Psalms 119:20

“My soul breaketh for the longing that it hath unto thy judgments at all times.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

My soule breaketh for the longing: that it hath vnto thy iudgements at all times.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

My soul is crushed with longing After Your ordinances at all times.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

My soul breaketh for the longing That it hath unto thine ordinances at all times.
- American Standard Version (1901)

My soul is broken with desire for your decisions at all times.
- Basic English Bible

My soul breaketh for longing after thy judgments at all times.
- Darby Bible

My soul breaketh for the longing that it hath to thy judgments at all times.
- Webster's Bible

My soul is consumed with longing for your ordinances at all times.
- World English Bible

Broken hath my soul for desire Unto Thy judgments at all times.
- Youngs Literal Bible

My soul breaketh for the longing that it hath unto Thine ordinances at all times.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 119:20


119:20 Breaketh - Faints, as it frequently does, when a thing vehemently desired is delayed. Judgments - To a more sound knowledge and serious practice of them.


Discussion for Psalms 119:20

  • When a person comes to faith in Christ they begins to experience the same thing that the psalmist did and that is a passion for His word. It is here where we know the Word of Life. Not only does it reveal the only way to God, it also gives hope, endurance, direction, deliverance from sin and so much more. The psalmist longed for obedience and realized the only way to obey God is to know His word for it is here where you realize what it is He desires.

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