DALETH. My soul
; properly a breathing
creature, that is, animal
or (abstractly) vitality
; used very widely in a literal, accommodated or figurative sense (bodily or mental).
A primitive root; properly to impinge
, that is, cling
; figuratively to catch
Stem - Qal (See H8851
Mood - Perfect (See H8816
Count - 12562
unto the dust:
); hence clay
A prim root (compare H2331
); to live
, whether literally or figuratively; causatively to revive
Stem - Piel (See H8840
Mood - Imperative (See H8810
Count - 446
thou me according to thy word.
; a word
; by implication a matter
of) or thing
; adverbially a cause
Daleth. (Psalm 119:25-32).
_ _ Submitting ourselves in depression to God, He will revive us by His promises, and lead us to declare His mercy to others.
_ _ Here is, I. David's complaint. We should have thought his soul soaring to heaven; but he says himself, My soul not only rolls in the dust, but cleaves to the dust, which is a complaint either, 1. Of his corruptions, his inclination to the world and the body (both which are dust), and that which follows upon it, a deadness to holy duties. When he would do good evil was present with him. God intimated that Adam was not only mortal, but sinful, when he said, Dust thou art, Genesis 3:19. David's complaint here is like St. Paul's of a body of death that he carried about with him. The remainders of in-dwelling corruption are a very grievous burden to a gracious soul. Or, 2. Of his afflictions, either trouble of mind or outward trouble. Without were fightings, within were fears, and both together brought him even to the dust of death (Psalms 22:15), and his soul clave inseparably to it.
_ _ II. His petition for relief, and his plea to enforce that petition: “Quicken thou me according to thy word. By thy providence put life into my affairs, by thy grace put life into my affections; cure me of my spiritual deadness and make me lively in my devotion.” Note, When we find ourselves dull we must go to God and beg of him to quicken us; he has an eye to God's word as a means of quickening (for the words which God speaks, they are spirit and they are life to those that receive them), and as an encouragement to hope that God would quicken him, having promised grace and comfort to all the saints, and to David in particular. God's word must be our guide and plea in every prayer.
The dust I am in danger of present death: I am like one laid in the grave. Quicken Preserve my life, or raise me out of the dust. Word According to thy promise.
DALETH. My soul cleaveth unto the (a) dust: quicken thou me according to thy word.
(a) That is, it is almost brought to the grave and without your word I cannot live.
Psalms 22:15 My strength is dried up like a potsherd; and my tongue cleaveth to my jaws; and thou hast brought me into the dust of death.
Psalms 44:25 For our soul is bowed down to the dust: our belly cleaveth unto the earth.
Isaiah 65:25 The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, and the lion shall eat straw like the bullock: and dust [shall be] the serpent's meat. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain, saith the LORD.
Matthew 16:23 But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men.
Romans 7:22-24 For I delight in the law of God after the inward man: ... O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?
Philippians 3:19 Whose end [is] destruction, whose God [is their] belly, and [whose] glory [is] in their shame, who mind earthly things.)
Colossians 3:2 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.
Psalms 119:37 Turn away mine eyes from beholding vanity; [and] quicken thou me in thy way.
Psalms 119:40 Behold, I have longed after thy precepts: quicken me in thy righteousness.
Psalms 119:88 Quicken me after thy lovingkindness; so shall I keep the testimony of thy mouth.
Psalms 119:93 I will never forget thy precepts: for with them thou hast quickened me.
Psalms 119:107 I am afflicted very much: quicken me, O LORD, according unto thy word.
Psalms 119:149 Hear my voice according unto thy lovingkindness: O LORD, quicken me according to thy judgment.
Psalms 119:156 Great [are] thy tender mercies, O LORD: quicken me according to thy judgments.
Psalms 119:159 Consider how I love thy precepts: quicken me, O LORD, according to thy lovingkindness.
Psalms 71:20 [Thou], which hast shewed me great and sore troubles, shalt quicken me again, and shalt bring me up again from the depths of the earth.
Psalms 80:18 So will not we go back from thee: quicken us, and we will call upon thy name.
Psalms 143:11 Quicken me, O LORD, for thy name's sake: for thy righteousness' sake bring my soul out of trouble.
Romans 8:2-3 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death. ... For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:
Deuteronomy 30:6 And the LORD thy God will circumcise thine heart, and the heart of thy seed, to love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, that thou mayest live.
2 Samuel 7:27-29 For thou, O LORD of hosts, God of Israel, hast revealed to thy servant, saying, I will build thee an house: therefore hath thy servant found in his heart to pray this prayer unto thee. ... Therefore now let it please thee to bless the house of thy servant, that it may continue for ever before thee: for thou, O Lord GOD, hast spoken [it]: and with thy blessing let the house of thy servant be blessed for ever.
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