Psalms 143:4

4 That is why I begin to lose hope and my heart is in a state of shock.

Psalms 143:4 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 143:4

Therefore is my spirit overwhelmed within me
Covered over with grief, borne down with sorrow, ready to sink and fail; (See Gill on Psalms 142:3);

my heart within me is desolate;
destitute of the spirit and presence of God, and with respect to the exercise of grace, and filled with fears and misgivings; or "astonished" F21, at the providence he was under, like one stunned and filled with sore amazement, not knowing what to make of things, or what the issue of them would be; so David's antitype was "sore amazed" in the garden, when his troubles and agonies came upon him, ( Mark 14:33 ) .


F21 (Mmwtvy) "attonitum est", Vatablus; "stupuit", Tigurine version; "stupet", Cocceius, Michaelis; "obstupuit", Gejerus.

Psalms 143:4 In-Context

2 Do not take me to court for judgment, because there is no one alive who is righteous in your presence.
3 The enemy has pursued me. He has ground my life into the dirt. He has made me live in dark places like those who have died long ago.
4 That is why I begin to lose hope and my heart is in a state of shock.
5 I remember the days long ago. I reflect on all that you have done. I carefully consider what your hands have made.
6 I stretch out my hands to you in prayer. Like parched land, my soul thirsts for you. Selah
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