Psalm 102:3
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New International Version
For my days vanish like smoke; my bones burn like glowing embers.

New Living Translation
For my days disappear like smoke, and my bones burn like red-hot coals.

English Standard Version
For my days pass away like smoke, and my bones burn like a furnace.

New American Standard Bible
For my days have been consumed in smoke, And my bones have been scorched like a hearth.

King James Bible
For my days are consumed like smoke, and my bones are burned as an hearth.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For my days vanish like smoke, and my bones burn like a furnace.

International Standard Version
For my days are vanishing like smoke; my bones are charred as in a fireplace.

NET Bible
For my days go up in smoke, and my bones are charred like a fireplace.

New Heart English Bible
For my days consume away like smoke. My bones are burned like a hearth.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because my days are finished in smoke and my bones are white as if they were burnt!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
My days disappear like smoke. My bones burn like hot coals.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For my days are consumed like smoke, And my bones are burned as a hearth.

New American Standard 1977
For my days have been consumed in smoke,
            And my bones have been scorched like a hearth.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For my days are consumed like smoke, and my bones are burned as in a hearth.

King James 2000 Bible
For my days are consumed like smoke, and my bones are burned as a hearth.

American King James Version
For my days are consumed like smoke, and my bones are burned as an hearth.

American Standard Version
For my days consume away like smoke, And my bones are burned as a firebrand.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For my days are vanished like smoke: and my bones are grown dry like fuel for the fire.

Darby Bible Translation
For my days are consumed like smoke, and my bones are burned as a firebrand.

English Revised Version
For my days consume away like smoke, and my bones are burned as a firebrand.

Webster's Bible Translation
For my days are consumed like smoke, and my bones are burned as an hearth.

World English Bible
For my days consume away like smoke. My bones are burned as a torch.

Young's Literal Translation
For consumed in smoke have been my days, And my bones as a fire-brand have burned.
Study Bible
Do Not Hide Your Face from Me
2Do not hide Your face from me in the day of my distress; Incline Your ear to me; In the day when I call answer me quickly. 3For my days have been consumed in smoke, And my bones have been scorched like a hearth. 4My heart has been smitten like grass and has withered away, Indeed, I forget to eat my bread.…
Cross References
James 4:14
You do not even know what will happen tomorrow! What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.

Job 30:30
"My skin turns black on me, And my bones burn with fever.

Psalm 31:10
For my life is spent with sorrow And my years with sighing; My strength has failed because of my iniquity, And my body has wasted away.

Psalm 37:20
But the wicked will perish; And the enemies of the LORD will be like the glory of the pastures, They vanish-- like smoke they vanish away.

Psalm 38:7
For my loins are filled with burning, And there is no soundness in my flesh.

Jeremiah 20:18
Why did I ever come forth from the womb To look on trouble and sorrow, So that my days have been spent in shame?

Lamentations 1:13
"From on high He sent fire into my bones, And it prevailed over them. He has spread a net for my feet; He has turned me back; He has made me desolate, Faint all day long.

Lamentations 3:4
He has caused my flesh and my skin to waste away, He has broken my bones.

Lamentations 4:8
Their appearance is blacker than soot, They are not recognized in the streets; Their skin is shriveled on their bones, It is withered, it has become like wood.
Treasury of Scripture

For my days are consumed like smoke, and my bones are burned as an hearth.

my days

Psalm 37:20 But the wicked shall perish, and the enemies of the LORD shall be …

Psalm 119:83 For I am become like a bottle in the smoke; yet do I not forget your statutes.

James 4:14 Whereas you know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your …

like smoke. or, as some read into smoke
my bones

Psalm 22:14,15 I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint: my …

Psalm 31:10 For my life is spent with grief, and my years with sighing: my strength …

Psalm 38:3 There is no soundness in my flesh because of your anger; neither …

Job 30:30 My skin is black on me, and my bones are burned with heat.

Lamentations 1:13 From above has he sent fire into my bones, and it prevails against …

Lamentations 3:4 My flesh and my skin has he made old; he has broken my bones.

(3) Like smoke.--Or, in smoke. (See margin. Comp. Psalm 37:20.)

Hearth.--Better, a brand or fuel; so LXX. and Vulgate, Aquila, and this meaning suits Isaiah 33:14. (For the image see Psalm 22:15; Psalm 31:10; Psalm 32:3.)

Verse 3. - For my days are consumed like smoke; or, according to another reading (בעשׁר, instead of כעשׁר), "are consumed into smoke," i.e. "disappear, pass away into nothingness." And my bones are burned as an hearth. Dr. Kay translates, "My bones smoulder like a firebrand," which is better (compare the Prayer book Version, and see Leviticus 6:2 and Isaiah 33:14). (For the sentiment, see Psalm 31:10; Psalm 32:3; Psalm 42:10.) For my days are consumed like smoke,.... Which suddenly rises up, is easily dissipated, and quickly disappears; so sudden, short, and transient, are the days of man's life; see James 4:14 or "in smoke" (c), as the Syriac version; his days were spent in great obscurity, in the darkness of affliction, temptation, and desertion; and in so much vexation, trouble, and uneasiness, as if he had lived in smoke all his time: and

my bones are burnt as an hearth; on which fire is continually made for the preparation of food, and other uses: or as a "trivet", or "gridiron": so the Targum: or as a frying pan; so the Arabic version: the meaning is, that, through trouble and grief, his bones, the strongest parts of his body, the props and supports of it, were so weakened and enfeebled, the strength of them so exhausted, that they were as if they had been parched and burnt up, as the hearth by fire; see Proverbs 17:22.

(c) "in fumo", Montanus. 102:1-11 The whole word of God is of use to direct us in prayer; but here, is often elsewhere, the Holy Ghost has put words into our mouths. Here is a prayer put into the hands of the afflicted; let them present it to God. Even good men may be almost overwhelmed with afflictions. It is our duty and interest to pray; and it is comfort to an afflicted spirit to unburden itself, by a humble representation of its griefs. We must say, Blessed be the name of the Lord, who both gives and takes away. The psalmist looked upon himself as a dying man; My days are like a shadow.
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