English Standard Version
My heart is struck down like grass and has withered; 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.
Psalm 102:4 Parallel
LibraryThat True Solace is to be Sought in God Alone
Whatsoever I am able to desire or to think of for my solace, I look for it not here, but hereafter. For if I alone had all the solaces of this world, and were able to enjoy all its delights, it is certain that they could not endure long. Wherefore, O my soul, thou canst be fully comforted and perfectly refreshed, only in God, the Comforter of the poor, and the lifter up of the humble. Wait but a little while, my soul, wait for the Divine promise, and thou shalt have abundance of all good things …
Thomas A Kempis—Imitation of Christ
The Unchangeableness of God
Letter xvi to Rainald, Abbot of Foigny
History of the Interpretation.
For the sun rises with its scorching heat and withers the grass; its flower falls, and its beauty perishes. So also will the rich man fade away in the midst of his pursuits.
1 Samuel 1:7
So it went on year by year. As often as she went up to the house of the LORD, she used to provoke her. Therefore Hannah wept and would not eat.
2 Samuel 12:17
And the elders of his house stood beside him, to raise him from the ground, but he would not, nor did he eat food with them.
Then Ezra withdrew from before the house of God and went to the chamber of Jehohanan the son of Eliashib, where he spent the night, neither eating bread nor drinking water, for he was mourning over the faithlessness of the exiles.
so that his life loathes bread, and his appetite the choicest food.
Be gracious to me, O LORD, for I am languishing; heal me, O LORD, for my bones are troubled.
For they will soon fade like the grass and wither like the green herb.
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