10 I said in the [a]cutting off of my days, I shall go to the gates of the grave: I am deprived of the residue of my years.

11 I said, [b]I shall not see the Lord, even the Lord in the land of the living: I shall see man no more among the inhabitants of the world.

12 Mine habitation is departed, and is removed from me, like a shepherd’s tent: I [c]have cut off like a weaver my life: he will cut me off from the height: from day [d]to night, thou wilt make an end of me.

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 38:10 At what time it was told me, that I should die.
  2. Isaiah 38:11 I shall no more praise the Lord here in this Temple among the faithful: thus God suffereth his dearest children to want his consolation for a time, that his grace afterward may the more appear when they feel their own weakness.
  3. Isaiah 38:12 By my sin I have provoked God to take my life from me.
  4. Isaiah 38:12 That is, in one day, or shortly.