New American Standard Bible
My soul languishes for Your salvation; I wait for Your word.
King James Bible
CAPH. My soul fainteth for thy salvation: but I hope in thy word.
Darby Bible Translation
CAPH. My soul fainteth for thy salvation; I hope in thy word.
World English Bible
My soul faints for your salvation. I hope in your word.
Young's Literal Translation
Kaph. Consumed for Thy salvation hath been my soul, For Thy word I have hoped.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
My soul fainteth for thy salvation - The new division of the psalm, which begins here, is indicated by the Hebrew letter Kaph (כ k), equivalent to "k" or "c" (hard). The word here rendered "fainteth" is the same that in Psalm 73:26 is translated "faileth": "My flesh and my heart faileth." The idea is, that his strength gave way; he had such an intense desire for salvation that he became weak and powerless. Any strong emotion may thus prostrate us; and the love of God - the desire of his favor - the longing for heaven - may be so intense as to produce this result.
I hope in thy word - I trust in thy promises, and am sustained. My powers, which would otherwise wholly fail, are upheld by thy word, and on that I rely. See Psalm 119:74.
LibraryA Cleansed Way
Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed thereto according to Thy word.'--PSALM cxix. 9. There are many questions about the future with which it is natural for you young people to occupy yourselves; but I am afraid that the most of you ask more anxiously 'How shall I make my way?' than 'How shall I cleanse it?' It is needful carefully to ponder the questions: 'How shall I get on in the world--be happy, fortunate?' and the like, and I suppose that that is the consideration …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
May the Fourth a Healthy Palate
The Christian Described
Excursus on the Choir Offices of the Early Church.
My flesh and my heart may fail, But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.
My soul longed and even yearned for the courts of the LORD; My heart and my flesh sing for joy to the living God.
And do not take the word of truth utterly out of my mouth, For I wait for Your ordinances.
I hope for Your salvation, O LORD, And do Your commandments.
I wait for the LORD, my soul does wait, And in His word do I hope.
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