New International Version
If the only home I hope for is the grave, if I spread out my bed in the realm of darkness,
King James Bible
If I wait, the grave is mine house: I have made my bed in the darkness.
Darby Bible Translation
If I wait, Sheol is my house; I spread my bed in the darkness:
World English Bible
If I look for Sheol as my house, if I have spread my couch in the darkness,
Young's Literal Translation
If I wait -- Sheol is my house, In darkness I have spread out my couch.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The grave is mine house - Let my life be long or short, the grave at last will be my home. I expect soon to lie down in darkness - there is my end: I cannot reasonably hope for any thing else.
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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.
For now I would be lying down in peace; I would be asleep and at rest
As a cloud vanishes and is gone, so one who goes down to the grave does not return.
turn night into day; in the face of the darkness light is near.
when people are afraid of heights and of dangers in the streets; when the almond tree blossoms and the grasshopper drags itself along and desire no longer is stirred. Then people go to their eternal home and mourners go about the streets.
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