Psalm 63:8
New International Version
I cling to you; your right hand upholds me.

New Living Translation
I cling to you; your strong right hand holds me securely.

English Standard Version
My soul clings to you; your right hand upholds me.

Berean Study Bible
My soul clings to You; Your right hand upholds me.

King James Bible
My soul followeth hard after thee: thy right hand upholdeth me.

New King James Version
My soul follows close behind You; Your right hand upholds me.

New American Standard Bible
My soul clings to You; Your right hand takes hold of me.

NASB 1995
My soul clings to You; Your right hand upholds me.

NASB 1977
My soul clings to Thee; Thy right hand upholds me.

Amplified Bible
My soul [my life, my very self] clings to You; Your right hand upholds me.

Christian Standard Bible
I follow close to you; your right hand holds on to me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I follow close to You; Your right hand holds on to me.

American Standard Version
My soul followeth hard after thee: Thy right hand upholdeth me.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
My soul is gone forth after you and your right hand has rested upon me.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
My soul has kept very close behind thee: thy right hand has upheld me.

Contemporary English Version
I stay close to you, and your powerful arm supports me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
my soul hath stuck close to thee: thy right hand hath received me.

English Revised Version
My soul followeth hard after thee: thy right hand upholdeth me.

Good News Translation
I cling to you, and your hand keeps me safe.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
My soul clings to you. Your right hand supports me.

International Standard Version
My soul clings to you, even as your right hand supports me.

JPS Tanakh 1917
My soul cleaveth unto Thee; Thy right hand holdeth me fast.

Literal Standard Version
My soul has cleaved after You, Your right hand has taken hold on me.

NET Bible
My soul pursues you; your right hand upholds me.

New Heart English Bible
My soul stays close to you. Your right hand holds me up.

World English Bible
My soul stays close to you. Your right hand holds me up.

Young's Literal Translation
Cleaved hath my soul after Thee, On me hath Thy right hand taken hold.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Thirsting for God
7For You are my help; I will sing for joy in the shadow of Your wings. 8My soul clings to You; Your right hand upholds me. 9But those who seek my life to destroy it will go into the depths of the earth.…

Cross References
Luke 10:11
Even the dust of your town that clings to our feet, we wipe off as a testimony against you. Yet be sure of this: The kingdom of God is near.'

Numbers 32:12
not one except Caleb son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite and Joshua son of Nun--because they did follow the LORD wholeheartedly.'

Deuteronomy 1:36
except Caleb son of Jephunneh. He will see it, and I will give him and his descendants the land on which he has set foot, because he followed the LORD wholeheartedly."

Psalm 18:35
You have given me Your shield of salvation; Your right hand upholds me, and Your gentleness exalts me.

Psalm 41:12
In my integrity You uphold me and set me in Your presence forever.

Hosea 6:3
So let us know--let us press on to know the LORD. As surely as the sun rises, He will appear; He will come to us like the rain, like the spring showers that water the earth.


Treasury of Scripture

My soul follows hard after you: your right hand upholds me.

My soul.

followeth

Psalm 73:25
Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire beside thee.

Psalm 143:6,7
I stretch forth my hands unto thee: my soul thirsteth after thee, as a thirsty land. Selah…

Genesis 32:26-28
And he said, Let me go, for the day breaketh. And he said, I will not let thee go, except thou bless me…

thy

Psalm 18:35
Thou hast also given me the shield of thy salvation: and thy right hand hath holden me up, and thy gentleness hath made me great.

Psalm 37:24
Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the LORD upholdeth him with his hand.

Psalm 73:23
Nevertheless I am continually with thee: thou hast holden me by my right hand.









(8) My soul . . .--Literally, my soul cleaved after thee, combining two ideas. (Comp. Jeremiah 42:16.) The English phrase, "hung upon thee" (comp. Prayer-Book version), exactly expresses it.

For "depths," or "abysses of the earth," comp. Psalm 139:15; Ephesians 4:9. It means the under world of the dead.

Verse 8. - My soul followeth hard after thee; or, clingeth close after thee (Kay, Cheyne); "Tibi adhaeret teque sequitur" (Gesenius) - longs to come as near to thee as possible; while, on thy part, thy right hand upholdeth me; i.e. with a reciprocal action, thou puttest forth thy right hand to sustain and support me, drawing me to thee, and holding me, as it were, in thy embrace.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
My soul
נַפְשִׁ֣י (nap̄·šî)
Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 5315: A soul, living being, life, self, person, desire, passion, appetite, emotion

clings
דָּבְקָ֣ה (dā·ḇə·qāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 1692: To impinge, cling, adhere, to catch by pursuit

to You;
אַחֲרֶ֑יךָ (’a·ḥă·re·ḵā)
Preposition | second person masculine singular
Strong's 310: The hind or following part

Your right hand
יְמִינֶֽךָ׃ (yə·mî·ne·ḵā)
Noun - feminine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 3225: The right hand, side, the south

upholds me.
תָּמְכָ֥ה (tā·mə·ḵāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 8551: To sustain, to obtain, keep fast, to help, follow close


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