New International Version
"I loathe my very life; therefore I will give free rein to my complaint and speak out in the bitterness of my soul.
King James Bible
My soul is weary of my life; I will leave my complaint upon myself; I will speak in the bitterness of my soul.
Darby Bible Translation
My soul is weary of my life: I will give free course to my complaint; I will speak in the bitterness of my soul.
World English Bible
"My soul is weary of my life. I will give free course to my complaint. I will speak in the bitterness of my soul.
Young's Literal Translation
My soul hath been weary of my life, I leave off my talking to myself, I speak in the bitterness of my soul.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
My soul is weary of my life - Here is a proof that נפש nephesh does not signify the animal life, but the soul or immortal mind, as distinguished from חי chai, that animal life; and is a strong proof that Job believed in the distinction between these two principles; was no materialist; but, on the contrary, credited the proper immortality of the soul. This is worthy of observation. See Job 12:10.
I will leave my complaint - I still charge myself with the cause of my own calamities; and shall not charge my Maker foolishly: but I must deplore my wretched and forlorn state.
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is weary of my life. or, cut off while I live. I will leave
I will speak
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Now, I propose to address myself to the two classes of persons who are making use of this question. First, I shall speak to the tried saint; and then I shall speak to the seeking sinner, who has been seeking peace and pardon through Christ, but who has not as yet found it, but, on the contrary, has been buffeted by the law, and driven away from the mercy-seat in despair. I. First, then, to THE CHILD OF GOD. I have--I know I have--in this great assembly, some who have come to Job's position. They …
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that God would be willing to crush me, to let loose his hand and cut off my life!
"Therefore I will not keep silent; I will speak out in the anguish of my spirit, I will complain in the bitterness of my soul.
I despise my life; I would not live forever. Let me alone; my days have no meaning.
But what can I say? He has spoken to me, and he himself has done this. I will walk humbly all my years because of this anguish of my soul.
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