Job 8:9

“(For we are but of yesterday, and know nothing, because our days upon earth are a shadow:)”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

(For we are but of yesterday, and know nothing, because our dayes vpon earth are a shadow.)
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"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.


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