New American Standard Bible
Your wrath has rested upon me, And You have afflicted me with all Your waves. Selah.
King James Bible
Thy wrath lieth hard upon me, and thou hast afflicted me with all thy waves. Selah.
Darby Bible Translation
Thy fury lieth hard upon me, and thou hast afflicted me with all thy waves. Selah.
World English Bible
Your wrath lies heavily on me. You have afflicted me with all your waves. Selah.
Young's Literal Translation
Upon me hath Thy fury lain, And with all Thy breakers Thou hast afflicted. Selah.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Thy wrath lieth hard upon me - Presses me down; burdens me. The meaning is, that that which was the proper and usual expression of wrath or displeasure - to wit, bodily and mental suffering - pressed hard on him. and crushed him to the earth. These bodily sufferings he interpreted, in the sad and gloomy state of mind in which he was, as evidences of the divine displeasure against himself.
And thou hast afflicted me - Thou hast oppressed me, or broken me down.
With all thy waves - literally, "thy breakers;" that is, with expressions of wrath like the waves of the sea, which foam and break on the shore. Nothing could be a more striking image of wrath. Those "breakers" seem to be so furious and angry, they rush along with so much impetuosity, they are so mighty, they dash with such fury on the shore, that it seems as if nothing could stand before them. Yet they find a barrier such as we should little expect. The low and humble beach made of shifting sand, where there seems to be no stability, is an effectual barrier against all their rage; as the humble piety of the child of God, apparently without strength to resist calamity, bears all the beatings of affliction, and maintains its place as the heavy waves of sorrow roll upon it. On the meaning of the word used here, and on the idea expressed, see the notes at Psalm 42:7.
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O Lord, Holy Father, be Thou blessed now and evermore; because as Thou wilt so it is done, and what Thou doest is good. Let Thy servant rejoice in Thee, not in himself, nor in any other; because Thou alone art the true joy, Thou art my hope and my crown, Thou art my joy and my honour, O Lord. What hath Thy servant, which he received not from Thee, even without merit of his own? Thine are all things which Thou hast given, and which Thou hast made. I am poor and in misery even from my youth up,(1) …
Thomas A Kempis—Imitation of Christ
His Past Work.
"Because He has loosed His bowstring and afflicted me, They have cast off the bridle before me.
For day and night Your hand was heavy upon me; My vitality was drained away as with the fever heat of summer. Selah.
"Remove Your plague from me; Because of the opposition of Your hand I am perishing.
Deep calls to deep at the sound of Your waterfalls; All Your breakers and Your waves have rolled over me.
I believed when I said, "I am greatly afflicted."
I am the man who has seen affliction Because of the rod of His wrath.
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