New International Version
My roots will reach to the water, and the dew will lie all night on my branches.
King James Bible
My root was spread out by the waters, and the dew lay all night upon my branch.
Darby Bible Translation
My root shall be spread out to the waters, and the dew will lie all night on my branch;
World English Bible
My root is spread out to the waters. The dew lies all night on my branch.
Young's Literal Translation
My root is open unto the waters, And dew doth lodge on my branch.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
My root was spread out by the waters - A metaphor taken from a healthy tree growing beside a rivulet where there is plenty of water; which in consequence flourishes in all seasons; its leaf does not wither, nor its fruit fall off. See Psalm 1:3; Jeremiah 17:8.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
spread out. Heb. opened
LibraryComfort for the Desponding
At once to the subject. A complaint; its cause and cure; and then close up with an exhortation to stir up your pure minds, if you are in such a position. I. First, there is a COMPLAINT. How many a Christian looks on the past with pleasure, on the future with dread, and on the present with sorrow! There are many who look back upon the days that they have passed in the fear of the Lord as being the sweetest and the best they have ever had, but as to the present, it is clad in a sable garb of gloom …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 1: 1855
The Case of the Christian under the Hiding of God's Face.
No Sorrow Like Messiah's Sorrow
"I thought, 'I will die in my own house, my days as numerous as the grains of sand.
They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit."
I will be like the dew to Israel; he will blossom like a lily. Like a cedar of Lebanon he will send down his roots;
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