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Psalm 143:4

4 So my spirit grows faint within me; my heart within me is dismayed.

Read Psalm 143:4 Using Other Translations

Therefore is my spirit overwhelmed within me; my heart within me is desolate.
Therefore my spirit faints within me; my heart within me is appalled.
I am losing all hope; I am paralyzed with fear.

What does Psalm 143:4 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
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.
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