Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
My heart is smitten, and withered like grass; so that I forget to eat my bread.
Have mercy upon me, O Jehovah; for I am withered away: O Jehovah, heal me; for my bones are troubled.
O my God, my soul is cast down within me: Therefore do I remember thee from the land of the Jordan, And the Hermons, from the hill Mizar.
My heart is sore pained within me: And the terrors of death are fallen upon me.
Reproach hath broken my heart; and I am full of heaviness: And I looked for some to take pity, but there was none; And for comforters, but I found none.
I remember God, and am disquieted: I complain, and my spirit is overwhelmed. Selah
For the enemy hath persecuted my soul; He hath smitten my life down to the ground: He hath made me to dwell in dark places, as those that have been long dead.
For the arrows of the Almighty are within me, The poison whereof my spirit drinketh up: The terrors of God do set themselves in array against me.
My soul is weary of my life; I will give free course to my complaint; I will speak in the bitterness of my soul.
He hath caused the shafts of his quiver to enter into my reins.
And he took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be sorrowful and sore troubled.
My days are like a shadow that declineth; And I am withered like grass.
For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, And wither as the green herb.
The grass withereth, the flower fadeth, because the breath of Jehovah bloweth upon it; surely the people is grass.
For I have eaten ashes like bread, And mingled my drink with weeping,
1 Samuel 1:7
And as he did so year by year, when she went up to the house of Jehovah, so she provoked her; therefore she wept, and did not eat.
Then Ezra rose up from before the house of God, and went into the chamber of Jehohanan the son of Eliashib: and when he came thither, he did eat no bread, nor drink water; for he mourned because of the trespass of them of the captivity.
And he was three days without sight, and did neither eat nor drink.
Son of man, eat thy bread with quaking, and drink thy water with trembling and with fearfulness;