Psalms 119:147

147 I rise before dawn and cry out for help; I put my hope in Your word.

Psalms 119:147 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 119:147

I prevented the dawning of the morning, and cried
That is, he awoke and got up, and prayed, before the day broke, the morning looked forth, or the sun arose: he was early as well as earnest in his supplications to God; see ( Psalms 5:3 ) ( 55:17 ) ; as Christ, his antitype, rose early in the morning, a great while before day, and went out to a solitary place, and prayed, ( Mark 1:35 ) ;

I hoped in thy word;
which is a great encouragement to prayer, the grace of hope itself is, though a man can only put his mouth in the dust, if so be there may be hope; and especially when it is grounded on the word of promise, that God will hear and answer his people, when they call upon him in a time of trouble: and particularly hope in Christ, the essential Word, is a great encouragement; many encouraging arguments to prayer are taken from the person, office, advocacy, and mediation of Jesus Christ, ( Hebrews 4:14 Hebrews 4:16 ) ( 10:19-23 ) .

Psalms 119:147 In-Context

145 I call with all my heart; answer me, Lord. I will obey Your statutes.
146 I call to You; save me, and I will keep Your decrees.
147 I rise before dawn and cry out for help; I put my hope in Your word.
148 I am awake through each watch of the night to meditate on Your promise.
149 In keeping with Your faithful love, hear my voice. Lord, give me life, in keeping with Your justice.
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