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Psalms 102:23

    Psalms 102:23 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    He weakened my strength in the way; he shortened my days.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    He weakened my strength in the way; he shortened my days.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    He weakened my strength in the way; He shortened my days.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    He has taken my strength from me in the way; he has made short my days.

    Webster's Revision

    He weakened my strength in the way; He shortened my days.

    World English Bible

    He weakened my strength along the course. He shortened my days.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    He weakened my strength in the way; he shortened my days.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 102:23

    He weakened my strength in the way - We are brought so low in our captivity by oppression, by every species of hard usage, and by death, that there is now no hope of our restoration by any efforts of our own.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 102:23

    He weakened my strength in the way - Margin, as in Hebrew, "afflicted." The idea is, that God had taken his strength away; he had weakened him - humbled him - brought him low by sorrow. The word "way" refers to the course which he was pursuing. In his journey of life God had thus afflicted - humbled - prostrated him. The psalmist here turns from the exulting view which he had of the future Psalm 102:21-22, and resumes his complaint - the remembrance of his troubles and sorrows Psalm 102:3-11. He speaks, doubtless, in the name of his people, and describes troubles which were common to them all. Perhaps the allusion to his troubles here may be designed, as such a recollection should do, to heighten his sense of the goodness and mercy of God in the anticipated blessings of the future.

    He shortened my days - Compare Job 21:21; Psalm 89:45. That is, He seemed to be about to cut me off from life, and to bring me to the grave. The psalmist felt so confident that he would die - that he could not endure these troubles, but must sink under them, that he spoke as if it were already done. Compare Psalm 6:4-5.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 102:23

    102:23 He - God. The way - In the midst of the course of our lives. Some think the psalmist here speaks of the whole commonwealth as of one man, and of its continuance, as of the life of one man.