New American Standard Bible
This is my comfort in my affliction, That Your word has revived me.
King James Bible
This is my comfort in my affliction: for thy word hath quickened me.
Darby Bible Translation
This is my comfort in mine affliction; for thy �word hath quickened me.
World English Bible
This is my comfort in my affliction, for your word has revived me.
Young's Literal Translation
This is my comfort in mine affliction, That Thy saying hath quickened me.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
This is my comfort in my affliction - Compare Romans 15:4. The word here rendered "comfort" occurs only here and in Job 6:10. The obvious meaning is, that his only consolation in his affliction was derived from the word of God; the word which had caused him to hope, and the word by which he had been quickened or made alive. The particular design of this is to show the value of the word of God as a source of comfort in trouble.
For thy word hath quickened me - Has made me alive; or, caused me to live. That is, the word, the truth of God, had been the instrument of calling him from the death of sin, and of imparting to him new life, or had been the means of his regeneration. Compare James 1:18; 1 Corinthians 4:15; Hebrews 4:12; 1 Peter 1:23. As it was by this "word" that he had been made alive, so his only comfort was in that word, and it was to him a just ground of consolation that God had brought him from the death of sin, and had imparted to him spiritual life.
LibraryA Cleansed Way
Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed thereto according to Thy word.'--PSALM cxix. 9. There are many questions about the future with which it is natural for you young people to occupy yourselves; but I am afraid that the most of you ask more anxiously 'How shall I make my way?' than 'How shall I cleanse it?' It is needful carefully to ponder the questions: 'How shall I get on in the world--be happy, fortunate?' and the like, and I suppose that that is the consideration …
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For whatever was written in earlier times was written for our instruction, so that through perseverance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.
"But it is still my consolation, And I rejoice in unsparing pain, That I have not denied the words of the Holy One.
Remember the word to Your servant, In which You have made me hope.
If Your law had not been my delight, Then I would have perished in my affliction.
I am exceedingly afflicted; Revive me, O LORD, according to Your word.
Look upon my affliction and rescue me, For I do not forget Your law.
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