Job 17:11
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New International Version
My days have passed, my plans are shattered. Yet the desires of my heart

King James Bible
My days are past, my purposes are broken off, even the thoughts of my heart.

Darby Bible Translation
My days are past, my purposes are broken off, the cherished thoughts of my heart.

World English Bible
My days are past, my plans are broken off, as are the thoughts of my heart.

Young's Literal Translation
My days have passed by, My devices have been broken off, The possessions of my heart!

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

My days are past - Job seems to relapse here into his former state of gloom. These transitions are very frequent in this poem; and they strongly mark the struggle of piety and resignation with continued affliction, violent temptation, and gloomy providences.

The thoughts of my heart - All my purposes are interrupted; and all my schemes and plans, in relation to myself and family, are torn asunder, destroyed, and dissipated.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

My days

Job 7:6 My days are swifter than a weaver's shuttle, and are spent without hope.

Job 9:25,26 Now my days are swifter than a post: they flee away, they see no good...

Isaiah 38:10 I said in the cutting off of my days, I shall go to the gates of the grave: I am deprived of the residue of my years.


Proverbs 16:9 A man's heart devises his way: but the LORD directs his steps.

Proverbs 19:21 There are many devices in a man's heart; nevertheless the counsel of the LORD, that shall stand.

Ecclesiastes 9:10 Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave...

Isaiah 8:10 Take counsel together, and it shall come to nothing; speak the word, and it shall not stand: for God is with us.

Lamentations 3:37 Who is he that said, and it comes to pass, when the Lord commands it not?

Romans 1:13 Now I would not have you ignorant, brothers, that oftentimes I purposed to come to you...

2 Corinthians 1:15-17 And in this confidence I was minded to come to you before, that you might have a second benefit...

James 4:13-15 Go to now, you that say, To day or to morrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain...

thoughts. Heb. possessions

9Th Day. Persevering Grace.
"He is Faithful that Promised." "The righteous shall hold on his way."--JOB xvii. 9. Persevering Grace. Reader! how comforting to thee amid the ebbings and flowings of thy changing history, to know that the change is all with thee, and not with thy God! Thy spiritual bark may be tossed on waves of temptation, in many a dark midnight. Thou mayest think thy pilot hath left thee, and be ready continually to say, "Where is my God?" But fear not! The bark which bears thy spiritual destinies is in better
John Ross Macduff—The Faithful Promiser

Another Shorter Evening Prayer.
O eternal God and heavenly Father, if I were not taught and assured by the promises of thy gospel, and the examples of Peter, Mary Magdalene, the publican, the prodigal child, and many other penitent sinners, that thou art so full of compassion, and so ready to forgive the greatest sinners, who are heaviest laden with sin, at what time soever they return unto thee with penitent hearts, lamenting their sins, and imploring thy grace, I should despair for mine own sins, and be utterly discouraged from
Lewis Bayly—The Practice of Piety

Cross References
Job 7:6
"My days are swifter than a weaver's shuttle, and they come to an end without hope.

Job 17:12
turn night into day; in the face of the darkness light is near.

Isaiah 38:10
I said, "In the prime of my life must I go through the gates of death and be robbed of the rest of my years?"

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