New American Standard Bible
You have shortened the days of his youth; You have covered him with shame. Selah.
King James Bible
The days of his youth hast thou shortened: thou hast covered him with shame. Selah.
Darby Bible Translation
The days of his youth hast thou shortened; thou hast covered him with shame. Selah.
World English Bible
You have shortened the days of his youth. You have covered him with shame. Selah.
Young's Literal Translation
Thou hast shortened the days of his youth, Hast covered him over with shame. Selah.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The days of his youth hast thou shortened - This does not mean that he had shortened his life, but that he had abbreviated the period of his vigor, his hope, and his prosperity; instead of lengthening out these, and prolonging them into advancing years, he had by calamities, disappointments, reverses, and troubles, as it were, abridged them. No such youthful vigor, no such youthful hope now remained. The feelings of age - the cutting off from the world - had come suddenly upon him, even before he had reached the season when this might be expected to occur. Though at a time of life and in circumstances when he might have hoped for a longer continuance of that youthful vigor, he had suddenly been brought into the sad condition of an old man.
Thou hast covered him with shame - Hast clothed him with shame or disgrace. Everything in his circumstances and in his appearance indicates shame and disgrace, and the divine displeasure.
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All day long my dishonor is before me And my humiliation has overwhelmed me,
Let those who are adversaries of my soul be ashamed and consumed; Let them be covered with reproach and dishonor, who seek to injure me.
He has weakened my strength in the way; He has shortened my days.
Let my accusers be clothed with dishonor, And let them cover themselves with their own shame as with a robe.
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