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Those who are sick lose their appetites, and even the finest food looks revolting.
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Bread becometh abominable to him in his life, and to his soul the meat which before he desired.
Psalm 107:17,18 He took them out of the way of their iniquity: for they were brought low for their injustices. . . .
Genesis 3:6 And the woman saw that the tree was good to eat, and fair to the eyes, and delightful to behold: and she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave to her husband, who did eat.
Jeremiah 3:19 But I said: How shall I put thee among the children, and give thee a lovely land, the goodly inheritance of the armies of the Gentiles? And I said: Thou shalt call me father and shalt not cease to walk after me.
Amos 5:11 Therefore because you robbed the poor, and took the choice prey from him: you shall build houses with square stone, and shall not dwell in them: you shall plant most delightful vineyards, and shall not drink the wine of them.
ContextElihu Rebukes Job
…19He rebuketh also by sorrow in the bed, and he maketh all his bones to wither. 20Bread becometh abominable to him in his life, and to his soul the meat which before he desired.21His flesh shall be consumed away, and his bones that were covered shall be made bare.…
Before I eat I sigh: and as overflowing waters, so is my roaring:
The things which before my soul would not touch, now, through anguish, are my meats.
I am smitten as grass, and my heart is withered: because I forgot to eat my bread.
Their soul abhorred all manner of meat: and they drew nigh even to the gates of death.
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