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Job 2:8

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And he took him a potsherd to scrape himself withal; and he sat down among the ashes.


- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition

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Other Translations of Job 2:8

And hee tooke him a potsheard to scrape himselfe withall; and hee sate downe among the ashes.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And he took a potsherd to scrape himself while he was sitting among the ashes.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he took him a potsherd to scrape himself therewith; and he sat among the ashes.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he took a broken bit of a pot, and, seated in the dust, was rubbing himself with the sharp edge of it.
- Basic English Bible

And he took a potsherd to scrape himself with; and he sat among the ashes.
- Darby Bible

And he took him a potsherd to scrape himself with it; and he sat down among the ashes.
- Webster's Bible

He took for himself a potsherd to scrape himself with, and he sat among the ashes.
- World English Bible

And he taketh to him a potsherd to scrape himself with it, and he is sitting in the midst of the ashes.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And he took him a potsherd to scrape himself therewith; and he sat among the ashes.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

 

Wesley's Notes for Job 2:8

2:8 Scrape - This he did not with soft linen clothes, either because he had not now a sufficient quantity of them; or because therein he must have had the help of others who abhorred to come near him. Nor with his own hands or fingers, which were also ulcerous, and so unfit for that use; but with potsherds, either because they were next at hand, and ready for his present use; or in token of his deep humiliation under God's hand, which made him decline all things that favoured of tenderness and delicacy. Heb. in dust or ashes, as mourners used to do. If God lay him among the ashes, there he will contentedly sit down. A low spirit becomes low circumstances, and will help to reconcile us to them.

 

Comments for Job 2:8

Shay's comment on 2014-08-11 15:15:40:

Deep misery and affliction are figuratively linked with the eating of ashes and afflicted Job sat in among the ashes.

 

Jacob's comment on 2013-12-15 04:10:13:

we should always take the right way how job did . let job the perfect man be our example.[job1:1]

 


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