Job 9:27
Contemporary English Version
Sometimes I try to be cheerful and to stop complaining,

Douay-Rheims Bible
If I say: I will not speak so: I change my face, and am tormented with sorrow.

New American Bible
If I say: I will forget my complaining, I will lay aside my sadness and be of good cheer,

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

If I say: I will not speak so: I change my face, and am tormented with sorrow.

Job 7:13 If I say: My bed shall comfort me, and I shall be relieved, speaking with myself on my couch:

Psalm 77:2,3 In the days of my trouble I sought God, with my hands lifted up to him in the night, and I was not deceived. My soul refused to be comforted: . . .

Jeremiah 8:18 My sorrow is above sorrow, my heart mourneth within me.

Context
Job: How Can I Argue with God?
26They have passed by as ships carrying fruits, as an eagle flying to the prey. 27If I say: I will not speak so: I change my face, and am tormented with sorrow.28I feared all my works, knowing that thou didst not spare the offender.…
Cross References
Job 7:11
Wherefore, I will not spare my mouth, I will speak in the affliction of my spirit: I will talk with the bitterness of my soul.

Job 16:6
I would strengthen you with my mouth, and would move my lips, as sparing you.

Psalm 55:2
Be attentive to me and hear me. I am grieved in my exercise; and am troubled,

Additional Translations
If I say, ‘I will forget my complaint, I will change my expression, and smile,’If I say, I will forget my complaint, I will leave off my heaviness, and comfort myself:

If I say, I will forget my complaint, I will put off my'sad countenance, and be of good cheer;

And if I should say, I will forget to speak, I will bow down my face and groan;

If I say, I will forget my complaint, I will leave off my [sad] countenance, and brighten up,

If I say, I will forget my complaint, I will put off my sad countenance, and be of good cheer:

If I say, I will forget my complaint, I will leave off my heaviness, and comfort myself:

If I say, 'I will forget my complaint, I will put off my sad face, and cheer up;'

Though I say, 'I forget my talking, I forsake my corner, and I brighten up!'
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