New International Version
Although I am right, I am considered a liar; although I am guiltless, his arrow inflicts an incurable wound.'
King James Bible
Should I lie against my right? my wound is incurable without transgression.
Darby Bible Translation
Should I lie against my right? My wound is incurable without transgression.
World English Bible
Notwithstanding my right I am considered a liar. My wound is incurable, though I am without disobedience.'
Young's Literal Translation
Against my right do I lie? Mortal is mine arrow -- without transgression.'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Should I lie against my right? - Should I acknowledge myself the sinner which they paint me, and thus lie against my right to assert and maintain my innocence?
My wound is incurable without transgression - If this translation is correct, the meaning of the place is sufficiently evident. In the tribulation which I endure, I am treated as if I were the worst of culprits; and I labor under incurable maladies and privations, though without any cause on my part for such treatment. This was all most perfectly true; it is the testimony which God himself gives of Job, that "he was a perfect and upright man, fearing God and eschewing evil;" and that "Satan had moved the Lord against him, to destroy him, Without a Cause. See Job 1:1; Job 2:3.
The Chaldee translates thus: -
"On account of my judgment, I will make the son of man a liar, who sends forth arrows without sin."
Mr. Good thus: -
"Concerning my cause I am slandered;
He hath reversed my lot without a trespass."
The latter clause is the most deficient, אנוש חצי בלי פשע; Miss Smith's translation of which is the best I have met with: "A man cut off, without transgression." The word חצי chitstsi, which we translate my wound, signifies more literally, my arrow; and if we take it as a contracted noun, חצי chitstsey for חצים chitstsim, it means calamities. אנוש anush, which we translate incurable, may be the noun enosh, wicked, miserable man; and then the whole may be read thus: "A man of calamities without transgression." I suffer the punishment of an enemy to God, while free from transgression of this kind.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
wound. Heb. arrow
LibraryJuly 15 Evening
The ear trieth words, as the mouth tasteth meat.--JOB 34:3. Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.--Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.--I speak as to wise men; judge ye what I say.--Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith.--He that is spiritual judgeth all things. Take heed what ye hear.--I know …
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The arrows of the Almighty are in me, my spirit drinks in their poison; God's terrors are marshaled against me.
Why is my pain unending and my wound grievous and incurable? You are to me like a deceptive brook, like a spring that fails.
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