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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CommentaryClarke'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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Will you never look away from me, or let me alone even for an instant?
Are not my few days almost over? Turn away from me so I can have a moment's joy
before I go to the place of no return, to the land of gloom and utter darkness,
So look away from him and let him alone, till he has put in his time like a hired laborer.
So I said: "Do not take me away, my God, in the midst of my days; your years go on through all generations.
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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