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Psalms 51:15

    Psalms 51:15 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    O Lord, open thou my lips; and my mouth shall shew forth thy praise.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    O Lord, open you my lips; and my mouth shall show forth your praise.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    O Lord, open thou my lips; And my mouth shall show forth thy praise.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    O Lord, let my lips be open, so that my mouth may make clear your praise.

    Webster's Revision

    O Lord, open thou my lips; And my mouth shall show forth thy praise.

    World English Bible

    Lord, open my lips. My mouth shall declare your praise.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    O Lord, open thou my lips; and my mouth shall shew forth thy praise.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 51:15

    O Lord, open thou my lips - My heart is believing unto righteousness; give me thy peace, that my tongue may make confession unto salvation. He could not praise God for pardon till he felt that God had pardoned him; then his lips would be opened, and his tongue would show forth the praise of his Redeemer.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 51:15

    O Lord, open thou my lips - That is, by taking away my guilt; by giving me evidence that my sins are forgiven; by taking this burden from me, and filling my heart with the joy of pardon. The original word is in the future tense, but the meaning is well expressed in our common translation. There was, in fact, at the same time a confident expectation that God "would" thus open his lips, and a desire that he should do it.

    And my mouth shall show forth thy praise - Or, I will praise thee. Praise is the natural expression of the feelings when the sense of sin is removed.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 51:15

    51:15 My lips - Which are shut with shame and grief.