New International Version
"But if I go to the east, he is not there; if I go to the west, I do not find him.
King James Bible
Behold, I go forward, but he is not there; and backward, but I cannot perceive him:
Darby Bible Translation
Lo, I go forward, but he is not there; and backward, but I do not perceive him;
World English Bible
"If I go east, he is not there; if west, I can't find him;
Young's Literal Translation
Lo, forward I go -- and He is not, And backward -- and I perceive him not.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Behold, I go forward - These two verses paint in vivid colors the distress and anxiety of a soul in search of the favor of God. No means are left untried, no place unexplored, in order to find the object of his research. This is a true description of the conduct of a genuine penitent.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryApril 4 Evening
Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.--PSA. 61:2. Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. When my spirit was overwhelmed within me, then thou knewest my path.--He knoweth the way that I take: when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold.--Lord, thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations.--Thou …
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path
November 24 Evening
Of the Decrees of God.
Some Scriptures for Daily Practise.
When he passes me, I cannot see him; when he goes by, I cannot perceive him.
When he is at work in the north, I do not see him; when he turns to the south, I catch no glimpse of him.
How much less, then, will he listen when you say that you do not see him, that your case is before him and you must wait for him,
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