New International Version
My tears have been my food day and night, while people say to me all day long, "Where is your God?"
King James Bible
My tears have been my meat day and night, while they continually say unto me, Where is thy God?
Darby Bible Translation
My tears have been my bread day and night, while they say unto me all the day, Where is thy God?
World English Bible
My tears have been my food day and night, while they continually ask me, "Where is your God?"
Young's Literal Translation
My tear hath been to me bread day and night, In their saying unto me all the day, 'Where is thy God?'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
My tears have been my meat day and night - My longing has been so intense after spiritual blessings, that I have forgotten to take my necessary food; and my sorrow has been so great, that I have had no appetite for any. I feel more for the honor of my God and his truth than for myself, when the idolaters, who have thy people in captivity, insultingly cry, Where is thy God?
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryJuly 16. "As the Hart Panteth after the Waterbrooks, So Panteth My Soul after Thee, O God" (Ps. Xlii. 1).
"As the hart panteth after the waterbrooks, so panteth my soul after Thee, O God" (Ps. xlii. 1). First in order to a consecrated life there must be a sense of need, the need of purity, of power, and of a greater nearness to the Lord. There often comes in Christian life a second conviction. It is not now a sense of guilt and God's wrath so much as of the power and evil of inward sin, and the unsatisfactoriness of the life the soul is living. It usually comes from the deeper revelation of God's truth, …
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth
Be not Far from Me, O My Strength,
Dialogue ii. --The Unconfounded.
I am worn out from my groaning. All night long I flood my bed with weeping and drench my couch with tears.
My God, I cry out by day, but you do not answer, by night, but I find no rest.
My bones suffer mortal agony as my foes taunt me, saying to me all day long, "Where is your God?"
Why should the nations say, "Where is their God?" Before our eyes, make known among the nations that you avenge the outpoured blood of your servants.
You have fed them with the bread of tears; you have made them drink tears by the bowlful.
For I eat ashes as my food and mingle my drink with tears
Why do the nations say, "Where is their God?"
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