Job 17:11
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New International Version
My days have passed, my plans are shattered. Yet the desires of my heart

New Living Translation
My days are over. My hopes have disappeared. My heart's desires are broken.

English Standard Version
My days are past; my plans are broken off, the desires of my heart.

New American Standard Bible
"My days are past, my plans are torn apart, Even the wishes of my heart.

King James Bible
My days are past, my purposes are broken off, even the thoughts of my heart.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
My days have slipped by; my plans have been ruined, even the things dear to my heart.

International Standard Version
My days are passed; my plans have been shattered; along with my heart's desires.

NET Bible
My days have passed, my plans are shattered, even the desires of my heart.

New Heart English Bible
My days are past, my plans are broken off, as are the thoughts of my heart.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
My days are passing by. My plans are broken. My dreams [are shattered].

JPS Tanakh 1917
My days are past, my purposes are broken off, Even the thoughts of my heart.

New American Standard 1977
“My days are past, my plans are torn apart,
            Even the wishes of my heart.

Jubilee Bible 2000
My days are past, my thoughts were broken off, even the purposes of my heart.

King James 2000 Bible
My days are past, my purposes are broken off, even the thoughts of my heart.

American King James Version
My days are past, my purposes are broken off, even the thoughts of my heart.

American Standard Version
My days are past, my purposes are broken off, Even the thoughts of my heart.

Douay-Rheims Bible
My days have passed away, my thoughts are dissipated, tormenting my heart.

Darby Bible Translation
My days are past, my purposes are broken off, the cherished thoughts of my heart.

English Revised Version
My days are past, my purposes are broken off, even the droughts of my heart.

Webster's Bible Translation
My days are past, my purposes are broken off, even the thoughts of my heart.

World English Bible
My days are past, my plans are broken off, as are the thoughts of my heart.

Young's Literal Translation
My days have passed by, My devices have been broken off, The possessions of my heart!
Study Bible
Job Appeals from Men to God
10"But come again all of you now, For I do not find a wise man among you. 11"My days are past, my plans are torn apart, Even the wishes of my heart. 12"They make night into day, saying, 'The light is near,' in the presence of darkness.…
Cross References
Job 7:6
"My days are swifter than a weaver's shuttle, And come to an end without hope.

Job 17:12
"They make night into day, saying, 'The light is near,' in the presence of darkness.

Isaiah 38:10
I said, "In the middle of my life I am to enter the gates of Sheol; I am to be deprived of the rest of my years."
Treasury of Scripture

My days are past, my purposes are broken off, even the thoughts of my heart.

My days

Job 7:6 My days are swifter than a weaver's shuttle, and are spent without hope.

Job 9:25,26 Now my days are swifter than a post: they flee away, they see no good…

Isaiah 38:10 I said in the cutting off of my days, I shall go to the gates of …

purposes

Proverbs 16:9 A man's heart devises his way: but the LORD directs his steps.

Proverbs 19:21 There are many devices in a man's heart; nevertheless the counsel …

Ecclesiastes 9:10 Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might; for there …

Isaiah 8:10 Take counsel together, and it shall come to nothing; speak the word, …

Lamentations 3:37 Who is he that said, and it comes to pass, when the Lord commands it not?

Romans 1:13 Now I would not have you ignorant, brothers, that oftentimes I purposed …

2 Corinthians 1:15-17 And in this confidence I was minded to come to you before, that you …

James 4:13-15 Go to now, you that say, To day or to morrow we will go into such …

thoughts. Heb. possessions

Verse 11. - My days are past. My days are slipping away from me. Life is well-nigh over. What, then, does it matter what you say? My purposes are broken off, even the thoughts of my heart; literally, the possessions of my heart all the store that it has accumulated - my desires, purposes, wishes. I no longer care to vindicate my innocence in the sight of men, or to clear my character from aspersions. My days are past,.... Or "passed away", or "passed over" (w); not that they passed over the time fixed and appointed by God, for there is no passing the bound settled by him, Job 14:5; but either the common term of man's life was passed with Job, or he speaks of things in his own apprehension; he imagined his death was so near, that he had not a day longer to live; his days, as he before says, were extinct, were at an end, he should never enjoy another day; and therefore it was folly to flatter him with a promise of long life, or encourage him to expect it; which he may mention as a proof of there being not a wise man among them, since they all suggested this in case of repentance; or his meaning is, that his good days, or days of goodness, as Jarchi interprets it, were past; his days of prosperity were at an end, and evil days were come upon him, in which he had no pleasure; nor had he any reason to believe it would be otherwise with him:

my purposes are broken off; Job doubtless had formed in his mind great designs of good things, natural, civil; and religious, concerning the enlargement of his temporal estate, the settlement of his children in the world, making provision for the poor, supporting and enlarging the interest of true religion, the reformation of his Heathenish neighbours, and the spread of divine truths among them; but now they were all frustrated, he was not in a capacity of carrying them into execution, and was obliged to drop them, and think no more of them, nor was there with him any prospect of ever renewing them; they were "rooted up" (x), or plucked up, as some render the word, so that there was no likelihood of their ever rising up again, and coming to any effect:

even the thoughts of my heart; or "the possessions" (y) of it, as the thoughts are; they are the things of a man, which especially belong to him; they are the inheritance of his mind, what none have a right unto, and a claim upon, but himself, nor can any know but himself, and to whom he discovers them: now the thread of these is broken off at death, they then cease; not that the mind or soul of man ceases to be, or ceases to be a thinking being, it still thinks; but only its thoughts are not employed about the same things in a future state, or in the state after death, as in this, see Psalm 146:4.

(w) "transierunt", Pagninus, Montanus, &c. (x) "evulsae sunt", Pagninus, Montanus, Piscator; "radicitus evulsae sunt", Michaelis. (y) "possessiones", Montanus, Vatablus, Piscator, Cocceius, Schmidt; "haereditariae possessiones", Schultens; so Drusius & Michaelis. 11. Only do not vainly speak of the restoration of health to me; for "my days are past."

broken off—as the threads of the web cut off from the loom (Isa 38:12).

thoughts—literally, "possessions," that is, all the feelings and fair hopes which my heart once nourished. These belong to the heart, as "purposes" to the understanding; the two together here describe the entire inner man.17:10-16 Job's friends had pretended to comfort him with the hope of his return to a prosperous estate; he here shows that those do not go wisely about the work of comforting the afflicted, who fetch their comforts from the possibility of recovery in this world. It is our wisdom to comfort ourselves, and others, in distress, with that which will not fail; the promise of God, his love and grace, and a well-grounded hope of eternal life. See how Job reconciles himself to the grave. Let this make believers willing to die; it is but going to bed; they are weary, and it is time that they were in their beds. Why should not they go willingly when their Father calls them? Let us remember our bodies are allied to corruption, the worm and the dust; and let us seek for that lively hope which shall be fulfilled, when the hope of the wicked shall be put out in darkness; that when our bodies are in the grave, our souls may enjoy the rest reserved for the people of God.
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