A piece of broken pottery.
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. ( Psalm 22:14-15 )
also in Authorized Version "sherd," a broken piece of earthenware. ( Proverbs 26:23 )
A piece of earthenware (Job 2:8; Psalms 22:15; Isaiah 45:9). the Revised Version (British and American) renders the word in Proverbs 26:23, "an earthen vessel," and in Job 41:30 substitutes "sharp potsherds" for "sharp stones." Sirach 22:7 refers to the art of "gluing a potsherd (ostrakon) together."
See HARSITH; OSTRACA.
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