“I have great sorrow.
I have unceasing anguish
In my heart.”
ὅτι λύπη μοί ἐστιν μεγάλη καὶ ἀδιάλειπτος ὀδύνη τῇ καρδίᾳ μου.
Paul said that he had great sorrow (ὅτι λύπη μοί ἐστιν μεγάλη). He had an unceasing (καὶ ἀδιάλειπτος) anguish (ὀδύνη) in his heart (τῇ καρδίᾳ μου). Only the Pauline letters used these words, ἀδιάλειπτος, that means incessant, unceasing, or unremitting, and the word, ὀδύνη, that means pain, distress, or sorrow of body or mind. Paul was sad, grieved, and anguished. He continued to be upset, since this was not a one-time event. His heart had a continual pain. Do you have great sorrow in your life?