Psalm 42:3
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English Standard Version
My tears have been my food day and night, while they say to me all the day long, “Where is your God?”

King James Bible
My tears have been my meat day and night, while they continually say unto me, Where is thy God?

American Standard Version
My tears have been my food day and night, While they continually say unto me, Where is thy God?

Douay-Rheims Bible
My tears have been any bread day and night, whilst it is said to me daily : Where is thy God?

English Revised Version
My tears have been my meat day and night, while they continually say unto me, Where is thy God?

Webster's Bible Translation
My tears have been my food day and night, while they continually say to me, Where is thy God?

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

(Heb.: 41:11-13) Having now described their behaviour towards him, sick in soul and body as he is, so devoid of affection, yea, so malignantly hostile and so totally contrary to the will and promise of God, David prays that God would raise him up, for he is now lying low, sick in soul and in body. The prayer is followed, as in Psalm 39:14 and many other passages, by the future with ah: that I may be able to requite them, or: then will I requite them. What is meant is the requiting which it was David's duty as a duly constituted king to exercise, and which he did really execute by the power of God, when he subdued the rebellion of Absalom and maintained his ground in opposition to faithlessness and meanness. Instead of בּזאת אדע (Genesis 42:33, cf. Genesis 15:8, Exodus 7:17; Numbers 16:28; Joshua 3:10) the expression is בּזאת ידעתּי in the sense of (ex hoc) cognoverim. On חפצתּ בּי cf. Psalm 18:20; Psalm 22:9; Psalm 35:27. By the second כּי, the בּזאת, which points forwards, is explained. The adversatively accented subject ואני stands first in Psalm 41:13 as a nom. absol., just as in Psalm 35:13. Psalm 41:13 states, retrospectively from the standpoint of fulfilment, what will then be made manifest and assure him of the divine good pleasure, viz., Jahve upholds him (תּמך as in Psalm 63:9), and firmly sets him as His chosen one before Him (cf. Psalm 39:6) in accordance with the Messianic promise in 2 Samuel 7:16, which speaks of an unlimited future.

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tears

Psalm 80:5 You feed them with the bread of tears; and give them tears to drink in great measure.

Psalm 102:9 For I have eaten ashes like bread, and mingled my drink with weeping.

2 Samuel 16:12 It may be that the LORD will look on my affliction, and that the LORD will requite me good for his cursing this day.

while

Psalm 42:10 As with a sword in my bones, my enemies reproach me; while they say daily to me, Where is your God?

Psalm 3:2 Many there be which say of my soul, There is no help for him in God. Selah.

Psalm 22:8 He trusted on the LORD that he would deliver him: let him deliver him, seeing he delighted in him.

Psalm 79:10,12 Why should the heathen say, Where is their God...

Psalm 115:2 Why should the heathen say, Where is now their God?

Cross References
Psalm 6:6
I am weary with my moaning; every night I flood my bed with tears; I drench my couch with my weeping.

Psalm 22:2
O my God, I cry by day, but you do not answer, and by night, but I find no rest.

Psalm 42:10
As with a deadly wound in my bones, my adversaries taunt me, while they say to me all the day long, "Where is your God?"

Psalm 79:10
Why should the nations say, "Where is their God?" Let the avenging of the outpoured blood of your servants be known among the nations before our eyes!

Psalm 80:5
You have fed them with the bread of tears and given them tears to drink in full measure.

Psalm 102:9
For I eat ashes like bread and mingle tears with my drink,

Psalm 115:2
Why should the nations say, "Where is their God?"

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