Psalm 38:10
New International Version
My heart pounds, my strength fails me; even the light has gone from my eyes.

New Living Translation
My heart beats wildly, my strength fails, and I am going blind.

English Standard Version
My heart throbs; my strength fails me, and the light of my eyes—it also has gone from me.

Berean Study Bible
My heart pounds, my strength fails, and even the light of my eyes has faded.

King James Bible
My heart panteth, my strength faileth me: as for the light of mine eyes, it also is gone from me.

New King James Version
My heart pants, my strength fails me; As for the light of my eyes, it also has gone from me.

New American Standard Bible
My heart throbs, my strength fails me; And the light of my eyes, even that has gone from me.

NASB 1995
My heart throbs, my strength fails me; And the light of my eyes, even that has gone from me.

NASB 1977
My heart throbs, my strength fails me; And the light of my eyes, even that has gone from me.

Amplified Bible
My heart throbs violently, my strength fails me; And as for the light of my eyes, even that has also gone from me.

Christian Standard Bible
My heart races, my strength leaves me, and even the light of my eyes has faded.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
My heart races, my strength leaves me, and even the light of my eyes has faded.

American Standard Version
My heart throbbeth, my strength faileth me: As for the light of mine eyes, it also is gone from me.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
My heart is cast down and my power has left me, and the light of my eyes has not been with me.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
My heart is troubled, my strength has failed me; and the light of mine eyes is not with me.

Contemporary English Version
My heart is beating fast. I feel weak all over, and my eyes are red.

Douay-Rheims Bible
My heart is troubled, my strength hath left me, and the light of my eyes itself is not with me.

English Revised Version
My heart throbbeth, my strength faileth me: as for the light of mine eyes, it also is gone from me.

Good News Translation
My heart is pounding, my strength is gone, and my eyes have lost their brightness.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
My heart is pounding. I have lost my strength. Even the light of my eyes has left me.

International Standard Version
My heart pounds, my strength fails me, even the gleam in my eye is gone.

JPS Tanakh 1917
My heart fluttereth, my strength faileth me; As for the light of mine eyes, it also is gone from me.

Literal Standard Version
My heart [is] panting, my power has forsaken me, And the light of my eyes, Even they are not with me.

NET Bible
My heart beats quickly; my strength leaves me; I can hardly see.

New Heart English Bible
My heart throbs. My strength fails me. As for the light of my eyes, it has also left me.

World English Bible
My heart throbs. My strength fails me. As for the light of my eyes, it has also left me.

Young's Literal Translation
My heart is panting, my power hath forsaken me, And the light of mine eyes, Even they are not with me.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Do Not Rebuke Me in Your Anger
9O Lord, my every desire is before You; my groaning is not hidden from You. 10My heart pounds, my strength fails, and even the light of my eyes has faded. 11My beloved and friends shun my disease, and my kinsmen stand at a distance.…

Cross References
Psalm 6:7
My eyes fail from grief; they grow dim because of all my foes.

Psalm 22:15
My strength is dried up like a potsherd, and my tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth. You lay me in the dust of death.

Psalm 31:10
For my life is consumed with grief and my years with groaning; my iniquity has drained my strength, and my bones are wasting away.

Psalm 69:3
I am weary from my crying; my throat is parched. My eyes fail, looking for my God.

Psalm 73:26
My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

Psalm 88:9
My eyes grow dim with grief. I call to You daily, O LORD; I spread out my hands to You.


Treasury of Scripture

My heart pants, my strength fails me: as for the light of my eyes, it also is gone from me.

heart

Psalm 42:1
To the chief Musician, Maschil, for the sons of Korah. As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God.

Psalm 119:81-83
CAPH. My soul fainteth for thy salvation: but I hope in thy word…

Psalm 143:4-7
Therefore is my spirit overwhelmed within me; my heart within me is desolate…

the light

Psalm 6:7
Mine eye is consumed because of grief; it waxeth old because of all mine enemies.

Psalm 69:3
I am weary of my crying: my throat is dried: mine eyes fail while I wait for my God.

Psalm 88:9
Mine eye mourneth by reason of affliction: LORD, I have called daily upon thee, I have stretched out my hands unto thee.

gone from [heb.









(10) Panteth.--Better, palpitates. The Hebrew word, like palpitate, expresses the beating of the heart, by its sound, secharchar.

Verse 10. - My heart panteth. This verse, which reverts to the bodily sufferings, seems a little out of place. But Hebrew poetry is not logical, and cares little for exact arrangement. Three more bodily troubles are noticed, of which this is the first - the heart "pants," i.e. throbs, or palpitates violently. My strength faileth me. The strength suddenly fails. As for the light of mine eyes, it also is gone from me. The sight swims, and is swallowed up in darkness (comp. Job 17:7).

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

pounds,
סְ֭חַרְחַר (sə·ḥar·ḥar)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5503: To go around or about, travel about

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

fails,
עֲזָבַ֣נִי (‘ă·zā·ḇa·nî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular | first person common singular
Strong's 5800: To loosen, relinquish, permit

and even
גַּם־ (gam-)
Conjunction
Strong's 1571: Assemblage, also, even, yea, though, both, and

the light
וְֽאוֹר־ (wə·’ō·wr-)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - common singular construct
Strong's 216: Illumination, luminary

of my eyes
עֵינַ֥י (‘ê·nay)
Noun - cdc | first person common singular
Strong's 5869: An eye, a fountain

has faded.
אֵ֣ין (’ên)
Adverb
Strong's 369: A non-entity, a negative particle


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