13 Is not my help in me? and is wisdom driven quite from me?
13 Do I have any power to help myself, now that success has been driven from me?
13 Have I any help in me, when resource is driven from me?
13 Do you think I can pull myself up by my bootstraps? Why, I don't even have any boots! My So-Called Friends
13 Is my help not within me? And is success driven from me?
13 No, I am utterly helpless, without any chance of success.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Job 6:13
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.