Psalm 143:4
New International Version
So my spirit grows faint within me; my heart within me is dismayed.

New Living Translation
I am losing all hope; I am paralyzed with fear.

English Standard Version
Therefore my spirit faints within me; my heart within me is appalled.

Berean Study Bible
My spirit grows faint within me; my heart is dismayed inside me.

New American Standard Bible
Therefore my spirit is overwhelmed within me; My heart is appalled within me.

King James Bible
Therefore is my spirit overwhelmed within me; my heart within me is desolate.

Christian Standard Bible
My spirit is weak within me; my heart is overcome with dismay.

Contemporary English Version
I have given up hope, and I feel numb all over.

Good News Translation
So I am ready to give up; I am in deep despair.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
My spirit is weak within me; my heart is overcome with dismay.

International Standard Version
As a result, my spirit is desolate within me, and my mind within me is appalled.

NET Bible
My strength leaves me; I am absolutely shocked.

New Heart English Bible
Therefore my spirit is overwhelmed within me. My heart within me is desolate.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
My spirit is troubled against me and my heart is moved within me.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
That is why I begin to lose hope and my heart is in a state of shock.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And my spirit fainteth within me; My heart within me is appalled.

New American Standard 1977
Therefore my spirit is overwhelmed within me; My heart is appalled within me.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Therefore my spirit has become overwhelmed within me; my heart within me has become desolate.

King James 2000 Bible
Therefore is my spirit overwhelmed within me; my heart within me is desolate.

American King James Version
Therefore is my spirit overwhelmed within me; my heart within me is desolate.

American Standard Version
Therefore is my spirit overwhelmed within me; My heart within me is desolate.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Therefore my spirit was grieved in me; my heart was troubled within me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
and my spirit is in anguish within me: my heart within me is troubled.

Darby Bible Translation
And my spirit is overwhelmed within me; my heart within me is desolate.

English Revised Version
Therefore is my spirit overwhelmed within me; my heart within me is desolate.

Webster's Bible Translation
Therefore is my spirit 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.
Study Bible
I Stretch Out My Hands to You
3For the enemy has pursued my soul, crushing my life to the ground, making me dwell in darkness like those long since dead. 4My spirit grows faint within me; my heart is dismayed inside me. 5I remember the days of old; I meditate on all Your works; I consider the work of Your hands.…
Cross References
Psalm 25:16
Turn to me and be gracious, for I am lonely and afflicted.

Psalm 77:3
I remembered You, O God, and I groaned; I mused and my spirit grew faint. Selah

Psalm 109:22
For I am poor and needy; my heart is wounded within me.

Psalm 142:3
Although my spirit grows faint within me, You know my way. Along the path I travel they have hidden a snare for me.

Lamentations 3:11
He forced me off my path and tore me to pieces; He left me without help.

Treasury of Scripture

Therefore is my spirit overwhelmed within me; my heart within me is desolate.

is my spirit

Psalm 55:5
Fearfulness and trembling are come upon me, and horror hath overwhelmed me.

Psalm 61:2
From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I.

Psalm 77:3
I remembered God, and was troubled: I complained, and my spirit was overwhelmed. Selah.

my heart

Psalm 25:16
Turn thee unto me, and have mercy upon me; for I am desolate and afflicted.

Psalm 102:3,4
For my days are consumed like smoke, and my bones are burned as an hearth…

Psalm 119:81-83
CAPH. My soul fainteth for thy salvation: but I hope in thy word…







Lexicon
My spirit
רוּחִ֑י (rū·ḥî)
Noun - common singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 7307: Wind, breath, exhalation, life, anger, unsubstantiality, a region of the sky, spirit

grows faint
וַתִּתְעַטֵּ֣ף (wat·tiṯ·‘aṭ·ṭêp̄)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hitpael - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5848: To shroud, clothe, to languish

within me;
עָלַ֣י (‘ā·lay)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

my heart
לִבִּֽי׃ (lib·bî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 3820: The heart, the feelings, the will, the intellect, centre

is dismayed
יִשְׁתּוֹמֵ֥ם (yiš·tō·w·mêm)
Verb - Hitpael - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8074: To stun, devastate, stupefy

inside me.
בְּ֝תוֹכִ֗י (bə·ṯō·w·ḵî)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 8432: A bisection, the centre
(4) See Psalm 142:3, and Notes.

Is desolate.--Or, more literally, as in Isaiah 59:16; Isaiah 63:5, &c, wondered; literally, fills itself with astonishment.

Verse 4. - Therefore is my spirit overwhelmed within me; or, "faint within me" (see Psalm 42:3). My heart within me is desolate (comp. Psalm 40:15). 143:1-6 We have no righteousness of our own to plead, therefore must plead God's righteousness, and the word of promise which he has freely given us, and caused us to hope in. David, before he prays for the removal of his trouble, prays for the pardon of his sin, and depends upon mercy alone for it. He bemoans the weight upon his mind from outward troubles. But he looks back, and remembers God's former appearance for his afflicted people, and for him in particular. He looks round, and notices the works of God. The more we consider the power of God, the less we shall fear the face or force of man. He looks up with earnest desires towards God and his favour. This is the best course we can take, when our spirits are overwhelmed. The believer will not forget, that in his best actions he is a sinner. Meditation and prayer will recover us from distresses; and then the mourning soul strives to return to the Lord as the infant stretches out its hands to the indulgent mother, and thirsts for his consolations as the parched ground for refreshing rain.
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