Psalm 119:28
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New International Version
My soul is weary with sorrow; strengthen me according to your word.

King James Bible
My soul melteth for heaviness: strengthen thou me according unto thy word.

Darby Bible Translation
My soul melteth for sadness: strengthen me according to thy word.

World English Bible
My soul is weary with sorrow: strengthen me according to your word.

Young's Literal Translation
My soul hath dropped from affliction, Establish me according to Thy word.

Psalm 119:28 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

My soul melteth - דלף dalaph sigifies to distil, to drop as tears from the eye. As my distresses cause the tears to distil from my eyes, so the overwhelming load of my afflictions causes my life to ebb and leak out.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

soul

Psalm 22:14 I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint: my heart is like wax; it is melted in the middle of my bowels.

Psalm 107:26 They mount up to the heaven, they go down again to the depths: their soul is melted because of trouble.

Joshua 2:11,24 And as soon as we had heard these things, our hearts did melt, neither did there remain any more courage in any man, because of you...

melteth. Heb. droppeth
strengthen

Psalm 27:14 Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.

Psalm 29:11 The LORD will give strength to his people; the LORD will bless his people with peace.

Deuteronomy 33:25 Your shoes shall be iron and brass; and as your days, so shall your strength be.

Isaiah 40:29,31 He gives power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increases strength...

Zechariah 10:12 And I will strengthen them in the LORD; and they shall walk up and down in his name, said the LORD.

Ephesians 3:16 That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;

Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.

Library
Notes 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
Thomas Traherne—Centuries of Meditations

'Time for Thee to Work'
'It is time for Thee, Lord, to work; for they have made void Thy Law. 127. Therefore I love Thy commandments above gold, yea, above fine gold. 128. Therefore I esteem all Thy precepts concerning all things to be right; and I hate every false way.' --PSALM cxix. 126-128. If much that we hear be true, a society to circulate Bibles is a most irrational and wasteful expenditure of energy and money. We cannot ignore the extent and severity of the opposition to the very idea of revelation, even if we would;
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

And in Jeremiah He Thus Declares his Death and Descent into Hell...
And in Jeremiah He thus declares His death and descent into hell, saying: And the Lord the Holy One of Israel, remembered his dead, which aforetime fell asleep in the dust of the earth; and he went down unto them, to bring the tidings of his salvation, to deliver them. [255] In this place He also renders the cause of His death: for His descent into hell was the salvation of them that had passed away. And, again, concerning His cross Isaiah says thus: I have stretched out my hands all the day long
Irenæus—The Demonstration of the Apostolic Preaching

Progress of Reform in Germany
Luther's mysterious disappearance excited consternation throughout all Germany. Inquiries concerning him were heard everywhere. The wildest rumors were circulated, and many believed that he had been murdered. There was great lamentation, not only by his avowed friends, but by thousands who had not openly taken their stand with the Reformation. Many bound themselves by a solemn oath to avenge his death. The Romish leaders saw with terror to what a pitch had risen the feeling against them. Though at
Ellen Gould White—The Great Controversy

Cross References
1 Peter 5:10
And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.

Psalm 20:2
May he send you help from the sanctuary and grant you support from Zion.

Psalm 22:14
I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint. My heart has turned to wax; it has melted within me.

Psalm 107:26
They mounted up to the heavens and went down to the depths; in their peril their courage melted away.

Psalm 119:29
Keep me from deceitful ways; be gracious to me and teach me your law.

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