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Psalms 88:13

    Psalms 88:13 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But to you did I send up my cry, O Lord; in the morning my prayer came before you.

    Webster's Revision

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

    World English Bible

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

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 88:13

    Shall my prayer prevent thee - It shall get before thee; I will not wait till the accustomed time to offer my morning sacrifice, I shall call on thee long before others come to offer their devotions.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 88:13

    But unto thee have I cried, O Lord - I have earnestly prayed; I have sought thy gracious interposition.

    And in the morning - That is, each morning; every day. My first business in the morning shall be prayer.

    Shall my prayer prevent thee - Anticipate thee; go before thee: that is, it shall be early; so to speak even before thou dost awake to the employments of the day. The language is that which would be applicable to a case where one made an appeal to another for aid before he had arisen from his bed, or who came to him even while he was asleep - and who thus, with an earnest petition, anticipated his rising. Compare the notes at Job 3:12; compare Psalm 21:3; Psalm 59:10; Psalm 79:8; Psalm 119:148; Matthew 17:25; 1 Thessalonians 4:15.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 88:13

    88:13 Prevent - Come to thee before the dawning of the day, or the rising of the sun.