Then I said, I have labored in vain, I have spent my strength for nothing, and in vain: yet surely my judgment is with the LORD…
These prophetic sayings go to Christ, not outside of and separate from man's struggle, but in and through it. As all true Christians are living over again, in an imperfect way, the details of Christ's own experience, so were all true godly men, before His coming, feeling their way into it, being guided by Christ's spirit, and having the throb of His life, which is the life of God, already palpitating in their bosoms.
(J. Ker, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Then I said, I have laboured in vain, I have spent my strength for nought, and in vain: yet surely my judgment is with the LORD, and my work with my God.