New International Version
before I go to the place of no return, to the land of gloom and utter darkness,
King James Bible
Before I go whence I shall not return, even to the land of darkness and the shadow of death;
Darby Bible Translation
Before I go, and never to return, -- to the land of darkness and the shadow of death;
World English Bible
before I go where I shall not return from, to the land of darkness and of the shadow of death;
Young's Literal Translation
Before I go, and return not, Unto a land of darkness and death-shade,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
I shall not return - I shall not return again from the dust to have a dwelling among men.
To the land of darkness - See the notes on Job 3:5. There are here a crowd of obscure and dislocated terms, admirably expressive of the obscurity and uncertainty of the subject. What do we know of the state of separate spirits? What do we know of the spiritual world? How do souls exist separate from their respective bodies? Of what are they capable and what is their employment? Who can answer these questions? Perhaps nothing can be said much better of the state than is here said, a land of obscurity, like darkness. The shadow of death - A place where death rules, over which he projects his shadow, intercepting every light of every kind of life. Without any order, ולא סדרים velo sedarim, having no arrangements, no distinctions of inhabitants; the poor and the rich are there, the master and his slave, the king and the beggar, their bodies in equal corruption and disgrace, their souls distinguished only by their moral character. Stripped of their flesh, they stand in their naked simplicity before God in that place.
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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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But now that he is dead, why should I go on fasting? Can I bring him back again? I will go to him, but he will not return to me."
For now I would be lying down in peace; I would be asleep and at rest
to the land of deepest night, of utter darkness and disorder, where even the light is like darkness."
"Only a few years will pass before I take the path of no return.
There is no deep shadow, no utter darkness, where evildoers can hide.
Have the gates of death been shown to you? Have you seen the gates of the deepest darkness?
Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
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