Psalms 143:4

4 Therefore my spirit faints within me; my heart within me is appalled.

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 ) .


FOOTNOTES:

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

Psalms 143:4 In-Context

2 Do not enter into judgment with your servant, for no one living is righteous before you.
3 For the enemy has pursued me, crushing my life to the ground, making me sit in darkness like those long dead.
4 Therefore my spirit faints within me; my heart within me is appalled.
5 I remember the days of old, I think about all your deeds, I meditate on the works of your hands.
6 I stretch out my hands to you; my soul thirsts for you like a parched land. (Selah)