New American Standard Bible
For my days have been consumed in smoke, And my bones have been scorched like a hearth.
King James Bible
For my days are consumed like smoke, and my bones are burned as an hearth.
Darby Bible Translation
For my days are consumed like smoke, and my bones are burned as a firebrand.
World English Bible
For my days consume away like smoke. My bones are burned as a torch.
Young's Literal Translation
For consumed in smoke have been my days, And my bones as a fire-brand have burned.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
For my days are consumed like smoke - Margin, "into smoke." Literally, "in smoke." That is, They vanish as smoke; they pass away and become nothing; they are spent in affliction, and seem to accomplish nothing. The idea is, that in his affliction he seemed to accomplish none of the ends of life. His life seemed to be wasted. This is often the feeling in trial: and yet in trial a man may be more useful, he may do more to accomplish the real ends of life, he may do more to illustrate the power and excellence of religion, than he ever did in the days of prosperity.
And my bones are burned as an hearth - Or rather, as faggots or fuel. Literally, "They are burned as a burning." The idea is, that in his troubles, his very bones, the most solid and substantial part of himself, seemed to be consumed and to waste away. See the notes at Psalm 31:10.
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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Yet you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow. You are just a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away.
"My skin turns black on me, And my bones burn with fever.
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.
But the wicked will perish; And the enemies of the LORD will be like the glory of the pastures, They vanish-- like smoke they vanish away.
For my loins are filled with burning, And there is no soundness in my flesh.
Why did I ever come forth from the womb To look on trouble and sorrow, So that my days have been spent in shame?
"From on high He sent fire into my bones, And it prevailed over them. He has spread a net for my feet; He has turned me back; He has made me desolate, Faint all day long.
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