Psalm 141:8
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New International Version
But my eyes are fixed on you, Sovereign LORD; in you I take refuge--do not give me over to death.

New Living Translation
I look to you for help, O Sovereign LORD. You are my refuge; don't let them kill me.

English Standard Version
But my eyes are toward you, O GOD, my Lord; in you I seek refuge; leave me not defenseless!

New American Standard Bible
For my eyes are toward You, O GOD, the Lord; In You I take refuge; do not leave me defenseless.

King James Bible
But mine eyes are unto thee, O GOD the Lord: in thee is my trust; leave not my soul destitute.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But my eyes look to You, Lord GOD. I seek refuge in You; do not let me die.

International Standard Version
Nevertheless, my eyes are on you, Lord GOD, as I seek protection in you. Don't leave me defenseless!

NET Bible
Surely I am looking to you, O sovereign LORD. In you I take shelter. Do not expose me to danger!

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And I have lifted my eyes up to you, Lord Jehovah, and I have trusted upon you; do not cast out my soul.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
My eyes look to you, LORD Almighty. I have taken refuge in you. Do not leave me defenseless.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Therefore mine eyes look unto thee, O GOD the Lord; in thee is my trust; leave not my soul destitute.

King James 2000 Bible
But my eyes are unto you, O GOD the Lord: in you is my trust; leave not my soul destitute.

American King James Version
But my eyes are to you, O GOD the Lord: in you is my trust; leave not my soul destitute.

American Standard Version
For mine eyes are unto thee, O Jehovah the Lord: In thee do I take refuge; leave not my soul destitute.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But o to thee, O Lord, Lord, are my eyes: in thee have I put my trust, take not away my soul.

Darby Bible Translation
For unto thee, Jehovah, Lord, are mine eyes; in thee do I trust: leave not my soul destitute.

English Revised Version
For mine eyes are unto thee, O GOD the Lord: in thee do I put my trust; leave not my soul destitute.

Webster's Bible Translation
But my eyes are to thee, O GOD the Lord: in thee is my trust; leave not my soul destitute.

World English Bible
For my eyes are on you, Yahweh, the Lord. In you, I take refuge. Don't leave my soul destitute.

Young's Literal Translation
But to Thee, O Jehovah, my Lord, are mine eyes, In Thee I have trusted, Make not bare my soul.
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

141:5-10 We should be ready to welcome the rebuke of our heavenly Father, and also the reproof of our brethren. It shall not break my head, if it may but help to break my heart: we must show that we take it kindly. Those who slighted the word of God before, will be glad of it when in affliction, for that opens the ear to instruction. When the world is bitter, the word is sweet. Let us lift our prayer unto God. Let us entreat him to rescue us from the snares of Satan, and of all the workers of iniquity. In language like this psalm, O Lord, would we entreat that our poor prayers should set forth our only hope, our only dependence on thee. Grant us thy grace, that we may be prepared for this employment, being clothed with thy righteousness, and having all the gifts of thy Spirit planted in our hearts.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 8. - But mine eyes are unto thee, O God the Lord. I, however, the psalmist says, do not despair - I look to thee, O Jehovah the Lord (comp. Psalm 40:7) - in thee is my trust; leave not my soul destitute. The last clause is, literally, pour not out my soul; i.e. destroy me not - do not spill my life on the ground (comp. Isaiah 53:12).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

But mine eyes are unto thee, O God the Lord,.... Not only the eyes of his body, lifted up to God in prayer, this being a prayer gesture, John 11:41; but the eyes of his mind, or understanding, especially the eyes of faith and love; for it is expressive of his affection to God, his holy confidence in him, and humble hope and expectation of good things from him, in this his time of distress: his eyes were to him and him only, both for temporal food for himself and his men; and for spiritual food, for all supplies of grace, for wisdom and direction, for strength and assistance, for protection and deliverance;

in thee is my trust; not in himself, nor in his friends, nor in any creature, prince or potentate, but in the Lord, as the God of nature, providence, and grace; to which he was encouraged by his lovingkindness to him; by the everlasting strength in him; by what he had done for others and for him in times past; by the provisions he has made in his covenant and promises for those that trust in him, who are of all men most happy;

leave not my soul destitute; of daily food, of help and assistance, of the presence, spirit, and grace of God; or "naked" (g), and defenceless, but let it be surrounded or protected by almighty power and grace; or "pour not out my soul" (h), that is, unto death; suffer me not to be taken by enemies and slain; see Isaiah 53:12. The Targum is,

"in the Word (of the Lord) I trust, do not empty my soul,''

or "evacuate" (i) it, as Aben Ezra; that is, out of his body; for he observes, that the soul fills the body.

(g) "ne nudes", Junius & Tremellius; so Piscator. (h) "Ne effandas", Pagninus, Montanus, Vatablus, Musculus. (i) "Ne evacues", Cocceius, Gejerus, Michaelis.



Psalm 141:8 Additional Commentaries
Context
Come to Me Quickly!
7As when one plows and breaks open the earth, Our bones have been scattered at the mouth of Sheol. 8For my eyes are toward You, O GOD, the Lord; In You I take refuge; do not leave me defenseless. 9Keep me from the jaws of the trap which they have set for me, And from the snares of those who do iniquity.…
Cross References
Psalm 2:12
Kiss his son, or he will be angry and your way will lead to your destruction, for his wrath can flare up in a moment. Blessed are all who take refuge in him.

Psalm 11:1
For the director of music. Of David. In the LORD I take refuge. How then can you say to me: "Flee like a bird to your mountain.

Psalm 25:15
My eyes are ever on the LORD, for only he will release my feet from the snare.

Psalm 27:9
Do not hide your face from me, do not turn your servant away in anger; you have been my helper. Do not reject me or forsake me, God my Savior.

Psalm 123:1
A song of ascents. I lift up my eyes to you, to you who sit enthroned in heaven.

Psalm 123:2
As the eyes of slaves look to the hand of their master, as the eyes of a female slave look to the hand of her mistress, so our eyes look to the LORD our God, till he shows us his mercy.
Treasury of Scripture

But my eyes are to you, O GOD the Lord: in you is my trust; leave not my soul destitute.

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Psalm 25:15 My eyes are ever toward the LORD; for he shall pluck my feet out of the net.

Psalm 123:1,2 To you lift I up my eyes, O you that dwell in the heavens…

2 Chronicles 20:12 O our God, will you not judge them? for we have no might against …

leave not my soul destitute. Heb. make not my soul bare

Psalm 25:16,17 Turn you to me, and have mercy on me; for I am desolate and afflicted…

Psalm 102:17 He will regard the prayer of the destitute, and not despise their prayer.

Psalm 143:3,4 For the enemy has persecuted my soul; he has smitten my life down …

Isaiah 41:17 When the poor and needy seek water, and there is none, and their …

John 14:18 I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.

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