New American Standard Bible
He has caused my flesh and my skin to waste away, He has broken my bones.
King James Bible
My flesh and my skin hath he made old; he hath broken my bones.
Darby Bible Translation
My flesh and my skin hath he wasted away, he hath broken my bones.
World English Bible
My flesh and my skin has he made old; he has broken my bones.
Young's Literal Translation
He hath worn out my flesh and my skin. He hath broken my bones.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Made old - Or, wasted: his strength slowly wasted as he pined away in sorrow.
He hath broken my bones - This clause completes the representation of the sufferer's physical agonies. Here the idea is that of acute pain.
LibrarySolitude, Silence, Submission
"He sitteth alone and keepeth silence, because he hath borne it upon him. He putteth his mouth in the dust; if so be there may be hope."--Lamentations 3:28, 29. THUS the prophet describes the conduct of a person in deep anguish of heart. When he does not know what to do, his soul, as if by instinct, humbles itself. He gets into some secret place, he utters no speech, he gives himself over to moaning and to tears, and then he bows himself lower and yet lower before the Divine Majesty, as if he felt …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 42: 1896
Question Lxxxii of Devotion
The Mercy of God
Be gracious to me, O LORD, for I am in distress; My eye is wasted away from grief, my soul and my body also.
For my life is spent with sorrow And my years with sighing; My strength has failed because of my iniquity, And my body has wasted away.
For Your arrows have sunk deep into me, And Your hand has pressed down on me.
Make me to hear joy and gladness, Let the bones which You have broken rejoice.
For my days have been consumed in smoke, And my bones have been scorched like a hearth.
"I composed my soul until morning. Like a lion-- so He breaks all my bones, From day until night You make an end of me.
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