Psalm 102:3
New International Version
For my days vanish like smoke; my bones burn like glowing embers.

New Living Translation
For my days disappear like smoke, and my bones burn like red-hot coals.

English Standard Version
For my days pass away like smoke, and my bones burn like a furnace.

Berean Study Bible
For my days vanish like smoke, and my bones burn like glowing embers.

King James Bible
For my days are consumed like smoke, and my bones are burned as an hearth.

New King James Version
For my days are consumed like smoke, And my bones are burned like a hearth.

New American Standard Bible
For my days have ended in smoke, And my bones have been scorched like a hearth.

NASB 1995
For my days have been consumed in smoke, And my bones have been scorched like a hearth.

NASB 1977
For my days have been consumed in smoke, And my bones have been scorched like a hearth.

Amplified Bible
For my days have vanished in smoke, And my bones have been scorched like a hearth.

Christian Standard Bible
For my days vanish like smoke, and my bones burn like a furnace.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For my days vanish like smoke, and my bones burn like a furnace.

American Standard Version
For my days consume away like smoke, And my bones are burned as a firebrand.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because my days are finished in smoke and my bones are white as if they were burnt!

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For my days have vanished like smoke, and my bones have been parched like a stick.

Contemporary English Version
My days disappear like smoke, and my bones are burning as though in a furnace.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For my days are vanished like smoke: and my bones are grown dry like fuel for the fire.

English Revised Version
For my days consume away like smoke, and my bones are burned as a firebrand.

Good News Translation
My life is disappearing like smoke; my body is burning like fire.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
My days disappear like smoke. My bones burn like hot coals.

International Standard Version
For my days are vanishing like smoke; my bones are charred as in a fireplace.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For my days are consumed like smoke, And my bones are burned as a hearth.

Literal Standard Version
For my days have been consumed in smoke, And my bones have burned as a firebrand.

NET Bible
For my days go up in smoke, and my bones are charred like a fireplace.

New Heart English Bible
For my days consume away like smoke. My bones are burned like a hearth.

World English Bible
For my days consume away like smoke. My bones are burned as a torch.

Young's Literal Translation
For consumed in smoke have been my days, And my bones as a fire-brand have burned.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Prayer of the Afflicted
2Do not hide Your face from me in my day of distress. Incline Your ear to me; answer me quickly when I call. 3For my days vanish like smoke, and my bones burn like glowing embers. 4My heart is afflicted, and withered like grass; I even forget to eat my bread.…

Cross References
James 4:14
You do not even know what will happen tomorrow! What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.

Job 30:30
My skin grows black and peels, and my bones burn with fever.

Psalm 31:10
For my life is consumed with grief and my years with groaning; my iniquity has drained my strength, and my bones are wasting away.

Psalm 37:20
But the wicked and enemies of the LORD will perish like the glory of the fields. They will vanish; like smoke they will fade away.

Psalm 38:7
For my loins are full of burning pain, and no soundness remains in my body.

Jeremiah 20:18
Why did I come out of the womb to see only trouble and sorrow, and to end my days in shame?

Lamentations 1:13
He sent fire from on high, and it overpowered my bones. He spread a net for my feet and turned me back. He made me desolate, faint all the day long.


Treasury of Scripture

For my days are consumed like smoke, and my bones are burned as an hearth.

my days

Psalm 37:20
But the wicked shall perish, and the enemies of the LORD shall be as the fat of lambs: they shall consume; into smoke shall they consume away.

Psalm 119:83
For I am become like a bottle in the smoke; yet do I not forget thy statutes.

James 4:14
Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.

like smoke.

Psalm 22:14,15
I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint: my heart is like wax; it is melted in the midst of my bowels…

Psalm 31:10
For my life is spent with grief, and my years with sighing: my strength faileth because of mine iniquity, and my bones are consumed.

Psalm 38:3
There is no soundness in my flesh because of thine anger; neither is there any rest in my bones because of my sin.









(3) Like smoke.--Or, in smoke. (See margin. Comp. Psalm 37:20.)

Hearth.--Better, a brand or fuel; so LXX. and Vulgate, Aquila, and this meaning suits Isaiah 33:14. (For the image see Psalm 22:15; Psalm 31:10; Psalm 32:3.) . . .

Verse 3. - For my days are consumed like smoke; or, according to another reading (בעשׁר, instead of כעשׁר), "are consumed into smoke," i.e. "disappear, pass away into nothingness." And my bones are burned as an hearth. Dr. Kay translates, "My bones smoulder like a firebrand," which is better (compare the Prayer book Version, and see Leviticus 6:2 and Isaiah 33:14). (For the sentiment, see Psalm 31:10; Psalm 32:3; Psalm 42:10.)

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
For
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

my days
יָמָ֑י (yā·māy)
Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's 3117: A day

vanish
כָל֣וּ (ḵā·lū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 3615: To be complete, at an end, finished, accomplished, or spent

like smoke,
בְעָשָׁ֣ן (ḇə·‘ā·šān)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 6227: Smoke

and my bones
וְ֝עַצְמוֹתַ֗י (wə·‘aṣ·mō·w·ṯay)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's 6106: A bone, the body, the substance, selfsame

burn
נִחָֽרוּ׃ (ni·ḥā·rū)
Verb - Nifal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 2787: To be hot or scorched, to burn

like glowing embers.
כְּמוֹ־ (kə·mōw-)
Preposition
Strong's 4168: A fire, fuel, a conflagration


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