New Living Translation
My grief is beyond healing; my heart is broken.
King James Bible
When I would comfort myself against sorrow, my heart is faint in me.
Darby Bible Translation
My comfort in my sadness! my heart is faint in me!
World English Bible
Oh that I could comfort myself against sorrow! My heart is faint within me.
Young's Literal Translation
My refreshing for me is sorrow, For me my heart is sick.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
8:18 Sorrow - The prophet now seems to speak, how greatly the calamity of this people affected him.
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Come quickly, LORD, and answer me, for my depression deepens. Don't turn away from me, or I will die.
That's why I said, "Leave me alone to weep; do not try to comfort me. Let me cry for my people as I watch them being destroyed."
If only my head were a pool of water and my eyes a fountain of tears, I would weep day and night for all my people who have been slaughtered.
My heart is broken because of the false prophets, and my bones tremble. I stagger like a drunkard, like someone overcome by wine, because of the holy words the LORD has spoken against them.
"For all these things I weep; tears flow down my cheeks. No one is here to comfort me; any who might encourage me are far away. My children have no future, for the enemy has conquered us."
Jerusalem reaches out for help, but no one comforts her. Regarding his people Israel, the LORD has said, "Let their neighbors be their enemies! Let them be thrown away like a filthy rag!"
Our hearts are sick and weary, and our eyes grow dim with tears.
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