New American Standard Bible
Because of the loudness of my groaning My bones cling to my flesh.
King James Bible
By reason of the voice of my groaning my bones cleave to my skin.
Darby Bible Translation
By reason of the voice of my groaning, my bones cleave to my flesh.
World English Bible
By reason of the voice of my groaning, my bones stick to my skin.
Young's Literal Translation
From the voice of my sighing Hath my bone cleaved to my flesh.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
By reason of the voice of my groaning - By suffering and trouble, so great as to produce groaning, my flesh is wasted away.
My bones cleave to my skin - Margin, "flesh." The Hebrew word means "flesh." The effect described is that of a wasting away or an emaciation of flesh from deep distress, so that the bones became prominent, and had nothing to hide them from view; so that they seemed to adhere fast to the flesh itself. See the notes at Job 19:20. <.PBy reason of the voice of my groaning
My bones cleave to my flesh.
And he gave them their request;
But sent leanness into their soul.
Compare Isaiah 10:16.
The treacherous dealers - The foreign nations that disregard covenants and laws; that pursue their object by deceit, and stratagem, and fraud. Most conquests are made by what are called the stratagems of war; that is, by a course of perfidy and deception. There can be no doubt that the usual mode of conquest was pursued in regard to Jerusalem. This whole clause is exceedingly emphatic. The word implying treachery (בגד bâgad) is repeated no less than five times in various forms in this single clause, and shows how strongly the idea had taken possession of the mind of the prophet. The passage furnishes one of the most remarkable examples of the "paronomasia" occurring in the Bible. בגדוּ בגדים בגדוּ וּבגד בוגדים bâgâdû bogidiym bâgâdû ûbeged bôgediym. In fact, this figure abounds so much in this chapter that Gesenius contends that it is not the production of Isaiah, but a composition belonging to a later and less elegant period of Hebrew literature.
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"My bone clings to my skin and my flesh, And I have escaped only by the skin of my teeth.
"His flesh wastes away from sight, And his bones which were not seen stick out.
Lord, all my desire is before You; And my sighing is not hidden from You.
Their appearance is blacker than soot, They are not recognized in the streets; Their skin is shriveled on their bones, It is withered, it has become like wood.
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