New International Version
"Show me, LORD, my life's end and the number of my days; let me know how fleeting my life is.
King James Bible
LORD, make me to know mine end, and the measure of my days, what it is; that I may know how frail I am.
Darby Bible Translation
Make me to know, Jehovah, mine end, and the measure of my days, what it is: I shall know how frail I am.
World English Bible
"Yahweh, show me my end, what is the measure of my days. Let me know how frail I am.
Young's Literal Translation
Cause me to know, O Jehovah, mine end, And the measure of my days -- what it is,' I know how frail I am.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Lord, make me to know mine end - I am weary of life; I wish to know the measure of my days, that I may see how long I have to suffer, and how frail I am. I wish to know what is wanting to make up the number of the days I have to live.
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how frail I am, or, what time I have here
LibraryThe Bitterness and Blessedness of the Brevity of Life
'Surely every man walketh in a vain shew.... 12. I am a stranger with Thee, and a sojourner, as all my fathers were.' --PSALM xxxix. 6, 12. These two sayings are two different ways of putting the same thing. There is a common thought underlying both, but the associations with which that common thought is connected in these two verses are distinctly different. The one is bitter and sad--a gloomy half truth. The other, out of the very same fact, draws blessedness and hope. The one may come from no …
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"What strength do I have, that I should still hope? What prospects, that I should be patient?
He remembered that they were but flesh, a passing breeze that does not return.
Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.
for he knows how we are formed, he remembers that we are dust.
How long must your servant wait? When will you punish my persecutors?
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