Psalms 119:81

81 My soul faints with longing for your salvation, but I have put my hope in your word.

Psalms 119:81 in Other Translations

81 CAPH. My soul fainteth for thy salvation: but I hope in thy word.
81 My soul longs for your salvation; I hope in your word.
81 I am worn out waiting for your rescue, but I have put my hope in your word.
81 I'm homesick - longing for your salvation; I'm waiting for your word of hope.
81 I long for Your salvation; I put my hope in Your word.

Psalms 119:81 Meaning and Commentary

(k) , CAPH.--The Eleventh Part.

Psalms 119:81

CAPH. My soul fainteth for thy salvation,
Either for temporal salvation and deliverance from enemies; which, being promised, was expected by him from the Lord; but not coming so soon as looked for, his spirits began to sink and faint: or for spiritual and eternal salvation, for a view of interest in it, for the joys and comforts of it, and for the full possession of is in heaven; and, particularly, for the promised Messiah, the author of it, often called the Salvation of God, because prepared and appointed by him to be the author of it: of him there was a promise, which gave the Old Testament saints reason to expect him, and for him they waited; his coming they earnestly wished for, but being long deferred, were sometimes out of heart, and ready to faint, which was here David's case;

[but] I hope in thy word;
the word of promise concerning deliverance and salvation, especially by the Messiah, which supported him, and kept him from fainting; that being firm and sure, for ever settled in heaven, and has the oath of God annexed to it, for the confirmation of it; and God is faithful that has promised, and is also able to perform; so that his word lays a solid foundation for faith and hope.

Psalms 119:81 In-Context

79 May those who fear you turn to me, those who understand your statutes.
80 May I wholeheartedly follow your decrees, that I may not be put to shame.
81 My soul faints with longing for your salvation, but I have put my hope in your word.
82 My eyes fail, looking for your promise; I say, “When will you comfort me?”
83 Though I am like a wineskin in the smoke, I do not forget your decrees.

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