New Living Translation
You have driven my friends away by making me repulsive to them. I am in a trap with no way of escape.
King James Bible
Thou hast put away mine acquaintance far from me; thou hast made me an abomination unto them: I am shut up, and I cannot come forth.
Darby Bible Translation
Thou hast put my familiar friends far from me; thou hast made me an abomination unto them: I am shut up, and I cannot come forth.
World English Bible
You have taken my friends from me. You have made me an abomination to them. I am confined, and I can't escape.
Young's Literal Translation
Thou hast put mine acquaintance far from me, Thou hast made me an abomination to them, Shut up -- I go not forth.
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LibraryHow is Christ, as the Life, to be Applied by a Soul that Misseth God's Favour and Countenance.
The sixth case, that we shall speak a little to, is a deadness, occasioned by the Lord's hiding of himself, who is their life, and "the fountain of life," Ps. xxxvi. 9, and "whose loving-kindness is better than life," Ps. lxiii. 3, and "in whose favour is their life," Ps. xxx. 5. A case, which the frequent complaints of the saints manifest to be rife enough, concerning which we shall, 1. Shew some of the consequences of the Lord's hiding his face, whereby the soul's case will appear. 2. Shew the …
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Why is life given to those with no future, those God has surrounded with difficulties?
"My relatives stay far away, and my friends have turned against me.
My close friends detest me. Those I loved have turned against me.
They despise me and won't come near me, except to spit in my face.
I am scorned by all my enemies and despised by my neighbors--even my friends are afraid to come near me. When they see me on the street, they run the other way.
You have taken away my companions and loved ones. Darkness is my closest friend.
I look for someone to come and help me, but no one gives me a passing thought! No one will help me; no one cares a bit what happens to me.
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