New International Version
where then is my hope-- who can see any hope for me?
King James Bible
And where is now my hope? as for my hope, who shall see it?
Darby Bible Translation
And where is then my hope? yea, my hope, who shall see it?
World English Bible
where then is my hope? as for my hope, who shall see it?
Young's Literal Translation
And where is now my hope? Yea, my hope, who doth behold it?
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
And where is now my hope? - In the circumstances in which I am found, of what use can hope be? Were I to form the expectation of future good, who could ever see it realized? Is it then any wonder that I should complain and bemoan my wretched lot?
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Library9Th 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.
"My days are swifter than a weaver's shuttle, and they come to an end without hope.
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?"
So I say, "My splendor is gone and all that I had hoped from the LORD."
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