New International Version
"I thought, 'I will die in my own house, my days as numerous as the grains of sand.
King James Bible
Then I said, I shall die in my nest, and I shall multiply my days as the sand.
Darby Bible Translation
And I said, I shall die in my nest, and multiply my days as the sand;
World English Bible
Then I said, 'I shall die in my own house, I shall number my days as the sand.
Young's Literal Translation
And I say, 'With my nest I expire, And as the sand I multiply days.'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
I shall die in my nest - As I endeavored to live soberly and temperately, fearing God, and departing from evil, endeavoring to promote the welfare of all around me, it was natural for me to conclude that I should live long, be very prosperous, and see my posterity multiply as the sands on the seashore.
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LibraryComfort for the Desponding
At once to the subject. A complaint; its cause and cure; and then close up with an exhortation to stir up your pure minds, if you are in such a position. I. First, there is a COMPLAINT. How many a Christian looks on the past with pleasure, on the future with dread, and on the present with sorrow! There are many who look back upon the days that they have passed in the fear of the Lord as being the sweetest and the best they have ever had, but as to the present, it is clad in a sable garb of gloom …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 1: 1855
The Case of the Christian under the Hiding of God's Face.
No Sorrow Like Messiah's Sorrow
I broke the fangs of the wicked and snatched the victims from their teeth.
My roots will reach to the water, and the dew will lie all night on my branches.
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