New International Version
"How I long for the months gone by, for the days when God watched over me,
King James Bible
Oh that I were as in months past, as in the days when God preserved me;
Darby Bible Translation
Oh that I were as in months past, as in the days when +God preserved me;
World English Bible
"Oh that I were as in the months of old, as in the days when God watched over me;
Young's Literal Translation
Who doth make me as in months past, As in the days of God's preserving me?
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
O that I were as in months past - Job seems here to make an apology for his complaints, by taking a view of his former prosperity, which was very great, but was now entirely at an end. He shows that it was not removed because of any bad use he had made of it; and describes how he behaved himself before God and man, and how much, for justice, benevolence, and mercy, he was esteemed and honored by the wise and good.
Preserved me - Kept, guarded, and watched over me.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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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
"Have you not put a hedge around him and his household and everything he has? You have blessed the work of his hands, so that his flocks and herds are spread throughout the land.
Just as I watched over them to uproot and tear down, and to overthrow, destroy and bring disaster, so I will watch over them to build and to plant," declares the LORD.
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