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Psalms 86:4

    Psalms 86:4 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Rejoice the soul of thy servant: for unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Rejoice the soul of your servant: for to you, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Rejoice the soul of thy servant; For unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Make glad the soul of your servant; for it is lifted up to you, O Lord.

    Webster's Revision

    Rejoice the soul of thy servant; For unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.

    World English Bible

    Bring joy to the soul of your servant, for to you, Lord, do I lift up my soul.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Rejoice the soul of thy servant; for unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 86:4

    Rejoice the soul of thy servant - I want spiritual blessings; I want such consolations as thou dost impart to them that love thee; I present that soul to thee which I wish thee to console.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 86:4

    Rejoice the soul of thy servant - Cause me to rejoice; to wit, by thy gracious interposition, and by delivering me from danger and death.

    For unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul - Compare the notes at Psalm 24:4. The idea is that of arousing himself, or exerting himself, as one does who makes strenuous efforts to obtain an object. He was not languid, or indifferent; he did not put forth merely weak and fitful efforts to find God, but he bent his whole powers to that end; he arouses himself thoroughly to seek the divine help. Languid and feeble efforts in seeking after God will be attended with no success. In so great a matter - when so much depends on the divine favor - when such great interests are at stake - the whole soul should be roused to one great and strenuous effort; not that we can obtain his favor by force or power, and not that any strength of ours will prevail of itself, but

    (a) because nothing less will indicate the proper intensity of desire; and

    (b) because such is his appointment in regard to the manner in which we are to seek his favor.

    Compare Matthew 7:7-8; Luke 13:24; Luke 16:16.