Psalm 141:8
New International Version
But my eyes are fixed on you, Sovereign LORD; in you I take refuge--do not give me over to death.

New Living Translation
I look to you for help, O Sovereign LORD. You are my refuge; don’t let them kill me.

English Standard Version
But my eyes are toward you, O GOD, my Lord; in you I seek refuge; leave me not defenseless!

Berean Study Bible
But my eyes are fixed on You, O GOD the Lord. In You I seek refuge; do not leave my soul defenseless.

New American Standard Bible
For my eyes are toward You, O GOD, the Lord; In You I take refuge; do not leave me defenseless.

New King James Version
But my eyes are upon You, O GOD the Lord; In You I take refuge; Do not leave my soul destitute.

King James Bible
But mine eyes are unto thee, O GOD the Lord: in thee is my trust; leave not my soul destitute.

Christian Standard Bible
But my eyes look to you, LORD, my Lord. I seek refuge in you; do not let me die.

Contemporary English Version
You are my LORD and God, and I look to you for safety. Don't let me be harmed.

Good News Translation
But I keep trusting in you, my Sovereign LORD. I seek your protection; don't let me die!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But my eyes look to You, Lord GOD. I seek refuge in You; do not let me die.

International Standard Version
Nevertheless, my eyes are on you, Lord GOD, as I seek protection in you. Don't leave me defenseless!

NET Bible
Surely I am looking to you, O sovereign LORD. In you I take shelter. Do not expose me to danger!

New Heart English Bible
For my eyes are on you, LORD, the Lord. In you, I take refuge. Do not leave my soul destitute.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And I have lifted my eyes up to you, Lord Jehovah, and I have trusted upon you; do not cast out my soul.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
My eyes look to you, LORD Almighty. I have taken refuge in you. Do not leave me defenseless.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For mine eyes are unto Thee, O GOD the Lord; In Thee have I taken refuge, O pour not out my soul.

New American Standard 1977
For my eyes are toward Thee, O GOD, the Lord; In Thee I take refuge; do not leave me defenseless.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Therefore mine eyes look unto thee, O GOD the Lord; in thee is my trust; leave not my soul destitute.

King James 2000 Bible
But my eyes are unto you, O GOD the Lord: in you is my trust; leave not my soul destitute.

American King James Version
But my eyes are to you, O GOD the Lord: in you is my trust; leave not my soul destitute.

American Standard Version
For mine eyes are unto thee, O Jehovah the Lord: In thee do I take refuge; leave not my soul destitute.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For mine eyes are to thee, O Lord God: I have hoped in thee; take not away my life.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But o to thee, O Lord, Lord, are my eyes: in thee have I put my trust, take not away my soul.

Darby Bible Translation
For unto thee, Jehovah, Lord, are mine eyes; in thee do I trust: leave not my soul destitute.

English Revised Version
For mine eyes are unto thee, O GOD the Lord: in thee do I put my trust; leave not my soul destitute.

Webster's Bible Translation
But my eyes are to thee, O GOD the Lord: in thee is my trust; leave not my soul destitute.

World English Bible
For my eyes are on you, Yahweh, the Lord. In you, I take refuge. Don't leave my soul destitute.

Young's Literal Translation
But to Thee, O Jehovah, my Lord, are mine eyes, In Thee I have trusted, Make not bare my soul.
Study Bible
Come Quickly to Me
7As when one plows and breaks up the soil, so our bones have been scattered at the mouth of Sheol. 8But my eyes are fixed on You, O GOD, the Lord. In You I seek refuge; do not leave my soul defenseless. 9Keep me from the snares they have laid for me, and from the lures of evildoers.…
Cross References
Psalm 2:12
Kiss the Son, lest He be angry and you perish in your rebellion, when His wrath ignites in an instant. Blessed are all who take refuge in Him.

Psalm 11:1
In the LORD I take refuge. So how can you say to me, "Flee to your mountain like a bird!

Psalm 25:15
My eyes are always on the LORD, for He will free my feet from the mesh.

Psalm 27:9
Hide not Your face from me, nor turn away Your servant in anger. You have been my helper; do not leave me or forsake me, O God of my salvation.

Psalm 123:1
I lift up my eyes to You, the One enthroned in heaven.

Psalm 123:2
As the eyes of servants look to the hand of their master, as the eyes of a maidservant look to the hand of her mistress, so our eyes are on the LORD our God until He shows us mercy.

Treasury of Scripture

But my eyes are to you, O GOD the Lord: in you is my trust; leave not my soul destitute.

mine out

Psalm 25:15
Mine eyes are ever toward the LORD; for he shall pluck my feet out of the net.

Psalm 123:1,2
A Song of degrees. Unto thee lift I up mine eyes, O thou that dwellest in the heavens…

2 Chronicles 20:12
O our God, wilt thou not judge them? for we have no might against this great company that cometh against us; neither know we what to do: but our eyes are upon thee.

leave not my soul destitute.

Psalm 25:16,17
Turn thee unto me, and have mercy upon me; for I am desolate and afflicted…

Psalm 102:17
He will regard the prayer of the destitute, and not despise their prayer.

Psalm 143:3,4
For the enemy hath persecuted my soul; he hath smitten my life down to the ground; he hath made me to dwell in darkness, as those that have been long dead…







Lexicon
But
כִּ֤י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

my eyes
עֵינָ֑י (‘ê·nāy)
Noun - cdc | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5869: An eye, a fountain

are fixed on You,
אֵלֶ֨יךָ ׀ (’ê·le·ḵā)
Preposition | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

O GOD,
יְהֹוִ֣ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

the Lord.
אֲדֹנָ֣י (’ă·ḏō·nāy)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 136: The Lord

In You
בְּכָ֥ה (bə·ḵāh)
Preposition | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew

I seek refuge;
חָ֝סִ֗יתִי (ḥā·sî·ṯî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 2620: To flee for, protection, to confide in

do not
אַל־ (’al-)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 408: Not

leave
תְּעַ֥ר (tə·‘ar)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect Jussive - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6168: To be, bare, to empty, pour out, demolish

my soul {defenseless}.
נַפְשִֽׁי׃ (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
(8, 9) Comp. Psalm 25:15.

Verse 8. - But mine eyes are unto thee, O God the Lord. I, however, the psalmist says, do not despair - I look to thee, O Jehovah the Lord (comp. Psalm 40:7) - in thee is my trust; leave not my soul destitute. The last clause is, literally, pour not out my soul; i.e. destroy me not - do not spill my life on the ground (comp. Isaiah 53:12). 141:5-10 We should be ready to welcome the rebuke of our heavenly Father, and also the reproof of our brethren. It shall not break my head, if it may but help to break my heart: we must show that we take it kindly. Those who slighted the word of God before, will be glad of it when in affliction, for that opens the ear to instruction. When the world is bitter, the word is sweet. Let us lift our prayer unto God. Let us entreat him to rescue us from the snares of Satan, and of all the workers of iniquity. In language like this psalm, O Lord, would we entreat that our poor prayers should set forth our only hope, our only dependence on thee. Grant us thy grace, that we may be prepared for this employment, being clothed with thy righteousness, and having all the gifts of thy Spirit planted in our hearts.
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