Thus I was; in the day the heat consumed me, and the cold by night; and my sleep departed from my eyes.
My bones are pierced in me in the night season: and my sinews take no rest.
You hold my eyes from closing: I am so troubled that I cannot speak.
For all his days are sorrows, and his travail grief; yea, his heart takes not rest in the night. This is also vanity.
On that night the king could not sleep, and he commanded to be brought the book of records of the chronicles; and they were read before the king.
Their land brought forth frogs in abundance, in the chambers of their kings.
And in the second year of the reign of Nebuchadnezzar Nebuchadnezzar dreamed dreams, by which his spirit was troubled, and his sleep went from him.
My eyes awake before the night watches, that I might meditate in your word.
Then the king went to his palace, and passed the night fasting: neither were instruments of music brought before him: and his sleep went from him.
As a servant earnestly desires the shadow, and as a hireling looks for the reward of his work: So am I made to possess months of vanity, and wearisome nights are appointed to me.