sighs and tears...after a hiatus
Whereas his family wanted him to sleep off his confused state of mind, the burdened man spends his night time in 'sighs and tears.' I missed this in my first pass of commentary, but I reckon this is a simple allusion to Psalm 6:6: 'I am weary with my groaning; all the night make I my bed to swim; I water my couch with my tears.' (KJV) with a reverberation of promised hope in also pointing to Psalm 30:5b 'weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.' Both Psalms offer confidence of deliverance, healing and salvation from God over against enemies and burden.
Let's see if I can get back into a bit more of blogging habit after (or more settled within) a very busy season.