Psalm 69:3
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New International Version
I am worn out calling for help; my throat is parched. My eyes fail, looking for my God.

New Living Translation
I am exhausted from crying for help; my throat is parched. My eyes are swollen with weeping, waiting for my God to help me.

English Standard Version
I am weary with my crying out; my throat is parched. My eyes grow dim with waiting for my God.

New American Standard Bible
I am weary with my crying; my throat is parched; My eyes fail while I wait for my God.

King James Bible
I am weary of my crying: my throat is dried: mine eyes fail while I wait for my God.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I am weary from my crying; my throat is parched. My eyes fail, looking for my God.

International Standard Version
I am exhausted from calling for help. My throat is parched. My eyes are strained from looking for God.

NET Bible
I am exhausted from shouting for help; my throat is sore; my eyes grow tired of looking for my God.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
I am weary by my crying and my throat is dry; my eyes are bereaved as I wait for my God.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I am exhausted from crying for help. My throat is hoarse. My eyes are strained [from] looking for my God.

Jubilee Bible 2000
I am weary of my crying; my throat is dried; my eyes fail while I wait for my God.

King James 2000 Bible
I am weary from my crying: my throat is dried: my eyes fail while I wait for my God.

American King James Version
I am weary of my crying: my throat is dried: my eyes fail while I wait for my God.

American Standard Version
I am weary with my crying; my throat is dried: Mine eyes fail while I wait for my God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I have laboured with crying; my jaws are become hoarse: my eyes have failed, whilst I hope in my God.

Darby Bible Translation
I am weary with my crying, my throat is parched; mine eyes fail while I wait for my God.

English Revised Version
I am weary with my crying; my throat is dried: mine eyes fail while I wait for my God.

Webster's Bible Translation
I am weary of my crying: my throat is dried: my eyes fail while I wait for my God.

World English Bible
I am weary with my crying. My throat is dry. My eyes fail, looking for my God.

Young's Literal Translation
I have been wearied with my calling, Burnt hath been my throat, Consumed have been mine eyes, waiting for my God.
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

69:1-12 We should frequently consider the person of the Sufferer here spoken of, and ask why, as well as what he suffered, that, meditating thereon, we may be more humbled for sin, and more convinced of our danger, so that we may feel more gratitude and love, constraining us to live to His glory who died for our salvation. Hence we learn, when in affliction, to commit the keeping of our souls to God, that we may not be soured with discontent, or sink into despair. David was hated wrongfully, but the words far more fully apply to Christ. In a world where unrighteousness reigns so much, we must not wonder if we meet with those that are our enemies wrongfully. Let us take care that we never do wrong; then if we receive wrong, we may the better bear it. By the satisfaction Christ made to God for our sin by his blood, he restored that which he took not away, he paid our debt, suffered for our offences. Even when we can plead Not guilty, as to men's unjust accusations, yet before God we must acknowledge ourselves to deserve all that is brought upon us. All our sins take rise from our foolishness. They are all done in God's sight. David complains of the unkindness of friends and relations. This was fulfilled in Christ, whose brethren did not believe on him, and who was forsaken by his disciples. Christ made satisfaction for us, not only by putting off the honours due to God, but by submitting to the greatest dishonours that could be done to any man. We need not be discouraged if our zeal for the truths, precepts, and worship of God, should provoke some, and cause others to mock our godly sorrow and deadness to the world.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 3. - I am weary of my crying; i.e. "I have cried to God for aid, until I am weary of so doing." No reply comes, no aid is given. My throat is dried. Parched - unable to cry out any more. Mine eyes fail while I wait for my God (comp. Psalm 119:82; Deuteronomy 28:32). "I have waited and looked for God, till I can look no more."

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

I am weary of my crying,.... In his distress; when, bearing the punishment both of loss and sense, he cried unto God; he prayed earnestly, with great intenseness and fervency of spirit; he offered supplications, with strong cryings and tears, insomuch that he calls it a roaring: and whereas there was a seeming delay of answer to his cries, he cried till he was weary of crying; and yet it is remarkable that his last cry was with a loud voice, which surprised the centurion; see Psalm 22:1;

my throat is dried; with crying, so that he was hoarse; or "burnt" (u); with inward heat of a fever, which usually attended persons crucified; see Psalm 22:15;

mine eyes fail while I wait for my God; God the Father was the God of Christ, as he was man; he prepared a body for him, and anointed his human nature with the Holy Spirit; he supported and upheld him: and as such Christ loved him, believed in him, prayed to him, and waited and looked for help and salvation from him; this being delayed, his eyes failed with intense looking about for it, as well as with grief and tears. Ainsworth observes, that failing of the eyes is one of the curses of the law, Leviticus 26:16, and it shows how in every thing Christ was made a curse for his people.

(u) "adustum", Montanus, Gejerus, Michaelis; so Ainsworth.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

3. (Compare Ps 6:6).

mine eyes fail—in watching (Ps 119:82).

Psalm 69:3 Additional Commentaries
Context
I Endure Scorn for Your Sake
2I have sunk in deep mire, and there is no foothold; I have come into deep waters, and a flood overflows me. 3I am weary with my crying; my throat is parched; My eyes fail while I wait for my God. 4Those who hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of my head; Those who would destroy me are powerful, being wrongfully my enemies; What I did not steal, I then have to restore.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 28:32
Your sons and daughters will be given to another nation, and you will wear out your eyes watching for them day after day, powerless to lift a hand.

Psalm 6:6
I am worn out from my groaning. All night long I flood my bed with weeping and drench my couch with tears.

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

Psalm 119:82
My eyes fail, looking for your promise; I say, "When will you comfort me?"

Psalm 119:123
My eyes fail, looking for your salvation, looking for your righteous promise.

Isaiah 38:14
I cried like a swift or thrush, I moaned like a mourning dove. My eyes grew weak as I looked to the heavens. I am being threatened; Lord, come to my aid!"

Jeremiah 45:3
You said, 'Woe to me! The LORD has added sorrow to my pain; I am worn out with groaning and find no rest.'
Treasury of Scripture

I am weary of my crying: my throat is dried: my eyes fail while I wait for my God.

I am

Psalm 6:6 I am weary with my groaning; all the night make I my bed to swim; …

Psalm 13:1-3 How long will you forget me, O LORD? for ever? how long will you …

Psalm 22:2 O my God, I cry in the day time, but you hear not; and in the night …

Hebrews 5:7 Who in the days of his flesh…

my throat

Psalm 69:21 They gave me also gall for my meat; and in my thirst they gave me …

Psalm 22:15 My strength is dried up like a potsherd; and my tongue sticks to …

John 19:28 After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, …

mine

Psalm 119:82,123 My eyes fail for your word, saying, When will you comfort me…

Deuteronomy 28:32 Your sons and your daughters shall be given to another people, and …

Job 11:20 But the eyes of the wicked shall fail, and they shall not escape, …

Job 16:16 My face is foul with weeping, and on my eyelids is the shadow of death;

Isaiah 38:14 Like a crane or a swallow, so did I chatter: I did mourn as a dove: …

Lamentations 2:11 My eyes do fail with tears, my bowels are troubled, my liver is poured …

I wait

Psalm 25:21 Let integrity and uprightness preserve me; for I wait on you.

Psalm 39:7 And now, Lord, what wait I for? my hope is in you.

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