Psalms 119:131

131 I open my mouth and pant, longing for your commands.

Psalms 119:131 in Other Translations

131 I opened my mouth, and panted: for I longed for thy commandments.
131 I open my mouth and pant, because I long for your commandments.
131 I pant with expectation, longing for your commands.
131 Mouth open and panting, I wanted your commands more than anything.
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 statutes are wonderful; therefore I obey them.
130 The unfolding of your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple.
131 I open my mouth and pant, longing for your commands.
132 Turn to me and have mercy on me, as you always do to those who love your name.
133 Direct my footsteps according to your word; let no sin rule over me.

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