New International Version
I am forgotten as though I were dead; I have become like broken pottery.
King James Bible
I am forgotten as a dead man out of mind: I am like a broken vessel.
Darby Bible Translation
I am forgotten in [their] heart as a dead man; I am become like a broken vessel.
World English Bible
I am forgotten from their hearts like a dead man. I am like broken pottery.
Young's Literal Translation
I have been forgotten as dead out of mind, I have been as a perishing vessel.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
I am forgotten as a dead man - I am considered as a person adjudged to death. I am like a broken vessel-like a thing totally useless.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
a broken vessel [heb.] a vessel that perisheth
LibraryGoodness Wrought and Goodness Laid Up
'Oh how great is Thy goodness, which Thou hast laid up for them that fear Thee; which Thou hast wrought for them that trust in Thee before the sons of men!'--PSALM xxxi. 19. The Psalmist has been describing, with the eloquence of misery, his own desperate condition, in all manner of metaphors which he heaps together--'sickness,' 'captivity,' 'like a broken vessel,' 'as a dead man out of mind.' But in the depth of desolation he grasps at God's hand, and that lifts him up out of the pit. 'I trusted …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Other Fragments on the Psalms. Ii.
My Spirit on Thy Care
The chief cupbearer, however, did not remember Joseph; he forgot him.
I am set apart with the dead, like the slain who lie in the grave, whom you remember no more, who are cut off from your care.
Is this man Jehoiachin a despised, broken pot, an object no one wants? Why will he and his children be hurled out, cast into a land they do not know?
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