New American Standard Bible
My days are like a lengthened shadow, And I wither away like grass.
King James Bible
My days are like a shadow that declineth; and I am withered like grass.
Darby Bible Translation
My days are like a lengthened-out shadow, and I, I am withered like grass.
World English Bible
My days are like a long shadow. I have withered like grass.
Young's Literal Translation
My days as a shadow are stretched out, And I -- as the herb I am withered.
Psalm 102:11 Parallel
CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Man is like to vanity;
His days are as a shadowy that passeth away.
Psalm 102:11My days are like a shadow that declineth - The shadow made by the gnomon on a sun-dial, which marks the hours as they pass. See 2 Kings 20:10. The idea is that the shadow made by the descending sun was about to disappear altogether. It had become less distinct and clear, and it would soon vanish. It would seem from this, that the dial was so made that the shadow indicating the hour ascended when the sun ascended, and declined when the sun went down. See the notes at Isaiah 38:8.
And I am withered like grass - See the notes at Psalm 102:4.
LibraryThat He who is About to Communicate with Christ Ought to Prepare Himself with Great Diligence
The Voice of the Beloved I am the Lover of purity, and Giver of sanctity. I seek a pure heart, and there is the place of My rest. Prepare for Me the larger upper room furnished, and I will keep the Passover at thy house with my disciples.(1) If thou wilt that I come unto thee and abide with thee, purge out the old leaven,(2) and cleanse the habitation of thy heart. Shut out the whole world, and all the throng of sins; sit as a sparrow alone upon the house-top,(3) and think upon thy transgressions …
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For the sun rises with a scorching wind and withers the grass; and its flower falls off and the beauty of its appearance is destroyed; so too the rich man in the midst of his pursuits will fade away.
"Like a flower he comes forth and withers. He also flees like a shadow and does not remain.
Be gracious to me, O LORD, for I am pining away; Heal me, O LORD, for my bones are dismayed.
My heart has been smitten like grass and has withered away, Indeed, I forget to eat my bread.
I am passing like a shadow when it lengthens; I am shaken off like the locust.
Man is like a mere breath; His days are like a passing shadow.
A voice says, "Call out." Then he answered, "What shall I call out?" All flesh is grass, and all its loveliness is like the flower of the field.
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