New International Version
I open my mouth and pant, longing for your commands.
King James Bible
I opened my mouth, and panted: for I longed for thy commandments.
Darby Bible Translation
I opened my mouth wide and panted; for I longed for thy commandments.
World English Bible
I opened my mouth wide and panted, for I longed for your commandments.
Young's Literal Translation
My mouth I have opened, yea, I pant, For, for Thy commands I have longed.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
I opened my mouth, and panted - A metaphor taken from an animal exhausted in the chase. He runs, open-mouthed, to take in the cooling air; the heart beating high, and the muscular force nearly expended through fatigue. The psalmist sought for salvation, as he would run from a ferocious beast for his life. Nothing can show his earnestness in a stronger point of view.
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Page 1. Line 1. An empty book is like an infant's soul.' Here Traherne may possibly have had in his mind a passage in Bishop Earle's "Microcosmography." In delineating the character of a child, Earle says: "His soul is yet a white paper unscribbled with observations of the world, wherewith at length it becomes a blurred note-book," Page 14. Line 25. The entrance of his words. This sentence is from Psalm cxix. 130. Page 15. Last line of Med. 21. "Insatiableness." This word in Traherne's time was often …
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They waited for me as for showers and drank in my words as the spring rain.
For the director of music. A maskil of the Sons of Korah. As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God.
I am the LORD your God, who brought you up out of Egypt. Open wide your mouth and I will fill it.
My soul is consumed with longing for your laws at all times.
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