New American Standard Bible
"He will not allow me to get my breath, But saturates me with bitterness.
King James Bible
He will not suffer me to take my breath, but filleth me with bitterness.
Darby Bible Translation
He suffereth me not to take my breath, for he filleth me with bitternesses.
World English Bible
He will not allow me to catch my breath, but fills me with bitterness.
Young's Literal Translation
He permitteth me not to refresh my spirit, But filleth me with bitter things.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
He will not suffer me to take my breath; - see the notes at Job 7:19.
LibraryWashed to Greater Foulness
Turning to my text, let me say, that as one is startled by a shriek, or saddened by a groan, so these sharp utterances of Job astonish us at first, and then awake our pity. How much are we troubled with brotherly compassion as we read the words,--"If I wash myself with snow water, and make my hands never so clean; yet shalt thou plunge me in the ditch, and mine own clothes shall abhor me!" The sense of misery couched in this passage baffles description. Yet this is but one of a series, in which sentence …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 32: 1886
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Opposition to Messiah in Vain
"Will You never turn Your gaze away from me, Nor let me alone until I swallow my spittle?
"Would He not let my few days alone? Withdraw from me that I may have a little cheer
"For You write bitter things against me And make me to inherit the iniquities of my youth.
"As God lives, who has taken away my right, And the Almighty, who has embittered my soul,
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