New International Version
He has blocked my way so I cannot pass; he has shrouded my paths in darkness.
King James Bible
He hath fenced up my way that I cannot pass, and he hath set darkness in my paths.
Darby Bible Translation
He hath hedged up my way that I cannot pass, and he hath set darkness in my paths.
World English Bible
He has walled up my way so that I can't pass, and has set darkness in my paths.
Young's Literal Translation
My way He hedged up, and I pass not over, And on my paths darkness He placeth.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He hath fenced up my way - This may allude to the mode of hunting the elephant, described at the conclusion of the preceding chapter; or to the operations of an invading army. See under Job 19:11 (note).
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I know that my Redeemer liveth.--JOB 19:25. If, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.--This man, because he continueth ever, hath an unchangeable priesthood. Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them. Because I live, ye shall live also.--If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable. …
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path
I Know that My Redeemer Liveth
Whether the Dead Can be Assisted by the Works of the Living?
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Why is life given to a man whose way is hidden, whom God has hedged in?
Yet I am not silenced by the darkness, by the thick darkness that covers my face.
Yet when I hoped for good, evil came; when I looked for light, then came darkness.
He has besieged me and surrounded me with bitterness and hardship.
He has walled me in so I cannot escape; he has weighed me down with chains.
He has barred my way with blocks of stone; he has made my paths crooked.
Therefore I will block her path with thornbushes; I will wall her in so that she cannot find her way.
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