Job 19:20
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New International Version
I am nothing but skin and bones; I have escaped only by the skin of my teeth.

King James Bible
My bone cleaveth to my skin and to my flesh, and I am escaped with the skin of my teeth.

Darby Bible Translation
My bones cleave to my skin and to my flesh, and I am escaped with the skin of my teeth.

World English Bible
My bones stick to my skin and to my flesh. I have escaped by the skin of my teeth.

Young's Literal Translation
To my skin and to my flesh Cleaved hath my bone, And I deliver myself with the skin of my teeth.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

My bone cleaveth to my skin - My flesh is entirely wasted away, and nothing but skin and bone left.

I am escaped with the skin of my teeth - I have had the most narrow escape. If I still live, it is a thing to be wondered at, my sufferings and privations have been so great. To escape with the skin of the teeth seems to have been a proverbial expression, signifying great difficulty. I had as narrow an escape from death, as the thickness of the enamel on the teeth. I was within a hair's breadth of destruction; see on Job 19:11 (note).

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Job 30:30 My skin is black on me, and my bones are burned with heat.

Job 33:19-22 He is chastened also with pain on his bed, and the multitude of his bones with strong pain...

Psalm 22:14-17 I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint: my heart is like wax; it is melted in the middle of my bowels...

Psalm 32:3,4 When I kept silence, my bones waxed old through my roaring all the day long...

Psalm 38:3 There is no soundness in my flesh because of your anger; neither is there any rest in my bones because of my sin.

Psalm 102:3,5 For my days are consumed like smoke, and my bones are burned as an hearth...

Lamentations 4:8 Their visage is blacker than a coal; they are not known in the streets: their skin sticks to their bones; it is withered...

and to. or, as. and I

Amos 2:4-6 Thus said the LORD; For three transgressions of Judah, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof...

Amos 7:5 Then said I, O Lord GOD, cease, I beseech you: by whom shall Jacob arise? for he is small.

Lamentations 3:4 My flesh and my skin has he made old; he has broken my bones.

Lamentations 5:10 Our skin was black like an oven because of the terrible famine.

June 28 Morning
I know that my Redeemer liveth.--JOB 19:25. If, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.--This man, because he continueth ever, hath an unchangeable priesthood. Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them. Because I live, ye shall live also.--If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

I Know that My Redeemer Liveth
Our text deserves our profound attention; its preface would hardly have been written had not the matter been of the utmost importance in the judgment of the patriarch who uttered it. Listen to Job's remarkable desire: "Oh that my words were now written! oh that they were printed in a book! That they were graven with an iron pen and lead in the rock for ever!" Perhaps, hardly aware of the full meaning of the words he was uttering, yet his holy soul was impressed with a sense of some weighty revelation
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 9: 1863

Whether the Dead Can be Assisted by the Works of the Living?
Objection 1: It would seem that the dead cannot be assisted by the works of the living. First, because the Apostle says (2 Cor. 5:10): "We must all be manifested before the judgment seat of Christ, that every one may receive the proper things of the body, according as he hath done." Therefore nothing can accrue to a man from the works of others, which are done after his death and when he is no longer in the body. Objection 2: Further, this also seems to follow from the words of Apoc. 14:13, "Blessed
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Heralds of the Morning
One of the most solemn and yet most glorious truths revealed in the Bible is that of Christ's second coming to complete the great work of redemption. To God's pilgrim people, so long left to sojourn in "the region and shadow of death," a precious, joy-inspiring hope is given in the promise of His appearing, who is "the resurrection and the life," to "bring home again His banished." The doctrine of the second advent is the very keynote of the Sacred Scriptures. From the day when the first pair turned
Ellen Gould White—The Great Controversy

Cross References
Luke 10:11
Even the dust of your town we wipe from our feet as a warning to you. Yet be sure of this: The kingdom of God has come near.'

Job 2:5
But now stretch out your hand and strike his flesh and bones, and he will surely curse you to your face."

Job 16:8
You have shriveled me up--and it has become a witness; my gauntness rises up and testifies against me.

Job 33:21
Their flesh wastes away to nothing, and their bones, once hidden, now stick out.

Psalm 102:5
In my distress I groan aloud and am reduced to skin and bones.

Lamentations 4:8
But now they are blacker than soot; they are not recognized in the streets. Their skin has shriveled on their bones; it has become as dry as a stick.

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