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Psalms 51:15 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— O Lord, open thou my lips; And my mouth shall show forth thy praise.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— O Lord, open thou my lips; and my mouth shall shew forth thy praise.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— O Lord, open my lips, That my mouth may declare Your praise.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— O Lord, open thou my lips; and my mouth shall show forth thy praise.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Lord, open my lips, and my mouth shall declare thy praise.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— O My Lord! my lips, wilt thou open, And, my mouth, shall declare thy praise.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— O Lord, my lips thou dost open, And my mouth declareth Thy praise.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— O Lord, thou wilt open my lips: and my mouth shall declare thy praise.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— O Lord open thou my lips, and my mouth shall shew foorth thy praise.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— O Lord, thou shalt open my lips; and my mouth shall declare thy praise.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— O Yahweh, open thou my lips; and my mouth shall shew forth thy praise.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
O Yhw יָהוֶה, 136
{0136} Prime
An emphatic form of H0113; the Lord (used as a proper name of God only).
open 6605
{6605} Prime
A primitive root; to open wide (literally or figuratively); specifically to loosen, begin, plough, carve.
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
thou my lips; 8193
{8193} Prime
(The second form is in dual and plural); Probably from H5595 or H8192 through the idea of termination (compare H5490); the lip (as a natural boundary); by implication language; by analogy a margin (of a vessel, water, cloth, etc.).
and my mouth 6310
{6310} Prime
From H6284; the mouth (as the means of blowing), whether literally or figuratively (particularly speech); specifically edge, portion or side; adverbially (with preposition) according to.
shall shew forth 5046
{5046} Prime
A primitive root; properly to front, that is, stand boldly out opposite; by implication (causatively), to manifest; figuratively to announce (always by word of mouth to one present); specifically to expose, predict, explain, praise.
<8686> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 4046
thy praise. 8416
{8416} Prime
From H1984; laudation; specifically (concretely) a hymn.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Psalms 51:15

_ _ open ... lips — by removing my sense of guilt.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 51:14-19.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Psalms 51:15

My lips — Which are shut with shame and grief.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Psalms 51:15

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

(n) By giving me opportunity to praise you, when you will forgive my sins.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
O Lord:

Genesis 44:16 And Judah said, What shall we say unto my lord? what shall we speak? or how shall we clear ourselves? God hath found out the iniquity of thy servants: behold, we [are] my lord's servants, both we, and [he] also with whom the cup is found.
1 Samuel 2:9 He will keep the feet of his saints, and the wicked shall be silent in darkness; for by strength shall no man prevail.
Ezekiel 16:63 That thou mayest remember, and be confounded, and never open thy mouth any more because of thy shame, when I am pacified toward thee for all that thou hast done, saith the Lord GOD.
Matthew 22:12 And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless.
Romans 3:19 Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God.


Exodus 4:11 And the LORD said unto him, Who hath made man's mouth? or who maketh the dumb, or deaf, or the seeing, or the blind? have not I the LORD?
Ezekiel 3:27 But when I speak with thee, I will open thy mouth, and thou shalt say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; He that heareth, let him hear; and he that forbeareth, let him forbear: for they [are] a rebellious house.
Ezekiel 29:21 In that day will I cause the horn of the house of Israel to bud forth, and I will give thee the opening of the mouth in the midst of them; and they shall know that I [am] the LORD.
Mark 7:34 And looking up to heaven, he sighed, and saith unto him, Ephphatha, that is, Be opened.


Psalms 63:3-5 Because thy lovingkindness [is] better than life, my lips shall praise thee. ... My soul shall be satisfied as [with] marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise [thee] with joyful lips:
Psalms 119:13 With my lips have I declared all the judgments of thy mouth.
Hebrews 13:15 By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of [our] lips giving thanks to his name.
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Gn 44:16. Ex 4:11. 1S 2:9. Ps 63:3; 119:13. Ezk 3:27; 16:63; 29:21. Mt 22:12. Mk 7:34. Ro 3:19. He 13:15.

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