My heart is blighted and withered like grass; I forget to eat my food.
My heart has been smitten like grass and has withered away, Indeed, I forget to eat my bread.
My heart is sick, withered like grass, and I have lost my appetite.
I'm a ghost of my former self, half-consumed already by terminal illness.
My heart is broken; it has become dry and dead like grass, so that I give no thought to food.
My heart is stricken and withered like grass; I am too wasted to eat my bread.
My heart is stricken and withered like grass, So that I forget to eat my bread.
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|NET © Notes||
1 tn Heb “struck, attacked.”
2 tn Heb “I forget.”
3 sn I am unable to eat food. During his time of mourning, the psalmist refrained from eating. In the following verse he describes metaphorically the physical effects of fasting.