Job 8:9

“(For we are but of yesterday, and know nothing, because our dayes vpon earth are a shadow.)”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




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Other Translations

(For we [are but of] yesterday, and know nothing, because our days upon earth [are] a shadow:)
- King James Version

"For we are {only} of yesterday and know nothing, Because our days on earth are as a shadow.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

(For we are but of yesterday, and know nothing, Because our days upon earth are a shadow);
- American Standard Version (1901)

(For we are but of yesterday, and have no knowledge, because our days on earth are gone like a shade:)
- Basic English Bible

For we are [but] of yesterday, and know nothing, for our days upon earth are a shadow.
- Darby Bible

(For we are but of yesterday, and know nothing, because our days upon earth are a shadow:)
- Webster's Bible

(For we are but of yesterday, and know nothing, because our days on earth are a shadow.)
- World English Bible

(For of yesterday we [are], and we know not, For a shadow [are] our days on earth.)
- Youngs Literal Bible

For we are but of yesterday, and know nothing, because our days upon earth are a shadow--
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Job 8:9


8:9 We, &c. - But lately born, and therefore have but little knowledge and experience. We live not so long as they did, to make observations on the methods of Divine Providence.


Discussion for Job 8

  • Vanessa
    Not once did Job think he was caught in the snare of the fowler, that he was trying his faith, lesson to be learned here
  • Vanessa
    Job was enjoying his self pitying, again he lost everything and groaned about it all, he forgot about the mercy and the love God has for a righteous man, instead of praying for guidance and mercy, he was begging to die, he forgot the love he had for God, we all go through many rough things in our lives but we need to remember God is for us not against us, pray always with a earnest heart
  • Eric
    Job's "friends" are judging him unrighteously. They are assuming that Job has committed some terrible sin, that he does not pray, or live a righteous life. How many times do we judge/accuse our friends or church brothers and sister wrongly?? John 7:24 "judge righteous judgment". One's circumstances are not how we should judge.
  • Irene123
    To ME one year ago - It wasn't done for Job or satan's benefit - but ours. The whole Bible is for our benefit.
  • Anne
    Job is being encouraged not to lose hope but to trust in God who is Just and will bring him to an expected end.
  • Pastor Ndingi joseph
    Thank God for the devil he is our springboard to higher increase. The only thing that starts from up to down is the grave. Little beginning is processing time and God does not by pass process for progress

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