New International Version
My heart is blighted and withered like grass; I forget to eat my food.
King James Bible
My heart is smitten, and withered like grass; so that I forget to eat my bread.
Darby Bible Translation
My heart is smitten and withered like grass; yea, I have forgotten to eat my bread.
World English Bible
My heart is blighted like grass, and withered, for I forget to eat my bread.
Young's Literal Translation
Smitten as the herb, and withered, is my heart, For I have forgotten to eat my bread.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
My heart is smitten, and withered like grass - The metaphor here is taken from grass cut down in the meadow. It is first smitten with the scythe, and then withered by the sun. Thus the Jews were smitten with the judgments of God; and they are now withered under the fire of the Chaldeans.
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LibraryOut of the Deep of Loneliness, Failure, and Disappointment.
My heart is smitten down, and withered like grass. I am even as a sparrow that sitteth alone on the housetop--Ps. cii. 4, 6. My lovers and friends hast Thou put away from me, and hid mine acquaintance out of my sight--Ps. lxxviii. 18. I looked on my right hand, and saw there was no man that would know me. I had no place to flee unto, and no man cared for my soul. I cried unto Thee, O Lord, and said, Thou art my Hope. When my spirit was in heaviness, then Thou knewest my path.--Ps. cxlii. 4, 5. …
Charles Kingsley—Out of the Deep
The Never Changing One.
Characters and Names of Messiah
Covenanting Predicted in Prophecy.
For the sun rises with scorching heat and withers the plant; its blossom falls and its beauty is destroyed. In the same way, the rich will fade away even while they go about their business.
1 Samuel 1:7
This went on year after year. Whenever Hannah went up to the house of the LORD, her rival provoked her till she wept and would not eat.
2 Samuel 12:17
The elders of his household stood beside him to get him up from the ground, but he refused, and he would not eat any food with them.
Then Ezra withdrew from before the house of God and went to the room of Jehohanan son of Eliashib. While he was there, he ate no food and drank no water, because he continued to mourn over the unfaithfulness of the exiles.
so that their body finds food repulsive and their soul loathes the choicest meal.
Have mercy on me, LORD, for I am faint; heal me, LORD, for my bones are in agony.
for like the grass they will soon wither, like green plants they will soon die away.
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