Psalms 119:25

25 I am laid low in the dust; preserve my life according to your word.

Psalms 119:25 in Other Translations

King James Version (KJV)
25 DALETH. My soul cleaveth unto the dust: quicken thou me according to thy word.
English Standard Version (ESV)
25 My soul clings to the dust; give me life according to your word!
New Living Translation (NLT)
25 I lie in the dust; revive me by your word.
The Message Bible (MSG)
25 I'm feeling terrible - I couldn't feel worse! Get me on my feet again. You promised, remember?
American Standard Version (ASV)
25 My soul cleaveth unto the dust: Quicken thou me according to thy word.
GOD'S WORD Translation (GW)
25 I am close to death. Give me a new life as you promised.
Holman Christian Standard Bible (CSB)
25 My life is down in the dust; give me life through Your word.
New International Reader's Version (NIRV)
25 I lie in the dust. I'm about to die. Keep me alive as you have promised.

Psalms 119:25 Meaning and Commentary

(d) DALETH.--The Fourth Part.

Psalms 119:25

DALETH. My soul cleaveth unto the dust
Either to the dust of death, having the sentence of it; being almost in despair of life, upon the brink of the grave seemingly, and free among the dead: or in a very low estate of mind, in great dejection and humiliation, rolling himself in the dust, and putting his mouth in it; if there might be any hope of deliverance; but despairing of it, unless the Lord appeared; or finding a proneness in him to the corruption of nature, the body of sin and death, which was very powerful and prevalent, ensnaring and captivating; and particularly to worldly things, comparable to dust, for their lightness, emptiness, and unprofitableness; which often have an undue influence on good men, and to which their affections are too much glued; and which greatly affect the exercise of grace and religious duties, and bring a deadness upon the soul, and make the following: petition necessary:

quicken thou me according to thy word;
such who are quickened together with Christ, and who are quickened by his Spirit and grace, when they were dead in trespasses and sins, have often need to be quickened again, and to have the work of grace revived in them; which is done when grace is drawn forth into lively exercise, and which is necessary to the performance of duty; and this is done both by means of the word of God, which, as it is used for the quickening dead sinners, so for the reviving of drooping saints; see ( Psalms 119:50 ) . And according to his word of promise, who has promised never to leave his people, nor forsake the work of his hand, but perform it until the day of Christ; Jarchi and Kimchi think reference is had to the promise in ( 2 Samuel 12:13 ) ; and Aben Ezra to ( Deuteronomy 32:39 ) .

Psalms 119:25 In-Context

23 Though rulers sit together and slander me, your servant will meditate on your decrees.
24 Your statutes are my delight; they are my counselors.
25 I am laid low in the dust; preserve my life according to your word.
26 I gave an account of my ways and you answered me; teach me your decrees.
27 Cause me to understand the way of your precepts, that I may meditate on your wonderful deeds.

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