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I have no appetite for food like that, and everything I eat makes me sick.
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The things which before my soul would not touch, now, through anguish, are my meats.
as my sorrowful meat.
1 Kings 17:12 And she answered: As the Lord thy God liveth, I have no bread, but only a handful of meal in a pot, and a little oil in a cruise: behold I am gathering two sticks, that I may go in and dress it, for me and my son, that we may eat it and die.
1 Kings 22:27 And tell them: Thus saith the king: Put this man in prison, and feed him with bread of affliction, and water of distress till I return in peace.
Psalm 102:9 For I did eat ashes like bread, and mingled my drink with weeping.
Ezekiel 4:14,16 And I said: Ah, ah, ah, O Lord God, behold my soul hath not been defiled, and from my infancy even till now, I have not eaten any thing that died of itself, or was torn by beasts, and no unclean flesh hath entered into my mouth. . . .
Ezekiel 12:18,19 Son of man, eat thy bread in trouble and drink thy water in hurry and sorrow. . . .
Daniel 10:3 I ate no desirable bread, and neither flesh, nor wine, entered into my mouth, neither was I anointed with ointment: till the days of three weeks were accomplished.
ContextJob Replies: My Complaint is Just
…6Or can an unsavoury thing be eaten, that is not seasoned with salt? or can a man taste that which, when tasted, bringeth death? 7The things which before my soul would not touch, now, through anguish, are my meats.8Who will grant that my request may come: and that God may give me what I look for?…
Before I eat I sigh: and as overflowing waters, so is my roaring:
Or can an unsavoury thing be eaten, that is not seasoned with salt? or can a man taste that which, when tasted, bringeth death?
Who will grant that my request may come: and that God may give me what I look for?
Bread becometh abominable to him in his life, and to his soul the meat which before he desired.
Additional TranslationsMy soul refuses to touch them; they are loathsome food to me.The things that my soul refused to touch are as my sorrowful meat.
My soul refuseth to touch them ; They are as loathsome food to me.
For my wrath cannot cease; for I perceive my food as the smell of a lion to be loathsome.
What my soul refuseth to touch, that is as my loathsome food.
My soul refuseth to touch them; they are as loathsome meat to me.
The things that my soul refused to touch are as my sorrowful food.
My soul refuses to touch them. They are as loathsome food to me.
My soul is refusing to touch! They are as my sickening food.
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