New Living Translation
For the Almighty has struck me down with his arrows. Their poison infects my spirit. God's terrors are lined up against me.
King James Bible
For the arrows of the Almighty are within me, the poison whereof drinketh up my spirit: the terrors of God do set themselves in array against me.
Darby Bible Translation
For the arrows of the Almighty are within me, their poison drinketh up my spirit: the terrors of +God are arrayed against me.
World English Bible
For the arrows of the Almighty are within me. My spirit drinks up their poison. The terrors of God set themselves in array against me.
Young's Literal Translation
For arrows of the Mighty are with me, Whose poison is drinking up my spirit. Terrors of God array themselves for me!
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
6:4 Arrows - So he fitly calls his afflictions, because, like arrows, they came upon him swiftly and suddenly one after another, immediately shot by God into his spirit. Poison - Implying that these arrows were more keen than ordinary, being dipped in God's wrath, as the barbarous nations used to dip their arrows in poison, that they might not only pierce, but burn up and consume the vital parts. Drinketh - Exhausteth and consumeth my soul. In array - They are like a numerous army, who invade me on every side. This was the sorest part of his calamity, wherein he was an eminent type of Christ, who complained most of the sufferings of his soul. Now is my soul troubled. My soul is exceeding sorrowful. My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? Indeed trouble of mind is the sorest trouble. A wounded spirit who can bear.
'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. "
"Don't call me Naomi," she responded. "Instead, call me Mara, for the Almighty has made life very bitter for me.
and now his archers surround me. His arrows pierce me without mercy. The ground is wet with my blood.
They will suck the poison of cobras. The viper will kill them.
Let them see their destruction with their own eyes. Let them drink deeply of the anger of the Almighty.
I live in terror now. My honor has blown away in the wind, and my prosperity has vanished like a cloud.
I am innocent, but they call me a liar. My suffering is incurable, though I have not sinned.'
Your arrows have struck deep, and your blows are crushing me.
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