Psalm 143:6
New International Version
I spread out my hands to you; I thirst for you like a parched land.

New Living Translation
I lift my hands to you in prayer. I thirst for you as parched land thirsts for rain. Interlude

English Standard Version
I stretch out my hands to you; my soul thirsts for you like a parched land. Selah

Berean Study Bible
I stretch out my hands to You; my soul thirsts for You like a parched land. Selah

King James Bible
I stretch forth my hands unto thee: my soul thirsteth after thee, as a thirsty land. Selah.

New King James Version
I spread out my hands to You; My soul longs for You like a thirsty land. Selah

New American Standard Bible
I spread out my hands to You; My soul longs for You, like a weary land. Selah

NASB 1995
I stretch out my hands to You; My soul longs for You, as a parched land. Selah.

NASB 1977
I stretch out my hands to Thee; My soul longs for Thee, as a parched land. Selah.

Amplified Bible
I reach out my hands to You; My throat thirsts for You, as a parched land [thirsts for water]. Selah.

Christian Standard Bible
I spread out my hands to you; I am like parched land before you. Selah

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I spread out my hands to You; I am like parched land before You. Selah

American Standard Version
I spread forth my hands unto thee: My soul thirsteth after thee, as a weary land. Selah

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And I have stretched forth my hands to you; my soul is thirsty for you like the ground.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
I spread forth my hands to thee; my soul thirsts for thee, as a dry land. Pause.

Contemporary English Version
Then I lift my hands in prayer, because my soul is a desert, thirsty for water from you.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I stretched forth my hands to thee: my soul is as earth without water unto thee.

English Revised Version
I spread forth my hands unto thee: my soul thirsteth after thee, as a weary land. Selah

Good News Translation
I lift up my hands to you in prayer; like dry ground my soul is thirsty for you.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I stretch out my hands to you in prayer. Like parched land, my soul thirsts for you. [Selah]

International Standard Version
I stretch out my hands toward you, longing for you like a parched land. Interlude

JPS Tanakh 1917
I spread forth my hands unto Thee; My soul [thirsteth] after Thee, as a weary land. Selah

Literal Standard Version
I have spread forth my hands to You, My soul [is] as a weary land for You. Selah.

NET Bible
I spread my hands out to you in prayer; my soul thirsts for you in a parched land.

New Heart English Bible
I spread forth my hands to you. My soul thirsts for you, like a parched land. Selah.

World English Bible
I spread forth my hands to you. My soul thirsts for you, like a parched land. Selah.

Young's Literal Translation
I have spread forth my hands unto Thee, My soul is as a weary land for Thee. Selah.

Additional Translations ...
Context
I Stretch Out My Hands to You
5I remember the days of old; I meditate on all Your works; I consider the work of Your hands. 6I stretch out my hands to You; my soul thirsts for You like a parched land. Selah 7Answer me quickly, O LORD; my spirit fails. Do not hide Your face from me, or I will be like those who descend to the Pit.…

Cross References
Exodus 9:29
Moses said to him, "When I have left the city, I will spread out my hands to the LORD. The thunder will cease, and there will be no more hail, so that you may know that the earth is the LORD's.

Job 11:13
As for you, if you direct your heart and lift up your hands to Him,

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 63:4
So I will bless You as long as I live; in Your name I will lift my hands.

Psalm 88:9
My eyes grow dim with grief. I call to You daily, O LORD; I spread out my hands to You.

Isaiah 55:1
"Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you without money, come, buy, and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost!


Treasury of Scripture

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

stretch forth

Psalm 44:20
If we have forgotten the name of our God, or stretched out our hands to a strange god;

Psalm 88:9
Mine eye mourneth by reason of affliction: LORD, I have called daily upon thee, I have stretched out my hands unto thee.

Job 11:13
If thou prepare thine heart, and stretch out thine hands toward him;

my soul

Psalm 42:1,2
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;

Psalm 84:2
My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth for the courts of the LORD: my heart and my flesh crieth out for the living God.









(6) With the first clause comp. Psalm 44:20.

Thirsty land.--See Psalm 63:1, which explains this elliptical sentence. As our Lord taught, God is even more ready to send the refreshing spiritual shower than man's heart to receive it.

Verse 6. - I stretch forth my hands unto thee. These recollections draw me to thee, O God, and make me stretch forth my hands in prayer to thee (Psalm 141:2b), and entreat thee for succor. My soul thirsteth after thee, as a thirsty land. As a parched and withered land. seems to look up to heaven and long for rain, so does my soul long for thee, O Lord, "and thy refreshing grace" (comp. Psalm 42:1). The "pause-mark," "selah," at the end of the verse, at once gives time for secret prayer, and makes a division of the psalm into two parts.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
I stretch out
פֵּרַ֣שְׂתִּי (pê·raś·tî)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 6566: To break apart, disperse

my hands
יָדַ֣י (yā·ḏay)
Noun - fdc | first person common singular
Strong's 3027: A hand

to You;
אֵלֶ֑יךָ (’ê·le·ḵā)
Preposition | second person masculine singular
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

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

thirsts
עֲיֵפָ֖ה (‘ă·yê·p̄āh)
Adjective - feminine singular
Strong's 5889: Faint, weary

for you
לְךָ֣ (lə·ḵā)
Preposition | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew

like a parched land.
כְּאֶֽרֶץ־ (kə·’e·reṣ-)
Preposition-k | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 776: Earth, land

Selah
סֶֽלָה׃ (se·lāh)
Interjection
Strong's 5542: Suspension, pause


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