Psalm 102:5
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New International Version
In my distress I groan aloud and am reduced to skin and bones.

King James Bible
By reason of the voice of my groaning my bones cleave to my skin.

Darby Bible Translation
By reason of the voice of my groaning, my bones cleave to my flesh.

World English Bible
By reason of the voice of my groaning, my bones stick to my skin.

Young's Literal Translation
From the voice of my sighing Hath my bone cleaved to my flesh.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

My heart is smitten, and withered like grass - The metaphor here is taken from grass cut down in the meadow. It is first smitten with the scythe, and then withered by the sun. Thus the Jews were smitten with the judgments of God; and they are now withered under the fire of the Chaldeans.

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the voice

Psalm 6:6,8 I am weary with my groaning; all the night make I my bed to swim; I water my couch with my tears...

Psalm 32:3,4 When I kept silence, my bones waxed old through my roaring all the day long...

Psalm 38:8-10 I am feeble and sore broken: I have roared by reason of the disquietness of my heart...

Job 19:20 My bone sticks to my skin and to my flesh, and I am escaped with the skin of my teeth.

Proverbs 17:22 A merry heart does good like a medicine: but a broken spirit dries the bones.

Lamentations 4:8 Their visage is blacker than a coal; they are not known in the streets: their skin sticks to their bones; it is withered...

skin, or, flesh

Out of the Deep of Loneliness, Failure, and Disappointment.
My heart is smitten down, and withered like grass. I am even as a sparrow that sitteth alone on the housetop--Ps. cii. 4, 6. My lovers and friends hast Thou put away from me, and hid mine acquaintance out of my sight--Ps. lxxviii. 18. I looked on my right hand, and saw there was no man that would know me. I had no place to flee unto, and no man cared for my soul. I cried unto Thee, O Lord, and said, Thou art my Hope. When my spirit was in heaviness, then Thou knewest my path.--Ps. cxlii. 4, 5.
Charles Kingsley—Out of the Deep

The Never Changing One.
"JESUS Christ the same yesterday, and to-day and forever" (Heb. xiii:8). Blessed truth and precious assurance for us poor, weak creatures, yea, among all His creatures the most changing; He changeth not. "For I am the Lord, I change not" (Mal. iii:6). "Of old hast Thou laid the foundation of the earth, and the heavens are the work of Thy hands. They shall all perish, but Thou shalt endure: yea all of them shall wax old like a garment, as a vesture shalt Thou change them, and they shall be changed;
Arno Gaebelein—The Lord of Glory

Characters and Names of Messiah
For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. S uch was the triumphant exultation of the Old Testament Church! Their noblest hopes were founded upon the promise of MESSIAH; their most sublime songs were derived from the prospect of His Advent. By faith, which is the substance of things hoped for, they considered the gracious declarations
John Newton—Messiah Vol. 1

Covenanting Predicted in Prophecy.
The fact of Covenanting, under the Old Testament dispensations, being approved of God, gives a proof that it was proper then, which is accompanied by the voice of prophecy, affording evidence that even in periods then future it should no less be proper. The argument for the service that is afforded by prophecy is peculiar, and, though corresponding with evidence from other sources, is independent. Because that God willed to make known truth through his servants the prophets, we should receive it
John Cunningham—The Ordinance of Covenanting

Cross References
Job 19:20
I am nothing but skin and bones; I have escaped only by the skin of my teeth.

Job 33:21
Their flesh wastes away to nothing, and their bones, once hidden, now stick out.

Psalm 38:9
All my longings lie open before you, Lord; my sighing is not hidden from you.

Lamentations 4:8
But now they are blacker than soot; they are not recognized in the streets. Their skin has shriveled on their bones; it has become as dry as a stick.

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