Job 9:18
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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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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

He will not suffer me to take my breath; - see the notes at Job 7:19.

Job 9:18 Parallel Commentaries

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Washed 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

The Power of God
The next attribute is God's power. Job 9:19. If I speak of strength, lo, he is strong.' In this chapter is a magnificent description of God's power. Lo, he is strong.' The Hebrew word for strong signifies a conquering, prevailing strength. He is strong.' The superlative degree is intended here; viz., He is most strong. He is called El-shaddai, God almighty. Gen 17:7. His almightiness lies in this, that he can do whatever is feasible. Divines distinguish between authority and power. God has both.
Thomas Watson—A Body of Divinity

Whether Man Can Know that He Has Grace?
Objection 1: It would seem that man can know that he has grace. For grace by its physical reality is in the soul. Now the soul has most certain knowledge of those things that are in it by their physical reality, as appears from Augustine (Gen. ad lit. xii, 31). Hence grace may be known most certainly by one who has grace. Objection 2: Further, as knowledge is a gift of God, so is grace. But whoever receives knowledge from God, knows that he has knowledge, according to Wis. 7:17: The Lord "hath given
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Opposition to Messiah in Vain
He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh; the Lord shall have them in derision. T he extent and efficacy [effects] of the depravity of mankind cannot be fully estimated by the conduct of heathens destitute of divine revelation. We may say of the Gospel, in one sense, what the Apostle says of the Law, It entered that sin might abound (Romans 5:20) . It afforded occasion for displaying the alienation of the heart of man from the blessed God, in the strongest light. The sensuality, oppression and
John Newton—Messiah Vol. 2

Cross References
Job 7:19
"Will You never turn Your gaze away from me, Nor let me alone until I swallow my spittle?

Job 10:20
"Would He not let my few days alone? Withdraw from me that I may have a little cheer

Job 13:26
"For You write bitter things against me And make me to inherit the iniquities of my youth.

Job 27:2
"As God lives, who has taken away my right, And the Almighty, who has embittered my soul,

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