New American Standard Bible
"Have I not wept for the one whose life is hard? Was not my soul grieved for the needy?
King James Bible
Did not I weep for him that was in trouble? was not my soul grieved for the poor?
Darby Bible Translation
Did not I weep for him whose days were hard? was not my soul grieved for the needy?
World English Bible
Didn't I weep for him who was in trouble? Wasn't my soul grieved for the needy?
Young's Literal Translation
Did not I weep for him whose day is hard? Grieved hath my soul for the needy.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Did not I weep ... - Job here appeals to his former life, and says that it had been a characteristic of his life to manifest compassion to the afflicted and the poor. His object in doing this is, evidently, to show how remarkable it was that he was so much afflicted. "Did I deserve," the sense is, "such a hard lot? Has it been brought on me by my own fault, or as a punishment for a life where no compassion was shown to others?" So far from it, he says, that his whole life had been distinguished for tender compassion for those in distress and want.
In trouble - Margin, as in Hebrew, hard of day. So we say, "a man has a hard time of it," or has a hard lot.
LibraryWhether the Limbo of Hell is the Same as Abraham's Bosom?
Objection 1: It would seem that the limbo of hell is not the same as Abraham's bosom. For according to Augustine (Gen. ad lit. xxxiii): "I have not yet found Scripture mentioning hell in a favorable sense." Now Abraham's bosom is taken in a favorable sense, as Augustine goes on to say (Gen. ad lit. xxxiii): "Surely no one would be allowed to give an unfavorable signification to Abraham's bosom and the place of rest whither the godly poor man was carried by the angels." Therefore Abraham's bosom is …
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica
Messiah Unpitied, and Without a Comforter
Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep.
"They push the needy aside from the road; The poor of the land are made to hide themselves altogether.
But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth; I humbled my soul with fasting, And my prayer kept returning to my bosom.
I went about as though it were my friend or brother; I bowed down mourning, as one who sorrows for a mother.
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