Be merciful to me, O LORD, for I am in distress; my eyes grow weak with sorrow, my soul and my body with grief.
Be gracious to me, O LORD, for I am in distress; My eye is wasted away from grief, my soul and my body also.
Have mercy on me, LORD, for I am in distress. My sight is blurred because of my tears. My body and soul are withering away.
Be kind to me, GOD--I'm in deep, deep trouble again. I've cried my eyes out; I feel hollow inside.
Have mercy on me, O Lord, for I am in trouble; my eyes are wasted with grief, I am wasted in soul and body.
Be gracious to me, O LORD, for I am in distress; my eye wastes away from grief, my soul and body also.
Have mercy on me, O LORD, for I am in trouble; My eye wastes away with grief, Yes , my soul and my body!
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|NET © Notes||
1 tn Or perhaps, “are swollen.”
2 tn Cf. Ps 6:7, which has a similar line.
3 tn Heb “my breath and my stomach [grow weak].” Apparently the verb in the previous line (“grow dim, be weakened”) is to be understood here. The Hebrew term נפשׁ can mean “life,” or, more specifically, “throat, breath.” The psalmist seems to be lamenting that his breathing is impaired because of the physical and emotional suffering he is forced to endure.