9 Even that it would please God to destroy me; that he would let loose his hand, and cut me off!
9 that God would be willing to crush me, to let loose his hand and cut off my life!
9 that it would please God to crush me, that he would let loose his hand and cut me off!
9 Let God step on me - squash me like a bug, and be done with me for good.
9 That it would please God to crush me, That He would loose His hand and cut me off!
9 I wish he would crush me. I wish he would reach out his hand and kill me.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Job 6:9
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.