Job 6:13
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New American Standard Bible
"Is it that my help is not within me, And that deliverance is driven from me?

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

Darby Bible Translation
Is it not that there is no help in me, and soundness is driven away 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?

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Commentary
Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Is not my help in me? - This would be better rendered in an affirmative manner, or as an exclamation. The interrogative form of the previous verses need not be continued in this. The sense is, "alas! there is no help in me!" That is, "I have no strength; I must give up under these sorrows in despair." So it is rendered by Jerome, Rosenmuller, Good, Noyes, and others.

And is wisdom quite driven from me? - This, also, should be read as an affirmation, "deliverance is driven from me." The word rendered wisdom (תשׁיה tûshı̂yâh) means properly a setting upright; then help, deliverance; and then purpose, enterprise; see the notes at Job 5:12. Here it means that all hope of deliverance had fled, and that he was sinking in despair.

Job 6:13 Parallel Commentaries

Library
"Now the God of Hope Fill You with all Joy and Peace in Believing," &C.
Rom. xv. 13.--"Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing," &c. It is usual for the Lord in his word to turn his precepts unto promises, which shows us, that the commandments of God do not so much import an ability in us, or suppose strength to fulfil them, as declare that obligation which lies upon us, and his purpose and intention to accomplish in some, what he requires of all: and therefore we should accordingly convert all his precepts unto prayers, seeing he hath made
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

The Sinner Stripped of his Vain Pleas.
1, 2. The vanity of those pleas which sinners may secretly confide in, is so apparent that they will be ashamed at last to mention them before God.--3. Such as, that they descended from pious us parents.--4. That they had attended to the speculative part of religion.--5. That they had entertained sound notion..--6, 7. That they had expressed a zealous regard to religion, and attended the outward forms of worship with those they apprehended the purest churches.--8. That they had been free from gross
Philip Doddridge—The Rise and Progress of Religion in the Soul

Cross References
Job 6:12
"Is my strength the strength of stones, Or is my flesh bronze?

Job 26:2
"What a help you are to the weak! How you have saved the arm without strength!

Job 26:3
"What counsel you have given to one without wisdom! What helpful insight you have abundantly provided!

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