Job 6:12
New International Version
Do I have the strength of stone? Is my flesh bronze?

New Living Translation
Do I have the strength of a stone? Is my body made of bronze?

English Standard Version
Is my strength the strength of stones, or is my flesh bronze?

Berean Study Bible
Is my strength like that of stone, or my flesh made of bronze?

King James Bible
Is my strength the strength of stones? or is my flesh of brass?

New King James Version
Is my strength the strength of stones? Or is my flesh bronze?

New American Standard Bible
“Is my strength the strength of stones, Or is my flesh bronze?

NASB 1995
"Is my strength the strength of stones, Or is my flesh bronze?

NASB 1977
“Is my strength the strength of stones, Or is my flesh bronze?

Amplified Bible
“Is my strength and endurance that of stones, Or is my flesh made of bronze?

Christian Standard Bible
Is my strength that of stone, or my flesh made of bronze?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Is my strength that of stone, or my flesh made of bronze?

American Standard Version
Is my strength the strength of stones? Or is my flesh of brass?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Oh, that my power were as the power of stone, or my flesh were of brass!

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Is my strength the strength of stones? or is my flesh of brass?

Contemporary English Version
I am not strong as stone or bronze,

Douay-Rheims Bible
My strength is not the strength of stones, nor is my flesh of brass.

English Revised Version
Is my strength the strength of stones? or is my flesh of brass?

Good News Translation
Am I made of stone? Is my body bronze?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Do I have the strength of rocks? Does my body have the strength of bronze?

International Standard Version
Am I as strong as a rock? Am I some kind of iron man?

JPS Tanakh 1917
Is my strength the strength of stones? Or is my flesh of brass?

Literal Standard Version
Is my strength the strength of stones? Is my flesh bronze?

NET Bible
Is my strength like that of stones? or is my flesh made of bronze?

New Heart English Bible
Is my strength the strength of stones? Or is my flesh of bronze?

World English Bible
Is my strength the strength of stones? Or is my flesh of brass?

Young's Literal Translation
Is my strength the strength of stones? Is my flesh brazen?

Additional Translations ...
Context
Job Replies: My Complaint is Just
11What strength do I have, that I should still hope? What is my future, that I should be patient? 12Is my strength like that of stone, or my flesh made of bronze? 13Is there any help within me now that success is driven from me?…

Cross References
Job 6:11
What strength do I have, that I should still hope? What is my future, that I should be patient?

Job 6:13
Is there any help within me now that success is driven from me?

Job 26:2
"How you have helped the powerless and saved the arm that is feeble!


Treasury of Scripture

Is my strength the strength of stones? or is my flesh of brass?

of brass.

Job 40:18
His bones are as strong pieces of brass; his bones are like bars of iron.

Job 41:24
His heart is as firm as a stone; yea, as hard as a piece of the nether millstone.









Verse 12. - Is my strength the strength of stones? or is my flesh of brass? It would require a man to have a body of brass, and strength like that of rocks, for him to be able to endure the ravages of such a disease, and yet to recover from it. Job cannot pretend to either.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Is my strength
כֹּ֣חַ (kō·aḥ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3581: A small reptile (of unknown species)

like that
כֹּחִ֑י (kō·ḥî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 3581: A small reptile (of unknown species)

of stone,
אֲבָנִ֣ים (’ă·ḇā·nîm)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 68: A stone

or
אִם־ (’im-)
Conjunction
Strong's 518: Lo!, whether?, if, although, Oh that!, when, not

my flesh
בְּשָׂרִ֥י (bə·śā·rî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 1320: Flesh, body, person, the pudenda of a, man

made of bronze?
נָחֽוּשׁ׃ (nā·ḥūš)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 5153: Coppery, hard


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