New American Standard Bible
He has weakened my strength in the way; He has shortened my days.
King James Bible
He weakened my strength in the way; he shortened my days.
Darby Bible Translation
He weakened my strength in the way, he shortened my days.
World English Bible
He weakened my strength along the course. He shortened my days.
Young's Literal Translation
He hath humbled in the way my power, He hath shortened my days.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
He weakened my strength in the way - Margin, as in Hebrew, "afflicted." The idea is, that God had taken his strength away; he had weakened him - humbled him - brought him low by sorrow. The word "way" refers to the course which he was pursuing. In his journey of life God had thus afflicted - humbled - prostrated him. The psalmist here turns from the exulting view which he had of the future Psalm 102:21-22, and resumes his complaint - the remembrance of his troubles and sorrows Psalm 102:3-11. He speaks, doubtless, in the name of his people, and describes troubles which were common to them all. Perhaps the allusion to his troubles here may be designed, as such a recollection should do, to heighten his sense of the goodness and mercy of God in the anticipated blessings of the future.
He shortened my days - Compare Job 21:21; Psalm 89:45. That is, He seemed to be about to cut me off from life, and to bring me to the grave. The psalmist felt so confident that he would die - that he could not endure these troubles, but must sink under them, that he spoke as if it were already done. Compare Psalm 6:4-5.
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