New American Standard Bible
"Pity me, pity me, O you my friends, For the hand of God has struck me.
King James Bible
Have pity upon me, have pity upon me, O ye my friends; for the hand of God hath touched me.
Darby Bible Translation
Have pity upon me, have pity upon me, ye my friends; for the hand of +God hath touched me.
World English Bible
"Have pity on me, have pity on me, you my friends; for the hand of God has touched me.
Young's Literal Translation
Pity me, pity me, ye my friends, For the hand of God hath stricken against me.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Have pity on me - A tender, pathetic cry for sympathy. "God has afflicted me, and stripped me of all my comforts, and I am left a poor, distressed, forsaken man. I make my appeal to you, my friends, and entreat you to have pity; to sympathize with me, and to sustain me by the words of consolation." One would have supposed that these words would have gone to the heart, and that we should hear no more of their bitter reproofs. But far otherwise was the fact.
The hand of God hath touched me - Hath smitten me; or is heavy upon me. The meaning is, that he had been subjected to great calamities by God, and that it was right to appeal now to his friends, and to expect their sympathy and compassion. On the usual meaning of the word here rendered, "hath touched" (נגעה nâga‛âh from נגע nâga‛ ), see the notes at Isaiah 53:4.
LibraryJob's Sure Knowledge
"For I know that my Redeemer liveth,"--Job 19:25. I DARESAY you know that there are a great many difficulties about the translation of this passage. It is a very complicated piece of Hebrew, partly, I suppose, owing to its great antiquity, being found in what is, probably, one of the oldest Books of the Bible. Besides that, different persons have tried to translate it according to their own varying views. The Jews stiffly fight against the notion of the Messiah and his resurrection being found in …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 50: 1904
My Beloved Put in his Hand through the Opening, and My Bowels Thrilled at his Touch.
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"Now, behold, the hand of the Lord is upon you, and you will be blind and not see the sun for a time." And immediately a mist and a darkness fell upon him, and he went about seeking those who would lead him by the hand.
would you therefore wait until they were grown? Would you therefore refrain from marrying? No, my daughters; for it is harder for me than for you, for the hand of the LORD has gone forth against me."
"But put forth Your hand now and touch all that he has; he will surely curse You to Your face."
"But now it has come to you, and you are impatient; It touches you, and you are dismayed.
For Your arrows have sunk deep into me, And Your hand has pressed down on me.
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