New International Version
Unless the LORD had given me help, I would soon have dwelt in the silence of death.
King James Bible
Unless the LORD had been my help, my soul had almost dwelt in silence.
Darby Bible Translation
If Jehovah had not been my help, my soul had almost dwelt in silence.
World English Bible
Unless Yahweh had been my help, my soul would have soon lived in silence.
Young's Literal Translation
Unless Jehovah were a help to me, My soul had almost inhabited silence.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Unless the Lord had been my help - Had not God in a strange manner supported us while under his chastising hand, we had been utterly cut off.
My soul had almost dwelt in silence - The Vulgate has in inferno, in hell or the infernal world; the Septuagint, τῳ ᾁδῃ, in the invisible world.
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