Psalm 119:136
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New International Version
Streams of tears flow from my eyes, for your law is not obeyed.

New Living Translation
Rivers of tears gush from my eyes because people disobey your instructions.

English Standard Version
My eyes shed streams of tears, because people do not keep your law.

New American Standard Bible
My eyes shed streams of water, Because they do not keep Your law. Tsadhe.

King James Bible
Rivers of waters run down mine eyes, because they keep not thy law.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
My eyes pour out streams of tears because people do not follow Your instruction.

International Standard Version
My eyes shed rivers of tears, when others do not obey your instruction.

NET Bible
Tears stream down from my eyes, because people do not keep your law.

New Heart English Bible
Streams of tears run down my eyes, because they do not observe your Law.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Streams of water ran from my eyes because they do not keep your Law.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Streams of tears flow from my eyes because others do not follow your teachings.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Mine eyes run down with rivers of water, Because they observe not Thy law.

New American Standard 1977
My eyes shed streams of water,
            Because they do not keep Thy law.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Rivers of waters ran down my eyes because they did not keep thy law.

King James 2000 Bible
Rivers of waters run down my eyes, because they keep not your law.

American King James Version
Rivers of waters run down my eyes, because they keep not your law.

American Standard Version
Streams of water run down mine eyes, Because they observe not thy law.

Douay-Rheims Bible
My eyes have sent forth springs of water: because they have not kept thy law.

Darby Bible Translation
Mine eyes run down with streams of water, because they keep not thy law.

English Revised Version
Mine eyes run down with rivers of water, because they observe not thy law.

Webster's Bible Translation
Rivers of waters run down my eyes, because they keep not thy law.

World English Bible
Streams of tears run down my eyes, because they don't observe your law. TZADI

Young's Literal Translation
Rivulets of waters have come down mine eyes, Because they have not kept Thy law!
Study Bible
Thy Word
135Make Your face shine upon Your servant, And teach me Your statutes. 136My eyes shed streams of water, Because they do not keep Your law. Tsadhe. 137Righteous are You, O LORD, And upright are Your judgments.…
Cross References
Psalm 119:158
I behold the treacherous and loathe them, Because they do not keep Your word.

Jeremiah 9:1
Oh that my head were waters And my eyes a fountain of tears, That I might weep day and night For the slain of the daughter of my people!

Jeremiah 9:18
"Let them make haste and take up a wailing for us, That our eyes may shed tears And our eyelids flow with water.

Jeremiah 13:17
But if you will not listen to it, My soul will sob in secret for such pride; And my eyes will bitterly weep And flow down with tears, Because the flock of the LORD has been taken captive.

Jeremiah 14:17
"You will say this word to them, 'Let my eyes flow down with tears night and day, And let them not cease; For the virgin daughter of my people has been crushed with a mighty blow, With a sorely infected wound.

Jeremiah 44:23
"Because you have burned sacrifices and have sinned against the LORD and not obeyed the voice of the LORD or walked in His law, His statutes or His testimonies, therefore this calamity has befallen you, as it has this day."

Lamentations 2:18
Their heart cried out to the Lord, "O wall of the daughter of Zion, Let your tears run down like a river day and night; Give yourself no relief, Let your eyes have no rest.

Lamentations 3:48
My eyes run down with streams of water Because of the destruction of the daughter of my people.

Ezekiel 9:4
The LORD said to him, "Go through the midst of the city, even through the midst of Jerusalem, and put a mark on the foreheads of the men who sigh and groan over all the abominations which are being committed in its midst."
Treasury of Scripture

Rivers of waters run down my eyes, because they keep not your law.

Psalm 119:53,158 Horror has taken hold on me because of the wicked that forsake your law…

1 Samuel 15:11 It repents me that I have set up Saul to be king: for he is turned …

Jeremiah 9:1,18 Oh that my head were waters, and my eyes a fountain of tears…

Jeremiah 13:17 But if you will not hear it, my soul shall weep in secret places …

Jeremiah 14:17 Therefore you shall say this word to them; Let my eyes run down with …

Ezekiel 9:4 And the LORD said to him, Go through the middle of the city, through …

Luke 19:41 And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it,

Romans 9:2,3 That I have great heaviness and continual sorrow in my heart…

Verse 136. - Rivers of water s run down mine eyes; literally, mine eyes run down [with] rivers of water (comp. Lamentations 3:48; and see also Jeremiah 9:1; Jeremiah 14:17). Because they keep not thy Law (comp. ver. 53). Rivers of waters run down mine eyes,.... That is, "out of" them; as the Syriac version: or, "mine eyes let down rivers of waters" (t); see Lamentations 3:48; that is, an abundance of tears, which flowed like a river; an hyperbolical expression, setting forth the excessiveness of grief. The reason follows,

because they keep not thy law; the persons are not mentioned, but must be understood of wicked men; whose open and impudent transgression of the law in innumerable instances, and in the most flagrant manner, gave the psalmist great distress, as it does all good men; because the law of God is despised, his authority is trampled on, his name is dishonoured, and he has not the glory which is due unto him. The gloss of Arama is,

"because Adam and Eve kept not thy law;''

which transgression brought ruin on all mankind. The Septuagint and Arabic versions very wrongly read, "because I have not kept thy law": as if his grief was on account of his own sins: and so Kimchi indeed interprets it; and both he and Ben Melech by "they" understand his eyes, from whence his tears flowed in such abundance; because they were the caterers for sin, and the cause and occasion of the transgressions of the law of God by him: and this sense is made mention of by Aben Ezra.

(t) "oculi mei deduxerunt", V. L. "rivos aquarum demittunt oculi mei", Gejerus. 136. Zealous himself to keep God's law, he is deeply afflicted when others violate it (compare Ps 119:53). Literally, "Mine eyes come down (dissolved) like water brooks" (La 3:48; Jer 9:1).

because, etc.—(Compare Eze 9:4; Jer 13:17).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.
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