Psalm 69:3
New International Version
I am worn out calling for help; my throat is parched. My eyes fail, looking for my God.

New Living Translation
I am exhausted from crying for help; my throat is parched. My eyes are swollen with weeping, waiting for my God to help me.

English Standard Version
I am weary with my crying out; my throat is parched. My eyes grow dim with waiting for my God.

Berean Study Bible
I am weary from my crying; my throat is parched. My eyes fail, looking for my God.

King James Bible
I am weary of my crying: my throat is dried: mine eyes fail while I wait for my God.

New King James Version
I am weary with my crying; My throat is dry; My eyes fail while I wait for my God.

New American Standard Bible
I am weary with my crying; my throat is parched; My eyes fail while I wait for my God.

NASB 1995
I am weary with my crying; my throat is parched; My eyes fail while I wait for my God.

NASB 1977
I am weary with my crying; my throat is parched; My eyes fail while I wait for my God.

Amplified Bible
I am weary with my crying; my throat is parched; My eyes fail while I wait [with confident expectation] for my God.

Christian Standard Bible
I am weary from my crying; my throat is parched. My eyes fail, looking for my God.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I am weary from my crying; my throat is parched. My eyes fail, looking for my God.

American Standard Version
I am weary with my crying; my throat is dried: Mine eyes fail while I wait for my God.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
I am weary by my crying and my throat is dry; my eyes are bereaved as I wait for my God.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
I am weary of crying, my throat has become hoarse; mine eyes have failed by my waiting on my God.

Contemporary English Version
I am worn out from crying, and my throat is dry. I have waited for you till my eyes are blurred.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I have laboured with crying; my jaws are become hoarse: my eyes have failed, whilst I hope in my God.

English Revised Version
I am weary with my crying; my throat is dried: mine eyes fail while I wait for my God.

Good News Translation
I am worn out from calling for help, and my throat is aching. I have strained my eyes, looking for your help.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I am exhausted from crying for help. My throat is hoarse. My eyes are strained [from] looking for my God.

International Standard Version
I am exhausted from calling for help. My throat is parched. My eyes are strained from looking for God.

JPS Tanakh 1917
I am weary of my crying; my throat is dried; Mine eyes fail while I wait for my God.

Literal Standard Version
I have been wearied with my calling, My throat has been burned, My eyes have been consumed, waiting for my God.

NET Bible
I am exhausted from shouting for help; my throat is sore; my eyes grow tired of looking for my God.

New Heart English Bible
I am weary with my crying. My throat is dry. My eyes fail, looking for my God.

World English Bible
I am weary with my crying. My throat is dry. My eyes fail, looking for my God.

Young's Literal Translation
I have been wearied with my calling, Burnt hath been my throat, Consumed have been mine eyes, waiting for my God.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Waters Are Up to My Neck
2I have sunk into the miry depths, where there is no footing; I have drifted into deep waters, where the flood engulfs me. 3I am weary from my crying; my throat is parched. My eyes fail, looking for my God. 4Those who hate me without cause outnumber the hairs of my head; many are those who would destroy me—my enemies for no reason. Though I did not steal, I must repay.…

Cross References
Deuteronomy 28:32
Your sons and daughters will be given to another nation, while your eyes grow weary looking for them day after day, with no power in your hand.

Psalm 6:6
I am weary from groaning; all night I flood my bed with weeping and drench my couch with tears.

Psalm 38:10
My heart pounds, my strength fails, and even the light of my eyes has faded.

Psalm 119:82
My eyes fail, looking for Your promise; I ask, "When will You comfort me?"

Psalm 119:123
My eyes fail, looking for Your salvation, and for Your righteous promise.

Isaiah 38:14
I chirp like a swallow or crane; I moan like a dove. My eyes grow weak as I look upward. O Lord, I am oppressed; be my security."

Jeremiah 45:3
You have said, 'Woe is me because the LORD has added sorrow to my pain! I am worn out with groaning and have found no rest.'"


Treasury of Scripture

I am weary of my crying: my throat is dried: my eyes fail while I wait for my God.

I am

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

Psalm 13:1-3
To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. How long wilt thou forget me, O LORD? for ever? how long wilt thou hide thy face from me? …

Psalm 22:2
O my God, I cry in the daytime, but thou hearest not; and in the night season, and am not silent.

my throat

Psalm 69:21
They gave me also gall for my meat; and in my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.

Psalm 22:15
My strength is dried up like a potsherd; and my tongue cleaveth to my jaws; and thou hast brought me into the dust of death.

John 19:28
After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, saith, I thirst.

mine

Psalm 119:82,123
Mine eyes fail for thy word, saying, When wilt thou comfort me? …

Deuteronomy 28:32
Thy sons and thy daughters shall be given unto another people, and thine eyes shall look, and fail with longing for them all the day long: and there shall be no might in thine hand.

Job 11:20
But the eyes of the wicked shall fail, and they shall not escape, and their hope shall be as the giving up of the ghost.

I wait

Psalm 25:21
Let integrity and uprightness preserve me; for I wait on thee.

Psalm 39:7
And now, Lord, what wait I for? my hope is in thee.









(3) Crying.--Better, calling, i.e., on God in prayer. For a similar picture of utter dejection comp. Psalm 22:15. The following English lines have caught the feeling of these verses:

"How have I knelt with arms of my aspiring

Lifted all night in irresponsive air,

Dazed and amazed with overmuch desiring,

Blank with the utter agony of prayer."

St. Paul, by F. Myers.

Verse 3. - I am weary of my crying; i.e. "I have cried to God for aid, until I am weary of so doing." No reply comes, no aid is given. My throat is dried. Parched - unable to cry out any more. Mine eyes fail while I wait for my God (comp. Psalm 119:82; Deuteronomy 28:32). "I have waited and looked for God, till I can look no more."

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
I am weary
יָגַ֣עְתִּי (yā·ḡa‘·tî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 3021: To gasp, to be exhausted, to tire, to toil

from my crying;
בְקָרְאִי֮ (ḇə·qā·rə·’î)
Preposition-b | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct | first person common singular
Strong's 7121: To call, proclaim, read

my throat
גְּר֫וֹנִ֥י (gə·rō·w·nî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 1627: Neck, throat

is parched.
נִחַ֪ר (ni·ḥar)
Verb - Nifal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 2787: To be hot or scorched, to burn

My eyes
עֵינַ֑י (‘ê·nay)
Noun - cdc | first person common singular
Strong's 5869: An eye, a fountain

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

looking
מְ֝יַחֵ֗ל (mə·ya·ḥêl)
Verb - Piel - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 3176: To wait, to be patient, hope

for my God.
לֵאלֹהָֽי׃ (lê·lō·hāy)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative


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