New American Standard Bible
I stretch out my hands to You; My soul longs for You, as a parched land. Selah.
King James Bible
I stretch forth my hands unto thee: my soul thirsteth after thee, as a thirsty land. Selah.
Darby Bible Translation
I stretch forth my hands unto thee: my soul, as a parched land, thirsteth after thee. Selah.
World English Bible
I spread forth my hands to you. My soul thirsts for you, like a parched land. Selah.
Young's Literal Translation
I have spread forth my hands unto Thee, My soul is as a weary land for Thee. Selah.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
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."
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Moses said to him, "As soon as I go out of the city, I will spread out my hands to the LORD; the thunder will cease and there will be hail no longer, that you may know that the earth is the LORD'S.
"If you would direct your heart right And spread out your hand to Him,
My soul thirsts for God, for the living God; When shall I come and appear before God?
A Psalm of David, when he was in the wilderness of Judah. O God, You are my God; I shall seek You earnestly; My soul thirsts for You, my flesh yearns for You, In a dry and weary land where there is no water.
So I will bless You as long as I live; I will lift up my hands in Your name.
My eye has wasted away because of affliction; I have called upon You every day, O LORD; I have spread out my hands to You.
"Ho! Every one who thirsts, come to the waters; And you who have no money come, buy and eat. Come, buy wine and milk Without money and without cost.
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