New International Version
Yet when I hoped for good, evil came; when I looked for light, then came darkness.
King James Bible
When I looked for good, then evil came unto me: and when I waited for light, there came darkness.
Darby Bible Translation
For I expected good, and there came evil; and I waited for light, but there came darkness.
World English Bible
When I looked for good, then evil came; When I waited for light, there came darkness.
Young's Literal Translation
When good I expected, then cometh evil, And I wait for light, and darkness cometh.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Did not I weep for him that was in trouble? - Mr. Good translates much nearer the sense of the original, לקשה יום liksheh yom. "Should I not then weep for the ruthless day?" May I not lament that my sufferings are only to terminate with my life? Or, Did I not mourn for those who suffered by times of calamity? Was not my soul grieved for the poor? Did I not relieve the distressed according to my power; and did I not sympathize with the sufferer?
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Job, in his great indignation at the shameful accusation of unkindness to the needy, pours forth the following very solemn imprecation--"If I have withheld the poor from their desire, or have caused the eyes of the widow to fail; or have eaten my morsel myself alone, and the fatherless hath not eaten thereof; if I have seen any perish for want of clothing, or any poor without covering; if his loins have not blessed me, and if he were not warmed with the fleece of my sheep; if I have lifted up my …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 8: 1863
Of Confession of Our Infirmity and of the Miseries of this Life
What I feared has come upon me; what I dreaded has happened to me.
I have no peace, no quietness; I have no rest, but only turmoil."
He has blocked my way so I cannot pass; he has shrouded my paths in darkness.
We hoped for peace but no good has come, for a time of healing but there is only terror.
Have you rejected Judah completely? Do you despise Zion? Why have you afflicted us so that we cannot be healed? We hoped for peace but no good has come, for a time of healing but there is only terror.
He has driven me away and made me walk in darkness rather than light;
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