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Psalms 77:4 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Thou holdest mine eyes watching: I am so troubled that I cannot speak.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Thou holdest mine eyes waking: I am so troubled that I cannot speak.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— You have held my eyelids [open]; I am so troubled that I cannot speak.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Thou holdest my eyes waking: I am so troubled that I cannot speak.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Thou holdest open mine eyelids; I am full of disquiet and cannot speak.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Thou hast held, watching, mine eyes, I was driven to and fro, and could not speak;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Thou hast taken hold of the watches of mine eyes, I have been moved, and I speak not.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— My eyes prevented the watches: I was troubled, and I spoke not.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Thou holdest mine eyes waking: I am so troubled that I cannot speake.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— All mine enemies set a watch [against me]: I was troubled, and spoke not.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Thou holdest mine eyes waking: I am so troubled that I cannot speak.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Thou holdest 270
{0270} Prime
A primitive root; to seize (often with the accessory idea of holding in possession).
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
mine eyes 5869
{5869} Prime
Probably a primitive word; an eye (literally or figuratively); by analogy a fountain (as the eye of the landscape).
waking: 8109
{8109} Prime
Feminine of passive participle of H8104; something guarded, that is, an eye lid.
I am so troubled 6470
{6470} Prime
A primitive root; to tap, that is, beat regularly; hence (generally) to impel or agitate.
<8738> Grammar
Stem - Niphal (See H8833)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 1429
that I cannot x3808
(3808) Complement
lo; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abstract negation); by implication no; often used with other particles.
speak. 1696
{1696} Prime
A primitive root; perhaps properly to arrange; but used figuratively (of words) to speak; rarely (in a destructive sense) to subdue.
<8762> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 2447
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 77:3-9.

Psalms 77:4

_ _ holdest ... waking — or, “fast,” that I cannot sleep. Thus he is led to express his anxious feelings in several earnest questions indicative of impatient sorrow.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 77:1-10.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Psalms 77:4

Waking — By continual grief.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Psalms 77:4

Thou holdest mine eyes (c) waking: I am so troubled that I cannot speak.

(c) Meaning that his sorrows were as watchmen that kept his eyes from sleeping.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Psalms 6:6 I am weary with my groaning; all the night make I my bed to swim; I water my couch with my tears.
Esther 6:1 On that night could not the king sleep, and he commanded to bring the book of records of the chronicles; and they were read before the king.
Job 7:13-15 When I say, My bed shall comfort me, my couch shall ease my complaint; ... So that my soul chooseth strangling, [and] death rather than my life.

I am:

Job 2:13 So they sat down with him upon the ground seven days and seven nights, and none spake a word unto him: for they saw that [his] grief was very great.
Job 6:3 For now it would be heavier than the sand of the sea: therefore my words are swallowed up.
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