New International Version
From the ends of the earth I call to you, I call as my heart grows faint; lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
King James Bible
From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
Darby Bible Translation
From the end of the earth will I call unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: thou wilt lead me on to a rock which is too high for me.
World English Bible
From the end of the earth, I will call to you, when my heart is overwhelmed. Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
Young's Literal Translation
From the end of the land unto Thee I call, In the feebleness of my heart, Into a rock higher than I Thou dost lead me.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
From the end of the earth - ארץ arets should be here translated land, not earth, and so it should be in numerous places besides. But here it seems to mean the country beyond the Euphrates; as it is thought to do, Psalm 65:5, Psalm 65:8, called there also the ends of the earth or land. It may be remarked that the Jews were always more pious and devoted to God in their afflictions and captivities, than when in their own land, in ease and affluence. But who can bear prosperity? How many hearts filled with heavenly ardor in affliction and persecution have grown cold under the beams of the sun of prosperity!
Lead me to the rock that is higher than I-- Direct me to a place of refuge and safety. It is a metaphorical expression; and Calmet interprets it of the liberty granted to the Jews by Cyrus to return to their own land. This was a privilege far higher than any thing they could expect. The fathers think Jesus Christ is meant by this high rock.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryDecember 15. "When My Heart is Overwhelmed Lead Me to the Rock that is Higher than I" (Ps. Lxi. 2).
"When my heart is overwhelmed lead me to the Rock that is higher than I" (Ps. lxi. 2). The end of self is the beginning of God. "When the tale of bricks is doubled then comes Moses." That is the old Hebrew way of putting it. "Man's extremity is God's opportunity." That is the proverbial expression of it. "When my heart is overwhelmed, lead me to the rock that is higher than I." That is David's way of expressing it. "We have no might against this company, neither know we what to do." No might, no …
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth
Thy Neck is Like the Tower of David, Builded with Bulwarks; a Thousand Shields Hang Upon It, all the Armor of Mighty Men.
Then the LORD said, "There is a place near me where you may stand on a rock.
The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
My soul is downcast within me; therefore I will remember you from the land of the Jordan, the heights of Hermon--from Mount Mizar.
I remembered you, God, and I groaned; I meditated, and my spirit grew faint.
But the LORD has become my fortress, and my God the rock in whom I take refuge.
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