New International Version
I cried like a swift or thrush, I moaned like a mourning dove. My eyes grew weak as I looked to the heavens. I am being threatened; Lord, come to my aid!"
King James Bible
Like a crane or a swallow, so did I chatter: I did mourn as a dove: mine eyes fail with looking upward: O LORD, I am oppressed; undertake for me.
Darby Bible Translation
Like a swallow [or] a crane, so did I chatter; I mourned as a dove; mine eyes failed [with looking] upward: Lord, I am oppressed; undertake for me.
World English Bible
I chattered like a swallow or a crane. I moaned like a dove. My eyes weaken looking upward. Lord, I am oppressed. Be my security."
Young's Literal Translation
As a crane -- a swallow -- so I chatter, I mourn as a dove, Drawn up have been mine eyes on high, O Jehovah, oppression is on me, be my surety.
Isaiah 38:14 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Like - a swallow "Like the swallow" - כסיס kesis; so read two MSS., Theodot., and Hieron.
O Lord "O Lord" - For יהוה Jehovah, thirty MSS. and eight editions read אדני Adonai.
Undertake for me "Contend for me" - עשקה ashekah, with ש shin, Jarchi: this sense of the word is established by Genesis 26:20 : "He called the name of the well עשק esek, because they strove with him:" התעשקו hithasseku, equivalent to יריבו yaribu, at the beginning of the verse.
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(First Sunday after Christmas.) Isaiah xxxviii. 16. O Lord, by these things men live, and in all these things is the life of my spirit. These words are the words of Hezekiah, king of Judah; and they are true words, words from God. But, if they are true words, they are true words for every one--for you and me, for every one here in this church this day: for they do not say, By these things certain men live, one man here and another man there; but all men. Whosoever is really alive, that is, has …
Charles Kingsley—Town and Country Sermons
Epistle ii. To Anastasius, Bishop of Antioch.
Because of this oath, Jesus has become the guarantor of a better covenant.
"Give me, O God, the pledge you demand. Who else will put up security for me?
I have become a brother of jackals, a companion of owls.
hear me and answer me. My thoughts trouble me and I am distraught
I am worn out calling for help; my throat is parched. My eyes fail, looking for my God.
I am like a desert owl, like an owl among the ruins.
My eyes fail, looking for your promise; I say, "When will you comfort me?"
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