New Living Translation
If I have sinned, what have I done to you, O watcher of all humanity? Why make me your target? Am I a burden to you?
King James Bible
I have sinned; what shall I do unto thee, O thou preserver of men? why hast thou set me as a mark against thee, so that I am a burden to myself?
Darby Bible Translation
Have I sinned, what do I unto thee, thou Observer of men? Why hast thou set me as an object of assault for thee, so that I am become a burden to myself?
World English Bible
If I have sinned, what do I do to you, you watcher of men? Why have you set me as a mark for you, so that I am a burden to myself?
Young's Literal Translation
I have sinned, what do I to Thee, O watcher of man? Why hast Thou set me for a mark to Thee, And I am for a burden to myself -- and what?
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
7:20 Sinned - Although I am free from those crying sins, for which my friends suppose thou hast sent this judgment upon me, yet, I freely confess I am a sinner, and therefore obnoxious to thy justice. What, and c. - To satisfy thy justice, or regain thy favour? Who dost know and diligently observe all mens inward motions, and outward actions; and therefore, if thou shalt be severe to mark mine iniquities, I have not what to say or do unto thee. My case is singular, none is shot at as I am.
LibraryWhether the Souls who are in Heaven or Hell are Able to Go from Thence?
Objection 1: It would seem that the souls in heaven or hell are unable to go from thence. For Augustine says (De Cura pro Mort. xiii): "If the souls of the dead took any part in the affairs of the living, to say nothing of others, there is myself whom not for a single night would my loving mother fail to visit since she followed me by land and sea in order to abide with me": and from this he concludes that the souls of the departed do not mingle in the affairs of the living. But they would be able …
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica
Of the Lack of all Comfort
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was to watch me, and if I sinned, you would not forgive my guilt.
"I was living quietly until he shattered me. He took me by the neck and broke me in pieces. Then he set me up as his target,
For you also ask, 'What's in it for me? What's the use of living a righteous life?'
If you sin, how does that affect God? Even if you sin again and again, what effect will it have on him?
Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains, your justice like the ocean depths. You care for people and animals alike, O LORD.
He has drawn his bow and made me the target for his arrows.
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