Psalm 119:20
New International Version
My soul is consumed with longing for your laws at all times.

New Living Translation
I am always overwhelmed with a desire for your regulations.

English Standard Version
My soul is consumed with longing for your rules at all times.

Berean Study Bible
My soul is consumed with longing for Your judgments at all times.

New American Standard Bible
My soul is crushed with longing After Your ordinances at all times.

New King James Version
My soul breaks with longing For Your judgments at all times.

King James Bible
My soul breaketh for the longing that it hath unto thy judgments at all times.

Christian Standard Bible
I am continually overcome with longing for your judgments.

Contemporary English Version
What I want most and at all times is to honor your laws.

Good News Translation
My heart aches with longing; I want to know your judgments at all times.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I am continually overcome with longing for Your judgments.

International Standard Version
My soul is consumed with longing for your decrees at all times.

NET Bible
I desperately long to know your regulations at all times.

New Heart English Bible
My soul is consumed with longing for your ordinances at all times.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
My soul has desired and has lusted for your judgments at all times!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
My soul is overwhelmed with endless longing for your regulations.

JPS Tanakh 1917
My soul breaketh for the longing That it hath unto Thine ordinances at all times.

New American Standard 1977
My soul is crushed with longing After Thine ordinances at all times.

Jubilee Bible 2000
My soul is broken from desiring thy judgments at all times.

King James 2000 Bible
My soul breaks for the longing that it has unto your judgments at all times.

American King James Version
My soul breaks for the longing that it has to your judgments at all times.

American Standard Version
My soul breaketh for the longing That it hath unto thine ordinances at all times.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
My soul has longed exceedingly for thy judgments at all times.

Douay-Rheims Bible
My soul hath coveted to long for thy justifications, at all times.

Darby Bible Translation
My soul breaketh for longing after thy judgments at all times.

English Revised Version
My soul breaketh for the longing that it hath unto thy judgments at all times.

Webster's Bible Translation
My soul breaketh for the longing that it hath to thy judgments at all times.

World English Bible
My soul is consumed with longing for your ordinances at all times.

Young's Literal Translation
Broken hath my soul for desire Unto Thy judgments at all times.
Study Bible
Your Word is a Lamp to My Feet
19I am a stranger on the earth; do not hide Your commandments from me. 20My soul is consumed with longing for Your judgments at all times. 21You rebuke the arrogant—the cursed who stray from Your commandments.…
Cross References
Psalm 42:1
As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul longs after You, O God.

Psalm 42:2
My soul thirsts for God, the living God. When shall I come and appear in God's presence?

Psalm 63:1
O God, You are my God, earnestly I seek You; my soul thirsts for You; my body yearns for You in a dry and weary land without water.

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

Psalm 119:40
How I long for Your precepts! Revive me in Your righteousness.

Psalm 119:131
I open my mouth and pant, as I long for Your commandments.

Treasury of Scripture

My soul breaks for the longing that it has to your judgments at all times.

soul

Psalm 119:40,131,174
Behold, I have longed after thy precepts: quicken me in thy righteousness…

Psalm 42:1
To the chief Musician, Maschil, for the sons of Korah. As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God.

Psalm 63:1
A Psalm of David, when he was in the wilderness of Judah. O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is;

at all times

Psalm 106:3
Blessed are they that keep judgment, and he that doeth righteousness at all times.

Job 23:11,12
My foot hath held his steps, his way have I kept, and not declined…

Job 27:10
Will he delight himself in the Almighty? will he always call upon God?







Lexicon
My soul
נַפְשִׁ֣י (nap̄·šî)
Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5315: A soul, living being, life, self, person, desire, passion, appetite, emotion

is consumed
גָּרְסָ֣ה (gā·rə·sāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1638: To crush, to dissolve

with longing
לְתַאֲבָ֑ה (lə·ṯa·’ă·ḇāh)
Preposition-l | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8375: A longing

for
אֶֽל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

Your judgments
מִשְׁפָּטֶ֥יךָ (miš·pā·ṭe·ḵā)
Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4941: A verdict, a sentence, formal decree, divine law, penalty, justice, privilege, style

at all
בְכָל־ (ḇə·ḵāl-)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

times.
עֵֽת׃ (‘êṯ)
Noun - common singular
Strong's Hebrew 6256: Time, now, when
(20) Breaketh.--The Hebrew is peculiar to this place and Lamentations 3:16. The LXX., Vulg., and Aquila have "greatly desired;" Symmachus, "was perfect;" Theodotion, "had confidence;" Jerome, "longed," all which point either to a different reading or to a different sense from that which is given in the lexicons to the word.

Verse 20. - My soul breaketh for the longing that it hath unto thy judgments at all times. This is given as a reason for the prayer of ver. 19. 119:17-24 If God deals in strict justice with us, we all perish. We ought to spend our lives in his service; we shall find true life in keeping his word. Those that would see the wondrous things of God's law and gospel, must beg him to give them understanding, by the light of his Spirit. Believers feel themselves strangers on earth; they fear missing their way, and losing comfort by erring from God's commandments. Every sanctified soul hungers after the word of God, as food which there is no living without. There is something of pride at the bottom of every wilful sin. God can silence lying lips; reproach and contempt may humble and do us good, and then they shall be removed. Do we find the weight of the cross is above that we are able to bear? He that bore it for us will enable us to bear it; upheld by him we cannot sink. It is sad when those who should protect the innocent, are their betrayers. The psalmist went on in duty, and he found comfort in the word of God. The comforts of the word of God are most pleasant to a gracious soul, when other comforts are made bitter; and those that would have God's testimonies to be their delight, must be advised by them. May the Lord direct us in exercising repentance of sin, and faith in Christ.
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