New American Standard Bible
"Then his soul draws near to the pit, And his life to those who bring death.
King James Bible
Yea, his soul draweth near unto the grave, and his life to the destroyers.
Darby Bible Translation
And his soul draweth near to the pit, and his life to the destroyers.
World English Bible
Yes, his soul draws near to the pit, and his life to the destroyers.
Young's Literal Translation
And draw near to the pit doth his soul, And his life to those causing death.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Yea, his soul draweth near unto the grave - That is, he himself does, for the word soul is often used to denote self.
And his life to the destroyers - - לממתים lammitiym. literally, "to those causing death." The interpretation commonly given of this is, "the angels of death" who were supposed to come to close human life; compare 2 Samuel 24:16-17. But it probably refers to diseases and pangs as having power to terminate life, and being the cause of the close of life. The meaning is, that the afflicted man comes very near to those acute sufferings which terminate life, and which by personification are here represented as the authors of death.
LibraryWhether the Testimony of the Father's Voice, Saying, "This is My Beloved Son," was Fittingly Added?
Objection 1: It would seem that the testimony of the Father's voice, saying, "This is My beloved Son," was not fittingly added; for, as it is written (Job 33:14), "God speaketh once, and repeateth not the selfsame thing the second time." But the Father's voice had testified to this at the time of (Christ's) baptism. Therefore it was not fitting that He should bear witness to it a second time. Objection 2: Further, at the baptism the Holy Ghost appeared under the form of a dove at the same time as …
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He keeps back his soul from the pit, And his life from passing over into Sheol.
'He has redeemed my soul from going to the pit, And my life shall see the light.'
Their soul abhorred all kinds of food, And they drew near to the gates of death.
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