Psalms 119:28

28 My soul is weary with sorrow; strengthen me according to your word.

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Psalms 119:28 in Other Translations

28 My soul melteth for heaviness: strengthen thou me according unto thy word.
28 My soul melts away for sorrow; strengthen me according to your word!
28 I weep with sorrow; encourage me by your word.
28 My sad life's dilapidated, a falling-down barn; build me up again by your Word.
28 I am weary from grief; strengthen me through Your word.

Psalms 119:28 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 119:28

My soul melteth for heaviness
Like wax before the sun or fire; or flows like water; drops F1, as the word signifies, and dissolves into tears, through grief and sorrow for sins committed; or by reason of Satan's temptations, or divine desertions, or grievous troubles and afflictions; which cause heaviness, lie heavy, and press hard;

strengthen thou me according unto thy word;
to oppose corruptions, withstand temptations, bear up under trials and afflictions, and do the will of God. And the word of God is a means of strengthening his people to do these things; it is the spiritual bread which strengthens man's heart, and in the strength of which, like Elijah, he walks many days, and goes from strength to strength: and there are many gracious words of promise, which may be pleaded with God to this purpose; that he will help, strengthen, and uphold his people; that he will renew their strength, and that as their day is their strength shall be.


F1 (hpld) "stillavit"; Pagninus, Montanus; "distillet", Vatablus; "stillat", Junius & Tremellius, Piscator, Cocceius, Michaelis.

Psalms 119:28 In-Context

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.
28 My soul is weary with sorrow; strengthen me according to your word.
29 Keep me from deceitful ways; be gracious to me and teach me your law.
30 I have chosen the way of faithfulness; I have set my heart on your laws.

Cross References 3

  • 1. Psalms 6:7; Psalms 116:3; Isaiah 51:11; Jeremiah 45:3; Psalms 107:26
  • 2. Psalms 18:1; Isaiah 40:29; Isaiah 41:10; Psalms 20:2; 1 Peter 5:10
  • 3. ver 9
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