Isaiah 38:14

English Standard Version

14 Like a swallow or a crane I chirp; I moan like a dove. My eyes are weary with looking upward. O Lord, I am oppressed; be my pledge of safety! (Ps 69:3; Ps 86:17; Ps 119:122; Isa 59:11; Jer 8:7; Heb 7:22)

New International Version

14 I cried like a swift or thrush, I moaned like a mourning dove. My eyes grew weak as I looked to the heavens. I am being threatened; Lord, come to my aid!’

New International Reader’s Version

14 I cried softly like a weak little bird. I sounded like a dove as I mourned. My eyes grew tired as I looked up towards heaven. Lord, my life is in danger. Please come and help me!

King James Version

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.