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Psalms 102:3 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— For my days consume away like smoke, And my bones are burned as a firebrand.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— For my days are consumed like smoke, and my bones are burned as an hearth.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— For my days have been consumed in smoke, And my bones have been scorched like a hearth.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— For my days are consumed like smoke, and my bones are burned as an hearth.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— For my days are consumed like smoke, and my bones are burned as a firebrand.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— For, consumed in smoke, are my days, And, my bones, like a burning mass, are scorched through;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— For consumed in smoke have been my days, And my bones as a fire-brand have burned.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— For my days are vanished like smoke, and my bones are grown dry like fuel for the fire.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— For my dayes are consumed like smoke: and my bones are burnt as an hearth.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— For my days have vanished like smoke, and my bones have been parched like a stick.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— For my days are consumed like smoke, and my bones are burned as an hearth.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
For x3588
(3588) Complement
A primitive particle (the full form of the prepositional prefix) indicating causal relations of all kinds, antecedent or consequent; (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjugation or adverb; often largely modified by other particles annexed.
my days 3117
{3117} Prime
From an unused root meaning to be hot; a day (as the warm hours), whether literally (from sunrise to sunset, or from one sunset to the next), or figuratively (a space of time defined by an associated term), (often used adverbially).
are consumed 3615
{3615} Prime
A primitive root; to end, whether intransitively (to cease, be finished, perish) or transitively (to complete, prepare, consume).
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
like smoke, 6227
{6227} Prime
From H6225; smoke, literally or figuratively (vapor, dust, anger).
and my bones 6106
{6106} Prime
From H6105; a bone (as strong); by extension the body; figuratively the substance, that is, (as pronoun) selfsame.
are burned 2787
{2787} Prime
A primitive root; to glow, that is, literally (to melt, burn, dry up) or figuratively (to show or incite passion).
<8738> Grammar
Stem - Niphal (See H8833)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 1429
as x3644
(3644) Complement
A form of the prefix K, but used separately (compare H3651); as, thus, so.
an hearth. 4168
{4168} Prime
From H3344; a fire or fuel; abstractly a conflagration.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 102:1-3.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 102:1-11.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Psalms 102:3

An hearth — An hearth is heated or burnt by the coals which are laid upon it.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Psalms 102:3

For my days are (c) consumed like smoke, and my bones are burned as an hearth.

(c) These excessive kinds of speech show how much the affliction of the Church should wound the hearts of the godly.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
my days:

Psalms 37:20 But the wicked shall perish, and the enemies of the LORD [shall be] as the fat of lambs: they shall consume; into smoke shall they consume away.
Psalms 119:83 For I am become like a bottle in the smoke; [yet] do I not forget thy statutes.
James 4:14 Whereas ye know not what [shall be] on the morrow. For what [is] your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.

like smoke:
or (as some read) into smoke

my bones:

Psalms 22:14-15 I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint: my heart is like wax; it is melted in the midst of my bowels. ... My strength is dried up like a potsherd; and my tongue cleaveth to my jaws; and thou hast brought me into the dust of death.
Psalms 31:10 For my life is spent with grief, and my years with sighing: my strength faileth because of mine iniquity, and my bones are consumed.
Psalms 38:3 [There is] no soundness in my flesh because of thine anger; neither [is there any] rest in my bones because of my sin.
Job 30:30 My skin is black upon me, and my bones are burned with heat.
Lamentations 1:13 From above hath he sent fire into my bones, and it prevaileth against them: he hath spread a net for my feet, he hath turned me back: he hath made me desolate [and] faint all the day.
Lamentations 3:4 My flesh and my skin hath he made old; he hath broken my bones.
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