New International Version
He throws me into the mud, and I am reduced to dust and ashes.
King James Bible
He hath cast me into the mire, and I am become like dust and ashes.
Darby Bible Translation
He hath cast me into the mire, and I have become like dust and ashes.
World English Bible
He has cast me into the mire. I have become like dust and ashes.
Young's Literal Translation
Casting me into mire, And I am become like dust and ashes.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Is my garment changed - There seem to be here plain allusions to the effect of his cruel disease; the whole body being enveloped with a kind of elephantine hide, formed by innumerable incrustations from the ulcerated surface.
It bindeth me about - There is now a new kind of covering to my body, formed by the effects of this disease; and it is not a garment which I can cast off; it is as closely attached to me as the collar of my coat. Or, my disease seizes me as a strong armed man; it has throttled me, and cast me in the mud. This is probably an allusion to two persons struggling: the stronger seizes the other by the throat, brings him down, and treads him in the dirt.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Job, in his great indignation at the shameful accusation of unkindness to the needy, pours forth the following very solemn imprecation--"If I have withheld the poor from their desire, or have caused the eyes of the widow to fail; or have eaten my morsel myself alone, and the fatherless hath not eaten thereof; if I have seen any perish for want of clothing, or any poor without covering; if his loins have not blessed me, and if he were not warmed with the fleece of my sheep; if I have lifted up my …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 8: 1863
Of Confession of Our Infirmity and of the Miseries of this Life
Then Abraham spoke up again: "Now that I have been so bold as to speak to the Lord, though I am nothing but dust and ashes,
I sink in the miry depths, where there is no foothold. I have come into the deep waters; the floods engulf me.
Rescue me from the mire, do not let me sink; deliver me from those who hate me, from the deep waters.
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