Psalm 109:23
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New International Version
I fade away like an evening shadow; I am shaken off like a locust.

New Living Translation
I am fading like a shadow at dusk; I am brushed off like a locust.

English Standard Version
I am gone like a shadow at evening; I am shaken off like a locust.

New American Standard Bible
I am passing like a shadow when it lengthens; I am shaken off like the locust.

King James Bible
I am gone like the shadow when it declineth: I am tossed up and down as the locust.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I fade away like a lengthening shadow; I am shaken off like a locust.

International Standard Version
I am fading away like a shadow late in the day; I am shaken off like a locust.

NET Bible
I am fading away like a shadow at the end of the day; I am shaken off like a locust.

New Heart English Bible
I fade away like an evening shadow. I am shaken off like a locust.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
My steps have declined like the shadow and I am driven like locusts!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I fade away like a lengthening shadow. I have been shaken off like a grasshopper.

JPS Tanakh 1917
I am gone like the shadow when it lengtheneth; I am shaken off as the locust.

New American Standard 1977
I am passing like a shadow when it lengthens;
            I am shaken off like the locust.

Jubilee Bible 2000
I am gone like the shadow when it declines; I am tossed up and down by the wind as the locust.

King James 2000 Bible
I am gone like the shadow when it declines: I am shaken off like the locust.

American King James Version
I am gone like the shadow when it declines: I am tossed up and down as the locust.

American Standard Version
I am gone like the shadow when it declineth: I am tossed up and down as the locust.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I am taken away like the shadow when it declineth: and I am shaken off as locusts.

Darby Bible Translation
I am gone like a shadow when it lengtheneth; I am tossed about like the locust;

English Revised Version
I am gone like the shadow when it declineth: I am tossed up and down as the locust.

Webster's Bible Translation
I am gone like the shadow when it declineth: I am tossed up and down as the locust.

World English Bible
I fade away like an evening shadow. I am shaken off like a locust.

Young's Literal Translation
As a shadow when it is stretched out I have gone, I have been driven away as a locust.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
109:21-31 The psalmist takes God's comforts to himself, but in a very humble manner. He was troubled in mind. His body was wasted, and almost worn away. But it is better to have leanness in the body, while the soul prospers and is in health, than to have leanness in the soul, while the body is feasted. He was ridiculed and reproached by his enemies. But if God bless us, we need not care who curses us; for how can they curse whom God has not cursed; nay, whom he has blessed? He pleads God's glory, and the honour of his name. Save me, not according to my merit, for I pretend to none, but according to thy-mercy. He concludes with the joy of faith, in assurance that his present conflicts would end in triumphs. Let all that suffer according to the will of God, commit the keeping of their souls to him. Jesus, unjustly put to death, and now risen again, is an Advocate and Intercessor for his people, ever ready to appear on their behalf against a corrupt world, and the great accuser.
Study Bible
God of My Praise, Don’t Remain Silent
22For I am afflicted and needy, And my heart is wounded within me. 23I am passing like a shadow when it lengthens; I am shaken off like the locust. 24My knees are weak from fasting, And my flesh has grown lean, without fatness.…
Cross References
Exodus 10:19
So the LORD shifted the wind to a very strong west wind which took up the locusts and drove them into the Red Sea; not one locust was left in all the territory of Egypt.

Job 39:20
"Do you make him leap like the locust? His majestic snorting is terrible.

Psalm 102:11
My days are like a lengthened shadow, And I wither away like grass.

Psalm 144:4
Man is like a mere breath; His days are like a passing shadow.
Treasury of Scripture

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