New International Version
I spread out my hands to you; I thirst for you like a parched land.
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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
I stretch forth my hands - This is a natural action. All in distress, or under the influence of eager desire, naturally extend their hands and arms, as if to catch at help and obtain succor.
As a thirsty land - Parched and burned by the sun, longs for rain, so does my thirsty soul for the living God.
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'Teach me to do Thy will; for Thou art my God! Thy spirit is good; lead me into the land of uprightness.'--PSALM cxliii. 10. These two clauses mean substantially the same thing. The Psalmist's longings are expressed in the first of them in plain words, and in the second in a figure. 'To do God's will' is to be in 'the land of uprightness.' That phrase, in its literal application, means a stretch of level country, and hence is naturally employed as an emblem of a moral or religious condition. A life …
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Tell Me, O Thou whom My Soul Loveth, Where Thou Feedest, Where Thou Reposest at Midday, Lest I Should Begin to Wander after the Flocks of Thy Companions.
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Moses replied, "When I have gone out of the city, I will spread out my hands in prayer to the LORD. The thunder will stop and there will be no more hail, so you may know that the earth is the LORD's.
"Yet if you devote your heart to him and stretch out your hands to him,
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.
I will praise you as long as I live, and in your name I will lift up my hands.
my eyes are dim with grief. I call to you, LORD, every day; I spread out my hands to you.
"Come, all you who are thirsty, 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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