Psalm 51:15

15 Open my lips, Lord, and my mouth will declare your praise.

Read Psalm 51:15 Using Other Translations

O Lord, open thou my lips; and my mouth shall shew forth thy praise.
O Lord, open my lips, and my mouth will declare your praise.
Unseal my lips, O Lord, that my mouth may praise you.

What does Psalm 51:15 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Psalms 51:15

O Lord, open thou my lips
The Targum adds, "in the late"; which were shut with a sense of sin, with shame of it, and sorrow for it; and though they were in some measure opened in prayer to God for the forgiveness of it, as appears by various petitions in this psalm, yet he still wanted a free spirit and boldness at the throne of grace, which the believer has when his heart is sprinkled from an evil conscience by the blood of Christ; and especially his lips were shut as to praise and thanksgiving; the guilt of sin had sealed up his lips, that he could not sing the praises of God as he had formerly done; and only a discovery of pardoning grace could open them, and for this he prays:

and my mouth shall show forth thy praise:
the praise of his mercy, grace, goodness, truth, and faithfulness, in psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs; see ( Psalms 103:1-3 ) .

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