New International Version
Remember, O God, that my life is but a breath; my eyes will never see happiness again.
King James Bible
O remember that my life is wind: mine eye shall no more see good.
Darby Bible Translation
Remember thou that my life is wind; mine eye shall no more see good.
World English Bible
Oh remember that my life is a breath. My eye shall no more see good.
Young's Literal Translation
Remember Thou that my life is a breath, Mine eye turneth not back to see good.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
My life is wind - Mr. Good translates, "O remember that, if my life pass away, mine eye shall turn no more to scenes of goodness;" which he paraphrases thus: "O remember that, if my life pass away, never more shall I witness those scenes of Divine favor, never more adore thee for those proofs of unmerited mercy, which till now have been so perpetually bestowed on me." I think the common translation gives a very good sense.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
no more see. Heb. not return to see, that is, to enjoy.
LibraryDecember 4 Evening
I would not live alway.--JOB 7:16. And I said, O that I had wings like a dove, for then would I fly away, and be at rest. I would hasten my escape from the windy storm and tempest. In this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven. For we that are in this tabernacle do groan, being burdened: not for that we would be unclothed, but clothed upon, that mortality might be swallowed up of life.--Having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better. …
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Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.
I despise my life; I would not live forever. Let me alone; my days have no meaning.
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Many, LORD, are asking, "Who will bring us prosperity?" Let the light of your face shine on us.
He remembered that they were but flesh, a passing breeze that does not return.
Remember how fleeting is my life. For what futility you have created all humanity!
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