New Living Translation
They count on it but are disappointed. When they arrive, their hopes are dashed.
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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
6:20 Hoped - They comforted themselves with the expectation of water. Ashamed - As having deceived themselves and others. We prepare confusion for ourselves, by our vain hopes: the reeds break under us, because we lean upon them.
'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. "
The nobles send servants to get water, but all the wells are dry. The servants return with empty pitchers, confused and desperate, covering their heads in grief.
Why then does my suffering continue? Why is my wound so incurable? Your help seems as uncertain as a seasonal brook, like a spring that has gone dry."
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