New International Version
"Is my complaint directed to a human being? Why should I not be impatient?
King James Bible
As for me, is my complaint to man? and if it were so, why should not my spirit be troubled?
Darby Bible Translation
As for me, is my complaint to a man? or wherefore should not my spirit be impatient?
World English Bible
As for me, is my complaint to man? Why shouldn't I be impatient?
Young's Literal Translation
I -- to man is my complaint? and if so, wherefore May not my temper become short?
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
As for me - האנכי heanochi, "Alas for me!" Is it not with a man that I speak? And, if this be the case, why should not my spirit be troubled? I do not reply against my Maker: I suffer much from God and man; why then may I not have the privilege of complaining to creatures like myself?
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It is mainly my business, today, to deal with those who may wickedly continue in sin because their judgment tarries. If the Lord does not in this world visit the ungodly with stripes, this is but the surer evidence that in the world to come there is a solemn retribution for the impenitent. If the affliction which is here accorded to men be not the punishment of sin, we turn to Scripture and discover what that punishment will be, and we are soon informed that it is something far heavier than any calamities …
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