New International Version
They are distressed, because they had been confident; they arrive there, only to be disappointed.
King James Bible
They were confounded because they had hoped; they came thither, and were ashamed.
Darby Bible Translation
They are ashamed at their hope; they come thither, and are confounded.
World English Bible
They were distressed because they were confident. They came there, and were confounded.
Young's Literal Translation
They were ashamed that one hath trusted, They have come unto it and are confounded.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The troops of Tema looked - The caravans coming from Tema are represented as arriving at those places where it was well known torrents did descend from the mountains, and they were full of expectation that here they could not only slake their thirst, but fill their girbas or water-skins; but when they arrive, they find the waters totally dissipated and lost. In vain did the caravans of Sheba wait for them; they did not reappear: and they were confounded, because they had hoped to find here refreshment and rest.
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Let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works.--HEB. 10:24. How forcible are right words!--I stir up your pure minds by way of remembrance. They that feared the Lord spake often one to another: and the Lord hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the Lord, and that thought upon his name.--If two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven. …
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path
"Thou Shall Keep Him in Perfect Peace, Whose Mind is Stayed on Thee, Because He Trusteth in Thee. "
The nobles send their servants for water; they go to the cisterns but find no water. They return with their jars unfilled; dismayed and despairing, they cover their heads.
Why is my pain unending and my wound grievous and incurable? You are to me like a deceptive brook, like a spring that fails.
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