New American Standard Bible
Waters flowed over my head; I said, "I am cut off!"
King James Bible
Waters flowed over mine head; then I said, I am cut off.
Darby Bible Translation
Waters streamed over my head; I said, I am cut off.
World English Bible
Waters flowed over my head; I said, I am cut off.
Young's Literal Translation
Flowed have waters over my head, I have said, I have been cut off.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Waters flowed over mine head - A figurative expression for great mental trouble.
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
Or darkness, so that you cannot see, And an abundance of water covers you.
As for me, I said in my alarm, "I am cut off from before Your eyes"; Nevertheless You heard the voice of my supplications When I cried to You.
I have sunk in deep mire, and there is no foothold; I have come into deep waters, and a flood overflows me.
Your burning anger has passed over me; Your terrors have destroyed me.
Then He said to me, "Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel; behold, they say, 'Our bones are dried up and our hope has perished. We are completely cut off.'
"For You had cast me into the deep, Into the heart of the seas, And the current engulfed me. All Your breakers and billows passed over me.
"Water encompassed me to the point of death. The great deep engulfed me, Weeds were wrapped around my head.
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