Psalm 73:26
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New International Version
My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

New Living Translation
My health may fail, and my spirit may grow weak, but God remains the strength of my heart; he is mine forever.

English Standard Version
My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

New American Standard Bible
My flesh and my heart may fail, But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

King James Bible
My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart, my portion forever.

International Standard Version
My body and mind may fail, but God is my strength and my portion forever.

NET Bible
My flesh and my heart may grow weak, but God always protects my heart and gives me stability.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
My heart and my flesh fail; the strength of my heart and my portion is in God for eternity.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
My body and mind may waste away, but God remains the foundation of my life and my inheritance forever.

Jubilee Bible 2000
My flesh and my heart fail; the strength of my heart is that God is my portion for ever.

King James 2000 Bible
My flesh and my heart fails: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion forever.

American King James Version
My flesh and my heart fails: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.

American Standard Version
My flesh and my heart faileth; But God is the strength of my heart and my portion for ever.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For thee my flesh and my heart hath fainted away: thou art the God of my heart, and the God that is my portion for ever.

Darby Bible Translation
My flesh and my heart faileth: God is the rock of my heart and my portion for ever.

English Revised Version
My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart and my portion for ever.

Webster's Bible Translation
My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.

World English Bible
My flesh and my heart fails, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

Young's Literal Translation
Consumed hath been my flesh and my heart, The rock of my heart and my portion is God to the age.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

73:21-28 God would not suffer his people to be tempted, if his grace were not sufficient, not only to save them from harm, but to make them gainers by it. This temptation, the working of envy and discontent, is very painful. In reflecting upon it, the psalmist owns it was his folly and ignorance thus to vex himself. If good men, at any time, through the surprise and strength of temptation, think, or speak, or act amiss, they will reflect upon it with sorrow and shame. We must ascribe our safety in temptation, and our victory, not to our own wisdom, but to the gracious presence of God with us, and Christ's intercession for us. All who commit themselves to God, shall be guided with the counsel both of his word and of his Spirit, the best counsellors here, and shall be received to his glory in another world; the believing hopes and prospects of which will reconcile us to all dark providences. And the psalmist was hereby quickened to cleave the closer to God. Heaven itself could not make us happy without the presence and love of our God. The world and all its glory vanishes. The body will fail by sickness, age, and death; when the flesh fails, the conduct, courage, and comfort fail. But Christ Jesus, our Lord, offers to be all in all to every poor sinner, who renounces all other portions and confidences. By sin we are all far from God. And a profession Christ, if we go on in sin, will increase our condemnation. May we draw near, and keep near, to our God, by faith and prayer, and find it good to do so. Those that with an upright heart put their trust in God, shall never want matter for thanksgiving to him. Blessed Lord, who hast so graciously promised to become our portion in the next world, prevent us from choosing any other in this.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 26. - My flesh and my heart faileth. The meaning is, "Though my flesh and my heart fail utterly, though my whole corporeal and animal nature fade away and come to nothing, yet something in the nature of a heart - the true 'I,' consciousness, will remain, and will be upheld by God." God is the Strength of my heart, and my Portion forever. "A strong assertion of personal immortality" (Cook). "This is the mysticism of faith; we are on the verge of St. Paul's conception of the πνεῦμα, the organ of life in God" (Cheyne).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

My flesh and my heart faileth,.... Either through vehement desires of communion with God deferred, see Psalm 84:2 or through afflictive dispensations of Providence, being smitten and chastened continually, Psalm 73:14, or through inward trials and exercises, by reason of indwelling sin, temptations, and desertions: or rather the words are expressive of the body being emaciated by sickness and diseases; and the heart fainting through fear of death, or rather failing at it, being at the point of death; the heart being, as philosophers say, the first that lives, and the last that dies:

but God is the strength of my heart, or "the rock of my heart" (h); when overwhelmed with distress through outward trouble, or in the lowest condition with respect to spiritual things; when grace is weak, corruptions strong, temptations prevail, and afflictions are many; then does the Lord support and sustain his people, and strengthens them with strength in their souls; and in the moment of death, by showing them that its sting is taken away, and its curse removed; that their souls are going to their Lord, and about to enter into his joy; and that their bodies will rise again glorious and incorruptible:

and my portion for ever; both in life and at death, and to all eternity; this is a very large portion indeed; such who have it inherit all things; yea, it is immense and inconceivable; it is a soul satisfying one, and is safe and secure; it can never be taken away, nor can it be spent; it will last always; see Psalm 142:5.

(h) "rupes cordis mei", Montanus, Musculus, Piscator, Cocceius, "petra cordis mei", Tigurine version, Gejerus, Michaelis; so Ainsworth.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

26. strength—literally, "rock" (Ps 18:2).

portion—(Ps 16:5; La 3:24).

Psalm 73:26 Additional Commentaries
Context
Surely God is Good to Israel
25Whom have I in heaven but You? And besides You, I desire nothing on earth. 26My flesh and my heart may fail, But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. 27For, behold, those who are far from You will perish; You have destroyed all those who are unfaithful to You.…
Cross References
Job 19:27
I myself will see him with my own eyes--I, and not another. How my heart yearns within me!

Psalm 16:5
LORD, you alone are my portion and my cup; you make my lot secure.

Psalm 22:14
I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint. My heart has turned to wax; it has melted within me.

Psalm 38:10
My heart pounds, my strength fails me; even the light has gone from my eyes.

Psalm 40:12
For troubles without number surround me; my sins have overtaken me, and I cannot see. They are more than the hairs of my head, and my heart fails within me.

Psalm 84:2
My soul yearns, even faints, for the courts of the LORD; my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God.

Psalm 119:81
My soul faints with longing for your salvation, but I have put my hope in your word.

Psalm 142:5
I cry to you, LORD; I say, "You are my refuge, my portion in the land of the living."

Psalm 143:7
Answer me quickly, LORD; my spirit fails. Do not hide your face from me or I will be like those who go down to the pit.

Jeremiah 10:16
He who is the Portion of Jacob is not like these, for he is the Maker of all things, including Israel, the people of his inheritance-- the LORD Almighty is his name.

Jeremiah 51:19
He who is the Portion of Jacob is not like these, for he is the Maker of all things, including the people of his inheritance-- the LORD Almighty is his name.

Lamentations 3:24
I say to myself, "The LORD is my portion; therefore I will wait for him."
Treasury of Scripture

My flesh and my heart fails: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.

flesh

Psalm 63:1 O God, you are my God; early will I seek you: my soul thirsts for …

Psalm 84:2 My soul longs, yes, even faints for the courts of the LORD: my heart …

Psalm 119:81,82 My soul faints for your salvation: but I hope in your word…

Job 13:15 Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him: but I will maintain my …

2 Corinthians 4:8-10,16-18 We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, …

Philippians 1:21 For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.

2 Timothy 4:6-8 For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand…

2 Peter 1:14 Knowing that shortly I must put off this my tabernacle, even as our …

but

Psalm 18:2 The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my …

Psalm 27:14 Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your …

Psalm 138:3 In the day when I cried you answered me, and strengthened me with …

Isaiah 40:29-31 He gives power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increases …

2 Corinthians 12:9,10 And he said to me, My grace is sufficient for you: for my strength …

strength. Heb. rock.
portion

Psalm 16:5,6 The LORD is the portion of my inheritance and of my cup: you maintain my lot…

Psalm 119:57 You are my portion, O LORD: I have said that I would keep your words.

Psalm 142:5 I cried to you, O LORD: I said, You are my refuge and my portion …

Lamentations 3:24 The LORD is my portion, said my soul; therefore will I hope in him.

Revelation 21:3,4,7 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle …

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