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

Other Translations of Psalm 51:15

New International Version

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

English Standard Version

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

The Message

15 Unbutton my lips, dear God; I'll let loose with your praise.

New King James Version

15 O Lord, open my lips, And my mouth shall show forth Your praise.

New Living Translation

15 Unseal my lips, O Lord, that my mouth may praise you.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Psalm 51:15

Commentary on Psalm 51:7-15

(Read Psalm 51:7-15)

Purge me with hyssop, with the blood of Christ applied to my soul by a lively faith, as the water of purification was sprinkled with a bunch of hyssop. The blood of Christ is called the blood of sprinkling, Galatians 5:1. It is the Spirit of adoption spoken to the heart. Those to whom God is the God of salvation, he will deliver from guilt; for the salvation he is the God of, is salvation from sin. We may therefore plead with him, Lord, thou art the God of my salvation, therefore deliver me from the dominion of sin. And when the lips are opened, what should they speak but the praises of God for his forgiving mercy?