New International Version
Have I not wept for those in trouble? Has not my soul grieved for the poor?
King James Bible
Did not I weep for him that was in trouble? was not my soul grieved for the poor?
Darby Bible Translation
Did not I weep for him whose days were hard? was not my soul grieved for the needy?
World English Bible
Didn't I weep for him who was in trouble? Wasn't my soul grieved for the needy?
Young's Literal Translation
Did not I weep for him whose day is hard? Grieved hath my soul for the needy.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Did not I weep for him that was in trouble? - Mr. Good translates much nearer the sense of the original, לקשה יום liksheh yom. "Should I not then weep for the ruthless day?" May I not lament that my sufferings are only to terminate with my life? Or, Did I not mourn for those who suffered by times of calamity? Was not my soul grieved for the poor? Did I not relieve the distressed according to my power; and did I not sympathize with the sufferer?
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Did not I
in trouble. Heb. hard of day. was
Job, in his great indignation at the shameful accusation of unkindness to the needy, pours forth the following very solemn imprecation--"If I have withheld the poor from their desire, or have caused the eyes of the widow to fail; or have eaten my morsel myself alone, and the fatherless hath not eaten thereof; if I have seen any perish for want of clothing, or any poor without covering; if his loins have not blessed me, and if he were not warmed with the fleece of my sheep; if I have lifted up my …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 8: 1863
Of Confession of Our Infirmity and of the Miseries of this Life
Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn.
They thrust the needy from the path and force all the poor of the land into hiding.
Yet when they were ill, I put on sackcloth and humbled myself with fasting. When my prayers returned to me unanswered,
I went about mourning as though for my friend or brother. I bowed my head in grief as though weeping for my mother.
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