New Living Translation
But I cried to him, "O my God, who lives forever, don't take my life while I am so young!
King James Bible
I said, O my God, take me not away in the midst of my days: thy years are throughout all generations.
Darby Bible Translation
I said, My �God, take me not away in the midst of my days! ... Thy years are from generation to generation.
World English Bible
I said, "My God, don't take me away in the midst of my days. Your years are throughout all generations.
Young's Literal Translation
I say, 'My God, take me not up in the midst of my days,' Through all generations are Thine years.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
102:24 I said - Do not wholly destroy thy people Israel. In the midst - Before they come to a full possession of thy promises and especially of that fundamental promise of the Messiah. Thy years - Though we die, yet thou art the everlasting God.
LibraryNotes on the Fourth Century
Page 238. Med. 1. In the wording of this meditation, and of several other passages in the Fourth Century, it seems as though Traherne is speaking not of himself, but of, a friend and teacher of his. He did this, no doubt, in order that he might not lay himself open to the charge of over-egotism. Yet that he is throughout relating his own experiences is proved by the fact that this Meditation, as first written, contains passages which the author afterwards marked for omission. In its original form …
Thomas Traherne—Centuries of Meditations
The Nature of Justification
Notes on the Third Century
After the Scripture.
"Look, God is greater than we can understand. His years cannot be counted.
Leave me alone so I can smile again before I am gone and exist no more.
Before the mountains were born, before you gave birth to the earth and the world, from beginning to end, you are God.
But you, O LORD, will sit on your throne forever. Your fame will endure to every generation.
I said, "In the prime of my life, must I now enter the place of the dead? Am I to be robbed of the rest of my years?"
"After this time had passed, I, Nebuchadnezzar, looked up to heaven. My sanity returned, and I praised and worshiped the Most High and honored the one who lives forever. His rule is everlasting, and his kingdom is eternal.
O LORD my God, my Holy One, you who are eternal--surely you do not plan to wipe us out? O LORD, our Rock, you have sent these Babylonians to correct us, to punish us for our many sins.
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