Psalm 102:23
New International Version
In the course of my life he broke my strength; he cut short my days.

New Living Translation
He broke my strength in midlife, cutting short my days.

English Standard Version
He has broken my strength in midcourse; he has shortened my days.

Berean Study Bible
He has broken my strength on the way; He has cut short my days.

New American Standard Bible
He has weakened my strength in the way; He has shortened my days.

New King James Version
He weakened my strength in the way; He shortened my days.

King James Bible
He weakened my strength in the way; he shortened my days.

Christian Standard Bible
He has broken my strength in midcourse; he has shortened my days.

Contemporary English Version
I should still be strong, but you, LORD, have made an old person of me.

Good News Translation
The LORD has made me weak while I am still young; he has shortened my life.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He has broken my strength in midcourse; He has shortened my days.

International Standard Version
He has weakened my strength along the way. He has cut short my days.

NET Bible
He has taken away my strength in the middle of life; he has cut short my days.

New Heart English Bible
He weakened my strength along the course. He shortened my days.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
They humbled my power in the Earth and in the shortage of my days

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He has weakened my strength along the way. He has reduced [the number of] my days.

JPS Tanakh 1917
He weakened my strength in the way; He shortened my days.

New American Standard 1977
He has weakened my strength in the way; He has shortened my days.

Jubilee Bible 2000
He weakened my strength in the way; he shortened my days.

King James 2000 Bible
He weakened my strength in the way; he shortened my days.

American King James Version
He weakened my strength in the way; he shortened my days.

American Standard Version
He weakened my strength in the way; He shortened my days.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
He answered him in the way of his strength: tell me the fewness of my days.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He answered him in the way of his strength: Declare unto me the fewness of my days.

Darby Bible Translation
He weakened my strength in the way, he shortened my days.

English Revised Version
He weakened my strength in the way; he shortened my days.

Webster's Bible Translation
He weakened my strength in the way; he shortened my days.

World English Bible
He weakened my strength along the course. He shortened my days.

Young's Literal Translation
He hath humbled in the way my power, He hath shortened my days.
Study Bible
The Prayer of the Afflicted
22when peoples and kingdoms assemble to serve the LORD. 23He has broken my strength on the way; He has shortened my days. 24I say: “O my God, do not take me in the midst of my days! Your years go on through all generations.…
Cross References
Psalm 39:5
You, indeed, have made my days as handbreadths, and my lifetime as nothing before You. Truly each man at his best exists as but a breath. Selah

Psalm 89:45
You have shortened the days of his youth; You have covered him with shame. Selah

Treasury of Scripture

He weakened my strength in the way; he shortened my days.

he weakened.

Psalm 89:38-47
But thou hast cast off and abhorred, thou hast been wroth with thine anointed…

2 Thessalonians 2:3-12
Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; …

1 Timothy 4:1-3
Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; …

shortened

Job 21:21
For what pleasure hath he in his house after him, when the number of his months is cut off in the midst?







Lexicon
He has broken
עִנָּ֖ה (‘in·nāh)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6031: To be bowed down or afflicted

my strength
כֹּחִ֗י (kō·ḥî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 3581: A small reptile (of unknown species)

on the way;
בַדֶּ֥רֶךְ (ḇad·de·reḵ)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - common singular
Strong's Hebrew 1870: A road, a course of life, mode of action

He has shortened
קִצַּ֥ר (qiṣ·ṣar)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7114: To dock off, curtail, to harvest

my days.
יָמָֽי׃ (yā·māy)
Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 3117: A day
(23) In the way--i.e., in the course of life. Others render, "by reason of the way," but the meaning is the same. The clause is exactly parallel to "shortened my days."

Verses 23-28. - The third strophe begins with an acknowledgment of weakness - a sort of "renewed complaint" (Hengstenberg). But from this there is an ascent to a higher confidence than any displayed previously - a confidence that God, who is everlasting (vers. 24-27), will perpetually protect his people, and, whatever becomes of the existing generation, will establish their seed before him forever (ver. 28). Verse 23. - He weakened my strength in the way. The reading "my strength" (כחי) is greatly to be preferred to that of "his strength" (כחו), which cannot be made to yield a tolerable meaning. It is judiciously adopted by Professor Cheyne, who translates, "He has brought down my strength in the way," and explains "the way" as "the journey of life." So also Rosenmuller and Hengstenberg. He shortened my days; i.e. "made me grow old prematurely" (comp. ver.] 1). 102:23-28 Bodily distempers soon weaken our strength, then what can we expect but that our months should be cut off in the midst; and what should we do but provide accordingly? We must own God's hand in it; and must reconcile this to his love, for often those that have used their strength well, have it weakened; and those who, as we think, can very ill be spared, have their days shortened. It is very comfortable, in reference to all the changes and dangers of the church, to remember that Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, to-day, and for ever. And in reference to the death of our bodies, and the removal of friends, to remember that God is an everlasting God. Do not let us overlook the assurance this psalm contains of a happy end to all the believer's trials. Though all things are changing, dying, perishing, like a vesture folding up and hastening to decay, yet Jesus lives, and thus all is secure, for he hath said, Because I live ye shall live also.
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