Job 7:11
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English Standard Version
“Therefore I will not restrain my mouth; I will speak in the anguish of my spirit; I will complain in the bitterness of my soul.

King James Bible
Therefore I will not refrain my mouth; I will speak in the anguish of my spirit; I will complain in the bitterness of my soul.

American Standard Version
Therefore I will not refrain my mouth; I will speak in the anguish of my spirit; I will complain in the bitterness of my soul.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Wherefore I will not spare my month, I will speak in the affliction of my spirit: I will talk with the bitterness of my soul.

English Revised Version
Therefore I will not refrain my mouth; I will speak in the anguish of my spirit; I will complain in the bitterness of my soul.

Webster's Bible Translation
Therefore I will not restrain my mouth; I will speak in the anguish of my spirit; I will complain in the bitterness of my soul.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

4 If I lie down, I:think:

When shall I arise and the evening break away?

And I become weary with tossing to and fro unto the morning dawn.

5 My flesh is clothed with worms and clods of earth;

My skin heals up to fester again.

6 My days are swifter than a weaver's shuttle,

And vanish without hope.

Most modern commentators take מדּד as Piel from מדד: the night is extended (Renan: la nuit se prolonge), which is possible; comp. Ges. 52, 2. But the metre suggests another rendering: מדּד constr. of מדּד from נדד, to flee away: and when fleeing away of the evening. The night is described by its commencement, the late evening, to make the long interval of the sleeplessness and restlessness of the invalid prominent. In נדדים and מדד there is a play of words (Ebrard). רמּה, worms, in reference to the putrifying ulcers; and גּוּשׁ (with זעירא )ג, clod of earth, from the cracked, scaly, earth-coloured skin of one suffering with elephantiasis. The praett. are used of that which is past and still always present, the futt. consec. of that which follows in and with the other. The skin heals, רגע (which we render with Ges., Ew., contrahere se); the result is that it becomes moist again. ימּאס, according to Ges. 67, rem. 4 equals ימּס, Psalm 58:8. His days pass swiftly away; the result is that they come to an end without any hope whatever. ארג is like κερκίς, radius, a weaver's shuttle, by means of which the weft is shot between the threads of the warp as they are drawn up and down. His days pass as swiftly by as the little shuttle passes backwards and forwards in the warp.

Next follows a prayer to God for the termination of his pain, since there is no second life after the present, and consequently also the possibility of requital ceases with death.

Job 7:11 Parallel Commentaries

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I will not.

Job 6:26 Do you imagine to reprove words, and the speeches of one that is desperate, which are as wind?

Job 10:1 My soul is weary of my life; I will leave my complaint on myself; I will speak in the bitterness of my soul.

Job 13:13 Hold your peace, let me alone, that I may speak, and let come on me what will.

Job 16:6 Though I speak, my grief is not assuaged: and though I forbear, what am I eased?

Job 21:3 Suffer me that I may speak; and after that I have spoken, mock on.

Psalm 39:3 My heart was hot within me, while I was musing the fire burned: then spoke I with my tongue,

Psalm 40:9 I have preached righteousness in the great congregation: see, I have not refrained my lips, O LORD, you know.

the anguish.

Genesis 42:21 And they said one to another, We are truly guilty concerning our brother, in that we saw the anguish of his soul, when he sought us...

2 Kings 4:27,28 And when she came to the man of God to the hill, she caught him by the feet: but Gehazi came near to thrust her away...

Matthew 26:37,38 And he took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be sorrowful and very heavy...

Luke 22:44 And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground.

2 Corinthians 2:4 For out of much affliction and anguish of heart I wrote to you with many tears; not that you should be grieved...

the bitterness.

Job 10:15 If I be wicked, woe to me; and if I be righteous, yet will I not lift up my head. I am full of confusion...

Job 21:25 And another dies in the bitterness of his soul, and never eats with pleasure.

1 Samuel 1:10 And she was in bitterness of soul, and prayed to the LORD, and wept sore.

Isaiah 38:15,17 What shall I say? he has both spoken to me, and himself has done it: I shall go softly all my years in the bitterness of my soul...

Cross References
Job 9:27
If I say, 'I will forget my complaint, I will put off my sad face, and be of good cheer,'

Job 10:1
"I loathe my life; I will give free utterance to my complaint; I will speak in the bitterness of my soul.

Job 21:4
As for me, is my complaint against man? Why should I not be impatient?

Job 23:2
"Today also my complaint is bitter; my hand is heavy on account of my groaning.

Psalm 40:9
I have told the glad news of deliverance in the great congregation; behold, I have not restrained my lips, as you know, O LORD.

Isaiah 38:15
What shall I say? For he has spoken to me, and he himself has done it. I walk slowly all my years because of the bitterness of my soul.

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