Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

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

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;

Darby Translation

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

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 must I struggle in my soul at night and have sorrow in my heart during the day? How long will my enemy rise up against me? 3 Look at me! Answer me, LORD, my God! Give light to my eyes! Otherwise, I will sleep in death; 4 Otherwise, my enemy will say, "I have overcome him;" Otherwise, my persecutor will rejoice when I am shaken.


Cross References

Ezra 9:8

Though now, for a moment, grace has been shown from the LORD our God, leaving a few survivors to escape, and providing us a secure hold in his Holy Place, so that our God might enlighten us and give us relief from our servitude.

Jeremiah 51:39

When they're excited I'll serve them their banquet, and make them drunk until they're merry. They'll sleep forever and won't wake up," declares the LORD.

1 Samuel 14:27

But Jonathan had not heard that his father had required the army to swear an oath, so he stretched out the end of the staff that was in his hand and dipped it in the honeycomb. He brought it back to his mouth and his eyes brightened.

1 Samuel 14:29

Jonathan said, "My father has troubled the land. See how my eyes have brightened because I tasted a little of this honey.

Psalm 5:1

LORD, listen to my words, consider my groaning.

Psalm 18:28

For you, LORD, make my lamp shine; my God enlightens my darkness.

Psalm 119:153

Look on my misery, and rescue me, for I do not ignore your instruction.

Psalm 9:13

Be gracious to me, LORD, take note of my affliction, because of those who hate me. You snatch me away from the gates of death,

Psalm 25:19

Look how many enemies I have gained! They hate me with a vicious hatred.

Psalm 31:7

I will rejoice and be glad in your gracious love, for you see my affliction and take note that my soul is distressed.

Jeremiah 51:57

I'll make their leaders, their wise men, their governors, their deputies, and their warriors drunk so that they sleep forever and don't wake up," declares the King whose name is the LORD of the Heavenly Armies.

Lamentations 5:1

LORD, remember what has happened to us. Pay attention, and look at our shame!

Luke 2:32

a light that will reveal salvation to unbelievers and bring glory to your people Israel."

Ephesians 5:14

for the light is making everything visible. That is why it says, "Wake up, sleeper! Arise from the dead, and the Messiah will shine on you.''

Revelation 21:23

The city doesn't need any sun or moon to give it light, because the glory of God gave it light, and the lamb was its lamp.

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