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Psalms 119:136 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Streams of water run down mine eyes, Because they observe not thy law.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Rivers of waters run down mine eyes, because they keep not thy law.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— My eyes shed streams of water, Because they do not keep Your law.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Rivers of waters run down my eyes, because they keep not thy law.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Mine eyes run down with streams of water, because they keep not thy law.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Streams of water, have run down mine eyes, Because men have not kept thy law.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Rivulets of waters have come down mine eyes, Because they have not kept Thy law!
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— My eyes have sent forth springs of water: because they have not kept thy law.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Riuers of waters runne downe mine eyes: because they keepe not thy Law.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Mine eyes have been bathed in streams of water, because I kept not thy law.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Rivers of waters run down mine eyes, because they keep not thy law.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Rivers 6388
{6388} Prime
From H6385; a rill (that is, small channel of water, as in irrigation).
of waters 4325
{4325} Prime
Dual of a primitive noun (but used in a singular sense); water; figuratively juice; by euphemism urine, semen.
run down 3381
{3381} Prime
A primitive root; to descend (literally to go downwards; or conventionally to a lower region, as the shore, a boundary, the enemy, etc.; or figuratively to fall); causatively to bring down (in all the above applications).
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
mine eyes, 5869
{5869} Prime
Probably a primitive word; an eye (literally or figuratively); by analogy a fountain (as the eye of the landscape).
because x5921
(5921) Complement
Properly the same as H5920 used as a preposition (in the singular or plural, often with prefix, or as conjugation with a particle following); above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications.
they keep 8104
{8104} Prime
A primitive root; properly to hedge about (as with thorns), that is, guard; generally to protect, attend to, etc.
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
not x3808
(3808) Complement
lo; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abstract negation); by implication no; often used with other particles.
thy law. 8451
{8451} Prime
From H3384; a precept or statute, especially the Decalogue or Pentateuch.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Psalms 119:136

_ _ Zealous himself to keep God’s law, he is deeply afflicted when others violate it (compare Psalms 119:53). Literally, “Mine eyes come down (dissolved) like water brooks” (Lamentations 3:48; Jeremiah 9:1).

_ _ because, etc. — (Compare Ezekiel 9:4; Jeremiah 13:17).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

Psalms 119:136

_ _ Here we have David in sorrow. 1. It is a great sorrow, to such a degree that he weeps rivers of tears. Commonly, where there is a gracious heart, there is a weeping eye, in conformity to Christ, who was a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. David had prayed for comfort in God's favour (Psalms 119:135), now he pleads that he was qualified for that comfort, and had need of it, for he was one of those that mourned in Zion, and those that do so shall be comforted, Isaiah 61:3. 2. It is godly sorrow. He wept not for his troubles, though they were many, but for the dishonour done to God: Because they keep not thy law, either because my eyes keep not thy law, so some (the eye is the inlet and outlet of a great deal of sin, and therefore it ought to be a weeping eye), or, rather, they, that is, those about me, Psalms 119:139. Note, The sins of sinners are the sorrows of saints. We must mourn for that which we cannot mend.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Psalms 119:136

Rivers — Plentiful tears, witness of my deep sorrow for God's dishonour, and for the miseries which sinners bring upon themselves.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Psalms 119:136

Rivers of waters (d) run down mine eyes, because they keep not thy law.

(d) He shows what should be the zeal of God's children when they see his word contemned.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Psalms 119:53 Horror hath taken hold upon me because of the wicked that forsake thy law.
Psalms 119:158 I beheld the transgressors, and was grieved; because they kept not thy word.
1 Samuel 15:11 It repenteth me that I have set up Saul [to be] king: for he is turned back from following me, and hath not performed my commandments. And it grieved Samuel; and he cried unto the LORD all night.
Jeremiah 9:1 Oh that my head were waters, and mine eyes a fountain of tears, that I might weep day and night for the slain of the daughter of my people!
Jeremiah 9:18 And let them make haste, and take up a wailing for us, that our eyes may run down with tears, and our eyelids gush out with waters.
Jeremiah 13:17 But if ye will not hear it, my soul shall weep in secret places for [your] pride; and mine eye shall weep sore, and run down with tears, because the LORD'S flock is carried away captive.
Jeremiah 14:17 Therefore thou shalt say this word unto them; Let mine eyes run down with tears night and day, and let them not cease: for the virgin daughter of my people is broken with a great breach, with a very grievous blow.
Ezekiel 9:4 And the LORD said unto him, Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof.
Luke 19:41 And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it,
Romans 9:2-3 That I have great heaviness and continual sorrow in my heart. ... For I could wish that myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh:
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1S 15:11. Ps 119:53, 158. Jr 9:1, 18; 13:17; 14:17. Ezk 9:4. Lk 19:41. Ro 9:2.

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