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Psalms 107:18

    Psalms 107:18 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Their soul abhorreth all manner of meat; and they draw near unto the gates of death.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Their soul abhors all manner of meat; and they draw near to the gates of death.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Their soul abhorreth all manner of food; And they draw near unto the gates of death.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    They are disgusted by all food, and they come near to the doors of death.

    Webster's Revision

    Their soul abhorreth all manner of food; And they draw near unto the gates of death.

    World English Bible

    Their soul abhors all kinds of food. They draw near to the gates of death.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Their soul abhorreth all manner of meat; and they draw near unto the gates of death.

    Definitions for Psalms 107:18

    Meat - Food.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 107:18

    Their soul abhorreth all manner of meat - A natural description of a sick man: appetite is gone, and all desire for food fails; nutriment is no longer necessary, for death has seized upon the whole frame. See a similar image, Job 33:20 (note).

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 107:18

    Their soul abhorreth all manner of meat - All food; all that is to be eaten. The word rendered "abhorreth" is a word which is used with reference to anything that is abominable or loathsome; that from which we turn away with disgust. The language is expressive of sickness, when we loathe all food.

    And they draw near unto the gates of death - They are sick, and are ready to die. The reference is to the under world - the world where the dead are supposed to dwell. This is represented here as a city which is entered through gates. See the notes at Psalm 9:13.