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Psalms 119:81

    Psalms 119:81 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    My soul fainteth for thy salvation: but I hope in thy word.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    My soul faints for your salvation: but I hope in your word.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    KAPH. My soul fainteth for thy salvation; But I hope in thy word.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    <CAPH> My soul is wasted with desire for your salvation: but I have hope in your word.

    Webster's Revision

    KAPH. My soul fainteth for thy salvation; But I hope in thy word.

    World English Bible

    My soul faints for your salvation. I hope in your word.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    CAPH. My soul fainteth for thy salvation: but I hope in thy word.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 119:81

    My soul fainteth for thy salvation - I have longed so incessantly after thy salvation - the complete purification and restoration of my soul, that my very spirits are exhausted.

    "My heartstrings groan with deep complaint;My soul lies panting, Lord, for thee;

    And every limb and every jointStretches for perfect purity."

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 119:81

    My soul fainteth for thy salvation - The new division of the psalm, which begins here, is indicated by the Hebrew letter Kaph (כ k), equivalent to "k" or "c" (hard). The word here rendered "fainteth" is the same that in Psalm 73:26 is translated "faileth": "My flesh and my heart faileth." The idea is, that his strength gave way; he had such an intense desire for salvation that he became weak and powerless. Any strong emotion may thus prostrate us; and the love of God - the desire of his favor - the longing for heaven - may be so intense as to produce this result.

    I hope in thy word - I trust in thy promises, and am sustained. My powers, which would otherwise wholly fail, are upheld by thy word, and on that I rely. See Psalm 119:74.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 119:81

    119:81 Fainteth - With long desire and earnest expectation.