New International Version
I fade away like an evening shadow; I am shaken off like a locust.
King James Bible
I am gone like the shadow when it declineth: I am tossed up and down as the locust.
Darby Bible Translation
I am gone like a shadow when it lengtheneth; I am tossed about like the locust;
World English Bible
I fade away like an evening shadow. I am shaken off like a locust.
Young's Literal Translation
As a shadow when it is stretched out I have gone, I have been driven away as a locust.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
I am gone like the shadow - "I have walked like the declining shadow," - I have passed my meridian of health and life; and as the sun is going below the horizon, so am I about to go under the earth.
I am tossed up and down as the locust - When swarms of locusts take wing, and infest the countries in the east, if the wind happen to blow briskly, the swarms are agitated and driven upon each other, so as to appear to be heaved to and fro, or tossed up and down. Dr. Shaw, who has seen this, says it gives a lively idea of the comparisons of the psalmist.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
I am tossed
LibraryPsalm. Cix. 21. ; Micah, vi. 9
Psalm. cix. 21.; Micah, vi. 9. Sweet is Thy mercy, O my God! When humbled at Thy feet, I learn the lessons of Thy rod, Thy mercy, Lord, is sweet. For Thou dost not in wrath chastise, But when I go astray, "Return," a voice behind me cries, "Walk here;--this is the way." Impatient of Thine easy yoke, If heedless yet I roam, Some sharp affliction, with a stroke Of kindness, warns me home. That godly sorrow then I feel, Which nothing can control, Until the hand that wounded, heal, That bruised me, …
James Montgomery—Sacred Poems and Hymns
The Destruction of Jerusalem
And the LORD changed the wind to a very strong west wind, which caught up the locusts and carried them into the Red Sea. Not a locust was left anywhere in Egypt.
Do you make it leap like a locust, striking terror with its proud snorting?
My days are like the evening shadow; I wither away like grass.
They are like a breath; their days are like a fleeting shadow.
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