Psalm 73:26
New International Version
My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

New Living Translation
My health may fail, and my spirit may grow weak, but God remains the strength of my heart; he is mine forever.

English Standard Version
My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

Berean Study Bible
My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

New American Standard Bible
My flesh and my heart may fail, But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

King James Bible
My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.

Christian Standard Bible
My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart, my portion forever.

Contemporary English Version
My body and mind may fail, but you are my strength and my choice forever.

Good News Translation
My mind and my body may grow weak, but God is my strength; he is all I ever need.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart, my portion forever.

International Standard Version
My body and mind may fail, but God is my strength and my portion forever.

NET Bible
My flesh and my heart may grow weak, but God always protects my heart and gives me stability.

New Heart English Bible
My flesh and my heart fails, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
My heart and my flesh fail; the strength of my heart and my portion is in God for eternity.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
My body and mind may waste away, but God remains the foundation of my life and my inheritance forever.

JPS Tanakh 1917
My flesh and my heart faileth; But God is the rock of my heart and my portion for ever.

New American Standard 1977
My flesh and my heart may fail, But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

Jubilee Bible 2000
My flesh and my heart fail; the strength of my heart is that God is my portion for ever.

King James 2000 Bible
My flesh and my heart fails: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion forever.

American King James Version
My flesh and my heart fails: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.

American Standard Version
My flesh and my heart faileth; But God is the strength of my heart and my portion for ever.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
My heart and my flesh have failed: but God is the strength of my heart, and God is my portion for ever.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For thee my flesh and my heart hath fainted away: thou art the God of my heart, and the God that is my portion for ever.

Darby Bible Translation
My flesh and my heart faileth: God is the rock of my heart and my portion for ever.

English Revised Version
My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart and my portion for ever.

Webster's Bible Translation
My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.

World English Bible
My flesh and my heart fails, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

Young's Literal Translation
Consumed hath been my flesh and my heart, The rock of my heart and my portion is God to the age.
Study Bible
Endow the King with Your Justice
25Whom have I in heaven but You? And on earth I desire no one besides You. 26My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. 27Those far from You will surely perish; You destroy all who are unfaithful to You.…
Cross References
Job 19:27
I will see Him for myself; my eyes will behold Him, and not as a stranger. How my heart yearns within me!

Psalm 16:5
The LORD is my chosen portion and my cup; You have made my lot secure.

Psalm 22:14
I am poured out like water, and all my bones are disjointed. My heart is like wax; it melts away within me.

Psalm 38:10
My heart pounds, my strength fails, and even the light of my eyes has faded.

Psalm 40:12
For evils without number surround me; my sins have overtaken me, so that I cannot see. They are more than the hairs of my head, and my heart has failed within me.

Psalm 84:2
My soul longs, even faints, for the courts of the LORD; my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God.

Psalm 119:81
My soul faints for Your salvation; I wait for Your word.

Psalm 142:5
I cry to You, O LORD: "You are my refuge, my portion in the land of the living."

Psalm 143:7
Answer me quickly, O LORD; my spirit fails. Do not hide Your face from me, or I will be like those who go down to the Pit.

Jeremiah 10:16
The Portion of Jacob is not like these, for He is the Maker of all things: Israel is the tribe of His inheritance; the LORD of Hosts is His name.

Jeremiah 51:19
Jacob's Portion is not like these, for He is the Maker of all things, and of the tribe of His inheritance--the LORD of Hosts is His name.

Lamentations 3:24
"The LORD is my portion," says my soul, "therefore I will hope in Him."

Treasury of Scripture

My flesh and my heart fails: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.

flesh

Psalm 63:1
A Psalm of David, when he was in the wilderness of Judah. O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is;

Psalm 84:2
My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth for the courts of the LORD: my heart and my flesh crieth out for the living God.

Psalm 119:81,82
CAPH. My soul fainteth for thy salvation: but I hope in thy word…

but

Psalm 18:2
The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.

Psalm 27:14
Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.

Psalm 138:3
In the day when I cried thou answeredst me, and strengthenedst me with strength in my soul.

strength.

Psalm 16:5,6
The LORD is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: thou maintainest my lot…

Psalm 119:57
CHETH. Thou art my portion, O LORD: I have said that I would keep thy words.

Psalm 142:5
I cried unto thee, O LORD: I said, Thou art my refuge and my portion in the land of the living.







Lexicon
My flesh
שְׁאֵרִ֗י (šə·’ê·rî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 7607: Flesh, as living, for, food, food of any kind, kindred by blood

and my heart
וּלְבָ֫בִ֥י (ū·lə·ḇā·ḇî)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 3824: Inner man, mind, will, heart

may fail,
כָּלָ֥ה (kā·lāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3615: To be complete, at an end, finished, accomplished, or spent

but God
אֱלֹהִ֥ים (’ĕ·lō·hîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

is the strength
צוּר־ (ṣūr-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 6697: A cliff, a rock, boulder, a refuge, an edge

of my heart
לְבָבִ֥י (lə·ḇā·ḇî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 3824: Inner man, mind, will, heart

and my portion
וְחֶלְקִ֗י (wə·ḥel·qî)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 2506: Portion, tract, territory

forever.
לְעוֹלָֽם׃ (lə·‘ō·w·lām)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5769: Concealed, eternity, frequentatively, always
Verse 26. - My flesh and my heart faileth. The meaning is, "Though my flesh and my heart fail utterly, though my whole corporeal and animal nature fade away and come to nothing, yet something in the nature of a heart - the true 'I,' consciousness, will remain, and will be upheld by God." God is the Strength of my heart, and my Portion forever. "A strong assertion of personal immortality" (Cook). "This is the mysticism of faith; we are on the verge of St. Paul's conception of the πνεῦμα, the organ of life in God" (Cheyne). 73:21-28 God would not suffer his people to be tempted, if his grace were not sufficient, not only to save them from harm, but to make them gainers by it. This temptation, the working of envy and discontent, is very painful. In reflecting upon it, the psalmist owns it was his folly and ignorance thus to vex himself. If good men, at any time, through the surprise and strength of temptation, think, or speak, or act amiss, they will reflect upon it with sorrow and shame. We must ascribe our safety in temptation, and our victory, not to our own wisdom, but to the gracious presence of God with us, and Christ's intercession for us. All who commit themselves to God, shall be guided with the counsel both of his word and of his Spirit, the best counsellors here, and shall be received to his glory in another world; the believing hopes and prospects of which will reconcile us to all dark providences. And the psalmist was hereby quickened to cleave the closer to God. Heaven itself could not make us happy without the presence and love of our God. The world and all its glory vanishes. The body will fail by sickness, age, and death; when the flesh fails, the conduct, courage, and comfort fail. But Christ Jesus, our Lord, offers to be all in all to every poor sinner, who renounces all other portions and confidences. By sin we are all far from God. And a profession Christ, if we go on in sin, will increase our condemnation. May we draw near, and keep near, to our God, by faith and prayer, and find it good to do so. Those that with an upright heart put their trust in God, shall never want matter for thanksgiving to him. Blessed Lord, who hast so graciously promised to become our portion in the next world, prevent us from choosing any other in this.
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