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Psalms 102:6 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— I am like a pelican of the wilderness; I am become as an owl of the waste places.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— I am like a pelican of the wilderness: I am like an owl of the desert.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— I resemble a pelican of the wilderness; I have become like an owl of the waste places.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— I am like a pelican of the wilderness: I am like an owl of the desert.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— I am become like the pelican of the wilderness, I am as an owl in desolate places;
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— I am like the pelican of the desert, I have become as an owl among ruins.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— I have been like to a pelican of the wilderness, I have been as an owl of the dry places.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— I am become like to a pelican of the wilderness: I am like a night raven in the house.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— I am like a Pelican of the wildernes: I am like an owle of the desert.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— I have become like a pelican of the wilderness;
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— I am like a pelican of the wilderness: I am like an owl of the desert.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
I am like 1819
{1819} Prime
דָּמָה
damah
{daw-maw'}
A primitive root; to compare; by implication to resemble, liken, consider.
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
a pelican 6893
{6893} Prime
קָאַת
qa'ath
{kaw-ath'}
From H6958; probably the pelican (from vomiting).
of the wilderness: 4057
{4057} Prime
מִדְבָּר
midbar
{mid-bawr'}
From H1696 in the sense of driving; a pasture (that is, open field, whither cattle are driven); by implication a desert; also speech (including its organs).
I am x1961
(1961) Complement
הָיָה
hayah
{haw-yaw'}
A primitive root (compare H1933); to exist, that is, be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary).
like an owl 3563
{3563} Prime
כּוֹס
kowc
{koce}
From an unused root meaning to hold together; a cup (as a container), often figuratively a lot (as if a potion); also some unclean bird, probably an owl (perhaps from the cup like cavity of its eye).
of the desert. 2723
{2723} Prime
חָרְבָּה
chorbah
{khor-baw'}
Feminine of H2721; properly drought, that is, (by implication) a desolation.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Psalms 102:6-7

_ _ The figures express extreme loneliness.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 102:1-11.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Psalms 102:6

A pelican — Is a solitary and mournful bird.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Psalms 102:6

I am like a (e) pelican of the wilderness: I am like an owl of the desert.

(e) Always mourning in solitude and casting out fearful cries.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
like:

Job 30:29-30 I am a brother to dragons, and a companion to owls. ... My skin is black upon me, and my bones are burned with heat.
Isaiah 38:14 Like a crane [or] a swallow, so did I chatter: I did mourn as a dove: mine eyes fail [with looking] upward: O LORD, I am oppressed; undertake for me.
Micah 1:8 Therefore I will wail and howl, I will go stripped and naked: I will make a wailing like the dragons, and mourning as the owls.

a pelican:

Isaiah 34:11-15 But the cormorant and the bittern shall possess it; the owl also and the raven shall dwell in it: and he shall stretch out upon it the line of confusion, and the stones of emptiness. ... There shall the great owl make her nest, and lay, and hatch, and gather under her shadow: there shall the vultures also be gathered, every one with her mate.
Zephaniah 2:14 And flocks shall lie down in the midst of her, all the beasts of the nations: both the cormorant and the bittern shall lodge in the upper lintels of it; [their] voice shall sing in the windows; desolation [shall be] in the thresholds: for he shall uncover the cedar work.
*marg.
Revelation 18:2 And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.
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Jb 30:29. Is 34:11; 38:14. Mi 1:8. Zp 2:14. Rv 18:2.

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