Job 2:8
Good News Translation
Job went and sat by the garbage dump and took a piece of broken pottery to scrape his sores.

Contemporary English Version
Then Job sat on the ash-heap to show his sorrow. And while he was scraping his sores with a broken piece of pottery,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he took a potsherd and scraped the corrupt matter, sitting on a dunghill.

New American Bible
He took a potsherd to scrape himself, as he sat among the ashes.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And he took a potsherd and scraped the corrupt matter, sitting on a dunghill.

took him.

Job 19:14-17 My kinsmen have forsaken me, and they that knew me, have forgotten me. . . .

Psalm 38:5,7 My sores are putrefied and corrupted, because of my foolishness. . . .

Luke 16:20,21 And there was a certain beggar, named Lazarus, who lay at his gate, full of sores, . . .

he sat.

Job 42:6 Therefore I reprehend myself, and do penance in dust and ashes.

2 Samuel 13:19 And she put ashes on her head, and rent her long robe and laid her hands upon her head, and went on crying.

Isaiah 61:3 To appoint to the mourners of Sion, and to give them a crown for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, a garment of praise for the spirit of grief: and they shall be called in it the mighty ones of justice, the planting of the Lord to glorify him.

Ezekiel 27:30 And they shall mourn over thee with a loud voice and shall cry bitterly: and they shall cast up dust upon their heads and shall be sprinkled with ashes.

Jonah 3:6 And the men of Ninive believed in God: and they proclaimed a fast, and put on sackcloth from the greatest to the least.

Matthew 11:21 Woe thee, Corozain, woe to thee, Bethsaida: for if in Tyre and Sidon had been wrought the miracles that have been wrought in you, they had long ago done penance in sackcloth and ashes.

Context
Job Loses His Health
7So Satan went forth from the presence of the Lord, and struck Job with a very grievous ulcer, from the sole of the foot even to the top of his head: 8And he took a potsherd and scraped the corrupt matter, sitting on a dunghill.9And his wife said to him: Dost thou still continue in thy simplicity? bless God and die.…
Cross References
Job 2:9
And his wife said to him: Dost thou still continue in thy simplicity? bless God and die.

Job 42:6
Therefore I reprehend myself, and do penance in dust and ashes.

Jeremiah 6:26
Gird thee with sackcloth, O daughter of my people, and sprinkle thee with ashes: make thee mourning as for an only son, a bitter lamentation, because the destroyer shall suddenly come upon us.

Ezekiel 27:30
And they shall mourn over thee with a loud voice and shall cry bitterly: and they shall cast up dust upon their heads and shall be sprinkled with ashes.

Jonah 3:6
And the men of Ninive believed in God: and they proclaimed a fast, and put on sackcloth from the greatest to the least.

Additional Translations
And Job took a piece of broken pottery to scrape himself as he sat among the ashes.And he took him a potsherd to scrape himself with; and he sat down among the ashes.

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

And he took a potsherd to scrape away the discharge, and sat upon a dung-heap outside the city.

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

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

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

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

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