New Living Translation
But I don't have the strength to endure. I have nothing to live for.
King James Bible
What is my strength, that I should hope? and what is mine end, that I should prolong my life?
Darby Bible Translation
What is my strength, that I should hope? and what is mine end, that I should have patience?
World English Bible
What is my strength, that I should wait? What is my end, that I should be patient?
Young's Literal Translation
What is my power that I should hope? And what mine end That I should prolong my life?
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
6:11 Strength - My strength is so spent, that it is vain for me to hope for such restitution as thou hast promised me, chap.5:22. End - What is death to me? It is not terrible, but comfortable. That - Then why should I desire to prolong my life. But as desirous of death as Job was, yet he never offered to put an end to his own life. Such a thought will never be entertained by any, that have the least regard to the law of God and nature. How uneasy soever the soul's confinement in the body may be, it must by no means break the prison, but wait for a fair discharge.
'The fruit of the Spirit is joy.' Gal 5:52. The third fruit of justification, adoption, and sanctification, is joy in the Holy Ghost. Joy is setting the soul upon the top of a pinnacle - it is the cream of the sincere milk of the word. Spiritual joy is a sweet and delightful passion, arising from the apprehension and feeling of some good, whereby the soul is supported under present troubles, and fenced against future fear. I. It is a delightful passion. It is contrary to sorrow, which is a perturbation …
Thomas Watson—A Body of Divinity
A Solemn Address to those who Will not be Persuaded to Fall in with the Design of the Gospel.
"And we all do Fade as a Leaf, and Our Iniquities, Like the Wind, have Taken us Away. "
Do I have the strength of a stone? Is my body made of bronze?
"My complaint is with God, not with people. I have good reason to be so impatient.
"How you have helped the powerless! How you have saved the weak!
"LORD, remind me how brief my time on earth will be. Remind me that my days are numbered--how fleeting my life is.
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