Psalm 102:4
New International Version
My heart is blighted and withered like grass; I forget to eat my food.

New Living Translation
My heart is sick, withered like grass, and I have lost my appetite.

English Standard Version
My heart is struck down like grass and has withered; I forget to eat my bread.

Berean Study Bible
My heart is afflicted, and withered like grass; I even forget to eat my bread.

New American Standard Bible
My heart has been smitten like grass and has withered away, Indeed, I forget to eat my bread.

King James Bible
My heart is smitten, and withered like grass; so that I forget to eat my bread.

Christian Standard Bible
My heart is suffering, withered like grass; I even forget to eat my food.

Contemporary English Version
I am wasting away like grass, and my appetite is gone.

Good News Translation
I am beaten down like dry grass; I have lost my desire for food.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
My heart is afflicted, withered like grass; I even forget to eat my food.

International Standard Version
Withered like grass, my heart is overwhelmed, and I have even forgotten to eat my food.

NET Bible
My heart is parched and withered like grass, for I am unable to eat food.

New Heart English Bible
My heart is blighted like grass, and withered, for I forget to eat my bread.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
My heart withers like grass and is dried up because I have forgotten the food of my bread.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
My heart is beaten down and withered like grass because I have forgotten about eating.

JPS Tanakh 1917
My heart is smitten like grass, and withered; For I forget to eat my bread.

New American Standard 1977
My heart has been smitten like grass and has withered away, Indeed, I forget to eat my bread.

Jubilee Bible 2000
My heart is smitten and withered like grass so that I forget to eat my bread.

King James 2000 Bible
My heart is smitten, and withered like grass; so that I forget to eat my bread.

American King James Version
My heart is smitten, and withered like grass; so that I forget to eat my bread.

American Standard Version
My heart is smitten like grass, and withered; For I forget to eat my bread.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
I am blighted like grass, and my heart is dried up; for I have forgotten to eat my bread.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I am smitten as grass, and my heart is withered: because I forgot to eat my bread.

Darby Bible Translation
My heart is smitten and withered like grass; yea, I have forgotten to eat my bread.

English Revised Version
My heart is smitten like grass, and withered; for I forget to eat my bread.

Webster's Bible Translation
My heart is smitten, and withered like grass; so that I forget 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.
Study Bible
The Prayer of the Afflicted
3For my days vanish like smoke, and my bones burn like glowing embers. 4My heart is afflicted, and withered like grass; I even forget to eat my bread. 5Through my loud groaning, my flesh clings to my bones.…
Cross References
James 1:11
For the sun rises with scorching heat and withers the plant; its flower falls and its beauty is lost. So too, the rich man will fade away in the midst of his pursuits.

1 Samuel 1:7
And this went on year after year. Whenever Hannah went up to the house of the LORD, her rival taunted her until she wept and would not eat.

2 Samuel 12:17
The elders of his household stood beside him to help him up from the ground, but he was unwilling and would not eat anything with them.

Ezra 10:6
Then Ezra withdrew from before the house of God and walked to the chamber of Jehohanan son of Eliashib. And while he stayed there, he ate no food and drank no water, because he was mourning over the unfaithfulness of the exiles.

Job 33:20
so that he detests his bread, and his soul loathes his favorite food.

Psalm 6:2
Be merciful to me, O LORD, for I am frail; heal me, O LORD, for my bones are in agony.

Psalm 37:2
For they wither quickly like grass and wilt like tender plants.

Psalm 90:5
You whisk them away in their sleep; they are like the new grass of the morning--

Psalm 90:6
in the morning it springs up new; by evening it fades and withers.

Psalm 102:11
My days are like lengthening shadows, and I wither away like grass.

Psalm 107:18
They loathed all food and drew near to the gates of death.

Isaiah 40:7
The grass withers, the flowers fall when the breath of the LORD blows on them; indeed, the people are grass.

Treasury of Scripture

My heart is smitten, and withered like grass; so that I forget to eat my bread.

heart

Psalm 6:2,3
Have mercy upon me, O LORD; for I am weak: O LORD, heal me; for my bones are vexed…

Psalm 42:6
O my God, my soul is cast down within me: therefore will I remember thee from the land of Jordan, and of the Hermonites, from the hill Mizar.

Psalm 55:4,5
My heart is sore pained within me: and the terrors of death are fallen upon me…

withered

Psalm 102:11
My days are like a shadow that declineth; and I am withered like grass.

Psalm 37:2
For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb.

Isaiah 40:7
The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: because the spirit of the LORD bloweth upon it: surely the people is grass.

so that

Psalm 102:9
For I have eaten ashes like bread, and mingled my drink with weeping,

1 Samuel 1:7,8
And as he did so year by year, when she went up to the house of the LORD, so she provoked her; therefore she wept, and did not eat…

Ezra 10:6
Then Ezra rose up from before the house of God, and went into the chamber of Johanan the son of Eliashib: and when he came thither, he did eat no bread, nor drink water: for he mourned because of the transgression of them that had been carried away.







Lexicon
My heart
לִבִּ֑י (lib·bî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 3820: The heart, the feelings, the will, the intellect, centre

is afflicted,
הוּכָּֽה־ (hū·kāh-)
Verb - Hofal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5221: To strike

and withered
וַיִּבַ֣שׁ (way·yi·ḇaš)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3001: To be ashamed, confused, disappointed, to dry up, wither

like grass;
כָ֭עֵשֶׂב (ḵā·‘ê·śeḇ)
Preposition-k, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6212: Herb, herbage

I even
כִּֽי־ (kî·šā-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

forget
שָׁ֝כַ֗חְתִּי (ḵaḥ·tî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 7911: To mislay, to be oblivious of, from want of memory, attention

to eat
מֵאֲכֹ֥ל (mê·’ă·ḵōl)
Preposition-m | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 398: To eat

my bread.
לַחְמִֽי׃ (laḥ·mî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 3899: Food, bread, grain
(4) Smitten.--As by the sun. Exactly as in Hosea 9:16.

So that I forget.--Better, for I have forgotten, &c. For this mark of deep sorrow comp. 1Samuel 1:7; 1Samuel 20:34, &c. (Comp. Homer, Iliad, xxiv. 129.)

Verse 4. - My heart is smitten. As with a stroke from the sun (see Psalm 121:6; Hosea 9:16). And withered like grass. As grass upon the house tops (Psalm 129:6), or, indeed, in any exposed place under an Eastern sun. So that I forget to eat my bread; literally, for I forget, etc. The fact is adduced as a proof of the heart's condition (comp. Job 33:20; 1 Samuel 1:7; 1 Samuel 20:34, etc.). 102:1-11 The whole word of God is of use to direct us in prayer; but here, is often elsewhere, the Holy Ghost has put words into our mouths. Here is a prayer put into the hands of the afflicted; let them present it to God. Even good men may be almost overwhelmed with afflictions. It is our duty and interest to pray; and it is comfort to an afflicted spirit to unburden itself, by a humble representation of its griefs. We must say, Blessed be the name of the Lord, who both gives and takes away. The psalmist looked upon himself as a dying man; My days are like a shadow.
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