New International Version
For sighing has become my daily food; my groans pour out like water.
King James Bible
For my sighing cometh before I eat, and my roarings are poured out like the waters.
Darby Bible Translation
For my sighing cometh before my bread, and my groanings are poured out like the waters.
World English Bible
For my sighing comes before I eat. My groanings are poured out like water.
Young's Literal Translation
For before my food, my sighing cometh, And poured out as waters are my roarings.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
For my sighing cometh - Some think that this refers to the ulcerated state of Job's body, mouth, hands, etc. He longed for food, but was not able to lift it to his mouth with his hands, nor masticate it when brought thither. This is the sense in which Origen has taken the words. But perhaps it is most natural to suppose that he means his sighing took away all appetite, and served him in place of meat. There is the same thought in Psalm 42:3 : My tears have been my meat day and night; which place is not an imitation of Job, but more likely Job an imitation of it, or, rather, both an imitation of nature.
My roarings are poured out - My lamentations are like the noise of the murmuring stream, or the dashings of the overswollen torrent.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
I eat. Heb. my meat. my roarings.
LibraryMarch 2 Evening
There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.--HEB. 4:9. There the wicked cease from troubling; and there the weary be at rest. There the prisoners rest together; they hear not the voice of the oppressor. Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth; they . . . rest from their labours; and their works do follow them. Our friend Lazarus sleepeth . . . Jesus spake of his death: but they thought that he had spoken of taking of rest in sleep. We that are in this tabernacle do groan, …
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path
A Prayer when one Begins to be Sick.
The Rich Sinner Dying. Psa. 49:6,9; Eccl. 8:8; Job 3:14,15.
The Poetical Books (Including Also Ecclesiastes and Canticles).
I refuse to touch it; such food makes me ill.
"And now my life ebbs away; days of suffering grip me.
so that their body finds food repulsive and their soul loathes the choicest meal.
For the director of music. To the tune of "The Doe of the Morning." A psalm of David. My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from saving me, so far from my cries of anguish?
I am feeble and utterly crushed; I groan in anguish of heart.
These things I remember as I pour out my soul: how I used to go to the house of God under the protection of the Mighty One with shouts of joy and praise among the festive throng.
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