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Psalms 119:136

    Psalms 119:136 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Rivers of waters run down mine eyes, because they keep not thy law.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Rivers of waters run down my eyes, because they keep not your law.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Streams of water run down mine eyes, Because they observe not thy law.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Rivers of water are flowing from my eyes, because men do not keep your law.

    Webster's Revision

    Streams of water run down mine eyes, Because they observe not thy law.

    World English Bible

    Streams of tears run down my eyes, because they don't observe your law. TZADI

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Mine eyes run down with rivers of water, because they observe not thy law.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 119:136

    Rivers of waters run down mine eyes - How much had this blessed man the honor of God and the salvation of souls at heart! O for more of that spirit which mourns for the transgressions of the land! But we are not properly convinced of the exceeding sinfulness of sin.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 119:136

    Rivers of waters run down mine eyes - My heart is sad, and my eyes pour forth floods of tears. It is not a gentle weeping, but my eyes are like a fountain which pours out full-flowing streams. See Jeremiah 9:1. "Oh that my head were waters, and mine eyes a fountain of tears," etc. Compare Jeremiah 14:17; Lamentations 1:16; Lamentations 2:18.

    Because they keep not thy law - On account of the sins, the follies, the stupidity, and the transgressions of people. So the Saviour wept over Jerusalem Luke 19:41; and so the apostle said that he had "great heaviness and continual sorrow" in his heart, on account of his "brethren," his "kinsmen according to the flesh." Romans 9:2-3. Such a feeling is right. There is nothing for which we should be excited to deeper emotion in respect to our fellow-men than for the fact that they are violators of the law of God, and exposed to its fearful penalty. There is nothing which more certainly indicates true piety in the soul than such deep compassion for people as sinners, or because they are sinners. There is nothing which is more certainly connected with a work of grace in a community, or revival of true religion, than when such a feeling pervades a church. Then Christians will pray; then they will labor to save sinners; then they will feel their dependence on God; and then the Spirit of God will descend and bless the efforts put forth for the salvation of people. It may be added, nothing is more remarkable than that pious people ordinarily feel so little on account of the danger of their friends and fellow-sinners - that the occasions are so rare on which they imitate the example of the psalmist and of the Saviour in weeping over the condition of a perishing world!