New International Version
They loathed all food and drew near the gates of death.
King James Bible
Their soul abhorreth all manner of meat; and they draw near unto the gates of death.
Darby Bible Translation
Their soul abhorreth all manner of food, and they draw near unto the gates of death:
World English Bible
Their soul abhors all kinds of food. They draw near to the gates of death.
Young's Literal Translation
All food doth their soul abominate, And they come nigh unto the gates of death,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Their soul abhorreth all manner of meat - A natural description of a sick man: appetite is gone, and all desire for food fails; nutriment is no longer necessary, for death has seized upon the whole frame. See a similar image, Job 33:20 (note).
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LibraryMarch 12. "They Wandered in the Wilderness in a Solitary Way" (Ps. Cvii. 4).
"They wandered in the wilderness in a solitary way" (Ps. cvii. 4). All who fight the Lord's battles must be content to die to all the favorable opinions of men and all the flattery of human praise. You cannot make an exception in favor of the good opinions of the children of God. It is very easy for the insidious adversary to make this also all appeal to the flesh. It is all right when God sends us the approval of our fellow men, but we must never make it a motive in our life, but be content with …
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so that their body finds food repulsive and their soul loathes the choicest meal.
They draw near to the pit, and their life to the messengers of death.
Have the gates of death been shown to you? Have you seen the gates of the deepest darkness?
LORD, see how my enemies persecute me! Have mercy and lift me up from the gates of death,
I am overwhelmed with troubles and my life draws near to death.
My heart is blighted and withered like grass; I forget to eat my food.
Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he saved them from their distress.
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