Psalm 119:131
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New International Version
I open my mouth and pant, longing for your commands.

New Living Translation
I pant with expectation, longing for your commands.

English Standard Version
I open my mouth and pant, because I long for your commandments.

New American Standard Bible
I opened my mouth wide and panted, For I longed for Your commandments.

King James Bible
I opened my mouth, and panted: for I longed for thy commandments.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I open my mouth and pant because I long for Your commands.

International Standard Version
I open my mouth and pant as I long for your commands.

NET Bible
I open my mouth and pant, because I long for your commands.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
I opened my mouth and I inhaled The Spirit, and I have awaited your salvation.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I open my mouth and pant because I long for your commandments.

Jubilee Bible 2000
I opened my mouth and panted; for I longed for thy commandments.

King James 2000 Bible
I opened my mouth, and panted: for I longed for your commandments.

American King James Version
I opened my mouth, and panted: for I longed for your commandments.

American Standard Version
I opened wide my mouth, and panted; For I longed for thy commandments.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I opened my mouth and panted: because I longed for thy commandments.

Darby Bible Translation
I opened my mouth wide and panted; for I longed for thy commandments.

English Revised Version
I opened wide my mouth, and panted; for I longed for thy commandments.

Webster's Bible Translation
I opened my mouth, and panted: for I longed for thy commandments.

World English Bible
I opened my mouth wide and panted, for I longed for your commandments.

Young's Literal Translation
My mouth I have opened, yea, I pant, For, for Thy commands I have longed.
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

119:129-136 The wonders of redeeming love will fix the heart in adoration of them. The Scriptures show us what we were, what we are, and what we shall be. They show us the mercy and the justice of the Lord, the joys of heaven, and the pains of hell. Thus they give to the simple, in a few days, understanding of those matters, which philosophers for ages sought in vain. The believer, wearied with the cares of life and his conflicts with sin, pants for the consolations conveyed to him by means of the sacred word. And every one may pray, Look thou upon me, and be merciful unto me as thou usest to do unto those that love thy name. We must beg that the Holy Spirit would order our steps. The dominion of sin is to be dreaded and prayed against by every one. The oppression of men is often more than flesh and blood can bear; and He who knoweth our frame, will not refuse to remove it in answer to the prayers of his people. Whatever obscurity may appear as to the faith of the Old Testament believers, their confidence at the throne of grace can only be explained by their having obtained more distinct views of gospel privileges, through the sacrifices and services of their law, than is generally imagined. Go to the same place, plead the name and merits of Jesus, and you will not, you cannot plead in vain. Commonly, where there is a gracious heart, there is a weeping eye. Accept, O Lord, the tears our blessed Redeemer shed in the days of his flesh, for us who should weep for our brethren or ourselves.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 131. - I opened my mouth, and panted (comp. Psalm 38:10). The idea intended to be expressed is that of earnest and eager desire. For I longed for thy commandments (see vers. 20, 40).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

I opened my mouth, and panted,.... As a person out of breath does, through walking or running; he stops and pants, and opens his mouth, to draw in air to his relief: or as hungry and thirsty persons pant for food and drink, and open their mouths to receive it, before it can well be brought to them. So the psalmist panted after God, and communion with him; desired the sincere milk of the word; longed for the breasts of ordinances, and even fainted for the courts of the Lord, Psalm 42:1;

for I longed for thy commandments; for an opportunity of waiting upon God in the way of his duty; to hear his word, and attend his worship.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

131-135. An ardent desire (compare Ps 56:1, 2) for spiritual enlightening, establishment in a right course, deliverance from the wicked, and evidence of God's favor is expressed

I opened my mouth, and panted—as a traveller in a hot desert pants for the cooling breeze (Ps 63:1; 84:2).

Psalm 119:131 Additional Commentaries
Context
Thy Word
130The unfolding of Your words gives light; It gives understanding to the simple. 131I opened my mouth wide and panted, For I longed for Your commandments. 132Turn to me and be gracious to me, After Your manner with those who love Your name.…
Cross References
Job 29:23
They waited for me as for showers and drank in my words as the spring rain.

Psalm 42:1
For the director of music. A maskil of the Sons of Korah. As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God.

Psalm 81:10
I am the LORD your God, who brought you up out of Egypt. Open wide your mouth and I will fill it.

Psalm 119:20
My soul is consumed with longing for your laws at all times.
Treasury of Scripture

I opened my mouth, and panted: for I longed for your commandments.

opened

Psalm 119:20 My soul breaks for the longing that it has to your judgments at all times.

Psalm 42:1 As the hart pants after the water brooks, so pants my soul after you, O God.

Isaiah 26:8,9 Yes, in the way of your judgments, O LORD, have we waited for you; …

1 Peter 2:2 As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that you may …

I longed

Psalm 119:40,162,174 Behold, I have longed after your precepts: quicken me in your righteousness…

Hebrews 12:14 Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall …

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