Psalm 63:8
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New International Version
I cling to you; your right hand upholds me.

King James Bible
My soul followeth hard after thee: thy right hand upholdeth me.

Darby Bible Translation
My soul followeth hard after thee: thy right hand upholdeth me.

World English Bible
My soul stays close to you. Your right hand holds me up.

Young's Literal Translation
Cleaved hath my soul after Thee, On me hath Thy right hand taken hold.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

My soul followeth hard after thee - דבקה נפשי אחריך dabekah naphshi achareycha, "My soul cleaves (or) is glued after thee." This phrase not only shows the diligence of the pursuit, and the nearness of the attainment, but also the fast hold he had got of the mercy of his God.

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My soul. `My should cleaveth [] after Thee;' which not only shews the diligence of the pursuit, and the nearness of the attainment, but the fast hold he had of the mercy of God.

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Psalm 73:25 Whom have I in heaven but you? and there is none on earth that I desire beside you.

Psalm 143:6,7 I stretch forth my hands to you: my soul thirsts after you, as a thirsty land. Selah...

Genesis 32:26-28 And he said, Let me go, for the day breaks. And he said, I will not let you go, except you bless me...

2 Chronicles 31:21 And in every work that he began in the service of the house of God, and in the law, and in the commandments, to seek his God...

Songs 3:2 I will rise now, and go about the city in the streets, and in the broad ways I will seek him whom my soul loves: I sought him...

Isaiah 26:9 With my soul have I desired you in the night; yes, with my spirit within me will I seek you early...

Matthew 11:12 And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force.

Luke 13:24 Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say to you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.

Luke 18:5,7 Yet because this widow troubles me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me...

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Psalm 18:35 You have also given me the shield of your salvation: and your right hand has held me up, and your gentleness has made me great.

Psalm 37:24 Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the LORD upholds him with his hand.

Psalm 73:23 Nevertheless I am continually with you: you have held me by my right hand.

Psalm 94:18 When I said, My foot slips; your mercy, O LORD, held me up.

Songs 2:6 His left hand is under my head, and his right hand does embrace me.

Isaiah 41:10 Fear you not; for I am with you: be not dismayed; for I am your God: I will strengthen you; yes, I will help you...

Isaiah 42:1 Behold my servant, whom I uphold; my elect, in whom my soul delights; I have put my spirit on him...

Philippians 2:12,13 Why, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence...

Colossians 1:29 Whereunto I also labor, striving according to his working, which works in me mightily.

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Thirst and Satisfaction
'My soul thirsteth for Thee.... 5. My soul shall be satisfied.... 8. My soul followeth hard after Thee.'--PSALM lxiii. 1, 5, 8. It is a wise advice which bids us regard rather what is said than who says it, and there are few regions in which the counsel is more salutary than at present in the study of the Old Testament, and especially the Psalms. This authorship has become a burning question which is only too apt to shut out far more important things. Whoever poured out this sweet meditation in the
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Out of the Deep of Death.
My heart is disquieted within me, and the fear of death has fallen upon me.--Ps. iv. 4. My flesh and my heart faileth, but God is the strength of my heart.--Ps. lxiii. 25. Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for Thou art with me.--Ps. xxiii. 4. Thou hast delivered my soul from death, mine eyes from tears, and my feet from falling.--Ps. cxvi. 8. What will become of us after we die? What will the next world be like? What is heaven like? Shall I be able
Charles Kingsley—Out of the Deep

Covenanting Confers Obligation.
As it has been shown that all duty, and that alone, ought to be vowed to God in covenant, it is manifest that what is lawfully engaged to in swearing by the name of God is enjoined in the moral law, and, because of the authority of that law, ought to be performed as a duty. But it is now to be proved that what is promised to God by vow or oath, ought to be performed also because of the act of Covenanting. The performance of that exercise is commanded, and the same law which enjoins that the duties
John Cunningham—The Ordinance of Covenanting

The Marks of the New Birth
"So is every one that is born of the Spirit." John 3:8. 1. How is every one that is "born of the Spirit," -- that is, born again, -- born of God? What is meant by the being born again, the being born of God, or being born of the Spirit? What is implied in the being a son or a child of God, or having the Spirit of adoption? That these privileges, by the free mercy of God, are ordinarily annexed to baptism (which is thence termed by our Lord in a preceding verse, the being "born of water and of the
John Wesley—Sermons on Several Occasions

Cross References
Luke 10:11
Even the dust of your town we wipe from our feet as a warning to you. Yet be sure of this: The kingdom of God has come near.'

Numbers 32:12
not one except Caleb son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite and Joshua son of Nun, for they followed the LORD wholeheartedly.'

Deuteronomy 1:36
except Caleb son of Jephunneh. He will see it, and I will give him and his descendants the land he set his feet on, because he followed the LORD wholeheartedly."

Psalm 18:35
You make your saving help my shield, and your right hand sustains me; your help has made me great.

Psalm 41:12
Because of my integrity you uphold me and set me in your presence forever.

Hosea 6:3
Let us acknowledge the LORD; let us press on to acknowledge him. As surely as the sun rises, he will appear; he will come to us like the winter rains, like the spring rains that water the earth."

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