Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

Consider, answer me, O Jehovah my God! lighten mine eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death;

New American Standard Bible

Consider and answer me, O LORD my God; Enlighten my eyes, or I will sleep the sleep of death,

King James Version

Consider and hear me, O LORD my God: lighten mine eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death;

Holman Bible

Consider me and answer, Lord my God.
Restore brightness to my eyes;
otherwise, I will sleep in death.

International Standard Version

Look at me! Answer me, LORD, my God! Give light to my eyes! Otherwise, I will sleep in death;

A Conservative Version

Consider [and] answer me, O LORD my God. Lighten my eyes, lest I sleep the death,

American Standard Version

Consider and answer me, O Jehovah my God: Lighten mine eyes, lest I sleep the'sleep of death;

Amplified

Consider and answer me, O Lord my God; lighten the eyes [of my faith to behold Your face in the pitchlike darkness], lest I sleep the sleep of death,

Bible in Basic English

Let my voice come before you, and give me an answer, O Lord my God; let your light be shining on me, so that the sleep of death may not overtake me;

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Consider and hear me, O LORD my God: lighten mine eyes lest I sleep the sleep of death,

Julia Smith Translation

How long shall I put counsels in my soul, grief in my heart the day? how long shall mine enemy rise up against me?

King James 2000

Consider and hear me, O LORD my God: lighten my eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death;

Lexham Expanded Bible

Consider [and] answer me, O Yahweh my God. Give light to my eyes lest I sleep [the sleep of] death,

Modern King James verseion

Look! Answer me, O Jehovah my God; enlighten my eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death,

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Consider, and hear me, O LORD my God. Lighten mine eyes, that I sleep not in death,

NET Bible

Look at me! Answer me, O Lord my God! Revive me, or else I will die!

New Heart English Bible

Behold, and answer me, LORD, my God. Give light to my eyes, lest I sleep in death;

The Emphasized Bible

Have regard! answer me O Yahweh my God, - Light up mine eyes, lest I sleep on into death:

Webster

Consider and hear me, O LORD my God: lighten my eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death;

World English Bible

Behold, and answer me, Yahweh, my God. Give light to my eyes, lest I sleep in death;

Youngs Literal Translation

Look attentively; Answer me, O Jehovah, my God, Enlighten mine eyes, lest I sleep in death,

References

Fausets

Hastings

Context Readings

A Plea For Deliverance

2 How long shall I take counsel in my soul, with sorrow in my heart daily? how long shall mine enemy be exalted over me? 3 Consider, answer me, O Jehovah my God! lighten mine eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death; 4 Lest mine enemy say, I have prevailed against him! lest mine adversaries be joyful when I am moved.


Cross References

Ezra 9:8

And now for a little space there hath been favour from Jehovah our God, to leave us a remnant to escape, and to give us a nail in his holy place, that our God may lighten our eyes, and give us a little reviving in our bondage.

Jeremiah 51:39

When they are heated, I will prepare their drink, and I will make them drunken, that they may exult, and sleep a perpetual sleep, and not wake, saith Jehovah.

1 Samuel 14:27

But Jonathan had not heard when his father adjured the people; and he put forth the end of his staff which was in his hand, and dipped it in the honeycomb, and put his hand to his mouth, and his eyes became bright.

1 Samuel 14:29

And Jonathan said, My father has troubled the land: see, I pray you, that mine eyes are bright, because I tasted a little of this honey.

Psalm 5:1

{To the chief Musician. Upon Nehiloth. A Psalm of David.} Give ear to my words, O Jehovah; consider my meditation.

Psalm 18:28

For it is thou that makest my lamp to shine: Jehovah my God enlighteneth my darkness.

Psalm 119:153

RESH. See mine affliction, and deliver me; for I have not forgotten thy law.

Psalm 9:13

Be gracious unto me, O Jehovah; consider mine affliction from them that hate me, lifting me up from the gates of death:

Psalm 25:19

Consider mine enemies, for they are many, and they hate me with cruel hatred.

Psalm 31:7

I will be glad and rejoice in thy loving-kindness, for thou hast seen mine affliction; thou hast known the troubles of my soul,

Jeremiah 51:57

And I will make drunk her princes, and her wise men, her governors, and her rulers, and her mighty men; and they shall sleep a perpetual sleep, and not wake, saith the King, whose name is Jehovah of hosts.

Lamentations 5:1

Remember, O Jehovah, what is come upon us; consider, and see our reproach.

Luke 2:32

a light for revelation of the Gentiles and the glory of thy people Israel.

Ephesians 5:14

Wherefore he says, Wake up, thou that sleepest, and arise up from among the dead, and the Christ shall shine upon thee.

Revelation 21:23

And the city has no need of the sun nor of the moon, that they should shine for it; for the glory of God has enlightened it, and the lamp thereof is the Lamb.

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