Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
My heart is smitten, and withered like grass; so that I forget to eat my bread.
Have mercy on me, Lord, for I am frail! Heal me, Lord, for my bones are shaking!
I am depressed, so I will pray to you while I am trapped here in the region of the upper Jordan, from Hermon, from Mount Mizar.
My heart beats violently within me; the horrors of death overcome me.
Their insults are painful and make me lose heart; I look for sympathy, but receive none, for comforters, but find none.
I said, "I will remember God while I groan; I will think about him while my strength leaves me." (Selah)
Certainly my enemies chase me. They smash me into the ground. They force me to live in dark regions, like those who have been dead for ages.
For the arrows of the Almighty are within me; my spirit drinks their poison; God's sudden terrors are arrayed against me.
"I am weary of my life; I will complain without restraint; I will speak in the bitterness of my soul.
(He) He shot his arrows into my heart.
He took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and became anguished and distressed.
My days are coming to an end, and I am withered like grass.
For they will quickly dry up like grass, and wither away like plants.
The grass dries up, the flowers wither, when the wind sent by the Lord blows on them. Surely humanity is like grass.
For I eat ashes as if they were bread, and mix my drink with my tears,
1 Samuel 1:7
Peninnah would behave this way year after year. Whenever Hannah went up to the Lord's house, Peninnah would upset her so that she would weep and refuse to eat.
Then Ezra got up from in front of the temple of God and went to the room of Jehohanan son of Eliashib. While he stayed there, he did not eat food or drink water, for he was in mourning over the infidelity of the exiles.
For three days he could not see, and he neither ate nor drank anything.
"Son of man, eat your bread with trembling, and drink your water with anxious shaking.