New American Standard Bible
"He has cast me into the mire, And I have become like dust and ashes.
King James Bible
He hath cast me into the mire, and I am become like dust and ashes.
Darby Bible Translation
He hath cast me into the mire, and I have become like dust and ashes.
World English Bible
He has cast me into the mire. I have become like dust and ashes.
Young's Literal Translation
Casting me into mire, And I am become like dust and ashes.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
He hath cast me into the mire - That is, God has done it. In this book the name of God is often understood where the speaker seems to avoid it, in order that it may not be needlessly repeated. On the meaning of the expression here, see the notes at Job 9:31.
And I am become like dust and ashes - Either in appearance, or I am regarded as being as worthless as the mire of the streets. Rosenmuller supposes it means, "I am more like a mass of inanimate matter than a living man."
LibraryWhether the Limbo of Hell is the Same as Abraham's Bosom?
Objection 1: It would seem that the limbo of hell is not the same as Abraham's bosom. For according to Augustine (Gen. ad lit. xxxiii): "I have not yet found Scripture mentioning hell in a favorable sense." Now Abraham's bosom is taken in a favorable sense, as Augustine goes on to say (Gen. ad lit. xxxiii): "Surely no one would be allowed to give an unfavorable signification to Abraham's bosom and the place of rest whither the godly poor man was carried by the angels." Therefore Abraham's bosom is …
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica
Messiah Unpitied, and Without a Comforter
And Abraham replied, "Now behold, I have ventured to speak to the Lord, although I am but dust and ashes.
I have sunk in deep mire, and there is no foothold; I have come into deep waters, and a flood overflows me.
Deliver me from the mire and do not let me sink; May I be delivered from my foes and from the deep waters.
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