My flesh and my heart fails: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.
Treasury of Scripture
Psalm 63:1 O God, you are my God; early will I seek you: my soul thirsts for you, my flesh longs for you in a dry and thirsty land...
Psalm 84:2 My soul longs, yes, even faints for the courts of the LORD: my heart and my flesh cries out for the living God.
Psalm 119:81,82 My soul faints for your salvation: but I hope in your word...
Job 13:15 Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him: but I will maintain my own ways before him.
2 Corinthians 4:8-10,16-18 We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair...
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...
2 Peter 1:14 Knowing that shortly I must put off this my tabernacle, even as our Lord Jesus Christ has showed me.
Psalm 18:2 The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler...
Psalm 27:14 Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.
Psalm 138:3 In the day when I cried you answered me, and strengthened me with strength in my soul.
Isaiah 40:29-31 He gives power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increases strength...
2 Corinthians 12:9,10 And he said to me, My grace is sufficient for you: for my strength is made perfect in weakness...
strength. Heb. rock.
Psalm 16:5,6 The LORD is the portion of my inheritance and of my cup: you maintain my lot...
Psalm 119:57 You are my portion, O LORD: I have said that I would keep your words.
Psalm 142:5 I cried to you, O LORD: I said, You are my refuge and my portion in the land of the living.
Lamentations 3:24 The LORD is my portion, said my soul; therefore will I hope in him.
Revelation 21:3,4,7 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them...
ContextSurely God is Good to Israel
1Truly God is good to Israel, even to such as are of a clean heart. 2But as for me, my feet were almost gone; my steps had well near slipped. 3For I was envious at the foolish, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked. 4For there are no bands in their death: but their strength is firm. 5They are not in trouble as other men; neither are they plagued like other men. 6Therefore pride compasses them about as a chain; violence covers them as a garment. 7Their eyes stand out with fatness: they have more than heart could wish. 8They are corrupt, and speak wickedly concerning oppression: they speak loftily. 9They set their mouth against the heavens, and their tongue walks through the earth. 10Therefore his people return here: and waters of a full cup are wrung out to them. 11And they say, How does God know? and is there knowledge in the most High? 12Behold, these are the ungodly, who prosper in the world; they increase in riches. 13Truly I have cleansed my heart in vain, and washed my hands in innocence. 14For all the day long have I been plagued, and chastened every morning. 15If I say, I will speak thus; behold, I should offend against the generation of your children. 16When I thought to know this, it was too painful for me; 17Until I went into the sanctuary of God; then understood I their end. 18Surely you did set them in slippery places: you cast them down into destruction. 19How are they brought into desolation, as in a moment! they are utterly consumed with terrors. 20As a dream when one wakes; so, O Lord, when you wake, you shall despise their image. 21Thus my heart was grieved, and I was pricked in my reins. 22So foolish was I, and ignorant: I was as a beast before you. 23Nevertheless I am continually with you: you have held me by my right hand. 24You shall guide me with your counsel, and afterward receive me to glory. 25Whom have I in heaven but you? and there is none on earth that I desire beside you. 26My flesh and my heart fails: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever. 27For, see, they that are far from you shall perish: you have destroyed all them that go a whoring from you. 28But it is good for me to draw near to God: I have put my trust in the Lord GOD, that I may declare all your works.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
My flesh and my heart faileth; But God is the strength of my heart and my portion for ever.
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.
Darby Bible Translation
My flesh and my heart faileth: God is the rock of my heart and my portion for ever.
King James Bible
My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.
Young's Literal Translation
Consumed hath been my flesh and my heart, The rock of my heart and my portion is God to the age.