New American Standard Bible
"His flesh wastes away from sight, And his bones which were not seen stick out.
King James Bible
His flesh is consumed away, that it cannot be seen; and his bones that were not seen stick out.
Darby Bible Translation
His flesh is consumed away from view, and his bones that were not seen stick out;
World English Bible
His flesh is so consumed away, that it can't be seen. His bones that were not seen stick out.
Young's Literal Translation
His flesh is consumed from being seen, And high are his bones, they were not seen!
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
His flesh is consumed away, that it cannot be seen - He wastes away. His flesh, once vigorous, beautiful, and fair, now disappears. This is not a mere description of the nature of his sickness, but it is a description of the disciplinary arrangements of God. It is an important part of his affliction, as a part of the discipline, that his flesh vanishes, and that his appearance is so changed that he becomes repulsive to the view.
And his bones that were not seen, stick out - His bones were before invisible. They were carefully concealed by the rounded muscle, and by the fat which filled up the interstices, so that they were not offensive to the view. But now the protuberances of his bones can be seen, for God has reduced him to the condition of a skeleton. This is one of the common effects of disease, and this shows the strength of the discipline which God contemplates. The parts of the human frame which in health are carefully hid from the view, as being unsightly, become now prominent, and can be hidden no longer. One design is to humble us; to take away the pride which delighted in the round and polished limb, the rose on the cheek, the ruby lip, and the smooth forehead; and to show us what we shall soon be in the grave.
LibraryWhether the Testimony of the Father's Voice, Saying, "This is My Beloved Son," was Fittingly Added?
Objection 1: It would seem that the testimony of the Father's voice, saying, "This is My beloved Son," was not fittingly added; for, as it is written (Job 33:14), "God speaketh once, and repeateth not the selfsame thing the second time." But the Father's voice had testified to this at the time of (Christ's) baptism. Therefore it was not fitting that He should bear witness to it a second time. Objection 2: Further, at the baptism the Holy Ghost appeared under the form of a dove at the same time as …
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica
Whether Nocturnal Pollution is a Mortal Sin?
The Deity of the Holy Spirit.
"You have shriveled me up, It has become a witness; And my leanness rises up against me, It testifies to my face.
"My bone clings to my skin and my flesh, And I have escaped only by the skin of my teeth.
I can count all my bones. They look, they stare at me;
Because of the loudness of my groaning My bones cling to my flesh.
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