38:6 I am dazed 1 and completely humiliated; 2
all day long I walk around mourning.
38:8 I am numb with pain and severely battered; 3
I groan loudly because of the anxiety I feel. 4
1 tn The verb’s precise shade of meaning in this context is not entirely clear. The verb, which literally means “to bend,” may refer to the psalmist’s posture. In Isa 21:3 it seems to mean “be confused, dazed.”
2 tn Heb “I am bowed down to excess.”
3 tn Heb “I am numb and crushed to excess.”
4 tn Heb “I roar because of the moaning of my heart.”