9 Have mercy on me, for I am in distress!My eyes grow dim#tn Or perhaps, “are swollen.” from suffering.#tn Cf. Ps 6:7, which has a similar line.I have lost my strength.#tn Heb “my breath and my stomach [grow weak].” Apparently the verb in the previous line (“grow dim, be weakened”) is to be understood here. The Hebrew term נפשׁ can mean “life,” or, more specifically, “throat, breath.” The psalmist seems to be lamenting that his breathing is impaired because of the physical and emotional suffering he is forced to endure.

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