New Living Translation
Why not just forgive my sin and take away my guilt? For soon I will lie down in the dust and die. When you look for me, I will be gone."
King James Bible
And why dost thou not pardon my transgression, and take away mine iniquity? for now shall I sleep in the dust; and thou shalt seek me in the morning, but I shall not be.
Darby Bible Translation
And why dost not thou forgive my transgression and take away mine iniquity? for now shall I lie down in the dust, and thou shalt seek me early, and I shall not be.
World English Bible
Why do you not pardon my disobedience, and take away my iniquity? For now shall I lie down in the dust. You will seek me diligently, but I shall not be."
Young's Literal Translation
Thou dost not take away my transgression, And cause to pass away mine iniquity, Because now, for dust I lie down: And Thou hast sought me -- and I am not!
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
7:21 Pardon - Seeing thou art so gracious to others, why may not I hope for the same favour from thee? Dust - If thou dost not speedily help me, it will be too late. But I shall not be - It will be to late to shew me favour.
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
And what Members of the Holy Body, which is the Church...
Had I died at birth, I would now be at peace. I would be asleep and at rest.
You see me now, but not for long. You will look for me, but I will be gone.
Then Bildad the Shuhite replied to Job:
I would still dread all the pain, for I know you will not find me innocent, O God.
Remember that you made me from dust--will you turn me back to dust so soon?
was to watch me, and if I sinned, you would not forgive my guilt.
Who can argue with me over this? And if you prove me wrong, I will remain silent and die.
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