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Job 19:10

    Job 19:10 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    He hath destroyed me on every side, and I am gone: and mine hope hath he removed like a tree.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    He has destroyed me on every side, and I am gone: and my hope has he removed like a tree.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    He hath broken me down on every side, and I am gone; And my hope hath he plucked up like a tree.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    I am broken down by him on every side, and I am gone; my hope is uprooted like a tree.

    Webster's Revision

    He hath broken me down on every side, and I am gone; And my hope hath he plucked up like a tree.

    World English Bible

    He has broken me down on every side, and I am gone. My hope he has plucked up like a tree.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    He hath broken me down on every side, and I am gone: and mine hope hath he plucked up like a tree.

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 19:10

    Mine hope hath he removed like a tree - There is no more hope of my restoration to affluence, authority, and respect, than there is that a tree shall grow and flourish, whose roots are extracted from the earth. I am pulled up by the roots, withered, and gone.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 19:10

    He hath destroyed me on every side - He has left me nothing. The word which is used here is that which is commonly applied to which is used here is that which is commonly applied to destroying cities, towns, and houses. "Rosenmuller."

    And I am gone - That is, I am near death. I cannot recover myself.

    And mine hope hath he removed like a tree - A tree, which is plucked up by the roots, and which does not grow again. That is, his hopes of life and happiness, of an honored old age, and of a continuance of his prosperity, had been wholly destroyed. This does not refer to his "religious" hope - as the word hope is often used now - but to his desire of future comfort and prosperity in this life. It does not appear but that his religious hope, arising from confidence in God, remainned unaffected.

    Wesley's Notes on Job 19:10

    19:10 Every side - In all respects, my person, and family, and estate. Gone - I am a lost and dead man. Hope - All my hopes of the present life, but not of the life to come. Tree - Which being once plucked up by the roots, never grows again. Hope in this life is a perishing thing. But the hope of good men, when it is cut off from this world, is but removed like a tree, transplanted from this nursery to the garden of God.
    Book: Job