Job 10:9
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New American Standard Bible
'Remember now, that You have made me as clay; And would 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?

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

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Remember, I beseech thee, that thou hast made me as the clay - There is evident allusion here to the creation of man, and to the fact that he was moulded from the dust of the earth - a fact which would be preserved by tradition; see Genesis 2:7. The fact that God had moulded the human form as the potter moulds the clay, is one that is often referred to in the Scriptures; compare Romans 9:20-21. The object of Job in this is, probably, to recall the fact that God, out of clay, had formed the noble structure, man, and to ask whether it was his intention to reduce that structure again to its former worthless condition - to destroy its beauty, and to efface the remembrance of his workmanship? Was it becoming God thus to blot out every memorial of his own power and skill in moulding the human frame?

Job 10:9 Parallel Commentaries

Whether God Works in Every Agent?
Objection 1: It would seem that God does not work in every agent. For we must not attribute any insufficiency to God. If therefore God works in every agent, He works sufficiently in each one. Hence it would be superfluous for the created agent to work at all. Objection 2: Further, the same work cannot proceed at the same time from two sources; as neither can one and the same movement belong to two movable things. Therefore if the creature's operation is from God operating in the creature, it cannot
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

That a Man Ought not to Reckon Himself Worthy of Consolation, but More Worthy of Chastisement
O Lord, I am not worthy of Thy consolation, nor of any spiritual visitation; and therefore Thou dealest justly with me, when Thou leavest me poor and desolate. For if I were able to pour forth tears like the sea, still should I not be worthy of Thy consolation. Therefore am I nothing worthy save to be scourged and punished, because I have grievously and many a time offended Thee, and in many things have greatly sinned. Therefore, true account being taken, I am not worthy even of the least of Thy
Thomas A Kempis—Imitation of Christ

Cross References
2 Corinthians 4:7
But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, so that the surpassing greatness of the power will be of God and not from ourselves;

Job 4:19
'How much more those who dwell in houses of clay, Whose foundation is in the dust, Who are crushed before the moth!

Job 7:21
"Why then do You not pardon my transgression And take away my iniquity? For now I will lie down in the dust; And You will seek me, but I will not be."

Job 10:10
'Did You not pour me out like milk And curdle me like cheese;

Job 33:6
"Behold, I belong to God like you; I too have been formed out of the clay.

Job 34:15
All flesh would perish together, And man would return to dust.

Psalm 78:39
Thus He remembered that they were but flesh, A wind that passes and does not return.

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