New International Version
"When my life was ebbing away, I remembered you, LORD, and my prayer rose to you, to your holy temple.
King James Bible
When my soul fainted within me I remembered the LORD: and my prayer came in unto thee, into thine holy temple.
Darby Bible Translation
When my soul fainted within me, I remembered Jehovah; And my prayer came in unto thee, Into thy holy temple.
World English Bible
"When my soul fainted within me, I remembered Yahweh. My prayer came in to you, into your holy temple.
Young's Literal Translation
In the feebleness within me of my soul Jehovah I have remembered, And come in unto Thee doth my prayer, Unto Thy holy temple.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
When my soul fainted - When I had given up all hope of life.
My prayer came in unto thee - Here prayer is personified, and is represented as a messenger going from the distressed, and entering into the temple of God, and standing before him. This is a very fine and delicate image. This clause is one of those which I suppose the prophet to have added when he penned this prayer.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibrarySalvation of the Lord
By salvation here we do not merely understand the special salvation which Jonah received from death; for according to Dr. Gill, there is something so special in the original, in the word salvation having one more letter than it usually has, when it only refers to some temporary deliverance, that we can only understand it here as relating to the great work of the salvation of the soul which endureth for ever. That "salvation is of the Lord," I shall this morning try to show as best I can. First, I …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 3: 1857
An Address to a Soul So Overwhelmed with a Sense of the Greatness of Its Sins, that it Dares not Apply Itself to Christ with Any
2 Chronicles 30:27
The priests and the Levites stood to bless the people, and God heard them, for their prayer reached heaven, his holy dwelling place.
The LORD is in his holy temple; the LORD is on his heavenly throne. He observes everyone on earth; his eyes examine them.
In my distress I called to the LORD; I cried to my God for help. From his temple he heard my voice; my cry came before him, into his ears.
Blessed are those you choose and bring near to live in your courts! We are filled with the good things of your house, of your holy temple.
Then I thought, "To this I will appeal: the years when the Most High stretched out his right hand.
I will remember the deeds of the LORD; yes, I will remember your miracles of long ago.
When my spirit grows faint within me, it is you who watch over my way. In the path where I walk people have hidden a snare for me.
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