Probably a primitive word; an eye
(literally or figuratively); by analogy a fountain
(as the eye
of the landscape).
A primitive root; to end
, whether intransitively (to cease
, be finished
) or transitively (to complete
Stem - Qal (See H8851
Mood - Perfect (See H8816
Count - 12562
for thy salvation,
Feminine passive participle of H3467
; something saved
, that is, (abstractly) deliverance
; hence aid
and for the word
The second form is the feminine of H0561
, and meaning the same.
of thy righteousness.
; the right
(natural, moral or legal); also (abstractly) equity
or (figuratively) prosperity
_ _ David, being oppressed, is here waiting and wishing for the salvation of the Lord, which would make him easy. 1. He cannot but think that it comes slowly: My eyes fail for thy salvation. His eyes were towards it and had been long so. He looked for help from heaven (and we deceive ourselves if we look for it any other way), but it did not come so soon as he expected, so that his eyes began to fail, and he was sometimes ready to despair, and to think that, because the salvation did not come when he looked for it, it would never come. It is often the infirmity even of good men to be weary of waiting God's time when their time has elapsed. 2. Yet he cannot hope that it comes surely; for he expects the word of God's righteousness, and no other salvation than what is secured by that word, which cannot fall to the ground because it is a word of righteousness. Though our eyes fail, yet God's word does not, and therefore those that build upon it, though now discouraged, shall in due time see his salvation.
The word For the performance of thy faithful or merciful promise.
CAPH. My soul fainteth
for thy salvation: [but] I
hope in thy word. ... Mine eyes
fail for thy word, saying, When wilt
thou comfort me?
Psalms 69:3 I am
weary of my crying: my throat
is dried: mine
eyes fail while I wait
for my God.
My soul [waiteth]
for the Lord more than they that watch for the morning: [I say, more than
] they that watch for the morning.
Psalms 143:7 Hear me
speedily, O LORD: my spirit
faileth: hide not
thy face from me, lest I be like unto them that go down into the pit.
As for us, our eyes
as yet failed for our vain help: in our watching we have watched for a
] could not save [us
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