Psalm 119:123
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English Standard Version
My eyes long for your salvation and for the fulfillment of your righteous promise.

King James Bible
Mine eyes fail for thy salvation, and for the word of thy righteousness.

American Standard Version
Mine eyes fail for thy salvation, And for thy righteous word.

Douay-Rheims Bible
My eyes have fainted after thy salvation: and for the word of thy justice.

English Revised Version
Mine eyes fail for thy salvation, and for thy righteous word.

Webster's Bible Translation
My eyes fail for thy salvation, and for the word of thy righteousness.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The eightfold Samech. His hope rests on God's word, without allowing itself to be led astray by doubters and apostates. סעפים (the form of nouns which indicate defects or failings) are those inwardly divided, halting between two opinions (סעפּים), 1 Kings 18:21, who do homage partly to the worship of Jahve, partly to heathenism, and therefore are trying to combine faith and naturalism. In contrast to such, the poet's love, faith, and hope are devoted entirely to the God of revelation; and to all those who are desirous of drawing him away he addresses in Psalm 119:115 (cf. Psalm 6:9) an indignant "depart." He, however, stands in need of grace in order to persevere and to conquer. For this he prays in Psalm 119:116-117. The מן in משּׁברי is the same as in בּושׁ מן. The ah of ואשׁעה is the intentional ah (Ew. 228, c), as in Isaiah 41:23. The statement of the ground of the סלית, vilipendis, does not mean: unsuccessful is their deceit (Hengstenberg, Olshausen), but falsehood without the consistency of truth is their self-deceptive and seductive tendency. The lxx and Syriac read תּרעיתם, "their sentiment;" but this is an Aramaic word that is unintelligible in Hebrew, which the old translators have conjured into the text only on account of an apparent tautology. The reading השּׁבתּ or חשׁבתּ (Aquila, Symmachus, and Jerome; lxx ἐλογισάμην, therefore חשׁבתי) instead of חשׁבתּ might more readily be justified in Psalm 119:119; but the former gives too narrow a meaning, and the reading rests on a mistaking of the construction of השׁבית with an accusative of the object and of the effect: all the wicked, as many of them as are on the earth, dost Thou put away as dross (סגים( ssor). Accordingly משׁפטיך in Psalm 119:120 are God's punitive judgments, or rather (cf. Psalm 119:91) God's laws (judgments) according to which He judges. What is meant are sentences of punishment, as in Leviticus 26, Deuteronomy 28. Of these the poet is afraid, for omnipotence can change words into deeds forthwith. In fear of the God who has attested Himself in Exodus 34:7 and elsewhere, his skin shudders and his hair stands on end.

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Psalm 119:81,82 My soul faints for your salvation: but I hope in your word...

Psalm 69:3 I am weary of my crying: my throat is dried: my eyes fail while I wait for my God.

Psalm 130:6 My soul waits for the Lord more than they that watch for the morning: I say, more than they that watch for the morning.

Psalm 143:7 Hear me speedily, O LORD: my spirit fails: hide not your face from me, lest I be like to them that go down into the pit.

Lamentations 4:17 As for us, our eyes as yet failed for our vain help: in our watching we have watched for a nation that could not save us.

Cross References
Psalm 69:3
I am weary with my crying out; my throat is parched. My eyes grow dim with waiting for my God.

Psalm 119:82
My eyes long for your promise; I ask, "When will you comfort me?"

Isaiah 38:14
Like a swallow or a crane I chirp; I moan like a dove. My eyes are weary with looking upward. O Lord, I am oppressed; be my pledge of safety!

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