Job 6:11

“What is my strength, that I should hope? and what is mine end, that I should prolong my life?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

What is my strength, that I should hope? and what is mine ende, that I should prolong my life?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"What is my strength, that I should wait? And what is my end, that I should endure?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

What is my strength, that I should wait? And what is mine end, that I should be patient?
- American Standard Version (1901)

Have I strength to go on waiting, or have I any end to be looking forward to?
- Basic English Bible

What is my strength, that I should hope? and what is mine end, that I should have patience?
- Darby Bible

What is my strength, that I should hope? and what is my end, that I should prolong my life?
- Webster's Bible

What is my strength, that I should wait? What is my end, that I should be patient?
- World English Bible

What [is] my power that I should hope? And what mine end That I should prolong my life?
- Youngs Literal Bible

What is my strength, that I should wait? and what is mine end, that I should be patient?
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Job 6:11


6:11 Strength - My strength is so spent, that it is vain for me to hope for such restitution as thou hast promised me, chap.#5:22|. End - What is death to me? It is not terrible, but comfortable. That - Then why should I desire to prolong my life. But as desirous of death as Job was, yet he never offered to put an end to his own life. Such a thought will never be entertained by any, that have the least regard to the law of God and nature. How uneasy soever the soul's confinement in the body may be, it must by no means break the prison, but wait for a fair discharge.


Discussion for Job 6

  • Eva
    Job concern was keeping the faith in God beside of what he was going through, he didn 't want to fail God no matter what.
  • James williams for verse 8
    My prayers and the thing that I long for is already done according to his word read mark 11:24 don "t pray the problem pray what you desire
  • David
    Job is honest. That is all. He is not making false accusations. even though the odds are against him.
  • David moses for verse 4
    The blessin ' of the lord adds no sarrow
  • ED
    there is wisdom in ever thing JOB said however i have not seen anyone coment on verce 24 this applys to all of us even me .also every one speeks what they believe .and not what JOB said .JOB was a profet and he was taught by his creater
  • Fl
    I want to know more of His Word, most times Mathew Henry's commentary is difficult to understand. May I suggest he uses simpler words, no offense. Thank you

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