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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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A translation and commentary of the Book of psalms, by A.F ..., Volume 107

Friedrich August G. Tholuck - 1856
...earthly existence and to desire death. So Job exclaimed in his deepest wretchedness, .' Oh, that I might have my request, and that God would grant me...destroy me : that he would let loose his hand and cut me off!"1 And Elias, "It is enough; now, O Lord, take away my life, for I am not better than my fathers.'.'2...
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The Inquirer Directed to the Work of the Holy Spirit

Octavius Winslow - 1856 - 300 pages
...wrong in Job to ask the Lord that he might die. " Oh that I might have my request ! (are his words,) and that God would grant me the thing that I long...that he would let loose his hand, and cut me off." Job vi. 8, 9. It was an unwise and sinful petition, which the Lord in great mercy and wisdom, denied...
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The Book of Job: A Translation from the Original Hebrew on the Basis of the ...

Thomas Jefferson Conant - 1856 - 85 pages
...they are as food which I loathe. 0 that my request might come; that God would grant my longing: and that it would please God to destroy me; that he would let loose his hand, and cut me off. For it should still be my solace, yea I would exult, in pain that spares not, that I have not denied...
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The Torchlight: Or, Through the Wood

Harriet A. Hinsdale Oldcott - 1856 - 446 pages
...when he rose from a seat on which he had sat restlessly, and said, in a muttered tone : " ' Oh that I might have my request, and that God would grant me the thing that I long for.' " He had observed the preparation for the celebration of the Eucharist, but thought not that Jeanie...
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The book of Job, illustr. by J. Gilbert, Volume 18

Job (the patriarch) - 1857
...the white of an egg ? The things that my soul refused to touch Are as my sorrowful meat. 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...
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The Reader's Bible, a Narrative: Selections from the King James Version

Roland Mushat Frye - 1977 - 591 pages
...Oh that my grief were thoroughly weighed, And my calamity laid in the balances together! 8 Oh that I might have my request; And that God would grant me the thing that I long for! 9 Even that it would please God to destroy me; That he would let loose his hand, and cut me off! 14...
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Numbers

Walter Riggans - 1983 - 251 pages
...die at birth. . . ?" (Job 3:11). A little later he makes a plea "that it would please God to crush me, that he would let loose his hand and cut me off" (Job 6:9). Why? Because he would rather have that than have the world believe him to have been unfaithful...
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Job

John C. L. Gibson - 1985 - 284 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! '"This would be my consolation; I would even exult in pain unsparing; for I have not denied the words...
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The Tunnel Thru the Air, Or, Looking Back from 1940

W. D. Gann - 1987 - 418 pages
...troubled and discouraged, but had not lost hope. He opened his Bible and read Job 6:8: "Oh that I might have my request, and that God would grant me the thing that I long for!" Robert knew that he longed for Marie and believed that if he had faith God would answer his prayers....
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Liberal Education and the Canon: Five Great Texts Speak to Contemporary ...

Laura Christian Ford - 1994 - 293 pages
...are glad, when they can find the grave? (3.20-22) He wishes that God would end his life: Oh that I might have my request; and that God would grant me...that he would let loose his hand, and cut me off! (6.8-9) Still, Job does not actively consider suicide. When his wife earlier suggested that he curse...
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