New American Standard Bible
For our soul has sunk down into the dust; Our body cleaves to the earth.
King James Bible
For our soul is bowed down to the dust: our belly cleaveth unto the earth.
Darby Bible Translation
For our soul is bowed down to the dust; our belly cleaveth unto the earth.
World English Bible
For our soul is bowed down to the dust. Our body clings to the earth.
Young's Literal Translation
For bowed to the dust hath our soul, Cleaved to the earth hath our belly.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
For our soul is bowed down to the dust - That is, We are overborne with calamity, so that we sink to the earth. The expression is one that denotes great affliction.
Our belly cleaveth unto the earth - We are like animals that are prone upon the earth, and that cannot rise. The allusion may be to reptiles that cannot stand erect. The figure is intended to denote great prostration and affliction.
LibraryThe Story of God's Mighty Acts
Now, my dear friends, this morning I intend to recall to your minds some of the wondrous things which God has done in the olden time. My aim and object will be to excite your minds to seek after the like; that looking back upon what God has done, you may be induced to look forward with the eye of expectation, hoping that he will again stretch forth his potent hand and his holy arm, and repeat those mighty acts he performed in ancient days. First, I shall speak of the marvellous stories which our …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 5: 1859
Even the dust of your city which clings to our feet we wipe off in protest against you; yet be sure of this, that the kingdom of God has come near.'
When they are diminished and bowed down Through oppression, misery and sorrow,
My soul cleaves to the dust; Revive me according to Your word.
For the enemy has persecuted my soul; He has crushed my life to the ground; He has made me dwell in dark places, like those who have long been dead.
Surely my soul remembers And is bowed down within me.
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