Job 6:11
New International Version
“What strength do I have, that I should still hope? What prospects, that I should be patient?

New Living Translation
But I don’t have the strength to endure. I have nothing to live for.

English Standard Version
What is my strength, that I should wait? And what is my end, that I should be patient?

Berean Standard Bible
What strength do I have, that I should still hope? What is my future, that I should be patient?

King James Bible
What is my strength, that I should hope? and what is mine end, that I should prolong my life?

New King James Version
“What strength do I have, that I should hope? And what is my end, that I should prolong my life?

New American Standard Bible
“What is my strength, that I should wait? And what is my end, that I should endure?

NASB 1995
“What is my strength, that I should wait? And what is my end, that I should endure?

NASB 1977
“What is my strength, that I should wait? And what is my end, that I should endure?

Legacy Standard Bible
What is my strength, that I should wait? And what is my end, that I should endure?

Amplified Bible
“What strength do I have left, that I should wait [and hope]? And what is ahead of me, that I should be patient and endure?

Christian Standard Bible
What strength do I have, that I should continue to hope? What is my future, that I should be patient?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
What strength do I have that I should continue to hope? What is my future, that I should be patient?

American Standard Version
What is my strength, that I should wait? And what is mine end, that I should be patient?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And how great is my power that I may endure, and what is my end that I should be patient in my spirit?

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For what is my strength, that I continue? what is my time, that my soul endures?

Contemporary English Version
Why should I patiently hope when my strength is gone?

Douay-Rheims Bible
For what is my strength, that I can hold out? or what is my end that I should keep patience?

English Revised Version
What is my strength, that I should wait? and what is mine end, at I should be patient?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
What strength do I have [left] that I can go on hoping? What goal do I have that I would want to prolong my life?

Good News Translation
What strength do I have to keep on living? Why go on living when I have no hope?

International Standard Version
"Do I have the strength to wait? And why should I be patient?

JPS Tanakh 1917
What is my strength, that I should wait? And what is mine end, that I should be patient?

Literal Standard Version
What [is] my power that I should hope? And what [is] my end that I should prolong my life?

Majority Standard Bible
What strength do I have, that I should still hope? What is my future, that I should be patient?

New American Bible
What strength have I that I should endure, and what is my limit that I should be patient?

NET Bible
What is my strength, that I should wait? and what is my end, that I should prolong my life?

New Revised Standard Version
What is my strength, that I should wait? And what is my end, that I should be patient?

New Heart English Bible
What is my strength, that I should wait? What is my end, that I should be patient?

Webster's Bible Translation
What is my strength, that I should hope? and what is my end, that I should prolong my life?

World English Bible
What is my strength, that I should wait? What is my end, that I should be patient?

Young's Literal Translation
What is my power that I should hope? And what mine end That I should prolong my life?

Additional Translations ...
Context
Job Replies: My Complaint is Just
10It still brings me comfort, and joy through unrelenting pain, that I have not denied the words of the Holy One. 11What strength do I have, that I should still hope? What is my future, that I should be patient? 12Is my strength like that of stone, or my flesh made of bronze?…

Cross References
Job 6:12
Is my strength like that of stone, or my flesh made of bronze?

Job 21:4
Is my complaint against a man? Then why should I not be impatient?

Job 26:2
"How you have helped the powerless and saved the arm that is feeble!

Psalm 39:4
"Show me, O LORD, my end and the measure of my days. Let me know how fleeting my life is.


Treasury of Scripture

What is my strength, that I should hope? and what is my end, that I should prolong my life?

What.

Job 7:5-7
My flesh is clothed with worms and clods of dust; my skin is broken, and become loathsome…

Job 10:20
Are not my days few? cease then, and let me alone, that I may take comfort a little,

Job 13:25,28
Wilt thou break a leaf driven to and fro? and wilt thou pursue the dry stubble? …

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(11) Prolong my life.--This is the literal rendering; but some understand be patient, as in our phrase, long-suffering.

Verse 11. - What is my strength, that I should hope? Eliphaz had suggested that Job might recover and be restored to his former prosperity (Job 5:18-26). Job rejects this suggestion. His strength is brought too low; it is not conceivable that he should be restored, he cannot entertain any such hope. And what is mine end, that I should prolong my life? rather, that I should stretch out my spirit. Job cannot look forward to such an "end" as Eliphaz prophesies for him; therefore he cannot bring himself to wait on with patience.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
What
מַה־ (mah-)
Interrogative
Strong's 4100: What?, what!, indefinitely what

strength do I have,
כֹּחִ֥י (kō·ḥî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 3581: A small reptile (of unknown species)

that
כִֽי־ (ḵî-)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

I should still hope?
אֲיַחֵ֑ל (’ă·ya·ḥêl)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's 3176: To wait, to be patient, hope

What
וּמַה־ (ū·mah-)
Conjunctive waw | Interrogative
Strong's 4100: What?, what!, indefinitely what

is my future,
קִּ֝צִּ֗י (qiṣ·ṣî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 7093: An extremity, after

that
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

I
נַפְשִֽׁי׃ (nap̄·šî)
Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 5315: A soul, living being, life, self, person, desire, passion, appetite, emotion

should be patient?
אַאֲרִ֥יךְ (’a·’ă·rîḵ)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's 748: To be, long


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