New International Version
When I tried to understand all this, it troubled me deeply
King James Bible
When I thought to know this, it was too painful for me;
Darby Bible Translation
When I thought to be able to know this, it was a grievous task in mine eyes;
World English Bible
When I tried to understand this, it was too painful for me;
Young's Literal Translation
And I think to know this, Perverseness it is in mine eyes,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
When I thought to know this - When I reviewed the history of our fathers, I saw that, though thou hadst from time to time hidden thy face because of their sins, yet thou hadst never utterly abandoned them to their adversaries; and it was not reasonable to conclude that thou wouldst do now what thou hadst never done before; and yet the continuance of our captivity, the oppressive hardships which we suffer, and the small prospect there is of release, puzzle me again. These things have been very painful to me.
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too painful for me. Heb. labour in mine eyes.
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'It is good for me to draw near to God: I have put my trust in the Lord God, that I may declare all Thy works.'--PSALM lxxiii. 28. The old perplexity as to how it comes, if God is good and wise and strong, that bad men should prosper and good men should suffer, has been making the Psalmist's faith reel. He does not answer the question exactly as the New Testament would have done, but he does find a solution sufficient for himself in two thoughts, the transiency of that outward prosperity, and the …
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Of Meditating on the Future Life.
Because the power of Midian was so oppressive, the Israelites prepared shelters for themselves in mountain clefts, caves and strongholds.
then I saw all that God has done. No one can comprehend what goes on under the sun. Despite all their efforts to search it out, no one can discover its meaning. Even if the wise claim they know, they cannot really comprehend it.
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