Job 9:25
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New International Version
"My days are swifter than a runner; they fly away without a glimpse of joy.

King James Bible
Now my days are swifter than a post: they flee away, they see no good.

Darby Bible Translation
And my days are swifter than a runner: they flee away, they see no good.

World English Bible
"Now my days are swifter than a runner. They flee away, they see no good,

Young's Literal Translation
My days have been swifter than a runner, They have fled, they have not seen good,

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Swifter than a post - מני רץ minni rats, than a runner. The light-footed messenger or courier who carries messages from place to place. They flee away - The Chaldee says, My days are swifter than the shadow of a flying bird. So swiftly do they flee away that I cannot discern them; and when past they cannot be recalled. There is a sentiment like this in Virgil, Geor. lib. iii., ver. 284: -

Sed Fugit interea, Cubit Irreparabile tempus! -

"But in the meanwhile time flies! irreparable time flies away!"

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

swifter

Job 7:6,7 My days are swifter than a weaver's shuttle, and are spent without hope...

Esther 8:14 So the posts that rode on mules and camels went out, being hastened and pressed on by the king's commandment...

a post (Rotz, a runner, or courier; some of whom are said to go

150 miles in less than

Job 9:24 The earth is given into the hand of the wicked: he covers the faces of the judges thereof; if not, where, and who is he?

hours.)

they flee away

Psalm 39:5,11 Behold, you have made my days as an handbreadth; and my age is as nothing before you...

Psalm 89:47 Remember how short my time is: why have you made all men in vain?

Psalm 90:9,10 For all our days are passed away in your wrath: we spend our years as a tale that is told...

James 4:14 Whereas you know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor, that appears for a little time...

Library
March 16 Morning
What is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.--JAS. 4:14. My days are swifter than a post: they flee away, they see no good. They are passed away as the swift ships: as the eagle that hasteth to the prey.--Thou carriest them away as with a flood; they are as a sleep . . . in the morning they are like grass which groweth up. In the morning it flourisheth, and groweth up: in the evening it is cut down, and withereth.--Man that is born of a woman
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

A Blow at Self-Righteousness
The sermon of this morning is intended to be another blow against our self-righteousness. If it will not die, at least let us spare no arrows against it; let us draw the bow, and if the shaft cannot penetrate its heart, it may at least stick in its flesh and help to worry it to its grave. I. Endeavouring to keep close to my text, I shall start with this first point--that THE PLEA OF SELF-RIGHTEOUSNESS CONTRADICTS ITSELF. "If I justify myself, mine own mouth shall condemn me." Come, friend, thou who
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 7: 1861

Whether Doubts Should be Interpreted for the Best?
Objection 1: It would seem that doubts should not be interpreted for the best. Because we should judge from what happens for the most part. But it happens for the most part that evil is done, since "the number of fools is infinite" (Eccles. 1:15), "for the imagination and thought of man's heart are prone to evil from his youth" (Gn. 8:21). Therefore doubts should be interpreted for the worst rather than for the best. Objection 2: Further, Augustine says (De Doctr. Christ. i, 27) that "he leads a
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Later English Reformers
While Luther was opening a closed Bible to the people of Germany, Tyndale was impelled by the Spirit of God to do the same for England. Wycliffe's Bible had been translated from the Latin text, which contained many errors. It had never been printed, and the cost of manuscript copies was so great that few but wealthy men or nobles could procure it; and, furthermore, being strictly proscribed by the church, it had had a comparatively narrow circulation. In 1516, a year before the appearance of Luther's
Ellen Gould White—The Great Controversy

Cross References
2 Chronicles 30:6
At the king's command, couriers went throughout Israel and Judah with letters from the king and from his officials, which read: "People of Israel, return to the LORD, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Israel, that he may return to you who are left, who have escaped from the hand of the kings of Assyria.

Job 7:6
"My days are swifter than a weaver's shuttle, and they come to an end without hope.

Job 7:7
Remember, O God, that my life is but a breath; my eyes will never see happiness again.

Psalm 4:6
Many, LORD, are asking, "Who will bring us prosperity?" Let the light of your face shine on us.

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