New International Version
In my distress I groan aloud and am reduced to skin and bones.
King James Bible
By reason of the voice of my groaning my bones cleave to my skin.
Darby Bible Translation
By reason of the voice of my groaning, my bones cleave to my flesh.
World English Bible
By reason of the voice of my groaning, my bones stick to my skin.
Young's Literal Translation
From the voice of my sighing Hath my bone cleaved to my flesh.
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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. …
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I am nothing but skin and bones; I have escaped only by the skin of my teeth.
Their flesh wastes away to nothing, and their bones, once hidden, now stick out.
All my longings lie open before you, Lord; my sighing is not hidden from you.
But now they are blacker than soot; they are not recognized in the streets. Their skin has shriveled on their bones; it has become as dry as a stick.
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