Psalm 39:13
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New International Version
Look away from me, that I may enjoy life again before I depart and am no more."

King James Bible
O spare me, that I may recover strength, before I go hence, and be no more.

Darby Bible Translation
Look away from me, and let me recover strength, before I go hence and be no more.

World English Bible
Oh spare me, that I may recover strength, before I go away, and exist no more." For the Chief Musician. A Psalm by David.

Young's Literal Translation
Look from me, and I brighten up before I go and am not!

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

O spare me - Take me not from this state of probation till I have a thorough preparation for a state of blessedness. This he terms recovering his strength - being restored to the favor and image of God, from which he had fallen. This should be the daily cry of every human spirit: Restore me to thine image, guide me by thy counsel, and then reeeive me to thy glory!

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Job 10:20,21 Are not my days few? cease then, and let me alone, that I may take comfort a little...

Job 14:5,6 Seeing his days are determined, the number of his months are with you, you have appointed his bounds that he cannot pass...

be no

Genesis 5:24 And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.

Genesis 42:36 And Jacob their father said to them, Me have you bereaved of my children: Joseph is not, and Simeon is not...

Job 14:10-12 But man dies, and wastes away: yes, man gives up the ghost, and where is he...

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The Bitterness and Blessedness of the Brevity of Life
'Surely every man walketh in a vain shew.... 12. I am a stranger with Thee, and a sojourner, as all my fathers were.' --PSALM xxxix. 6, 12. These two sayings are two different ways of putting the same thing. There is a common thought underlying both, but the associations with which that common thought is connected in these two verses are distinctly different. The one is bitter and sad--a gloomy half truth. The other, out of the very same fact, draws blessedness and hope. The one may come from no
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Since These Things are So, Suffer Me Awhile...
36. Since these things are so, suffer me awhile, holy brother, (for the Lord giveth me through thee great boldness,) to address these same our sons and brethren whom I know with what love thou together with us dost travail in birth withal, until the Apostolic discipline be formed in them. O servants of God, soldiers of Christ, is it thus ye dissemble the plottings of our most crafty foe, who fearing your good fame, that so goodly odor of Christ, lest good souls should say, "We will run after the
St. Augustine—Of the Work of Monks.

"For what the Law could not Do, in that it was Weak through the Flesh, God Sending his Own Son in the Likeness of Sinful Flesh,
Rom. viii. 3.--"For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin condemned sin in the flesh." For what purpose do we meet thus together? I would we knew it,--then it might be to some better purpose. In all other things we are rational, and do nothing of moment without some end and purpose. But, alas! in this matter of greatest moment, our going about divine ordinances, we have scarce any distinct or deliberate
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

The Character of Its Teachings Evidences the Divine Authorship of the Bible
Take its teachings about God Himself. What does the Bible teach us about God? It declares that He is Eternal: "Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever Thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, Thou are God" (Ps. 90:2). It reveals the fact that He is Infinite: "But will God indeed dwell on the earth? Behold, the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain Thee" (I Kings 8:27). Vast as we know the universe to be, it has its bounds; but we must go beyond
Arthur W. Pink—The Divine Inspiration of the Bible

Cross References
Job 7:19
Will you never look away from me, or let me alone even for an instant?

Job 10:20
Are not my few days almost over? Turn away from me so I can have a moment's joy

Job 10:21
before I go to the place of no return, to the land of gloom and utter darkness,

Job 14:6
So look away from him and let him alone, till he has put in his time like a hired laborer.

Psalm 102:24
So I said: "Do not take me away, my God, in the midst of my days; your years go on through all generations.

Isaiah 38:16
Lord, by such things people live; and my spirit finds life in them too. You restored me to health and let me live.

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