Psalms 119:81

“CAPH. My soul fainteth for thy salvation: but I hope in thy word.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

[CAPH.] My soule fainteth for thy saluation: but I hope in thy word.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

My soul languishes for Your salvation; I wait for Your word.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

KAPH. My soul fainteth for thy salvation; `But' I hope in thy word.
- American Standard Version (1901)

<CAPH> My soul is wasted with desire for your salvation: but I have hope in your word.
- Basic English Bible

CAPH. My soul fainteth for thy salvation; I hope in thy word.
- Darby Bible

CAPH. My soul fainteth for thy salvation: but I hope in thy word.
- Webster's Bible

My soul faints for your salvation. I hope in your word.
- World English Bible

[Kaph.] Consumed for Thy salvation hath been my soul, For Thy word I have hoped.
- Youngs Literal Bible

CAPH. My soul pineth for Thy salvation; in Thy word do I hope.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 119:81


119:81 Fainteth - With long desire and earnest expectation.


Discussion for Psalms 119

  • Irene
    I love this psalm because it 'drills' the word of God into your head and the TRUTH of it. We need his word to be drilled, ingrained into us as Christians - to have our weapons against satan.
  • Esther Njagi
    The word of GOD is the light therefore I and all those read and trust and act according to the word we'll enjoy HIS light
  • Sunita
    God is light so his word if we follow his word we wil walk in truth god with the help of his holyspirit will give us a direction to us direction to walk in his paths he will be empire of our life
  • Stephen Crown
    THIS SCRIPTURE REMIND ME THAT, I SHOULD STUDY GOD WORDS, WITH GOD WORDS EVERY DARKNESS OR IMPOSSIBILITY IN MY LIFE SHALL BE TURN IN TO POSSIBILITY BECAUSE THE WORD IS LAMP TO MY FEET AND LIGHT TO MY PATH. THANK U
  • MockingBird
    Psalm 27:1 The Lord is my light and my salvation : Whom shall I fear ? The word of God lights my path : I choose to walk in His word : The word of God lights my path so there is no need of stumbling : I can see where I'm going : When I hear from God's word then I know where I am going : I Thank God that He has made it possible for me to have a copy of His word and that I get to , not have to, walk in His word. It is my choice. Sometimes it is hard : But that is when I'm contending with my flesh I get myself lined up and then I'm walking in His path !!! Praise God !!
  • This may be understood in two ways. First, it is time for the Lord to do something, or second, it is time for us to do something for the Lord. Both seem to work, seeing the Lord does work though His children to fulfill His purposes. However looking at the verse in the context of what follows, " for they have made void thy law," that David is wanting the Lord to do something. God is able to restrain men and to bring them to repentance through trials and calamities and also when men get a glimpse of His goodness and mercy. I believe they both work here and God wants us to engage our culture in the power of the Holy Spirit so both translations are present. God does and will act independent of man however He also answers prayers that often connect us with that work.

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