New International Version
Your arrows have pierced me, and your hand has come down on me.
King James Bible
For thine arrows stick fast in me, and thy hand presseth me sore.
Darby Bible Translation
For thine arrows stick fast in me, and thy hand cometh down upon me.
World English Bible
For your arrows have pierced me, your hand presses hard on me.
Young's Literal Translation
For Thine arrows have come down on me, And Thou lettest down upon me Thy hand.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Thine arrows stick fast in me - This no doubt, refers to the acute pains which he endured; each appearing to his feeling as if an arrow were shot into his body.
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The arrows of the Almighty are in me, my spirit drinks in their poison; God's terrors are marshaled against me.
"Have pity on me, my friends, have pity, for the hand of God has struck me.
For day and night your hand was heavy on me; my strength was sapped as in the heat of summer.
indeed, he has turned his hand against me again and again, all day long.
He has made my skin and my flesh grow old and has broken my bones.
He drew his bow and made me the target for his arrows.
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