New Living Translation
Rivers of tears gush from my eyes because people disobey your instructions.
King James Bible
Rivers of waters run down mine eyes, because they keep not thy law.
Darby Bible Translation
Mine eyes run down with streams of water, because they keep not thy law.
World English Bible
Streams of tears run down my eyes, because they don't observe your law. TZADI
Young's Literal Translation
Rivulets of waters have come down mine eyes, Because they have not kept Thy law!
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
119:136 Rivers - Plentiful tears, witness of my deep sorrow for God's dishonour, and for the miseries which sinners bring upon themselves.
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Seeing these traitors makes me sick at heart, because they care nothing for your word.
If only my head were a pool of water and my eyes a fountain of tears, I would weep day and night for all my people who have been slaughtered.
Quick! Begin your weeping! Let the tears flow from your eyes.
And if you still refuse to listen, I will weep alone because of your pride. My eyes will overflow with tears, because the LORD's flock will be led away into exile.
Now, Jeremiah, say this to them: "Night and day my eyes overflow with tears. I cannot stop weeping, for my virgin daughter--my precious people--has been struck down and lies mortally wounded.
All these terrible things happened to you because you have burned incense to idols and sinned against the LORD. You have refused to obey him and have not followed his instructions, his decrees, and his laws."
Cry aloud before the Lord, O walls of beautiful Jerusalem! Let your tears flow like a river day and night. Give yourselves no rest; give your eyes no relief.
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