New International Version
My soul is consumed with longing for your laws at all times.
King James Bible
My soul breaketh for the longing that it hath unto thy judgments at all times.
Darby Bible Translation
My soul breaketh for longing after thy judgments at all times.
World English Bible
My soul is consumed with longing for your ordinances at all times.
Young's Literal Translation
Broken hath my soul for desire Unto Thy judgments at all times.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
My soul breaketh - We have a similar expression: It broke my heart, That is heart-breaking, She died of a broken heart. It expresses excessive longing, grievous disappointment, hopeless love, accumulated sorrow. By this we may see the hungering and thirsting which the psalmist had after righteousness, often mingled with much despondency.
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LibraryNotes on the First Century:
Page 1. Line 1. An empty book is like an infant's soul.' Here Traherne may possibly have had in his mind a passage in Bishop Earle's "Microcosmography." In delineating the character of a child, Earle says: "His soul is yet a white paper unscribbled with observations of the world, wherewith at length it becomes a blurred note-book," Page 14. Line 25. The entrance of his words. This sentence is from Psalm cxix. 130. Page 15. Last line of Med. 21. "Insatiableness." This word in Traherne's time was often …
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For the director of music. A maskil of the Sons of Korah. As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God.
My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When can I go and meet with God?
A psalm of David. When he was in the Desert of Judah. You, God, are my God, earnestly I seek you; I thirst for you, my whole being longs for you, in a dry and parched land where there is no water.
My soul yearns, even faints, for the courts of the LORD; my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God.
How I long for your precepts! In your righteousness preserve my life.
I open my mouth and pant, longing for your commands.
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