New Living Translation
I hate my life and don't want to go on living. Oh, leave me alone for my few remaining days.
King James Bible
I loathe it; I would not live alway: let me alone; for my days are vanity.
Darby Bible Translation
I loathe it; I shall not live always: let me alone, for my days are a breath.
World English Bible
I loathe my life. I don't want to live forever. Leave me alone, for my days are but a breath.
Young's Literal Translation
I have wasted away -- not to the age do I live. Cease from me, for my days are vanity.
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LibraryWhether the Souls who are in Heaven or Hell are Able to Go from Thence?
Objection 1: It would seem that the souls in heaven or hell are unable to go from thence. For Augustine says (De Cura pro Mort. xiii): "If the souls of the dead took any part in the affairs of the living, to say nothing of others, there is myself whom not for a single night would my loving mother fail to visit since she followed me by land and sea in order to abide with me": and from this he concludes that the souls of the departed do not mingle in the affairs of the living. But they would be able …
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica
Of the Lack of all Comfort
And what Members of the Holy Body, which is the Church...
I wish he would crush me. I wish he would reach out his hand and kill me.
O God, remember that my life is but a breath, and I will never again feel happiness.
I would rather be strangled--rather die than suffer like this.
"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.
I have only a few days left, so leave me alone, that I may have a moment of comfort
Common people are as worthless as a puff of wind, and the powerful are not what they appear to be. If you weigh them on the scales, together they are lighter than a breath of air.
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