American Standard Version
My heart is smitten like grass, and withered; For I forget to eat my bread.
King James Bible
My heart is smitten, and withered like grass; so that I forget to eat my bread.
Darby Bible Translation
My heart is smitten and withered like grass; yea, I have forgotten to eat my bread.
World English Bible
My heart is blighted like grass, and withered, for I forget to eat my bread.
Young's Literal Translation
Smitten as the herb, and withered, is my heart, For I have forgotten to eat my bread.
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LibraryThat He who is About to Communicate with Christ Ought to Prepare Himself with Great Diligence
The Voice of the Beloved I am the Lover of purity, and Giver of sanctity. I seek a pure heart, and there is the place of My rest. Prepare for Me the larger upper room furnished, and I will keep the Passover at thy house with my disciples.(1) If thou wilt that I come unto thee and abide with thee, purge out the old leaven,(2) and cleanse the habitation of thy heart. Shut out the whole world, and all the throng of sins; sit as a sparrow alone upon the house-top,(3) and think upon thy transgressions …
Thomas A Kempis—Imitation of Christ
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Spiritual Hunger Shall be Satisfied
For the sun ariseth with the scorching wind, and withereth the grass: and the flower thereof falleth, and the grace of the fashion of it perisheth: so also shall the rich man fade away in his goings.
1 Samuel 1:7
And as he did so year by year, when she went up to the house of Jehovah, so she provoked her; therefore she wept, and did not eat.
2 Samuel 12:17
And the elders of his house arose, and stood beside him, to raise him up from the earth: but he would not, neither did he eat bread with them.
Then Ezra rose up from before the house of God, and went into the chamber of Jehohanan the son of Eliashib: and when he came thither, he did eat no bread, nor drink water; for he mourned because of the trespass of them of the captivity.
So that his life abhorreth bread, And his soul dainty food.
Have mercy upon me, O Jehovah; for I am withered away: O Jehovah, heal me; for my bones are troubled.
For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, And wither as the green herb.
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