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Job 6:13

    Job 6:13 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Is not my help in me? and is wisdom driven quite from me?

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Is not my help in me? and is wisdom driven quite from me?

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Is it not that I have no help in me, And that wisdom is driven quite from me?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    I have no help in myself, and wisdom is completely gone from me.

    Webster's Revision

    Is it not that I have no help in me, And that wisdom is driven quite from me?

    World English Bible

    Isn't it that I have no help in me, That wisdom is driven quite from me?

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Is it not that I have no help in me, and that effectual working is driven quite from me?

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 6:13

    Is not my help in me? - My help is all in myself; and, alas! that is perfect weakness: and my subsistence, תושיה tushiyah, all that is real, stable, and permanent, is driven quite from me. My friends have forsaken me, and I am abandoned to myself; my property is all taken away, and I have no resources left. I believe Job neither said, nor intended to say, as some interpreters have it, Reason is utterly driven from me. Surely there is no mark in this chapter of his being deranged, or at all impaired in his intellect.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 6:13

    Is not my help in me? - This would be better rendered in an affirmative manner, or as an exclamation. The interrogative form of the previous verses need not be continued in this. The sense is, "alas! there is no help in me!" That is, "I have no strength; I must give up under these sorrows in despair." So it is rendered by Jerome, Rosenmuller, Good, Noyes, and others.

    And is wisdom quite driven from me? - This, also, should be read as an affirmation, "deliverance is driven from me." The word rendered wisdom (תשׁיה tûshı̂yâh) means properly a setting upright; then help, deliverance; and then purpose, enterprise; see the notes at Job 5:12. Here it means that all hope of deliverance had fled, and that he was sinking in despair.

    Wesley's Notes on Job 6:13

    6:13 What, and c. - If my outward condition be helpless and hopeless? Have I therefore lost my understanding, cannot I judge whether it is more desirable for me to live or to die, whether I be an hypocrite or no, whether your words have truth and weight in them; whether you take the right method in dealing with me?
    Book: Job