New American Standard Bible
I am bent over and greatly bowed down; I go mourning all day long.
King James Bible
I am troubled; I am bowed down greatly; I go mourning all the day long.
Darby Bible Translation
I am depressed; I am bowed down beyond measure; I go mourning all the day.
World English Bible
I am pained and bowed down greatly. I go mourning all day long.
Young's Literal Translation
I have been bent down, I have been bowed down -- unto excess, All the day I have gone mourning.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
I am troubled - Margin, "wearied." The Hebrew word means to bend, to curve; then, to be distorted, to writhe with pain, convulsions, and spasms. In Isaiah 21:3, the same word is rendered, "I was bowed down at the hearing of it;" that is, Sorrow so took hold of him, that at the intelligence he writhed with pain as a woman in travail. So here it means that he was bent, or bowed down, or that he writhed in pain as the result of his iniquities.
I go mourning all the day long - Constantly; without any intermission. On the word rendered "go mourning" - קדר qâdar - see the notes at Psalm 35:14. The idea here is, that, on account of sin, he was crushed and bowed down as a mourner is with his sorrows, and that he appeared constantly as be walked about with these badges of grief and heavy sorrow. The disease which he had, and which was so offensive to himself Psalm 38:5, and to others Psalm 38:11, was like the filthy and foul garments which mourners put on as expressive of their sorrow. See Job 1:20, note; Job 2:8, note.
LibraryOut of the Deep of Suffering and Sorrow.
Save me, O God, for the waters are come in even unto my soul: I am come into deep waters; so that the floods run over me.--Ps. lxix. 1, 2. I am brought into so great trouble and misery: that I go mourning all the day long.--Ps. xxxviii. 6. The sorrows of my heart are enlarged: Oh! bring Thou me out of my distress.--Ps. xxv. 17. The Lord hath heard the voice of my weeping: the Lord will receive my prayer.--Ps. vi. 8. In the multitude of the sorrows which I had in my heart, Thy comforts have refreshed …
Charles Kingsley—Out of the Deep
Question Lxxxiii of Prayer
"I go about mourning without comfort; I stand up in the assembly and cry out for help.
I went about as though it were my friend or brother; I bowed down mourning, as one who sorrows for a mother.
Why are you in despair, O my soul? And why have you become disturbed within me? Hope in God, for I shall again praise Him For the help of His presence.
I will say to God my rock, "Why have You forgotten me? Why do I go mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?"
For You are the God of my strength; why have You rejected me? Why do I go mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?
For I have been stricken all day long And chastened every morning.
When they are diminished and bowed down Through oppression, misery and sorrow,
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