Psalm 102:23
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English Standard Version
He has broken my strength in midcourse; he has shortened my days.

King James Bible
He weakened my strength in the way; he shortened my days.

American Standard Version
He weakened my strength in the way; He shortened my days.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He answered him in the way of his strength: Declare unto me the fewness of my days.

English Revised Version
He weakened my strength in the way; he shortened my days.

Webster's Bible Translation
He weakened my strength in the way; he shortened my days.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

With וייראוּ we are told what will take place when that which is expected in Psalm 102:14 comes to pass, and at the same time the fulfilment of that which is longed for is thereby urged home upon God: Jahve's own honour depends upon it, since the restoration of Jerusalem will become the means of the conversion of the world - a fundamental thought of Isaiah 40:1 (cf. more particularly Isaiah 59:19; Isaiah 60:2), which is also called to mind in the expression of this strophe. This prophetic prospect (Isaiah 40:1-5) that the restoration of Jerusalem will take place simultaneously with the glorious parusia of Jahve re-echoes here in a lyric form. כּי, Psalm 102:17, states the ground of the reverence, just as Psalm 102:20 the ground of the praise. The people of the Exile are called in Psalm 102:18 הערער, from ערר, to be naked: homeless, powerless, honourless, and in the eyes of men, prospectless. The lxx renders this word in Jeremiah 17:6 ἀγριομυρίκη, and its plural, formed by an internal change of vowel, ערוער, in Jeremiah 48:6 ὄνος ἄγριος, which are only particularizations of the primary notion of that which is stark naked, neglected, wild. Psalm 102:18 is an echo off Psalm 22:25. In the mirror of this and of other Psalms written in times of affliction the Israel of the Exile saw itself reflected.

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he weakened. Heb. he afflicted

Psalm 89:38-47 But you have cast off and abhorred, you have been wroth with your anointed...

2 Thessalonians 2:3-12 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first...

1 Timothy 4:1-3 Now the Spirit speaks expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits...

2 Timothy 3:1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.

Revelation 11:2 But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given to the Gentiles...

Revelation 12:13 And when the dragon saw that he was cast to the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child.


Job 21:21 For what pleasure has he in his house after him, when the number of his months is cut off in the middle?

Cross References
Psalm 39:5
Behold, you have made my days a few handbreadths, and my lifetime is as nothing before you. Surely all mankind stands as a mere breath! Selah

Psalm 89:45
You have cut short the days of his youth; you have covered him with shame. Selah

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