Job 10:9
New International Version
Remember that you molded me like clay. Will you now turn me to dust again?

New Living Translation
Remember that you made me from dust— will you turn me back to dust so soon?

English Standard Version
Remember that you have made me like clay; and will you return me to the dust?

Berean Study Bible
Please remember that You molded me like clay. Will You now return me to dust?

New American Standard Bible
'Remember now, that You have made me as clay; And would You turn me into dust again?

New King James Version
Remember, I pray, that You have made me like clay. And will You turn me into dust again?

King James Bible
Remember, I beseech thee, that thou hast made me as the clay; and wilt thou bring me into dust again?

Christian Standard Bible
Please remember that you formed me like clay. Will you now return me to dust?

Contemporary English Version
Remember that you molded me like a piece of clay. So don't turn me back into dust once again.

Good News Translation
Remember that you made me from clay; are you going to crush me back to dust?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Please remember that You formed me like clay. Will You now return me to dust?

International Standard Version
"'Please remember that you've made me like clay and you'll return me to dust.

NET Bible
Remember that you have made me as with the clay; will you return me to dust?

New Heart English Bible
Remember, I beg you, that you have fashioned me as clay. Will you bring me into dust again?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Please remember that you made me out of clay and that you will return me to the dust again.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Remember, I beseech Thee, that Thou hast fashioned me as clay; And wilt Thou bring me into dust again?

New American Standard 1977
‘Remember now, that Thou hast made me as clay; And wouldst Thou turn me into dust again?

Jubilee Bible 2000
Remember now that thou hast formed me as the clay; and wilt thou bring me into dust again?

King James 2000 Bible
Remember, I beseech you, that you have made me as the clay; and will you bring me into dust again?

American King James Version
Remember, I beseech you, that you have made me as the clay; and will you bring me into dust again?

American Standard Version
Remember, I beseech thee, that thou hast fashioned me as clay; And wilt thou bring me into dust again?

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Remember that thou hast made me as clay, and thou dost turn me again to earth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Remember, I beseech thee, that thou hast made me as the clay, and thou wilt bring me into dust again.

Darby Bible Translation
Remember, I beseech thee, that thou hast made me as clay, and wilt bring me into dust again.

English Revised Version
Remember, I beseech thee, that thou hast fashioned me as clay; and wilt thou bring me into dust again?

Webster's Bible Translation
Remember, I beseech thee, that thou hast made me as the clay; and wilt thou bring me into dust again?

World English Bible
Remember, I beg you, that you have fashioned me as clay. Will you bring me into dust again?

Young's Literal Translation
Remember, I pray Thee, That as clay Thou hast made me, And unto dust Thou dost bring me back.
Study Bible
Job's Plea to God
8Your hands shaped me and altogether formed me. Will You now turn and destroy me? 9Please remember that You molded me like clay. Will You now return me to dust? 10Did You not pour me out like milk, and curdle me like cheese?…
Cross References
2 Corinthians 4:7
Now we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this surpassingly great power is from God and not from us.

Job 4:19
how much more those who dwell in houses of clay, whose foundations are in the dust, who can be crushed like a moth!

Job 7:21
Why do You not pardon my transgression and take away my iniquity? For soon I will lie down in the dust; You will seek me, but I will be no more."

Job 10:10
Did You not pour me out like milk, and curdle me like cheese?

Job 33:6
I am just like you before God; I was also formed out of clay.

Job 34:15
all flesh would perish together and mankind would return to the dust.

Psalm 78:39
He remembered that they were but flesh, a passing breeze that does not return.

Psalm 89:47
Remember how short is my lifespan. For what futility You have created all men!

Psalm 104:29
When You hide Your face, they panic; when You take away their breath, they die and return to dust.

Treasury of Scripture

Remember, I beseech you, that you have made me as the clay; and will you bring me into dust again?

Remember

Job 7:7
O remember that my life is wind: mine eye shall no more see good.

Psalm 25:6,7,18
Remember, O LORD, thy tender mercies and thy lovingkindnesses; for they have been ever of old…

Psalm 89:47
Remember how short my time is: wherefore hast thou made all men in vain?

thou hast

Genesis 2:7
And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

Genesis 3:19
In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.

Isaiah 45:9
Woe unto him that striveth with his Maker! Let the potsherd strive with the potsherds of the earth. Shall the clay say to him that fashioneth it, What makest thou? or thy work, He hath no hands?

into dust again

Job 17:14
I have said to corruption, Thou art my father: to the worm, Thou art my mother, and my sister.

Psalm 22:15
My strength is dried up like a potsherd; and my tongue cleaveth to my jaws; and thou hast brought me into the dust of death.

Psalm 90:3
Thou turnest man to destruction; and sayest, Return, ye children of men.







Lexicon
Please
נָ֭א (nā)
Interjection
Strong's Hebrew 4994: I pray', 'now', 'then'

remember
זְכָר־ (zə·ḵār-)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2142: To mark, to remember, to mention, to be male

that
כִּי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

You molded
עֲשִׂיתָ֑נִי (‘ă·śî·ṯā·nî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person masculine singular | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 6213: To do, make

me like clay.
כַחֹ֣מֶר (ḵa·ḥō·mer)
Preposition-k, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2563: A bubbling up, of water, a wave, of earth, mire, clay, a heap, a chomer, dry measure

Will You now return
תְּשִׁיבֵֽנִי׃ (tə·šî·ḇê·nî)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - second person masculine singular | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 7725: To turn back, in, to retreat, again

me to
וְֽאֶל־ (wə·’el-)
Conjunctive waw | Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

dust?
עָפָ֥ר (‘ā·p̄ār)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6083: Dust, clay, earth, mud
(9) Into dust.--Comp. Psalm 22:15.

Verse 9. - Remember, I beseech thee, that thou hast made me as the clay; rather, that thou hast fashioned me as day; i.e. "Thou hast formed me, as a potter fashions a pot out of clay." This is scarcely a reference to Genesis 3:19, but rather an early use of what became a stock metaphor (comp. Isaiah 29:16; Isaiah 30:14:; 45:9; 64:8; Jeremiah 18:6; Romans 9:21-2.9, etc.). And wilt thou bring us into dust again? After having fashioned me out of clay into a human form, wilt thou undo thine own work, crumble me into powder, and make me mere dust once more? 10:8-13 Job seems to argue with God, as if he only formed and preserved him for misery. God made us, not we ourselves. How sad that those bodies should be instruments of unrighteousness, which are capable of being temples of the Holy Ghost! But the soul is the life, the soul is the man, and this is the gift of God. If we plead with ourselves as an inducement to duty, God made me and maintains me, we may plead as an argument for mercy, Thou hast made me, do thou new-make me; I am thine, save me.
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