New International Version
I said, "In the prime of my life must I go through the gates of death and be robbed of the rest of my years?"
King James Bible
I said in the cutting off of my days, I shall go to the gates of the grave: I am deprived of the residue of my years.
Darby Bible Translation
I said, In the meridian of my days I shall go to the gates of Sheol: I am deprived of the rest of my years.
World English Bible
I said, "In the middle of my life I go into the gates of Sheol. I am deprived of the residue of my years."
Young's Literal Translation
'I -- I said in the cutting off of my days, I go in to the gates of Sheol, I have numbered the remnant of mine years.
Isaiah 38:10 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The writing of Hezekiah - Here the book of Kings deserts us, the song of Hezekiah not being inserted in it. Another copy of this very obscure passage (obscure not only from the concise poetical style, but because it is probably very incorrect) would have been of great service.
The MSS. and ancient Versions, especially the latter, will help us to get through some of the many difficulties which we meet with in it.
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(First Sunday after Christmas.) Isaiah xxxviii. 16. O Lord, by these things men live, and in all these things is the life of my spirit. These words are the words of Hezekiah, king of Judah; and they are true words, words from God. But, if they are true words, they are true words for every one--for you and me, for every one here in this church this day: for they do not say, By these things certain men live, one man here and another man there; but all men. Whosoever is really alive, that is, has …
Charles Kingsley—Town and Country Sermons
Epistle ii. To Anastasius, Bishop of Antioch.
2 Corinthians 1:9
Indeed, we felt we had received the sentence of death. But this happened that we might not rely on ourselves but on God, who raises the dead.
My days have passed, my plans are shattered. Yet the desires of my heart
where then is my hope-- who can see any hope for me?
So I said: "Do not take me away, my God, in the midst of my days; your years go on through all generations.
They loathed all food and drew near the gates of death.
Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might, for in the realm of the dead, where you are going, there is neither working nor planning nor knowledge nor wisdom.
A writing of Hezekiah king of Judah after his illness and recovery:
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