Psalm 88:13
New International Version
But I cry to you for help, LORD; in the morning my prayer comes before you.

New Living Translation
O LORD, I cry out to you. I will keep on pleading day by day.

English Standard Version
But I, O LORD, cry to you; in the morning my prayer comes before you.

Berean Study Bible
But to You, O LORD, I cry for help; in the morning my prayer comes before You.

King James Bible
But unto thee have I cried, O LORD; and in the morning shall my prayer prevent thee.

New King James Version
But to You I have cried out, O LORD, And in the morning my prayer comes before You.

New American Standard Bible
But I, LORD, have cried out to You for help, And in the morning my prayer comes before You.

NASB 1995
But I, O LORD, have cried out to You for help, And in the morning my prayer comes before You.

NASB 1977
But I, O LORD, have cried out to Thee for help, And in the morning my prayer comes before Thee.

Amplified Bible
But I have cried out to You, O LORD, for help; And in the morning my prayer will come to You.

Christian Standard Bible
But I call to you for help, LORD; in the morning my prayer meets you.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But I call to You for help, LORD; in the morning my prayer meets You.

American Standard Version
But unto thee, O Jehovah, have I cried; And in the morning shall my prayer come before thee.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And I have cried to you, LORD JEHOVAH, and at dawn my prayer will come before your presence!

Brenton Septuagint Translation
But I cried to thee, O Lord; and in the morning shall my prayer prevent thee.

Contemporary English Version
Each morning I pray to you, LORD.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But I, O Lord, have cried to thee: and in the morning my prayer shall prevent thee.

English Revised Version
But unto thee, O LORD, have I cried, and in the morning shall my prayer come before thee.

Good News Translation
LORD, I call to you for help; every morning I pray to you.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I cry out to you for help, O LORD, and in the morning my prayer will come into your presence.

International Standard Version
As for me, I cry out to you LORD, and in the morning my prayer greets you.

JPS Tanakh 1917
But as for me, unto Thee, O LORD, do I cry, And in the morning doth my prayer come to meet Thee.

Literal Standard Version
And I, to You, O YHWH, I have cried, "" And in the morning my prayer comes before You.

NET Bible
As for me, I cry out to you, O LORD; in the morning my prayer confronts you.

New Heart English Bible
But to you, LORD, I have cried. In the morning, my prayer comes before you.

World English Bible
But to you, Yahweh, I have cried. In the morning, my prayer comes before you.

Young's Literal Translation
And I, unto Thee, O Jehovah, I have cried, And in the morning doth my prayer come before Thee.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Day and Night I Cry Out Before You
12Will Your wonders be known in the darkness, or Your righteousness in the land of oblivion? 13But to You, O LORD, I cry for help; in the morning my prayer comes before You. 14Why, O LORD, do You reject me? Why do You hide Your face from me?…

Cross References
Psalm 5:3
In the morning, O LORD, You hear my voice; at daybreak I lay my plea before You and wait in expectation.

Psalm 30:2
O LORD my God, I cried to You for help, and You healed me.

Psalm 55:17
Morning, noon, and night, I cry out in distress, and He hears 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 119:147
I rise before dawn and cry for help; in Your word I have 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.


Treasury of Scripture

But to you have I cried, O LORD; and in the morning shall my prayer prevent you.

and in

Psalm 5:3
My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.

Psalm 119:147,148
I prevented the dawning of the morning, and cried: I hoped in thy word…

Mark 1:35
And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, he went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed.

prevent thee.

Psalm 21:3
For thou preventest him with the blessings of goodness: thou settest a crown of pure gold on his head.









(13) But unto Thee . . .--Better, But as for me, I, &c. The pronoun is emphatic. The speaker has not gone down to the land where all is silent and forgotten, and can therefore still cry to God, and send his prayer to meet (prevent, i.e. go to meet; see Psalm 17:13) the Divine Being who still has an interest in him. And this makes the expostulation of the next verses still stronger. Why, since the sufferer is still alive, is he forsaken, or seemingly forsaken, by the God of that covenant in which he still abides?

Verse 13. - But unto thee have I cried, O Lord; literally, but as for me, to thee have I cried. The psalmist returns from the somewhat vague speculations of vers. 10-12 to fact and to himself. He is not yet a mere shade, an inhabitant of Sheol; he is in the flesh, upon the earth; he can still cry, and does still cry, to Jehovah. There is thus still a faint gleam of hope for him. And in the morning shall my prayer prevent thee. The psalmist will draw out God's mercy, as it were, before its time, by importuning him with early and continual prayer (comp. vers. 1, 9).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
But
וַאֲנִ֤י ׀ (wa·’ă·nî)
Conjunctive waw | Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's 589: I

to You,
אֵלֶ֣יךָ (’ê·le·ḵā)
Preposition | second person masculine singular
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

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

I cry for help;
שִׁוַּ֑עְתִּי (šiw·wa‘·tî)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 7768: To be free, to halloo

in the morning
וּ֝בַבֹּ֗קֶר (ū·ḇab·bō·qer)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1242: Dawn, morning

my prayer
תְּֽפִלָּתִ֥י (tə·p̄il·lā·ṯî)
Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 8605: Intercession, supplication, a hymn

comes before You.
תְקַדְּמֶֽךָּ׃ (ṯə·qad·də·me·kā)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person feminine singular | second person masculine singular
Strong's 6923: To project, precede, to anticipate, hasten, meet


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