11 My days are past, my purposes are broken off, even the thoughts [1] of my heart.

Other Translations of Job 17:11

New International Version

11 My days have passed, my plans are shattered. Yet the desires of my heart

English Standard Version

11 My days are past; my plans are broken off, the desires of my heart.

The Message

11 My life's about over. All my plans are smashed, all my hopes are snuffed out -

New King James Version

11 My days are past, My purposes are broken off, Even the thoughts of my heart.

New Living Translation

11 My days are over. My hopes have disappeared. My heart's desires are broken.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Job 17:11

Commentary on Job 17:10-16

(Read Job 17:10-16)

Job's friends had pretended to comfort him with the hope of his return to a prosperous estate; he here shows that those do not go wisely about the work of comforting the afflicted, who fetch their comforts from the possibility of recovery in this world. It is our wisdom to comfort ourselves, and others, in distress, with that which will not fail; the promise of God, his love and grace, and a well-grounded hope of eternal life. See how Job reconciles himself to the grave. Let this make believers willing to die; it is but going to bed; they are weary, and it is time that they were in their beds. Why should not they go willingly when their Father calls them? Let us remember our bodies are allied to corruption, the worm and the dust; and let us seek for that lively hope which shall be fulfilled, when the hope of the wicked shall be put out in darkness; that when our bodies are in the grave, our souls may enjoy the rest reserved for the people of God.