Psalms 143 :6

Psalms 143 :6 Translations

King James Version (KJV)

I stretch forth my hands to you: my soul thirsts after you, as a thirsty land. Selah.

American King James Version (AKJV)

I stretch forth my hands to you: my soul thirsts after you, as a thirsty land. Selah.

American Standard Version (ASV)

I spread forth my hands unto thee: My soul thirsteth after thee, as a weary land. Selah

Basic English Translation (BBE)

My hands are stretched out to you: my soul is turned to you, like a land in need of water. (Selah.)

Webster's Revision

I stretch forth my hands to thee: my soul thirsteth after thee, as a thirsty land. Selah.

World English Bible

I spread forth my hands to you. My soul thirsts for you, like a parched land. Selah.

English Revised Version (ERV)

I spread forth my hands unto thee: my soul thirsteth after thee, as a weary land. Selah

Definitions for Psalms 143 :6

Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 143 :6

I stretch forth my hands - This is a natural action. All in distress, or under the influence of eager desire, naturally extend their hands and arms, as if to catch at help and obtain succor.

As a thirsty land - Parched and burned by the sun, longs for rain, so does my thirsty soul for the living God.

Barnes's Commentary on Psalms 143 :6

I stretch forth my hands unto thee - In prayer. I have nowhere else to go. See Psalm 88:9.

My soul thirsteth after thee, as a thirsty land - As land in a time of drought "seems" to thirst for rain. See the notes at Psalm 63:1. Compare Psalm 42:1. The word rendered "thirsty" here means properly "weary." The idea is that of a land which seems to be weary; which has no vigor of growth; and where everything seems to be exhausted. The same word occurs in Isaiah 32:2 : "As the shadow of a great rock in a weary land."

Wesley's Commentary on Psalms 143 :6

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