Job 7:19
New International Version
Will you never look away from me, or let me alone even for an instant?

New Living Translation
Why won’t you leave me alone, at least long enough for me to swallow!

English Standard Version
How long will you not look away from me, nor leave me alone till I swallow my spit?

Berean Study Bible
Will You never look away from me, or let me alone to swallow my spittle?

New American Standard Bible
"Will You never turn Your gaze away from me, Nor let me alone until I swallow my spittle?

King James Bible
How long wilt thou not depart from me, nor let me alone till I swallow down my spittle?

Christian Standard Bible
Will you ever look away from me, or leave me alone long enough to swallow?

Contemporary English Version
Won't you look away just long enough for me to swallow?

Good News Translation
Won't you look away long enough for me to swallow my spit?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Will You ever look away from me, or leave me alone long enough to swallow?

International Standard Version
Why won't you look away from me? Why don't you leave me alone so I can swallow my saliva?

NET Bible
Will you never look away from me, will you not let me alone long enough to swallow my spittle?

New Heart English Bible
How long will you not look away from me, nor leave me alone until I swallow down my spittle?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Why don't you stop looking at me long enough to let me swallow my spit?

JPS Tanakh 1917
How long wilt Thou not look away from me, Nor let me alone till I swallow down my spittle?

New American Standard 1977
“Wilt Thou never turn Thy gaze away from me, Nor let me alone until I swallow my spittle?

Jubilee Bible 2000
For how long wilt thou not depart from me, nor let me alone until I swallow down my spittle?

King James 2000 Bible
How long will you not look away from me, nor let me alone till I swallow down my spittle?

American King James Version
How long will you not depart from me, nor let me alone till I swallow down my spittle?

American Standard Version
How long wilt thou not look away from me, Nor let me alone till I swallow down my spittle?

Brenton Septuagint Translation
How long dost thou not let me alone, nor let me go, until I shall swallow down my spittle?

Douay-Rheims Bible
How long wilt thou not spare me, nor suffer me to swallow down my spittle?

Darby Bible Translation
How long wilt thou not look away from me, nor let me alone till I swallow down my spittle?

English Revised Version
How long wilt thou not look away from me, nor let me alone till I swallow down my spittle?

Webster's Bible Translation
How long wilt thou not depart from me, nor let me alone till I swallow my spittle?

World English Bible
How long will you not look away from me, nor leave me alone until I swallow down my spittle?

Young's Literal Translation
How long dost Thou not look from me? Thou dost not desist till I swallow my spittle.
Study Bible
Job Continues: Life Seems Futile
18that You attend to him every morning, and test him every moment? 19Will You never look away from me, or let me alone to swallow my spittle? 20If I have sinned, what have I done to You, O watcher of mankind? Why have You made me Your target, so that I am a burden to You?…
Cross References
Job 9:18
He does not let me catch my breath, but overwhelms me with bitterness.

Job 10:20
Are my days not few? Withdraw from me, that I may have a little comfort,

Job 14:6
look away from him and let him rest, so he can enjoy his day as a hired hand.

Psalm 39:13
Turn Your gaze away from me, that I may again be cheered before I depart and am no more."

Treasury of Scripture

How long will you not depart from me, nor let me alone till I swallow down my spittle?

How long.

Job 9:18
He will not suffer me to take my breath, but filleth me with bitterness.

Psalm 6:3
My soul is also sore vexed: but thou, O LORD, how long?

Psalm 13:1-3
To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. How long wilt thou forget me, O LORD? for ever? how long wilt thou hide thy face from me? …







Lexicon
Will You never
כַּ֭מָּה (kam·māh)
Preposition-k | Interrogative
Strong's Hebrew 4100: What?, what!, indefinitely what

look away
תִשְׁעֶ֣ה (ṯiš·‘eh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8159: To gaze at, about, to inspect, consider, compassionate, be nonplussed, bewildered

from me,
מִמֶּ֑נִּי (mim·men·nî)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 4480: A part of, from, out of

or
לֹֽא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

let me alone
תַ֝רְפֵּ֗נִי (ṯar·pê·nî)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - second person masculine singular | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 7503: Sink, relax

to
עַד־ (‘aḏ-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5704: As far as, even to, up to, until, while

swallow
בִּלְעִ֥י (bil·‘î)
Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 1104: To swallow down, swallow up, engulf

my spittle?
רֻקִּֽי׃ (ruq·qî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 7536: Spittle
(19) Till I swallow down my spittle.--This is doubtless a proverbial expression, like "the twinkling of an eye," or "while I fetch a breath."

Verse 19. - How long wilt thou not depart from me? rather, Wilt thou not look away from me? (see the Revised Version). Job does not go so far as to ask that God should "depart from" him. He knows, doubtless, that that would be the extreme of calamity. But he would have God sometimes turn away his eyes from him, and not always regard him so intently. There is something of the same tone of complaint in the psalmist's utterance., "Thou art about my path, and about my bed, and spiest out all my ways" (Psalm 139:3, Prayer-book Version). Nor let me alone till I swallow down my spittle? Even, i.e., for the shortest space of time passible. A proverbial expression. 7:17-21 Job reasons with God concerning his dealings with man. But in the midst of this discourse, Job seems to have lifted up his thoughts to God with some faith and hope. Observe the concern he is in about his sins. The best men have to complain of sin; and the better they are, the more they will complain of it. God is the Preserver of our lives, and the Saviour of the souls of all that believe; but probably Job meant the Observer of men, whose eyes are upon the ways and hearts of all men. We can hide nothing from Him; let us plead guilty before his throne of grace, that we may not be condemned at his judgment-seat. Job maintained, against his friends, that he was not a hypocrite, not a wicked man, yet he owns to his God, that he had sinned. The best must so acknowledge, before the Lord. He seriously inquires how he might be at peace with God, and earnestly begs forgiveness of his sins. He means more than the removing of his outward trouble, and is earnest for the return of God's favour. Wherever the Lord removes the guilt of sin, he breaks the power of sin. To strengthen his prayer for pardon, Job pleads the prospect he had of dying quickly. If my sins be not pardoned while I live, I am lost and undone for ever. How wretched is sinful man without a knowledge of the Saviour!
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