Psalm 6:7
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New International Version
My eyes grow weak with sorrow; they fail because of all my foes.

New Living Translation
My vision is blurred by grief; my eyes are worn out because of all my enemies.

English Standard Version
My eye wastes away because of grief; it grows weak because of all my foes.

New American Standard Bible
My eye has wasted away with grief; It has become old because of all my adversaries.

King James Bible
Mine eye is consumed because of grief; it waxeth old because of all mine enemies.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
My eyes are swollen from grief; they grow old because of all my enemies.

International Standard Version
My eyesight has faded because of grief, it has dimmed because of all my enemies.

NET Bible
My eyes grow dim from suffering; they grow weak because of all my enemies.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
My eye is weak with grief and I am troubled by all my enemies.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
My eyes blur from grief. They fail because of my enemies.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Mine eye is consumed because of grief; it waxes old because of all mine enemies.

King James 2000 Bible
My eye is consumed because of grief; it grows old because of all my enemies.

American King James Version
My eye is consumed because of grief; it waxes old because of all my enemies.

American Standard Version
Mine eye wasteth away because of grief; It waxeth old because of all mine adversaries.

Douay-Rheims Bible
My eye is troubled through indignation: I have grown old amongst all my enemies.

Darby Bible Translation
Mine eye wasteth away through grief; it hath grown old because of all mine oppressors.

English Revised Version
Mine eye wasteth away because of grief; it waxeth old because of all mine adversaries.

Webster's Bible Translation
My eye is consumed because of grief; it groweth old because of all my enemies.

World English Bible
My eye wastes away because of grief. It grows old because of all my adversaries.

Young's Literal Translation
Old from provocation is mine eye, It is old because of all mine adversaries,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

6:1-7 These verses speak the language of a heart truly humbled, of a broken and contrite spirit under great afflictions, sent to awaken conscience and mortify corruption. Sickness brought sin to his remembrance, and he looked upon it as a token of God's displeasure against him. The affliction of his body will be tolerable, if he has comfort in his soul. Christ's sorest complaint, in his sufferings, was of the trouble of his soul, and the want of his Father's smiles. Every page of Scripture proclaims the fact, that salvation is only of the Lord. Man is a sinner, his case can only be reached by mercy; and never is mercy more illustrious than in restoring backsliders. With good reason we may pray, that if it be the will of God, and he has any further work for us or our friends to do in this world, he will yet spare us or them to serve him. To depart and be with Christ is happiest for the saints; but for them to abide in the flesh is more profitable for the church.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 7. - Mine eye is consumed because of grief; or, mine eye is wasted away because of provocation. The eye falls in, becomes dull, and, as it were, "wastes away" through long-continued grief (comp. Psalm 31:9). The kind of grief expressed by the word ka'as (כַעַס) is "that which arises from provocation or spiteful treatment" (Kay). It waxeth old because of all mine enemies. It becomes dull and heavy and sunken, like the eye of an old man. How often has it not been noted that nothing so much ages a man as grief!

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Mine eye is consumed because of grief,.... Either by reason of the affliction he laboured under, which could not he joyous, but grievous; or because, of the sin that was in him, and those that he had committed, which were grieving to him; or through the sins of other professors of religion, or profane sinners, whom he beheld with grief of heart and weeping eyes: the word (f) used signifies anger and indignation, and sorrow arising from thence, and may denote either indignation in himself at his enemies, who were rejoicing at his calamities; or the sense he had of the anger of God, and his hot displeasure, which he feared he was rebuking and chastening him with; and now his heart being filled with grief on one or other of these accounts, or all of them, vented itself in floods of tears, which hurt the visive faculty; for through much weeping the eye is weakened and becomes dim; and through a multitude of tears, and a long continuance of them, it fails; see Job 17:7;

it waxeth old because of all mine enemies; saints have many enemies, sin, Satan, and the world; and these are very oppressive ones, as the word (g) here signifies; such as beset them about, straiten them on all hands, and press them sore; and they must be pressed down by them, were it not that he that is in them is greater than he that is in the world; and David's enemies gave him so much trouble, and caused him to shed such plenty of tears, that his eye waxed old, was shrunk up, and beset with wrinkles, the signs of old age; or it was removed out of its place, as the word is rendered in Job 18:4; or the sight was removed from that, it was gone from him, Psalm 38:10.

(f) "prae ira", Pagninus; "prae indignatione", Montanus, Musculus; "ex indignatione", Piscator. (g) "angustiatores", Montanus; "angustiis afficientes me", Vatablus; "oppressores meos", Junius & Tremellius, Gejerus.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

7. consumed—or, "has failed," denoting general debility (Ps 13:3; 38:10).

waxeth old—or, "dim."

grief—mingled with indignation.

Psalm 6:7 Additional Commentaries
Context
Don't Rebuke Me in Your Anger
6I am weary with my sighing; Every night I make my bed swim, I dissolve my couch with my tears. 7My eye has wasted away with grief; It has become old because of all my adversaries. 8Depart from me, all you who do iniquity, For the LORD has heard the voice of my weeping.…
Cross References
Job 17:7
My eyes have grown dim with grief; my whole frame is but a shadow.

Psalm 31:9
Be merciful to me, LORD, for I am in distress; my eyes grow weak with sorrow, my soul and body with grief.

Psalm 38:10
My heart pounds, my strength fails me; even the light has gone from my eyes.

Psalm 88:9
my eyes are dim with grief. I call to you, LORD, every day; I spread out my hands to you.
Treasury of Scripture

My eye is consumed because of grief; it waxes old because of all my enemies.

Mine

Psalm 31:9,10 Have mercy on me, O LORD, for I am in trouble: my eye is consumed …

Psalm 38:10 My heart pants, my strength fails me: as for the light of my eyes, …

Psalm 88:9 My eye mourns by reason of affliction: LORD, I have called daily …

Job 17:7 My eye also is dim by reason of sorrow, and all my members are as a shadow.

Lamentations 5:17 For this our heart is faint; for these things our eyes are dim.

it waxeth

Psalm 32:3 When I kept silence, my bones waxed old through my roaring all the day long.

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