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.
Darby Bible Translation
I am weary with my crying, my throat is parched; mine 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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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
I am weary of my crying - The word "crying" here does not mean weeping, or shedding tears, but calling upon God for help. He had grown weary; his strength had been exhausted in the act of calling upon God to assist him. See the notes at Psalm 6:6. This was an instance where one had called so long on God, and prayed so much and so earnestly, that his strength was gone. Compare Matthew 26:41.
My throat is dried - Or, "is parched up." The Hebrew word denotes to burn; to be enkindled; and then, to be inflamed. Here it means that by the excessive exertion of his voice, his throat had become parched, so that he could not speak.
Mine eyes fail - That is, become dim from exhaustion. I have looked so long in that one direction that the power of vision begins to fail, and I see nothing clearly. See the notes at Psalm 6:7. Compare Job 17:7; Psalm 31:9; Psalm 38:10.
While I wait for my God - That is, by continued "looking" to God. The word "wait" is not used here, nor is it generally in the Bible, as it is now with us, in the sense of looking for "future" interposition, or of doing nothing ourselves in expectation of what "may" occur; but it is used in the sense of looking to God alone; of exercising dependence on him; of seeking his aid. This is indeed connnected with the ordinary idea of abiding his will, but it is also an "active" state of mind - a state expressive of intense interest and desire. See the notes at Psalm 62:5.
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I am weary with my sighing; Every night I make my bed swim, I dissolve my couch with my tears.
My heart throbs, my strength fails me; And the light of my eyes, even that has gone from me.
My eyes fail with longing for Your word, While I say, "When will You comfort me?"
My eyes fail with longing for Your salvation And for Your righteous word.
"Like a swallow, like a crane, so I twitter; I moan like a dove; My eyes look wistfully to the heights; O Lord, I am oppressed, be my security.
'You said, "Ah, woe is me! For the LORD has added sorrow to my pain; I am weary with my groaning and have found no rest."'
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