New American Standard Bible
You have fed them with the bread of tears, And You have made them to drink tears in large measure.
King James Bible
Thou feedest them with the bread of tears; and givest them tears to drink in great measure.
Darby Bible Translation
Thou hast fed them with the bread of tears, and given them tears to drink in large measure:
World English Bible
You have fed them with the bread of tears, and given them tears to drink in large measure.
Young's Literal Translation
Thou hast caused them to eat bread of tears, And causest them to drink With tears a third time.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Thou feedest them with the bread of tears - literally, "Thou causest them to eat the bread of tears," or of weeping. That is, their food was accompanied with tears; even when they ate, they wept. Their tears seemed to moisten their bread, they flowed so copiously. See the notes at Psalm 42:3.
And givest them tears to drink - So abundant were their tears that they might constitute their very drink.
In great measure - Or rather by measure; that is, abundantly. The word here rendered "great measure" - שׁלישׁ shâlı̂ysh - means properly a third, and is usually applied to a measure for grain - a third part of another measure - as, the third part of an ephah. See the notes at Isaiah 40:12. Then the word is used for any measure, perhaps because this was the most common measure in use. The idea seems to be, not so much that God gave tears to them in great measure, but that he measured them out to them, as one measures drink to others; that is, the cup, or cask, or bottle in which their drink was served to them was as if filled with tears only.
LibraryThe Blessing of God.
NUMB. VI. 22-27. We have already seen the grace of GOD making provision that His people, who had lost the privilege of priestly service, might draw near to Him by Nazarite separation and consecration. And not as the offence was the free gift: those who had forfeited the privilege of priestly service were the males only, but women and even children might be Nazarites; whosoever desired was free to come, and thus draw near to GOD. We now come to the concluding verses of Numb. vi, and see in them one …
James Hudson Taylor—Separation and Service
Discourse on the Good Shepherd.
My tears have been my food day and night, While they say to me all day long, "Where is your God?"
For I have eaten ashes like bread And mingled my drink with weeping
Those who sow in tears shall reap with joyful shouting.
Although the Lord has given you bread of privation and water of oppression, He, your Teacher will no longer hide Himself, but your eyes will behold your Teacher.
therefore thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, "behold, I will feed them, this people, with wormwood and give them poisoned water to drink.
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