Psalm 109:23
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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.

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

Psalm 109:23 Parallel
Barnes' Notes on the Bible

I am gone like the shadow when it declineth - See the notes at Psalm 102:11.

I am tossed up and down as the locust - Agitated, moved, driven about, as a cloud of locusts is by the wind. The meaning of the whole is, that he was frail and weak, and needed strength from on high.

Psalm 109:23 Parallel Commentaries

First Antiphon and Psalm
Third Tone (a ending) Chanter Dum esset rex Choir in accubitu suo, nardus mea dedit odorem suavitatis. Alleluia. Dixit Dominus (Psalm 109) 1. Dixit Dominus, Domino meo: Sede a dextris meis: 2. Donec ponam inimicos tuos, scabellum pedum tuorum. 3. Virgam virtutis tuae emitte Dominus ex Sion: dominare in medio inimicorum tuorem. 4. Tecum principium in die virtutis tuae in splendoribus sanctorum: ex utero ante luciferum genui te. 5. Juravit Dominus, et non paenitebit eum: Tu es sacerdos in aeternum
Various—The St. Gregory Hymnal and Catholic Choir Book

Ninth Day for God's Spirit on Our Mission Work
WHAT TO PRAY.--For God's Spirit on our Mission Work "The evangelisation of the world depends first of all upon a revival of prayer. Deeper than the need for men--ay, deep down at the bottom of our spiritless life, is the need for the forgotten secret of prevailing, world-wide prayer." "As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said, Separate Me Barnabas and Saul. Then when they had fasted and prayed, they sent them away. So they, being sent forth by the Holy Ghost, departed."--ACTS
Andrew Murray—The Ministry of Intercession

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.

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