New American Standard Bible
"My soul refuses to touch them; They are like loathsome food to me.
King James Bible
The things that my soul refused to touch are as my sorrowful meat.
Darby Bible Translation
What my soul refuseth to touch, that is as my loathsome food.
World English Bible
My soul refuses to touch them. They are as loathsome food to me.
Young's Literal Translation
My soul is refusing to touch! They are as my sickening food.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The things that my soul refused to touch - That I refused to touch - the word "soul" here being used to denote himself. The idea here is, that those things which formerly were objects of loathing to him, had become his painful and distressing food. The idea may be either that he was reduced to the greatest pain and distress in partaking of his food, since he loathed that which he was obliged to eat (compare notes, Job 3:24), or more probably his calamity is described under the image of loathsome food in accordance with the Oriental usage, by which one is said to eat or taste anything; that is, to experience it. His sorrows were as sickening to him as the articles of food which he had mentioned were to the stomach. The Septuagint renders it strangely, "For my wrath - μοῦ ἡ ὀργή mou hē orgē - cannot cease. For I see my food offensive as the smell of a lion' - ὥσπερ ὀσμὴν λέοντος hōsper osmēn leontos.
Library"Now the God of Hope Fill You with all Joy and Peace in Believing," &C.
Rom. xv. 13.--"Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing," &c. It is usual for the Lord in his word to turn his precepts unto promises, which shows us, that the commandments of God do not so much import an ability in us, or suppose strength to fulfil them, as declare that obligation which lies upon us, and his purpose and intention to accomplish in some, what he requires of all: and therefore we should accordingly convert all his precepts unto prayers, seeing he hath made …
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning
The Sinner Stripped of his Vain Pleas.
"For my groaning comes at the sight of my food, And my cries pour out like water.
"Can something tasteless be eaten without salt, Or is there any taste in the white of an egg?
"Oh that my request might come to pass, And that God would grant my longing!
So that his life loathes bread, And his soul favorite food.
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