New International Version
I refuse to touch it; such food makes me ill.
King James Bible
The things that my soul refused to touch are as my sorrowful meat.
Darby Bible Translation
What my soul refuseth to touch, that is as my loathsome food.
World English Bible
My soul refuses to touch them. They are as loathsome food to me.
Young's Literal Translation
My soul is refusing to touch! They are as my sickening food.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Can that which is unsavoury - Mr. Good renders this verse as follows: Doth insipid food without a mixture of salt, yea, doth the white of the egg give forth pungency? Which he thus illustrates: "Doth that which hath nothing of seasoning, nothing of a pungent or irritable power within it, produce pungency or irritation? I too should be quiet and complain not, if I had nothing provocative or acrimonious, but, alas! the food I am doomed to partake of is the very calamity which is most acute to my soul - that which I most loathe, and which is most grievous or trying to my palate." Some render the original, Is there any dependence on the drivel of dreams? There have been a great variety of interpretations given of this verse. I could add another; but that of Mr. Good is as likely to be correct as that of any other critic.
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as my sorrowful meat.
LibraryJuly 12 Evening
Let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works.--HEB. 10:24. How forcible are right words!--I stir up your pure minds by way of remembrance. They that feared the Lord spake often one to another: and the Lord hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the Lord, and that thought upon his name.--If two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven. …
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path
"Thou Shall Keep Him in Perfect Peace, Whose Mind is Stayed on Thee, Because He Trusteth in Thee. "
For sighing has become my daily food; my groans pour out like water.
Is tasteless food eaten without salt, or is there flavor in the sap of the mallow?
"Oh, that I might have my request, that God would grant what I hope for,
so that their body finds food repulsive and their soul loathes the choicest meal.
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