New International Version
I trusted in the LORD when I said, "I am greatly afflicted";
King James Bible
I believed, therefore have I spoken: I was greatly afflicted:
Darby Bible Translation
I believed, therefore have I spoken. As for me, I was greatly afflicted.
World English Bible
I believed, therefore I said, "I was greatly afflicted."
Young's Literal Translation
I have believed, for I speak, I -- I have been afflicted greatly.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
I believed, therefere have I spoken - Distressed and afflicted as I was, I ever believed thy promises to be true; but I had great struggles to maintain my confidence; for my afflictions were great, oppressive, and of long standing.
It is scarcely worth observing that the letters called heemantic by the Hebrew grammarians, and which are used in forming the derivatives from the roots, are taken from the first word in this verse, האמנתי heemanti, "I have believed;" as the prefixes in that language are found in the technical words משה וכלב Mosheh vecaleb, "Moses and Caleb;" and the formatives of the future are found in the word איתן eythan, "strength."
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
I was greatly
'What shall I render unto the Lord for all His benefits toward me? 13. I will take the cup of salvation, and call upon the name of the Lord.'--PSALM cxvi. 12, 13. There may possibly be a reference here to a part of the Passover ritual. It seems to have become the custom in later times to lift high the wine cup at that feast and drink it with solemn invocation and glad thanksgiving. So we find our Lord taking the cup--the 'cup of blessing' as Paul calls it--and giving thanks. But as there is no record …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
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2 Corinthians 4:13
It is written: "I believed; therefore I have spoken." Since we have that same spirit of faith, we also believe and therefore speak,
Your wrath lies heavily on me; you have overwhelmed me with all your waves.
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