New International Version
as long as I have life within me, the breath of God in my nostrils,
King James Bible
All the while my breath is in me, and the spirit of God is in my nostrils;
Darby Bible Translation
All the while my breath is in me, and the spirit of +God is in my nostrils,
World English Bible
(For the length of my life is still in me, and the spirit of God is in my nostrils);
Young's Literal Translation
For all the while my breath is in me, And the spirit of God in my nostrils.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
All the while my breath is in me - As Job appears to allude to the creation of Adam, whom God made out of the dust of the earth, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, so that he became a living soul, the whole of Job's assertion may be no more than a periphrasis for As long as I live and have my understanding. Indeed נשמתי nishmathi may be rendered my mind or understanding, and רוח אלוה ruach Eloah, the breath of God, the principle of animal life, the same that he breathed into Adam; for it is there said, Genesis 2:7, He breathed into his nostrils, נשמת חיים nismath chaiyim, the breath of lives, or that principle from which animal and spiritual life proceeds; in consequence of which he became לנפש חיה lenephesh chaiyah, an intelligent or rational animal.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
the spirit of God. that is, the breath which God gave him
LibraryThe Touchstone of Godly Sincerity
Who, then, is this "wicked man," thus portrayed before us? And what are the first symptoms of his depravity? We ask not the question idly, but in order that we take heed against the uprise of such an evil in ourselves. "Beneath the saintly veil the votary of sin May lurk unseen; and to that eye alone Which penetrates the heart, may stand revealed." The hypocrite is very often an exceedingly neat imitation of the Christian. To the common observer he is so good a counterfeit that he entirely escapes …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 17: 1871
Wesley in St. Albans Abbey
In his hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind.
But it is the spirit in a person, the breath of the Almighty, that gives them understanding.
The Spirit of God has made me; the breath of the Almighty gives me life.
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