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Psalms 73:26 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— My flesh and my heart faileth; [But] God is the strength of my heart and my portion for ever.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— My flesh and my heart faileth: [but] God [is] the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— My flesh and my heart may fail, But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— My flesh and my heart faileth: [but] God [is] the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— My flesh and my heart faileth: God is the rock of my heart and my portion for ever.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Failed have my flesh and my heart, The rock of my heart—and my portion, is God unto times age-abiding.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Consumed hath been my flesh and my heart, The rock of my heart and my portion [is] God to the age.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— For thee my flesh and my heart hath fainted away: thou art the God of my heart, and the God that is my portion for ever.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— My flesh and my heart faileth: but God [is] the strength of my heart, and my portion for euer.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— My heart and my flesh have failed: [but] God [is the strength] of my heart, and God is my portion for ever.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— My flesh and my heart faileth: [but] Elohim [is] the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
My flesh 7607
{7607} Prime
From H7604; flesh (as swelling out), as living or for food; generally food of any kind; figuratively kindred by blood.
and my heart 3824
{3824} Prime
From H3823; the heart (as the most interior organ); used also like H3820.
faileth: 3615
{3615} Prime
A primitive root; to end, whether intransitively (to cease, be finished, perish) or transitively (to complete, prepare, consume).
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
[but] lhm אֱלֹהִים 430
{0430} Prime
Plural of H0433; gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative.
[is] the strength 6697
{6697} Prime
From H6696; properly a cliff (or sharp rock, as compressed); generally a rock or boulder; figuratively a refuge; also an edge (as precipitous).
of my heart, 3824
{3824} Prime
From H3823; the heart (as the most interior organ); used also like H3820.
and my portion 2506
{2506} Prime
From H2505; properly smoothness (of the tongue); also an allotment.
for ever. 5769
{5769} Prime
From H5956; properly concealed, that is, the vanishing point; generally time out of mind (past or future), that is, (practically) eternity; frequentative adverbially (especially with prepositional prefix) always.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 73:25-26.

Psalms 73:26

_ _ strength — literally, “rock” (Psalms 18:2).

_ _ portion — (Psalms 16:5; Lamentations 3:24).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 73:21-28.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Psalms 73:26

My flesh and my heart faileth: [but] God [is] the strength of my heart, and my (o) portion for ever.

(o) He teaches us to deny ourselves, to have God our whole sufficiency, and only contentment.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Psalms 63:1 [[A Psalm of David, when he was in the wilderness of Judah.]] O God, thou [art] my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is;
Psalms 84:2 My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth for the courts of the LORD: my heart and my flesh crieth out for the living God.
Psalms 119:81-82 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?
Job 13:15 Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him: but I will maintain mine own ways before him.
2 Corinthians 4:8-10 [We are] troubled on every side, yet not distressed; [we are] perplexed, but not in despair; ... Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.
2 Corinthians 4:16-18 For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward [man] is renewed day by day. ... While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen [are] temporal; but the things which are not seen [are] eternal.
Philippians 1:21 For to me to live [is] Christ, and to die [is] gain.
2 Timothy 4:6-8 For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. ... Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.
2 Peter 1:14 Knowing that shortly I must put off [this] my tabernacle, even as our Lord Jesus Christ hath shewed me.


Psalms 18:2 The LORD [is] my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, [and] my high tower.
Psalms 27:14 Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.
Psalms 138:3 In the day when I cried thou answeredst me, [and] strengthenedst me [with] strength in my soul.
Isaiah 40:29-31 He giveth power to the faint; and to [them that have] no might he increaseth strength. ... But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew [their] strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; [and] they shall walk, and not faint.
2 Corinthians 12:9-10 And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. ... Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.

Heb. rock


Psalms 16:5-6 The LORD [is] the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: thou maintainest my lot. ... The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant [places]; yea, I have a goodly heritage.
Psalms 119:57 CHETH. [Thou art] my portion, O LORD: I have said that I would keep thy words.
Psalms 142:5 I cried unto thee, O LORD: I said, Thou [art] my refuge [and] my portion in the land of the living.
Lamentations 3:24 The LORD [is] my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him.
Revelation 21:3-4 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God [is] with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, [and be] their God. ... And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
Revelation 21:7 He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.
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