11 What is my strength, that I should hope? and what is mine end, that I should prolong my life?
11 "What strength do I have, that I should still hope? What prospects, that I should be patient?
11 What is my strength, that I should wait? And what is my end, that I should be patient?
11 Where's the strength to keep my hopes up? What future do I have to keep me going?
11 "What strength do I have, that I should hope? And what is my end, that I should prolong my life?
11 But I don't have the strength to endure. I have nothing to live for.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Job 6:11
Commentary on Job 6:8-13
(Read Job 6:8-13)
Job had desired death as the happy end of his miseries. For this, Eliphaz had reproved him, but he asks for it again with more vehemence than before. It was very rash to speak thus of God destroying him. Who, for one hour, could endure the wrath of the Almighty, if he let loose his hand against him? Let us rather say with David, O spare me a little. Job grounds his comfort upon the testimony of his conscience, that he had been, in some degree, serviceable to the glory of God. Those who have grace in them, who have the evidence of it, and have it in exercise, have wisdom in them, which will be their help in the worst of times.