New International Version
I lie awake; I have become like a bird alone on a roof.
King James Bible
I watch, and am as a sparrow alone upon the house top.
Darby Bible Translation
I watch, and am like a sparrow alone upon the housetop.
World English Bible
I watch, and have become like a sparrow that is alone on the housetop.
Young's Literal Translation
I have watched, and I am As a bird alone on the roof.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
As a sparrow alone - צפור tsippor, seems to be often used for any small bird, such as the swallow, sparrow, or the like. Bochart supposes the screech owl is intended.
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LibraryOut of the Deep of Loneliness, Failure, and Disappointment.
My heart is smitten down, and withered like grass. I am even as a sparrow that sitteth alone on the housetop--Ps. cii. 4, 6. My lovers and friends hast Thou put away from me, and hid mine acquaintance out of my sight--Ps. lxxviii. 18. I looked on my right hand, and saw there was no man that would know me. I had no place to flee unto, and no man cared for my soul. I cried unto Thee, O Lord, and said, Thou art my Hope. When my spirit was in heaviness, then Thou knewest my path.--Ps. cxlii. 4, 5. …
Charles Kingsley—Out of the Deep
The Never Changing One.
Characters and Names of Messiah
Covenanting Predicted in Prophecy.
You kept my eyes from closing; I was too troubled to speak.
I never sat in the company of revelers, never made merry with them; I sat alone because your hand was on me and you had filled me with indignation.
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