Psalm 119:81
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New International Version
My soul faints with longing for your salvation, but I have put my hope in your word.

King James Bible
CAPH. My soul fainteth for thy salvation: but I hope in thy word.

Darby Bible Translation
CAPH. My soul fainteth for thy salvation; I hope in thy word.

World English Bible
My soul faints for your salvation. I hope in your word.

Young's Literal Translation
Kaph. Consumed for Thy salvation hath been my soul, For Thy word I have hoped.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

My soul fainteth for thy salvation - I have longed so incessantly after thy salvation - the complete purification and restoration of my soul, that my very spirits are exhausted.

"My heartstrings groan with deep complaint;My soul lies panting, Lord, for thee;

And every limb and every jointStretches for perfect purity."

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Psalm 119:20,40 My soul breaks for the longing that it has to your judgments at all times...

Psalm 42:1,2 As the hart pants after the water brooks, so pants my soul after you, O God...

Psalm 73:26 My flesh and my heart fails: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.

Psalm 84:2 My soul longs, yes, even faints for the courts of the LORD: my heart and my flesh cries out for the living God.

Songs 5:8 I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem, if you find my beloved, that you tell him, that I am sick of love.

Revelation 3:15,16 I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot: I would you were cold or hot...

but I

Psalm 119:42,74,77,114 So shall I have with which to answer him that reproaches me: for I trust in your word...

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
Psalm 73:26
My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

Psalm 84:2
My soul yearns, even faints, for the courts of the LORD; my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God.

Psalm 119:43
Never take your word of truth from my mouth, for I have put my hope in your laws.

Psalm 119:166
I wait for your salvation, LORD, and I follow your commands.

Psalm 130:5
I wait for the LORD, my whole being waits, and in his word I put my hope.

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