New International Version
Yet when they were ill, I put on sackcloth and humbled myself with fasting. When my prayers returned to me unanswered,
King James Bible
But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth: I humbled my soul with fasting; and my prayer returned into mine own bosom.
Darby Bible Translation
But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth; I chastened my soul with fasting, and my prayer returned into mine own bosom:
World English Bible
But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth. I afflicted my soul with fasting. My prayer returned into my own bosom.
Young's Literal Translation
And I -- in their sickness my clothing is sackcloth, I have humbled with fastings my soul, And my prayer unto my bosom returneth.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
When they were sick - This might refer to the case of Absalom, who was much beloved of his father, and for whose life and prosperity he no doubt often prayed, wept, and fasted.
My prayer returned into mine own bosom - Though from the wayward and profligate life they led, they did not profit by my prayers, yet God did not permit me to pray in vain. They were like alms given to the miserable for God's sake, who takes care to return to the merciful man tenfold into his bosom. The bosom is not only the place where the Asiatics carry their purses, but also where they carry any thing that is given to them.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
humbled. or, afflicted
LibrarySpecific References to Prophecy in the Gospels
20. But, if it does not weary you, let the point out as briefly as possible, specific references to prophecy in the Gospels, that those who are being instructed in the first elements of the faith may have these testimonies written on their hearts, lest any doubt concerning the things which they believe should at any time take them by surprise. We are told in the Gospel that Judas, one of Christ's friends and associates at table, betrayed Him. Let the show you how this is foretold in the Psalms: "He …
Various—Life and Works of Rufinus with Jerome's Apology Against Rufinus.
The Ninth Commandment
If the home is deserving, let your peace rest on it; if it is not, let your peace return to you.
If someone who promotes peace is there, your peace will rest on them; if not, it will return to you.
Have I not wept for those in trouble? Has not my soul grieved for the poor?
When I weep and fast, I must endure scorn;
when I put on sackcloth, people make sport of me.
Pay back into the laps of our neighbors seven times the contempt they have hurled at you, Lord.
My knees give way from fasting; my body is thin and gaunt.
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