Job 6:13
New International Version
Do I have any power to help myself, now that success has been driven from me?

New Living Translation
No, I am utterly helpless, without any chance of success.

English Standard Version
Have I any help in me, when resource is driven from me?

Berean Study Bible
Is there any help within me now that success is driven from me?

King James Bible
Is not my help in me? and is wisdom driven quite from me?

New King James Version
Is my help not within me? And is success driven from me?

New American Standard Bible
“Is it that my help is not within me, And that a good outcome is driven away from me?

NASB 1995
“Is it that my help is not within me, And that deliverance is driven from me?

NASB 1977
“Is it that my help is not within me, And that deliverance is driven from me?

Amplified Bible
“Is it that I have no help within myself, And that success and wisdom have been driven from me?

Christian Standard Bible
Since I cannot help myself, the hope for success has been banished from me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Since I cannot help myself, the hope for success has been banished from me.

American Standard Version
Is it not that I have no help in me, And that wisdom is driven quite from me?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Now his help is not in me, and his salvation stays far away from me

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Or have I not trusted in him? but help is far from me.

Contemporary English Version
and I have finally reached the end of my rope.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Behold there is no help for me in myself, and my familiar friends also are departed from me.

English Revised Version
Is it not that I have no help in me, and that effectual working is driven quite from me?

Good News Translation
I have no strength left to save myself; there is nowhere I can turn for help.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Am I not completely helpless? Haven't my skills been taken away from me?

International Standard Version
There is no help within me, is there? My resources have been driven away from me, haven't they?

JPS Tanakh 1917
Is it that I have no help in me, And that sound wisdom is driven quite from me?

Literal Standard Version
Is my help not with me, And substance driven from me?

NET Bible
Is not my power to help myself nothing, and has not every resource been driven from me?

New Heart English Bible
Isn't it that I have no help in me, That wisdom is driven quite from me?

World English Bible
Isn't it that I have no help in me, That wisdom is driven quite from me?

Young's Literal Translation
Is not my help with me, And substance driven from me?

Additional Translations ...
Context
Job Replies: My Complaint is Just
12Is my strength like that of stone, or my flesh made of bronze? 13Is there any help within me now that success is driven from me? 14A despairing man should have the kindness of his friend, even if he forsakes the fear of the Almighty.…

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

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

Job 26:3
How you have counseled the unwise and provided fully sound insight!


Treasury of Scripture

Is not my help in me? and is wisdom driven quite from me?

Is not my.

Job 19:28
But ye should say, Why persecute we him, seeing the root of the matter is found in me?

2 Corinthians 1:12
For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom, but by the grace of God, we have had our conversation in the world, and more abundantly to you-ward.

Galatians 6:4
But let every man prove his own work, and then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another.

and is wisdom.

Job 12:2,3
No doubt but ye are the people, and wisdom shall die with you…

Job 13:2
What ye know, the same do I know also: I am not inferior unto you.









(13) Is not my help in me?--It is in passages such as these that the actual meaning of Job is so obscure and his words so difficult. The sense may be, "Is it not that I have no help in me, and wisdom is driven quite from me?" or yet again, "Is it because there is no help in me that therefore wisdom is driven far from me?" as is the case by your reproaches and insinuations. (See especially Job 5:2; Job 5:27.)

Verse 13. - Is not my help in me? rather, Is it not that I have no help in me? (Revised Version). Job feels that, instead of having exceptional strength of constitution to enable him to bear up against his exhausting malady, he is absolutely without strength. All his vital power is used up. There is no help in him. And is wisdom driven quite from me? rather, Is not soundness driven quite from me? Tushiyah seems to mean here "strength of constitution" - that internal soundness which resists the inroads of disease, and sometimes triumphs over the most serious maladies. Whatever reserve of this kind he may have possessed by nature, it is now, Job feels, altogether lost and gone from him.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
[Is] there any
הַאִ֬ם (ha·’im)
Conjunction
Strong's 518: Lo!, whether?, if, although, Oh that!, when, not

help
עֶזְרָתִ֣י (‘ez·rā·ṯî)
Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 5833: Help, helper, assistance

within me,
בִ֑י (ḇî)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew

now that success
וְ֝תֻשִׁיָּ֗ה (wə·ṯu·šî·yāh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 8454: Support, ability, help, an undertaking, understanding

is driven
נִדְּחָ֥ה (nid·də·ḥāh)
Verb - Nifal - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 5080: To impel, thrust, banish

from me?
מִמֶּֽנִּי׃ (mim·men·nî)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's 4480: A part of, from, out of


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