Psalm 109:24

24 My knees give way from fasting; my body is thin and gaunt.

Read Psalm 109:24 Using Other Translations

My knees are weak through fasting; and my flesh faileth of fatness.
My knees are weak through fasting; my body has become gaunt, with no fat.
My knees are weak from fasting, and I am skin and bones.

What does Psalm 109:24 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Psalms 109:24

My knees are weak through fasting
. Either voluntary or forced, through want of food or refreshment; this was verified in Christ, when he kneeled and prayed, and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling to the ground; see ( Psalms 69:10 ) .

And my flesh faileth of fatness;
or "for want of oil" F11; the radical moisture of his flesh being dried up like a potsherd, ( Psalms 22:15 ) .


FOOTNOTES:

F11 (Nmvm) (di' elaion) , Sept. "propter oleum", V. L. "propter defectum olei", Eth. Arab.
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