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" Oh that I might have my request; And that God would grant me the thing that I long for ! Even that it would please God to destroy me; That he would let loose his hand, and cut me off! "
The Orthodox churchman's magazine; or, A Treasury of divine and useful knowledge - Page 230
1808
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Suffering and Hope: The Biblical Vision and the Human Predicament

Johan Christiaan Beker - 1994 - 132 pages
...that I might have my request, and that God would grant my desire; that it would please God to crush me, that he would let loose his hand and cut me off. (6:8-9) My days are swifter than a weaver's shuttle, and come to their end without hope. (7:6) In a...
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Sermons by John Kershaw: with a short biography by B. A. Ramsbottom

John Kershaw - 1995 - 296 pages
...of his birth! He says many strange things: "My soul chooseth strangling, and death rather than life; even that it would please God to destroy me; that he would let loose his hand, and cut me off." Poor, afflicted Job was not one of those who tell us it is nothing short of blasphemy to say that the...
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The Queen of the Prisons of Greece

Osman Lins - 1995 - 186 pages
...other quote from the same text with which Julia Marquezim Enone announces her story "Oh that I might have my request; and that God would grant me the thing that I long for!" (6:8) referred to Maria de France's struggle, mirroring Job's trials. But perhaps there's a less...
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The Task of Old Testament Theology: Substance, Method, and Cases : Essays

Rolf P. Knierim - 1995 - 603 pages
...that I might have my request, and that God would grant my desire; that it would please God to crush me, that he would let loose his hand and cut me off" (Job 6:8). Moreover, the entire history of Israel pays witness to fading hopes. Even more pressing...
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Holiness in Words: Abraham Joshua Heschel's Poetics of Piety

Edward K. Kaplan, Professor of French and Comparative Literature Edward K Kaplan - 1996 - 213 pages
...bear. And yet, in spite of anguish, in spite of terror, we are never overcome with ultimate dismay. "Even that it would please God to destroy me; that...would let loose His hand and cut me off, then should 1 yet have comfort, yea, I would exult even in my pain; let Him not spare me, for I have not denied...
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Suffering and the Remedy of Art

Harold Schweizer - 1997 - 215 pages
...greatly feared is come upon me, and that which I was afraid of is come unto me" (3:25); desire for death: "Even that it would please God to destroy me; that he would let loose his hand, and cut me off!" (6:9); self-disgust: "My flesh is clothed with worms and clods of dust; my skin is broken, and become...
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Cambridge Translations of Renaissance Philosophical Texts: Moral and ...

Jill Kraye - 1997 - 300 pages
...greater ones, in the following words of chapter 6[:9- 10]: 'Even that it would please God to crush me; that he would let loose his hand, and cut me off! Then should 1 yet have comfort; yea, 1 would exult in pain that spareth not.' Epictetus translated these brave...
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Unanswered Prayer

G. D. Buss - 1998 - 63 pages
...need to be kept and to be guided in our prayers. So also it was with Job, when he said, "Oh that I might have my request; and that God would grant me the thing that I long for" (Job 6. 8). But what was Job's request? Was it for the honour and glory of God? Was it for the good...
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Driven to the Edge: A Biblical Examination of Suicide

Randy Raynes - 1999 - 144 pages
...end this way. He had not done anything that warranted such treatment. Look at Job's grief: "Oh that I might have my request; and that God would grant me...loose his hand, and cut me off! "Then should I yet have comfort; yea, I would harden myself in sorrow: let him not spare; for I have not concealed the...
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The Wisdom of the Torah

Dagobert D. Runes - 2001 - 300 pages
...in the white of an egg? The things that my soul refused to touch are as my sorrowful meat. O that I might have my request; and that God would grant me...loose his hand, and cut me off! Then should I yet have comfort; yea, I would harden myself in sorrow: let him not spare; for I have not concealed the...
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