New International Version
Your maxims are proverbs of ashes; your defenses are defenses of clay.
King James Bible
Your remembrances are like unto ashes, your bodies to bodies of clay.
Darby Bible Translation
Your memorable sayings are proverbs of ashes, your bulwarks are bulwarks of mire.
World English Bible
Your memorable sayings are proverbs of ashes, Your defenses are defenses of clay.
Young's Literal Translation
Your remembrances are similes of ashes, For high places of clay your heights.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Your remembrances are like unto ashes - Your memorable sayings are proverbs of dust. This is properly the meaning of the original: זכרניכם משלי אפר zichroneycem mishley epher. This he speaks in reference to the ancient and reputedly wise sayings which they had so copiously quoted against him.
Your bodies to bodies of clay - This clause is variously translated: Your swelling heaps are swelling heaps of mire. That is, Your high-flown speeches are dark, involved, and incoherent; they are all sound, no sense; great swelling words, either of difficult or no meaning, or of no point as applicable to my case.
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I shall attempt to address you in the following order this morning. First, a little by way of consolation; then, a little by way of instruction; a little more upon discrimination or caution; and in the last place, a few sentences by way of exhortation. I. First, beloved, let me speak to you who are desiring to feel more and more your sins, and whose prayer is the prayer of the text, "Lord how many are mine iniquities and my sins, make me to know my transgression and my sin." Let me try to COMFORT …
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Would not his splendor terrify you? Would not the dread of him fall on you?
"Keep silent and let me speak; then let come to me what may.
And Job continued his discourse:
Job continued his discourse:
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