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God keeps their future hidden and hems them in on every side.
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To a man whose way is hidden, and God hath surrounded him with darkness?
Isaiah 40:27 Why sayest thou, O Jacob, and speakest, O Israel: My way is hid from the Lord, and my judgment is passed over from my God?
Job 12:14 If he pull down, there is no man that can build up: if he shut up a man, there is none that can open.
Job 19:8 He hath hedged in my path round about, and I cannot pass, and in my way he hath set darkness.
Psalm 31:8 And thou hast not shut me up in the hands of the enemy: thou hast set my feet in a spacious place.
Lamentations 3:7,9 Ghimel. He hath built against me round about, that I may not get out: he hath made my fetters heavy. . . .
Hosea 2:6 Wherefore, behold, I will hedge up thy way with thorns, and I will stop it up with a wall, and she shall not find her paths.
ContextJob Laments His Birth
…22And they rejoice exceedingly when they have found the grave? 23To a man whose way is hidden, and God hath surrounded him with darkness?24Before I eat I sigh: and as overflowing waters, so is my roaring:…
And they rejoice exceedingly when they have found the grave?
At least now understand, that God hath not afflicted me with an equal judgment, and compassed me with his scourges.
He hath hedged in my path round about, and I cannot pass, and in my way he hath set darkness.
Thou hast put away my acquaintance far from me: they have set me an abomination to themselves. I was delivered up, and came not forth:
Ghimel. He hath built against me round about, that I may not get out: he hath made my fetters heavy.
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