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Psalms 141:2 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Let my prayer be set forth as incense before thee; The lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Let my prayer be set forth before thee [as] incense; [and] the lifting up of my hands [as] the evening sacrifice.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— May my prayer be counted as incense before You; The lifting up of my hands as the evening offering.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Let my prayer be set forth before thee [as] incense; [and] the lifting up of my hands [as] the evening sacrifice.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Let my prayer be set forth before thee as incense, the lifting up of my hands as the evening oblation.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Let my prayer be set in order like incense before thee,—the lifting up of my hands, as the evening gift.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— My prayer is prepared—incense before Thee, The lifting up of my hands—the evening present.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Let my prayer be directed as incense in thy sight; the lifting up of my hands, as evening sacrifice.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Let my prayer bee set foorth before thee [as] incense: [and] the lifting vp of my hands [as] the Euening sacrifice.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Let my prayer be set forth before thee as incense; the lifting up of my hands [as] an evening sacrifice.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Let my prayer be set forth before thee [as] incense; [and] the lifting up of my hands [as] the evening sacrifice.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Let my prayer 8605
{8605} Prime
From H6419; intercession, supplication; by implication a hymn.
be set forth 3559
{3559} Prime
A primitive root; properly to be erect (that is, stand perpendicular);. hence (causatively) to set up, in a great variety of applications, whether literal (establish, fix, prepare, apply), or figurative (appoint, render sure, proper or prosperous).
<8735> Grammar
Stem - Niphal (See H8833)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 1602
before 6440
{6440} Prime
Plural (but always used as a singular) of an unused noun (פָּנֶה paneh, {paw-neh'}; from H6437); the face (as the part that turns); used in a great variety of applications (literally and figuratively); also (with prepositional prefix) as a preposition (before, etc.).
thee [as] incense; 7004
{7004} Prime
From H6999; a fumigation.
[and] the lifting up 4864
{4864} Prime
From H5375; properly (abstractly) a raising (as of the hands in prayer), or rising (of flame); figuratively an utterance; concretely a beacon (as raised); a present (as taken), mess, or tribute; figuratively a reproach (as a burden).
of my hands 3709
{3709} Prime
From H3721; the hollow hand or palm (so of the paw of an animal, of the sole, and even of the bowl of a dish or sling, the handle of a bolt, the leaves of a palm tree); figuratively power.
[as] the evening 6153
{6153} Prime
From H6150; dusk.
sacrifice. 4503
{4503} Prime
From an unused root meaning to apportion, that is, bestow; a donation; euphemistically tribute; specifically a sacrificial offering (usually bloodless and voluntary).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 141:1-10.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 141:1-4.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Psalms 141:2

Let my prayer be set forth before thee [as] incense; [and] the (b) lifting up of my hands [as] the evening sacrifice.

(b) He means his earnest zeal and gesture, which he used in prayer: alluding to the sacrifices which were by God's commandment offered in the old law.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
Let my prayer:
David, who was now driven from Judea, and far from the sanctuary, here prays that the devotion of his heart, and the elevation of his hands, might be accepted; that the one might ascend to heaven fragrant and well pleasing as the cloud of incense, and the other, in conjunction with it, be prevalent as the minchah, or evening oblation.
Proverbs 15:8 The sacrifice of the wicked [is] an abomination to the LORD: but the prayer of the upright [is] his delight.

set forth:
Heb. directed,
Psalms 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.

as incense:

Exodus 30:7-9 And Aaron shall burn thereon sweet incense every morning: when he dresseth the lamps, he shall burn incense upon it. ... Ye shall offer no strange incense thereon, nor burnt sacrifice, nor meat offering; neither shall ye pour drink offering thereon.
Exodus 30:34-38 And the LORD said unto Moses, Take unto thee sweet spices, stacte, and onycha, and galbanum; [these] sweet spices with pure frankincense: of each shall there be a like [weight]: ... Whosoever shall make like unto that, to smell thereto, shall even be cut off from his people.
Leviticus 10:1-2 And Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, took either of them his censer, and put fire therein, and put incense thereon, and offered strange fire before the LORD, which he commanded them not. ... And there went out fire from the LORD, and devoured them, and they died before the LORD.
Leviticus 16:11-13 And Aaron shall bring the bullock of the sin offering, which [is] for himself, and shall make an atonement for himself, and for his house, and shall kill the bullock of the sin offering which [is] for himself: ... And he shall put the incense upon the fire before the LORD, that the cloud of the incense may cover the mercy seat that [is] upon the testimony, that he die not:
Numbers 16:35 And there came out a fire from the LORD, and consumed the two hundred and fifty men that offered incense.
Numbers 16:46-48 And Moses said unto Aaron, Take a censer, and put fire therein from off the altar, and put on incense, and go quickly unto the congregation, and make an atonement for them: for there is wrath gone out from the LORD; the plague is begun. ... And he stood between the dead and the living; and the plague was stayed.
Malachi 1:11 For from the rising of the sun even unto the going down of the same my name [shall be] great among the Gentiles; and in every place incense [shall be] offered unto my name, and a pure offering: for my name [shall be] great among the heathen, saith the LORD of hosts.
Luke 1:9-10 According to the custom of the priest's office, his lot was to burn incense when he went into the temple of the Lord. ... And the whole multitude of the people were praying without at the time of incense.
Revelation 5:8 And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four [and] twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints.
Revelation 8:3-4 And another angel came and stood at the altar, having a golden censer; and there was given unto him much incense, that he should offer [it] with the prayers of all saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne. ... And the smoke of the incense, [which came] with the prayers of the saints, ascended up before God out of the angel's hand.

the lifting:

Psalms 28:2 Hear the voice of my supplications, when I cry unto thee, when I lift up my hands toward thy holy oracle.
Psalms 63:4 Thus will I bless thee while I live: I will lift up my hands in thy name.
Psalms 134:2 Lift up your hands [in] the sanctuary, and bless the LORD.
1 Timothy 2:8 I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting.

the evening:

Exodus 29:39 The one lamb thou shalt offer in the morning; and the other lamb thou shalt offer at even:
Exodus 29:42 [This shall be] a continual burnt offering throughout your generations [at] the door of the tabernacle of the congregation before the LORD: where I will meet you, to speak there unto thee.
1 Kings 18:36 And it came to pass at [the time of] the offering of the [evening] sacrifice, that Elijah the prophet came near, and said, LORD God of Abraham, Isaac, and of Israel, let it be known this day that thou [art] God in Israel, and [that] I [am] thy servant, and [that] I have done all these things at thy word.
Ezra 9:4 Then were assembled unto me every one that trembled at the words of the God of Israel, because of the transgression of those that had been carried away; and I sat astonied until the evening sacrifice.
Daniel 9:21 Yea, whiles I [was] speaking in prayer, even the man Gabriel, whom I had seen in the vision at the beginning, being caused to fly swiftly, touched me about the time of the evening oblation.
Acts 3:1 Now Peter and John went up together into the temple at the hour of prayer, [being] the ninth [hour].
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Ex 29:39, 42; 30:7, 34. Lv 10:1; 16:11. Nu 16:35, 46. 1K 18:36. Ezr 9:4. Ps 5:3; 28:2; 63:4; 134:2. Pv 15:8. Dn 9:21. Mal 1:11. Lk 1:9. Ac 3:1. 1Ti 2:8. Rv 5:8; 8:3.

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