New American Standard Bible
"Would that God were willing to crush me, That He would loose His hand and cut me off!
King James Bible
Even that it would please God to destroy me; that he would let loose his hand, and cut me off!
Darby Bible Translation
And that it would please +God to crush me, that he would let loose his hand and cut me off!
World English Bible
even that it would please God to crush me; that he would let loose his hand, and cut me off!
Young's Literal Translation
That God would please -- and bruise me, Loose His hand and cut me off!
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Even that it would please God to destroy me - To put me to death, and to release me from my sorrows; compare Job 3:20-21. The word rendered "destroy" here (דכא dâkâ') means properly to break in pieces, to crush, to trample under foot, to make small by bruising. Here the sense is, that Job wished that God would crush him, so as to take his life. The Septuagint renders it "wound" - τρωσάτω trōsatō. The Chaldee renders it, "Let God, who has begun to make me poor, loose his hand and make me rich."
That he would let loose his hand - Job here represents the hand of God as bound or confined. He wishes that that fettered hand were released, and were so free in its inflictions that he might be permitted to die.
And cut me off - This expression, says Gesenius (Lexicon on the word בצע betsa‛), is a metaphor derived from a weaver, who, when his web is finished, cuts it off from the thrum by which it is fastened to the loom; see the notes at Isaiah 38:12. The sense is, that Job wished that God would wholly finish his work, and that as he had begun to destroy him he would complete it.
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Rom. xv. 13.--"Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing," &c. It is usual for the Lord in his word to turn his precepts unto promises, which shows us, that the commandments of God do not so much import an ability in us, or suppose strength to fulfil them, as declare that obligation which lies upon us, and his purpose and intention to accomplish in some, what he requires of all: and therefore we should accordingly convert all his precepts unto prayers, seeing he hath made …
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"So if You are going to deal thus with me, please kill me at once, if I have found favor in Your sight, and do not let me see my wretchedness."
1 Kings 19:4
But he himself went a day's journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a juniper tree; and he requested for himself that he might die, and said, "It is enough; now, O LORD, take my life, for I am not better than my fathers."
"Oh that my request might come to pass, And that God would grant my longing!
"I waste away; I will not live forever. Leave me alone, for my days are but a breath.
"I am guiltless; I do not take notice of myself; I despise my life.
"I loathe my own life; I will give full vent to my complaint; I will speak in the bitterness of my soul.
"But the eyes of the wicked will fail, And there will be no escape for them; And their hope is to breathe their last."
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