Pining Sickness
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Strong's Hebrew
1803. dallah -- hair, thrum
... 1802b, 1803. dallah. 1803a . hair, thrum. Transliteration: dallah Phonetic
Spelling: (dal-law') Short Definition: hair. hair, pining sickness, poorest sort ...
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PM Anonymous. Thy Will be Done.
... done! 5 Should pining sickness waste away My life in premature decay, In
life or death teach me to say, Thy will, my God, be done! ...
/.../various/book of hymns for public and private devotion/263 p m anonymous thy.htm

On Worldly Folly
... are pinched with cold or hunger; none that have not raiment to put on, or a place
where to lay their head; none that are wasted with pining sickness; none that ...
/.../wesley/sermons on several occasions/sermon 119 on worldly folly.htm

The Ambassadors from Babylon
... "I have cut off like a weaver my life: He will cut me off with pining sickness:
"From day even to night wilt Thou make an end of me. ...
/.../white/the story of prophets and kings/chapter 29 the ambassadors from.htm

The Saints' Rest is not to be Expected on Earth.
... And then when he lieth in Manasseh's fetters, or is fastened to his bed with
pining sickness, the world is nothing, and heaven is something. ...
/.../baxter/the saints everlasting rest/chapter x the saints rest.htm

The Introduction to the Work, with Some Account of the Nature of ...
... is there such a thing as a pale face, a languid body, feeble joints, helpless infancy,
decrepid age, peccant humors, painful or pining sickness, griping fears ...
/.../baxter/the saints everlasting rest/chapter i the introduction to.htm

Upon Our Lord's SermonOn the Mount
... from the little cot than from the "cloud-topt palaces." And during the time that
thy body is chastened with pain, or consumes away with pining sickness, how do ...
/.../wesley/sermons on several occasions/sermon 28 upon our lords.htm

The Witness of Our Own Spirit
... any joy, to be compared with that which then filled their soul, when the body was
well nigh worn out with pain, or consumed away with pining sickness. ...
/.../wesley/sermons on several occasions/sermon 12 the witness of.htm

When travelling lately through the Simplon
... of the day, and longing for grateful repose, he dare give no "sleep to his eyes,
nor slumber to his eye-lids." His child may be lying pining in sickness at his ...
/.../the cities of refuge or the name of jesus/i when travelling lately through.htm

The Message.
... Many a Lazarus, pining in want, who can claim no heritage but poverty, no home but
cottage walls, or who, stretched on a bed of protracted sickness, is heard ...
// of bethany/v the message.htm

The Antitype of the Christian Home.
... mother, who feels that part of her household is in heaven and that soon she will
join them there, yearns with all the pining of home-sickness, for departure to ...
/.../philips/the christian home/chapter xxviii the antitype of.htm

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
Pining Sickness


pin'-ing, sik'-nes: In the account of the epileptic boy in Mark 9:18 it is said that "he pineth away." The verb used here (xeraino) means "to dry up," and is the same which is used of the withering of plants, but seldom used in this metaphorical sense. The English word is from the Anglo-Saxon pinjan and is often found in the Elizabethan literature, occurring 13 times in Shakespeare. In the Old Testament it is found in Leviticus 26:39 (bis) and in Ezekiel 24:23 and 33:10. In the Revised Version (British and American) it replaces "consume" in Ezekiel 4:17. In all these passages it is the rendering of the Hebrew maqaq, and means expressly being wasted on account of sin. In Leviticus 26:16 "pine away" is used in the Revised Version (British and American) to replace "cause sorrow of heart," and is the translation of the Hebrew dubh; and in Deuteronomy 28:65 "sorrow of mind" is also replaced in the Revised Version (British and American) by "pining of soul," the word so rendered being de'abhon, which in these two passages is expressive of homesickness. In Isaiah 24:16 the reduplicated exclamation, "my leanness," of the King James Version is changed into "I pine away," the word being razi. The starving people in Lamentations 4:9 are said to pine away, the word so translated being zubh. All these Hebrew words have a general meaning of to dry or to waste or wear away, or to be exhausted by morbid discharges.

Pining sickness in Isaiah 38:12 the King James Version is a mistranslation, the word so rendered, dallah, meaning here the thrum by which the web is tied to the loom. The figure in the verse is that Hezekiah's life is being removed from the earth by his sickness as the web is removed from the loom by having the thrums cut, and being then rolled up. Both the King James Version margin and the Revised Version margin have the correct reading, "from the thrum." Septuagint has erithou eggizouses ektemein, and Vulgate (Jerome's Latin Bible, 390-405 A.D.) dum adhuc ordirer, succidit me. The other reading is due to another interpretation of the word which in a few passages, as Jeremiah 52:15, like its root dal, means something small, poor, and decaying or weak, such as the lean kine of Pharaoh's dream (Genesis 41:19).

Alexander Macalister



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