Psalm 102:5
New International Version
In my distress I groan aloud and am reduced to skin and bones.

New Living Translation
Because of my groaning, I am reduced to skin and bones.

English Standard Version
Because of my loud groaning my bones cling to my flesh.

Berean Study Bible
Through my loud groaning my flesh clings to my bones.

King James Bible
By reason of the voice of my groaning my bones cleave to my skin.

New King James Version
Because of the sound of my groaning My bones cling to my skin.

New American Standard Bible
Because of the loudness of my groaning My bones cling to my flesh.

NASB 1995
Because of the loudness of my groaning My bones cling to my flesh.

NASB 1977
Because of the loudness of my groaning My bones cling to my flesh.

Amplified Bible
Because of the sound of my groaning [in suffering and trouble] My bones cling to my flesh.

Christian Standard Bible
Because of the sound of my groaning, my flesh sticks to my bones.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Because of the sound of my groaning, my flesh sticks to my bones.

American Standard Version
By reason of the voice of my groaning My bones cleave to my flesh.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
My flesh cleaves to my bones from the voice of my groanings!

Brenton Septuagint Translation
By reason of the voice of my groaning, my bone has cleaved to my flesh.

Contemporary English Version
My groaning never stops, and my bones can be seen through my skin.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Through the voice of my groaning, my bone hath cleaved to my flesh.

English Revised Version
By reason of the voice of my groaning my bones cleave to my flesh.

Good News Translation
I groan aloud; I am nothing but skin and bones.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I am nothing but skin and bones because of my loud groans.

International Standard Version
Because of the sound of my sighing, my bones cling to my skin.

JPS Tanakh 1917
By reason of the voice of my sighing My bones cleave to my flesh.

Literal Standard Version
From the voice of my sighing My bone has cleaved to my flesh.

NET Bible
Because of the anxiety that makes me groan, my bones protrude from my skin.

New Heart English Bible
By reason of the voice of my groaning, my bones stick to my skin.

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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Prayer of the Afflicted
4My heart is afflicted, and withered like grass; I even forget to eat my bread. 5Through my loud groaning my flesh clings to my bones. 6I am like a desert owl, like an owl among the ruins.…

Cross References
Job 19:20
My skin and flesh cling to my bones; I have escaped by the skin of my teeth.

Job 33:21
His flesh wastes away from sight, and his hidden bones protrude.

Psalm 38:9
O Lord, my every desire is before You; my groaning is not hidden from You.

Lamentations 4:8
But now their appearance is 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.


Treasury of Scripture

By reason of the voice of my groaning my bones stick to my skin.

the voice

Psalm 6:6,8
I am weary with my groaning; all the night make I my bed to swim; I water my couch with my tears…

Psalm 32:3,4
When I kept silence, my bones waxed old through my roaring all the day long…

Psalm 38:8-10
I am feeble and sore broken: I have roared by reason of the disquietness of my heart…

skin, or, flesh









(5) Skin.--See margin. In Lamentations 4:8, more correctly, "my skin cleaveth to my bones;" a picture of emaciation, the result of fasting.

Verse 5. - By reason of the voice of my groaning; i.e. "by reason of the affliction which causes my groaning." My bones cleave to my skin; literally, to my flesh, but the Authorized Version rightly expresses the meaning (comp. Job 19:20; Lamentations 4:8).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Through my loud
מִקּ֥וֹל (miq·qō·wl)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 6963: A voice, sound

groaning,
אַנְחָתִ֑י (’an·ḥā·ṯî)
Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 585: A sighing, groaning

my flesh
לִבְשָׂרִֽי׃ (liḇ·śā·rî)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 1320: Flesh, body, person, the pudenda of a, man

clings
דָּבְקָ֥ה (dā·ḇə·qāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 1692: To impinge, cling, adhere, to catch by pursuit

to my bones.
עַ֝צְמִ֗י (‘aṣ·mî)
Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 6106: A bone, the body, the substance, selfsame


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