I was consumed by scorching heat during the day and by piercing cold at night, and I went without sleep.
Night pierces my bones; my gnawing pains never cease.
You held my eyelids open; I was troubled and could not speak.
For all day long his work produces pain and frustration, and even at night his mind cannot relax! This also is futile!
Throughout that night the king was unable to sleep, so he asked for the book containing the historical records to be brought. As the records were being read in the king's presence,
Their land was overrun by frogs, which even got into the rooms of their kings.
In the second year of his reign Nebuchadnezzar had many dreams. His mind was disturbed and he suffered from insomnia.
My eyes anticipate the nighttime hours, so that I can meditate on your word.
Then the king departed to his palace. But he spent the night without eating, and no diversions were brought to him. He was unable to sleep.
Like a servant longing for the evening shadow, and like a hired man looking for his wages, thus I have been made to inherit months of futility, and nights of sorrow have been appointed to me.