Psalms 38:9

9 All my longings lie open before you, Lord; my sighing is not hidden from you.

Psalms 38:9 in Other Translations

KJV
9 Lord, all my desire is before thee; and my groaning is not hid from thee.
ESV
9 O Lord, all my longing is before you; my sighing is not hidden from you.
NLT
9 You know what I long for, Lord; you hear my every sigh.
MSG
9 Lord, my longings are sitting in plain sight, my groans an old story to you.
CSB
9 Lord, my every desire is known to You; my sighing is not hidden from You.

Psalms 38:9 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 38:9

Lord, all my desire [is] before thee
To be delivered from his afflictions, to have a discovery and application of pardoning grace, and to have communion with his God: the desire of his soul was unto these things; and it was some satisfaction to him that it was before the Lord, and known unto him, before whom all things are naked and open;

and my groaning is not hid from thee;
under the weight of his affliction, the burden of his sin, and which he expressed in prayer to the Lord, and which is often done with groanings which cannot be uttered: but even these are known and understood by the Lord.

Psalms 38:9 In-Context

7 My back is filled with searing pain; there is no health in my body.
8 I am feeble and utterly crushed; I groan in anguish of heart.
9 All my longings lie open before you, Lord; my sighing is not hidden from you.
10 My heart pounds, my strength fails me; even the light has gone from my eyes.
11 My friends and companions avoid me because of my wounds; my neighbors stay far away.

Cross References 2

  • 1. Psalms 119:20; Psalms 143:7
  • 2. S Job 3:24; Psalms 6:6; Psalms 10:17