New International Version
My days have passed, my plans are shattered. Yet the desires of my heart
King James Bible
My days are past, my purposes are broken off, even the thoughts of my heart.
Darby Bible Translation
My days are past, my purposes are broken off, the cherished thoughts of my heart.
World English Bible
My days are past, my plans are broken off, as are the thoughts of my heart.
Young's Literal Translation
My days have passed by, My devices have been broken off, The possessions of my heart!
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
My days are past - Job seems to relapse here into his former state of gloom. These transitions are very frequent in this poem; and they strongly mark the struggle of piety and resignation with continued affliction, violent temptation, and gloomy providences.
The thoughts of my heart - All my purposes are interrupted; and all my schemes and plans, in relation to myself and family, are torn asunder, destroyed, and dissipated.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
thoughts. Heb. possessions
Library9Th Day. Persevering Grace.
"He is Faithful that Promised." "The righteous shall hold on his way."--JOB xvii. 9. Persevering Grace. Reader! how comforting to thee amid the ebbings and flowings of thy changing history, to know that the change is all with thee, and not with thy God! Thy spiritual bark may be tossed on waves of temptation, in many a dark midnight. Thou mayest think thy pilot hath left thee, and be ready continually to say, "Where is my God?" But fear not! The bark which bears thy spiritual destinies is in better …
John Ross Macduff—The Faithful Promiser
Another Shorter Evening Prayer.
"My days are swifter than a weaver's shuttle, and they come to an end without hope.
turn night into day; in the face of the darkness light is near.
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?"
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