New American Standard Bible
"It is God who has made my heart faint, And the Almighty who has dismayed me,
King James Bible
For God maketh my heart soft, and the Almighty troubleth me:
Darby Bible Translation
For �God hath made my heart soft, and the Almighty troubleth me;
World English Bible
For God has made my heart faint. The Almighty has terrified me.
Young's Literal Translation
And God hath made my heart soft, And the Mighty hath troubled me.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
For God maketh my heart soft - That is, "faint." He takes away my strength; compare the notes at Isaiah 7:4. This effect was produced on Job by the contemplation of the eternal plan and the power of God.
LibrarySeptember 30 Morning
He knoweth the way that I take: when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold.--JOB 23:10. He knoweth our frame.--He doth not afflict willingly nor grieve the children of men. The foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity. But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour. If a man therefore …
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"He shall say to them, 'Hear, O Israel, you are approaching the battle against your enemies today. Do not be fainthearted. Do not be afraid, or panic, or tremble before them,
"Therefore, I would be dismayed at His presence; When I consider, I am terrified of Him.
"As God lives, who has taken away my right, And the Almighty, who has embittered my soul,
I am poured out like water, And all my bones are out of joint; My heart is like wax; It is melted within me.
"Now so that your heart does not grow faint, And you are not afraid at the report that will be heard in the land-- For the report will come one year, And after that another report in another year, And violence will be in the land With ruler against ruler--
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