LORD, in the morning you will hear my voice; in the morning I will pray to you, and I will watch for your answer.

NET Bible
LORD, in the morning you will hear me; in the morning I will present my case to you and then wait expectantly for an answer.

New Heart English Bible
LORD, in the morning you shall hear my voice. In the morning I will lay my requests before you, and watch.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Lord Jehovah, at dawn you will hear my voice and at dawn I shall be ready and shall appear before you.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
In the morning, O LORD, hear my voice. In the morning I lay my needs in front of you, and I wait.

JPS Tanakh 1917
O LORD, in the morning shalt Thou hear my voice; In the morning will I order my prayer unto Thee, and will look forward.

New American Standard 1977
In the morning, O LORD, Thou wilt hear my voice; In the morning I will order my prayer to Thee and eagerly watch.

Jubilee Bible 2000
My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O LORD; early will I present myself unto thee and wait.

King James 2000 Bible
My voice shall you hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto you, and will look up.

American King James Version
My voice shall you hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning will I direct my prayer to you, and will look up.

American Standard Version
O Jehovah, in the morning shalt thou hear my voice; In the morning will I order my prayer unto thee, and will keep watch.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
In the morning thou shalt hear my voice: in the morning will I wait upon thee, and will look up.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For to thee will I pray: O Lord, in the morning thou shalt hear my voice.

Darby Bible Translation
Jehovah, in the morning shalt thou hear my voice; in the morning will I address myself to thee, and will look up.

English Revised Version
O LORD, in the morning shalt thou hear my voice; in the morning will I order my prayer unto thee, and will keep watch.

Webster's Bible Translation
My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning will I direct my prayer to thee, and will look up.

World English Bible
Yahweh, in the morning you shall hear my voice. In the morning I will lay my requests before you, and will watch expectantly.

Young's Literal Translation
Jehovah, at morning Thou hearest my voice, At morning I set in array for Thee, And I look out.
Study Bible
Give Ear to My Words
2Attend to the sound of my cry, my King and my God, for to You I pray. 3In the morning, O LORD, You hear my voice; at daybreak I lay my plea before You and wait in expectation. 4For You are not a God who delights in wickedness; no evil can dwell with You.…
Cross References
Psalm 55:17
Morning, noon, and night, I cry out in distress, and He will hear my voice.

Psalm 59:16
But I will sing of Your strength and proclaim Your loving devotion in the morning. For You are my fortress, my refuge in times of trouble.

Psalm 88:13
But to You, O LORD, I cry for help; in the morning my prayer comes before You.

Psalm 119:147
I rise before dawn and cry for help; in Your word I have put my hope.

Psalm 130:5
I wait for the LORD; my soul does wait, and in His word I put my hope.

Isaiah 50:4
The Lord GOD has given Me the tongue of discipleship, to sustain the weary with a word. He awakens Me morning by morning; He awakens My ear to listen as a disciple.

Habakkuk 2:1
I will stand at my guard post and station myself on the ramparts. I will watch to see what He will say to me and how I will answer my reproof.

Treasury of Scripture

My voice shall you hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning will I direct my prayer to you, and will look up.

Psalm 22:2
O my God, I cry in the daytime, but thou hearest not; and in the night season, and am not silent.

Psalm 55:17
Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice.

Psalm 69:16
Hear me, O LORD; for thy lovingkindness is good: turn unto me according to the multitude of thy tender mercies.







Lexicon
In the morning,
בֹּ֭קֶר (bō·qer)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1242: Dawn, morning

O LORD,
יְֽהוָ֗ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

You hear
תִּשְׁמַ֣ע (tiš·ma‘)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8085: To hear intelligently

my voice;
קוֹלִ֑י (qō·w·lî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 6963: A voice, sound

at daybreak
בֹּ֥קֶר (bō·qer)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1242: Dawn, morning

I lay [my plea]
אֶֽעֱרָךְ־ (’e·‘ĕ·rāḵ-)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 6186: To set in a, row, arrange, put in order

before You
לְ֝ךָ֗ (lə·ḵā)
Preposition | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew

and wait in expectation.
וַאֲצַפֶּֽה׃ (wa·’ă·ṣap·peh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Conjunctive imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 6822: To lean forward, to peer into the distance, to observe, await
(3) The daily morning sacrifice sees the Psalmist in the Temple. The word "direct," or, better, prepare, is the same employed in Leviticus 1:8; Leviticus 1:12; Leviticus 6:12, of the priest laying out the wood for the sacrifice, or the parts of the offering itself, and suggest that the author may himself have been a priest. The word "offering" should be supplied, instead of "prayer." Henry Vaughan's fine hymn--

"When first thine eyes unveil, give thy soul leave

To do the like"--

was probably suggested by this verse.

Look up.--The Hebrew is from the root which forms "Mizpeh," or "watch-tower." The psalmist looks up for the answer to his prayer as the seer on his tower (Habakkuk 2:1) looked up for his inspiration. The usual attitude of prayer in the East was then, as now, either standing or prostrate, the hands lifted up or spread out (Exodus 9:33; Psalm 28:2; Psalm 134:2; Psalm 141:2). To raise the eyes was not so usual. Virgil, describing the capture of Cassandra by the Greeks, makes her look up, but only because her hands were bound.

"Ad coelum tendens ardentia lumina frustra,

Lumina--nam teneras arcebant vincula palmas."

Verse 3. - My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O Lord (compare "At evening, and at morning, and at noonday will I pray, and he shall hear my voice," Psalm 55:17; and see also Psalm 59:16; Psalm 88:13; Psalm 119:147). The appointment of daily morning and evening sacrifice (Numbers 28:4) pointed out morn and eve as times especially appropriate for prayer. A natural instinct suggested the same idea (Job 1:5). In the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee. The repetition adds force to the implied injunction (comp. Psalm 130:6). The word translated "direct my prayer" means "arrange" or "set in order," as the priests did the altar before a sacrifice (Leviticus 1:7, 8, 12; Leviticus 6:5; Numbers 28:4). Prayer is viewed as a sort of sacrificial act. And will look up; or, look out - keep on the watch - in expectation of my prayer being granted (see the Revised Version). 5:1-6 God is a prayer-hearing God. Such he has always been, and he is still as ready to hear prayer as ever. The most encouraging principle of prayer, and the most powerful plea in prayer, is, to look upon him as our King and our God. David also prays to a sin-hating God. sin is folly, and sinners are the greatest of all fools; fools of their own making. Wicked people hate God; justly are they hated of him, and this will be their endless misery and ruin. Let us learn the importance of truth and sincerity, in all the affairs of life. Liars and murderers resemble the devil, and are his children, therefore it may well be expected that God should abhor them. These were the characters of David's enemies; and such as these are still the enemies of Christ and his people.
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