I am counted among those who go down into the pit (the grave); I am like a man who has no help or strength [a mere shadow],
They shall stumble over one another as if to escape a sword when no one pursues them; and you shall have no power to stand before your enemies.
Because of this our hearts are faint and sick; because of these things our eyes are dim and see darkly.
[In the course of time] there was no food in all the land, for the famine was distressingly severe, so that the land of Egypt and all the land of Canaan hung in doubt and wavered by reason of the hunger (destitution, starvation) of the famine.
Let all their wickedness come before You; and deal with them as You have dealt with me because of all my transgressions; for my sighs and groans are many and my heart is faint.
2 Samuel 3:1
There was a long war between the house of Saul and the house of David. But David grew stronger and stronger, and the house of Saul grew weaker and weaker.
The strength [of the wicked] shall be hunger-bitten, and calamity is ready at his side [if he halts].
Yes, how could the strength of their hands profit me? They were men whose ripe age and vigor had perished.
And she said to the men, I know that the Lord has given you the land and that your terror is fallen upon us and that all the inhabitants of the land faint because of you.
Gideon said to Him, Oh Lord, how can I deliver Israel? Behold, my clan is the poorest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my father's house.
2 Samuel 3:29
Let it fall on the head of Joab and on all his father's house; and let the house of Joab never be without one who has a discharge or is a leper or walks with a crutch or is a distaff holder [unfit for war] or who falls by the sword or lacks food!
And the manager of the estate said to himself, What shall I do, seeing that my master is taking the management away from me? I am not able to dig, and I am ashamed to beg.
Leah's eyes were weak and dull looking, but Rachel was beautiful and attractive.
In that day will the Lord guard and defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and he who is [spiritually] feeble and stumbles among them in that day [of persecution] shall become [strong and noble] like David; and the house of David [shall maintain its supremacy] like God, like the Angel of the Lord Who is before them.