New Living Translation
My heart is sick, withered like grass, and I have lost my appetite.
King James Bible
My heart is smitten, and withered like grass; so that I forget to eat my bread.
Darby Bible Translation
My heart is smitten and withered like grass; yea, I have forgotten to eat my bread.
World English Bible
My heart is blighted like grass, and withered, for I forget to eat my bread.
Young's Literal Translation
Smitten as the herb, and withered, is my heart, For I have forgotten to eat my bread.
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LibraryNotes on the Fourth Century
Page 238. Med. 1. In the wording of this meditation, and of several other passages in the Fourth Century, it seems as though Traherne is speaking not of himself, but of, a friend and teacher of his. He did this, no doubt, in order that he might not lay himself open to the charge of over-egotism. Yet that he is throughout relating his own experiences is proved by the fact that this Meditation, as first written, contains passages which the author afterwards marked for omission. In its original form …
Thomas Traherne—Centuries of Meditations
The Nature of Justification
Notes on the Third Century
After the Scripture.
The hot sun rises and the grass withers; the little flower droops and falls, and its beauty fades away. In the same way, the rich will fade away with all of their achievements.
1 Samuel 1:7
Year after year it was the same--Peninnah would taunt Hannah as they went to the Tabernacle. Each time, Hannah would be reduced to tears and would not even eat.
2 Samuel 12:17
The elders of his household pleaded with him to get up and eat with them, but he refused.
Then Ezra left the front of the Temple of God and went to the room of Jehohanan son of Eliashib. He spent the night there without eating or drinking anything. He was still in mourning because of the unfaithfulness of the returned exiles.
They lose their appetite for even the most delicious food.
Have compassion on me, LORD, for I am weak. Heal me, LORD, for my bones are in agony.
For like grass, they soon fade away. Like spring flowers, they soon wither.
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