New International Version
For I am about to fall, and my pain is ever with me.
King James Bible
For I am ready to halt, and my sorrow is continually before me.
Darby Bible Translation
For I am ready to halt, and my pain is continually before me.
World English Bible
For I am ready to fall. My pain is continually before me.
Young's Literal Translation
For I am ready to halt, And my pain is before me continually.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
For I am ready to halt - Literally, I am prepared to halt. So completely infirm is my soul, that it is impossible for me to take one right step in the way of righteousness, unless strengthened by thee.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
to halt [heb.] for halting
Library"Come unto Me, all Ye that Labour, and are Wearied," &C.
Matth. xi. 28.--"Come unto me, all ye that labour, and are wearied," &c. It is the great misery of Christians in this life, that they have such poor, narrow, and limited spirits, that are not fit to receive the truth of the gospel in its full comprehension; from whence manifold misapprehensions in judgment, and stumbling in practice proceed. The beauty and life of things consist in their entire union with one another, and in the conjunction of all their parts. Therefore it would not be a fit way …
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning
Christ's Resurrection Song.
Notes on the Third Century
How is Christ, as the Life, to be Applied by a Soul that Misseth God's Favour and Countenance.
How long must I wrestle with my thoughts and day after day have sorrow in my heart? How long will my enemy triumph over me?
But when I stumbled, they gathered in glee; assailants gathered against me without my knowledge. They slandered me without ceasing.
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