Job 14:22
New International Version
They feel but the pain of their own bodies and mourn only for themselves.”

New Living Translation
They suffer painfully; their life is full of trouble.”

English Standard Version
He feels only the pain of his own body, and he mourns only for himself.”

Berean Study Bible
He feels only the pain of his own body and mourns only for himself.”

King James Bible
But his flesh upon him shall have pain, and his soul within him shall mourn.

New King James Version
But his flesh will be in pain over it, And his soul will mourn over it.”

New American Standard Bible
“However, his body pains him, And his soul mourns for himself.”

NASB 1995
“But his body pains him, And he mourns only for himself.”

NASB 1977
“But his body pains him, And he mourns only for himself.”

Amplified Bible
“But his body [lamenting its decay] grieves in pain over it, And his soul mourns over [the loss of] himself.”

Christian Standard Bible
He feels only the pain of his own body and mourns only for himself. Second Series of Speeches

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He feels only the pain of his own body and mourns only for himself.

American Standard Version
But his flesh upon him hath pain, And his soul within him mourneth.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
However his flesh upon him will sorrow, and his soul will mourn for him”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
But his flesh is in pain, and his soul mourns.

Contemporary English Version
We feel no pain but our own, and when we mourn, it's only for ourselves.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But yet his flesh, while he shall live, shall have pain, and his soul shall mourn over him.

English Revised Version
But his flesh upon him hath pain, and his soul within him mourneth.

Good News Translation
We feel only the pain of our own bodies and the grief of our own minds.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He feels only his body's pain. He is only worried about himself."

International Standard Version
He feels only his own pain, and grieves only for himself."

JPS Tanakh 1917
But his flesh grieveth for him, And his soul mourneth over him.

Literal Standard Version
Only—his flesh is pained for him, And his soul mourns for him.”

NET Bible
Only his flesh has pain for himself, and he mourns for himself."

New Heart English Bible
But his flesh on him has pain, and his soul within him mourns."

World English Bible
But his flesh on him has pain, and his soul within him mourns."

Young's Literal Translation
Only -- his flesh for him is pained, And his soul for him doth mourn.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Job Laments the Finality of Death
21If his sons receive honor, he does not know it; if they are brought low, he is unaware. 22He feels only the pain of his own body and mourns only for himself.”

Cross References
Job 14:21
If his sons receive honor, he does not know it; if they are brought low, he is unaware.

Job 15:1
Then Eliphaz the Temanite replied:


Treasury of Scripture

But his flesh on him shall have pain, and his soul within him shall mourn.

his flesh

Job 19:20,22,26
My bone cleaveth to my skin and to my flesh, and I am escaped with the skin of my teeth…

Job 33:19-21
He is chastened also with pain upon his bed, and the multitude of his bones with strong pain: …

his soul

Proverbs 14:32
The wicked is driven away in his wickedness: but the righteous hath hope in his death.

Luke 16:23,24
And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom…









Verse 22. - But his flesh upon him shall have pain. The best rendering is probably that which is placed in the margin of the Revised Version, only for himself his flesh hath pain, and for himself his soul mourneth. Nothing more is intended than to negative the idea that the future condition of his children will seriously affect a man who is suffering under God's afflicting hand, either in this life or afterwards. He cannot but be occupied solely with himself. His own sufferings, whether of body or mind, win absorb all his attention.



Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
He feels only
אַךְ־ (’aḵ-)
Adverb
Strong's 389: A particle of affirmation, surely

the pain
יִכְאָ֑ב (yiḵ·’āḇ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 3510: To feel pain, to grieve, to spoil

of his own body
בְּ֭שָׂרוֹ (bə·śā·rōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 1320: Flesh, body, person, the pudenda of a, man

and mourns
תֶּאֱבָֽל׃ (te·’ĕ·ḇāl)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 56: To bewail

only for
עָלָ֣יו (‘ā·lāw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

himself.”
וְ֝נַפְשׁ֗וֹ (wə·nap̄·šōw)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 5315: A soul, living being, life, self, person, desire, passion, appetite, emotion


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