New International Version
You who are my Comforter in sorrow, my heart is faint within me.
King James Bible
When I would comfort myself against sorrow, my heart is faint in me.
Darby Bible Translation
My comfort in my sadness! my heart is faint in me!
World English Bible
Oh that I could comfort myself against sorrow! My heart is faint within me.
Young's Literal Translation
My refreshing for me is sorrow, For me my heart is sick.
Jeremiah 8:18 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
I will send serpents - These were symbols of the enemies that were coming against them; a foe that would rather slay them and destroy the land than get booty and ransom.
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"Is there no balm in Gilead; is there no physician there?" (Jer. viii. 22). Divine healing is just divine life. It is the headship of Christ over the body. It is the life of Christ in the frame. It is the union of our members with the very body of Christ and the inflowing life of Christ in our living members. It is as real as His risen and glorified body. It is as reasonable as the fact that He was raised from the dead and is a living man with a true body and a rational soul to-day, at God's right …
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Desolation of the Earth
Answer me quickly, LORD; my spirit fails. Do not hide your face from me or I will be like those who go down to the pit.
Therefore I said, "Turn away from me; let me weep bitterly. Do not try to console me over the destruction of my people."
Oh, that my head were a spring of water and my eyes a fountain of tears! I would weep day and night for the slain of my people.
Concerning the prophets: My heart is broken within me; all my bones tremble. I am like a drunken man, like a strong man overcome by wine, because of the LORD and his holy words.
"This is why I weep and my eyes overflow with tears. No one is near to comfort me, no one to restore my spirit. My children are destitute because the enemy has prevailed."
Zion stretches out her hands, but there is no one to comfort her. The LORD has decreed for Jacob that his neighbors become his foes; Jerusalem has become an unclean thing among them.
Because of this our hearts are faint, because of these things our eyes grow dim
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