Psalm 102:11
New International Version
My days are like the evening shadow; I wither away like grass.

New Living Translation
My life passes as swiftly as the evening shadows. I am withering away like grass.

English Standard Version
My days are like an evening shadow; I wither away like grass.

Berean Study Bible
My days are like lengthening shadows, and I wither away like grass.

New American Standard Bible
My days are like a lengthened shadow, And I wither away like grass.

King James Bible
My days are like a shadow that declineth; and I am withered like grass.

Christian Standard Bible
My days are like a lengthening shadow, and I wither away like grass.

Contemporary English Version
My life fades like a shadow at the end of day and withers like grass.

Good News Translation
My life is like the evening shadows; I am like dry grass.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
My days are like a lengthening shadow, and I wither away like grass.

International Standard Version
My life is like a declining shadow, and I am withering like a plant.

NET Bible
My days are coming to an end, and I am withered like grass.

New Heart English Bible
My days are like a long shadow. I have withered like grass.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
My days have declined like the shadow and I have withered like the grass!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
My days are like a shadow that is getting longer, and I wither away like grass.

JPS Tanakh 1917
My days are like a lengthening shadow; And I am withered like grass.

New American Standard 1977
My days are like a lengthened shadow; And I wither away like grass.

Jubilee Bible 2000
My days are like a shadow that declines, and I am withered like grass.

King James 2000 Bible
My days are like a shadow that declines; and I am withered like grass.

American King James Version
My days are like a shadow that declines; and I am withered like grass.

American Standard Version
My days are like a shadow that declineth; And I am withered like grass.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
My days have declined like a shadow; and I am withered like grass.

Douay-Rheims Bible
My days have declined like a shadow, and I am withered like grass.

Darby Bible Translation
My days are like a lengthened-out shadow, and I, I am withered like grass.

English Revised Version
My days are like a shadow that declineth; and I am withered like grass.

Webster's Bible Translation
My days are like a shadow that declineth; and I am withered like grass.

World English Bible
My days are like a long shadow. I have withered like grass.

Young's Literal Translation
My days as a shadow are stretched out, And I -- as the herb I am withered.
Study Bible
The Prayer of the Afflicted
10because of Your indignation and wrath; for You have picked me up and cast me aside. 11My days are like lengthening shadows, and I wither away like grass. 12But You, O LORD, sit enthroned forever; Your renown endures to all generations.…
Cross References
James 1:11
For the sun rises with scorching heat and withers the plant; its flower falls and its beauty is lost. So too, the rich man will fade away in the midst of his pursuits.

Job 14:2
Like a flower, he comes forth, then withers away; like a fleeting shadow, he does not endure.

Psalm 6:2
Be merciful to me, O LORD, for I am frail; heal me, O LORD, for my bones are in agony.

Psalm 102:4
My heart is afflicted, and withered like grass; I even forget to eat my bread.

Psalm 109:23
I am fading away like a lengthening shadow; I am shaken off like a locust.

Psalm 144:4
Man is like a breath; his days are like a passing shadow.

Isaiah 40:6
A voice says, "Cry out!" And I asked, "What should I cry out?" "All flesh is like grass, and all its glory like the flowers of the field.

Treasury of Scripture

My days are like a shadow that declines; and I am withered like grass.

my days

Psalm 102:3
For my days are consumed like smoke, and my bones are burned as an hearth.

Psalm 39:5,6
Behold, thou hast made my days as an handbreadth; and mine age is as nothing before thee: verily every man at his best state is altogether vanity. Selah…

Psalm 109:23
I am gone like the shadow when it declineth: I am tossed up and down as the locust.

I am withered

Psalm 102:4
My heart is smitten, and withered like grass; so that I forget to eat my bread.

Isaiah 40:6-8
The voice said, Cry. And he said, What shall I cry? All flesh is grass, and all the goodliness thereof is as the flower of the field: …

James 1:10
But the rich, in that he is made low: because as the flower of the grass he shall pass away.







Lexicon
My days
יָ֭מַי (yā·may)
Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 3117: A day

are like lengthening
נָט֑וּי (nā·ṭui)
Verb - Qal - QalPassParticiple - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5186: To stretch out, spread out, extend, incline, bend

shadows,
כְּצֵ֣ל (kə·ṣêl)
Preposition-k | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6738: A shadow

and I
וַ֝אֲנִ֗י (wa·’ă·nî)
Conjunctive waw | Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 589: I

wither away
אִיבָֽשׁ׃ (’î·ḇāš)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 3001: To be ashamed, confused, disappointed, to dry up, wither

like grass.
כָּעֵ֥שֶׂב (kā·‘ê·śeḇ)
Preposition-k, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6212: Herb, herbage
(11) A shadow that declineth.--Rather, a lengthening shadow, growing longer as the day declines, and therefore soon to vanish altogether. (Comp. Psalm 109:23.)

"And now the sun had stretched out all the hills."

MILTON: Lycidas,

See also Note, Song of Solomon 2:17.

Verse 11. - My days are like a shadow that declineth; literally, that lengthens, as shadows do when the day declines (comp. ver. 24). The psalmist, like his nation, is old before his time; the shades of evening have come upon him, when he should have been in his midday brightness. And I am withered like grass (comp. ver. 4). The "I" here is emphatic (אני) - not only is the psalmist's heart withered, but he himself is altogether scorched and dried up. 102:1-11 The whole word of God is of use to direct us in prayer; but here, is often elsewhere, the Holy Ghost has put words into our mouths. Here is a prayer put into the hands of the afflicted; let them present it to God. Even good men may be almost overwhelmed with afflictions. It is our duty and interest to pray; and it is comfort to an afflicted spirit to unburden itself, by a humble representation of its griefs. We must say, Blessed be the name of the Lord, who both gives and takes away. The psalmist looked upon himself as a dying man; My days are like a shadow.
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