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Psalms 102:9

    Psalms 102:9 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    For I have eaten ashes like bread, and mingled my drink with weeping,

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    For I have eaten ashes like bread, and mingled my drink with weeping.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    For I have eaten ashes like bread, And mingled my drink with weeping,

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    I have had dust for bread and my drink has been mixed with weeping:

    Webster's Revision

    For I have eaten ashes like bread, And mingled my drink with weeping,

    World English Bible

    For I have eaten ashes like bread, and mixed my drink with tears,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    For I have eaten ashes like bread, and mingled my drink with weeping.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 102:9

    I have eaten ashes like bread - Fearful of what they might do, we all humbled ourselves before thee, and sought thy protection; well knowing that, unless we were supernaturally assisted, we must all have perished; our enemies having sworn our destruction.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 102:9

    For I have eaten ashes like bread - I have seated myself in ashes in my grief (compare Job 2:8; Job 42:6; Isaiah 58:5; Isaiah 61:3; Jonah 3:6; Daniel 9:3; Matthew 11:21); and ashes have become, as it were, my food. The ashes in which he sat had been mingled with his food.

    And mingled my drink with weeping - Tears have fallen into the cup from which I drank, and have become a part of my drink. The idea is, that he had shed copious tears; and that even when he took his food, there was no respite to his grief.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 102:9

    102:9 Bread - The sense is, dust and ashes are as familiar to me as the eating of my bread; I cover my head with them; I sit, yea, lie down in them, as mourners often did.