Psalms 119:131

131 I pant with open mouth because I long for Your commands.

Psalms 119:131 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 119:131

I opened my mouth, and panted
As a person out of breath does, through walking or running; he stops and pants, and opens his mouth, to draw in air to his relief: or as hungry and thirsty persons pant for food and drink, and open their mouths to receive it, before it can well be brought to them. So the psalmist panted after God, and communion with him; desired the sincere milk of the word; longed for the breasts of ordinances, and even fainted for the courts of the Lord, ( Psalms 42:1 ) ( 84:2 ) ;

for I longed for thy commandments;
for an opportunity of waiting upon God in the way of his duty; to hear his word, and attend his worship.

Psalms 119:131 In-Context

129 Your decrees are wonderful; therefore I obey them.
130 The revelation of Your words brings light and gives understanding to the inexperienced.
131 I pant with open mouth because I long for Your commands.
132 Turn to me and be gracious to me, as is [Your] practice toward those who love Your name.
133 Make my steps steady through Your promise; don't let sin dominate me.
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