Your eyes did see my substance, being yet unformed; and in your book they were all written, the days fashioned for me, when as yet there were none of them.
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George Leo Haydock
My imperfect being, viz., When I was as yet but an embryo, in my mother's womb; and even then, in the book of thy knowledge, all the parts and members of my body were exactly set down; which by succession of days were formed, and brought to perfection; and no one of them but what was fashioned by thee. (Challoner)
Or none shall return from the grave, nemo in eis. (Berthier)
No man can form the body, Job x. 8. (Worthington)
None of these days, (Haydock) or men, shall escape thee, (Calmet) or "live for ever. "(Syriac)
The embryo is formed successively, but nothing yet appears of what it shall be. (Petau)
Protestants, "in thy book all my members (marginal note: all of them) were written, which in continuance were fashioned, (marginal note: or what days they should be fashioned) when as yet there was none of them. "(Haydock)
Imperfect. Chaldean, "body. "Syriac, "reward. "
Book here alludes to the list of the living, kept by God, (Exodus xxxii. 32.) or to the decree of predestination, Philippians iv. 3. (Calmet)
Our first and last state are both horrible, (Haydock) so that hardly any vestiges of man can be discovered. (Berthier)
We shall find ourselves entire only in eternity, if we have spent our days well. (Haydock)