New American Standard Bible
"Though I say, 'I will forget my complaint, I will leave off my sad countenance and be cheerful,'
King James Bible
If I say, I will forget my complaint, I will leave off my heaviness, and comfort myself:
Darby Bible Translation
If I say, I will forget my complaint, I will leave off my sad countenance, and brighten up,
World English Bible
If I say, 'I will forget my complaint, I will put off my sad face, and cheer up;'
Young's Literal Translation
Though I say, 'I forget my talking, I forsake my corner, and I brighten up!'
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
If I say, I will forget my complaint - If I resolve that I will leave off complaining, and will be more cheerful, I find it all in vain. My fears and sorrows return, and all my efforts to be cheerful are ineffectual
I will leave off my heaviness - The word rendered "my heaviness" here (פני pânam) denotes literally "my face;" and the reference is to the sad and sorrowful countenance which he had. "If I should lay that aside, and endeavor to be cheerful."
And comfort myself - The word rendered comfort here (בלג bâlag) in Arabic means to be bright, to shine forth; and it would here be better rendered by "brighten up." We have the same expression still when we say to one who is sad and melancholy, "brighten up; be cheerful." The meaning is, that Job endeavored to appear pleasant and cheerful, but it was in vain. His sorrows pressed heavily on him, and weighed down his spirits in spite of himself, and made him sad.
LibraryWashed to Greater Foulness
Turning to my text, let me say, that as one is startled by a shriek, or saddened by a groan, so these sharp utterances of Job astonish us at first, and then awake our pity. How much are we troubled with brotherly compassion as we read the words,--"If I wash myself with snow water, and make my hands never so clean; yet shalt thou plunge me in the ditch, and mine own clothes shall abhor me!" The sense of misery couched in this passage baffles description. Yet this is but one of a series, in which sentence …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 32: 1886
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"Therefore I will not restrain my mouth; I will speak in the anguish of my spirit, I will complain in the bitterness of my soul.
"If I speak, my pain is not lessened, And if I hold back, what has left me?
Give heed to me and answer me; I am restless in my complaint and am surely distracted,
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