Psalm 109:24
New International Version
My knees give way from fasting; my body is thin and gaunt.

New Living Translation
My knees are weak from fasting, and I am skin and bones.

English Standard Version
My knees are weak through fasting; my body has become gaunt, with no fat.

Berean Study Bible
My knees are weak from fasting, and my body grows lean and gaunt.

King James Bible
My knees are weak through fasting; and my flesh faileth of fatness.

New King James Version
My knees are weak through fasting, And my flesh is feeble from lack of fatness.

New American Standard Bible
My knees are weak from fasting, And my flesh has grown lean, without fatness.

NASB 1995
My knees are weak from fasting, And my flesh has grown lean, without fatness.

NASB 1977
My knees are weak from fasting; And my flesh has grown lean, without fatness.

Amplified Bible
My knees are unsteady from fasting; And my flesh is gaunt and without fatness.

Christian Standard Bible
My knees are weak from fasting, and my body is emaciated.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
My knees are weak from fasting, and my body is emaciated.

American Standard Version
My knees are weak through fasting; And my flesh faileth of fatness.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
My knees are weakened from fasting and my flesh grows lean of fat.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
My knees are weakened through fasting, and my flesh is changed by reason of the want of oil.

Contemporary English Version
I have gone without eating, until my knees are weak, and my body is bony.

Douay-Rheims Bible
My knees are weakened through fasting: and my flesh is changed for oil.

English Revised Version
My knees are weak through fasting; and my flesh faileth of fatness.

Good News Translation
My knees are weak from lack of food; I am nothing but skin and bones.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
My knees give way because I have been fasting. My body has become lean, without any fat.

International Standard Version
My knees give way from fasting, and my skin is lean, deprived of oil.

JPS Tanakh 1917
My knees totter through fasting; And my flesh is lean, and hath no fatness.

Literal Standard Version
My knees have been feeble from fasting, "" And my flesh has failed of fatness.

NET Bible
I am so starved my knees shake; I have turned into skin and bones.

New Heart English Bible
My knees are weak through fasting. My body is thin and lacks fat.

World English Bible
My knees are weak through fasting. My body is thin and lacks fat.

Young's Literal Translation
My knees have been feeble from fasting, And my flesh hath failed of fatness.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Song of the Slandered
23I am fading away like a lengthening shadow; I am shaken off like a locust. 24My knees are weak from fasting, and my body grows lean and gaunt. 25I am an object of scorn to my accusers; when they see me, they shake their heads.…

Cross References
Hebrews 12:12
Therefore strengthen your limp hands and weak knees.

Genesis 41:3
After them, seven other cows, sickly and thin, came up from the Nile and stood beside the well-fed cows on the bank of the river.

Job 16:8
You have bound me, and it has become a witness; my frailty rises up and testifies against me.

Psalm 35:13
Yet when they were ill, I put on sackcloth; I humbled myself with fasting, but my prayers returned unanswered.


Treasury of Scripture

My knees are weak through fasting; and my flesh fails of fatness.

knees

Psalm 22:14
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 35:13,14
But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth: I humbled my soul with fasting; and my prayer returned into mine own bosom…

Psalm 69:10
When I wept, and chastened my soul with fasting, that was to my reproach.

my flesh

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

Psalm 38:5-8
My wounds stink and are corrupt because of my foolishness…

Psalm 102:4,5
My heart is smitten, and withered like grass; so that I forget to eat my bread…









(24) Faileth of fatness.--Literally, has failed me from fat, i.e., has dwindled away.

Verse 24. - My knees are weak through fasting. I have brought myself down to extreme weakness by penitential fasting for my sins (comp. Psalm 35:13; Psalm 69:10). And my flesh faileth of fatness; literally, of oil. In my state of mourning and penitence I have abstained from anointing myself (2 Samuel 14:2), which has still further weakened me.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
My knees
בִּ֭רְכַּי (bir·kay)
Noun - fdc | first person common singular
Strong's 1290: The knee

are weak
כָּשְׁל֣וּ (kā·šə·lū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 3782: To totter, waver, to falter, stumble, faint, fall

from fasting,
מִצּ֑וֹם (miṣ·ṣō·wm)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 6685: Fasting, a fast

and my body
וּ֝בְשָׂרִ֗י (ū·ḇə·śā·rî)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 1320: Flesh, body, person, the pudenda of a, man

grows lean
כָּחַ֥שׁ (kā·ḥaš)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 3584: To disappoint, deceive, fail, grow lean

and gaunt.
מִשָּֽׁמֶן׃ (miš·šā·men)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 8081: Grease, liquid, richness


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