New International Version
So my spirit grows faint within me; my heart within me is dismayed.
King James Bible
Therefore is my spirit overwhelmed within me; my heart within me is desolate.
Darby Bible Translation
And my spirit is overwhelmed within me; my heart within me is desolate.
World English Bible
Therefore my spirit is overwhelmed within me. My heart within me is desolate.
Young's Literal Translation
And my spirit in me is become feeble, Within me is my heart become desolate.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Therefore is my spirit - I am deeply depressed in spirit, and greatly afflicted in body.
My heart within me is desolate - It has no companion of its sorrows, no sympathetic friend. I am utterly destitute of comfort.
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LibraryThe Prayer of Prayers
'Teach me to do Thy will; for Thou art my God! Thy spirit is good; lead me into the land of uprightness.'--PSALM cxliii. 10. These two clauses mean substantially the same thing. The Psalmist's longings are expressed in the first of them in plain words, and in the second in a figure. 'To do God's will' is to be in 'the land of uprightness.' That phrase, in its literal application, means a stretch of level country, and hence is naturally employed as an emblem of a moral or religious condition. A life …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Tell Me, O Thou whom My Soul Loveth, Where Thou Feedest, Where Thou Reposest at Midday, Lest I Should Begin to Wander after the Flocks of Thy Companions.
Of Prayer --A Perpetual Exercise of Faith. The Daily Benefits Derived from It.
The Work of Jesus Christ as an Advocate,
Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am lonely and afflicted.
I remembered you, God, and I groaned; I meditated, and my spirit grew faint.
For I am poor and needy, and my heart is wounded within me.
When my spirit grows faint within me, it is you who watch over my way. In the path where I walk people have hidden a snare for me.
he dragged me from the path and mangled me and left me without help.
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