New Living Translation
I wish he would crush me. I wish he would reach out his hand and kill me.
King James Bible
Even that it would please God to destroy me; that he would let loose his hand, and cut me off!
Darby Bible Translation
And that it would please +God to crush me, that he would let loose his hand and cut me off!
World English Bible
even that it would please God to crush me; that he would let loose his hand, and cut me off!
Young's Literal Translation
That God would please -- and bruise me, Loose His hand and cut me off!
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
6:9 Destroy - To end my days and calamities together.
'The fruit of the Spirit is joy.' Gal 5:52. The third fruit of justification, adoption, and sanctification, is joy in the Holy Ghost. Joy is setting the soul upon the top of a pinnacle - it is the cream of the sincere milk of the word. Spiritual joy is a sweet and delightful passion, arising from the apprehension and feeling of some good, whereby the soul is supported under present troubles, and fenced against future fear. I. It is a delightful passion. It is contrary to sorrow, which is a perturbation …
Thomas Watson—A Body of Divinity
A Solemn Address to those who Will not be Persuaded to Fall in with the Design of the Gospel.
"And we all do Fade as a Leaf, and Our Iniquities, Like the Wind, have Taken us Away. "
If this is how you intend to treat me, just go ahead and kill me. Do me a favor and spare me this misery!"
1 Kings 19:4
Then he went on alone into the wilderness, traveling all day. He sat down under a solitary broom tree and prayed that he might die. "I have had enough, LORD," he said. "Take my life, for I am no better than my ancestors who have already died."
"Oh, that I might have my request, that God would grant my desire.
I hate my life and don't want to go on living. Oh, leave me alone for my few remaining days.
"I am innocent, but it makes no difference to me--I despise my life.
"I am disgusted with my life. Let me complain freely. My bitter soul must complain.
But the wicked will be blinded. They will have no escape. Their only hope is death."
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