Job 9:18
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New International Version
He would not let me catch my breath but would overwhelm me with misery.

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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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

He will not suffer me to take my breath - I have no respite in my afflictions; I suffer continually in my body, and my mind is incessantly harassed.

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will not

Job 7:19 How long will you not depart from me, nor let me alone till I swallow down my spittle?

Psalm 39:13 O spare me, that I may recover strength, before I go hence, and be no more.

Psalm 88:7,15-18 Your wrath lies hard on me, and you have afflicted me with all your waves. Selah...

Lamentations 3:3,18 Surely against me is he turned; he turns his hand against me all the day...

filleth me

Job 3:20 Why is light given to him that is in misery, and life to the bitter in soul;

Lamentations 3:15,19 He has filled me with bitterness, he has made me drunken with wormwood...

Hebrews 12:11 Now no chastening for the present seems to be joyous, but grievous...

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March 16 Morning
What is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.--JAS. 4:14. My days are swifter than a post: they flee away, they see no good. They are passed away as the swift ships: as the eagle that hasteth to the prey.--Thou carriest them away as with a flood; they are as a sleep . . . in the morning they are like grass which groweth up. In the morning it flourisheth, and groweth up: in the evening it is cut down, and withereth.--Man that is born of a woman
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

A Blow at Self-Righteousness
The sermon of this morning is intended to be another blow against our self-righteousness. If it will not die, at least let us spare no arrows against it; let us draw the bow, and if the shaft cannot penetrate its heart, it may at least stick in its flesh and help to worry it to its grave. I. Endeavouring to keep close to my text, I shall start with this first point--that THE PLEA OF SELF-RIGHTEOUSNESS CONTRADICTS ITSELF. "If I justify myself, mine own mouth shall condemn me." Come, friend, thou who
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 7: 1861

Whether Doubts Should be Interpreted for the Best?
Objection 1: It would seem that doubts should not be interpreted for the best. Because we should judge from what happens for the most part. But it happens for the most part that evil is done, since "the number of fools is infinite" (Eccles. 1:15), "for the imagination and thought of man's heart are prone to evil from his youth" (Gn. 8:21). Therefore doubts should be interpreted for the worst rather than for the best. Objection 2: Further, Augustine says (De Doctr. Christ. i, 27) that "he leads a
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Later English Reformers
While Luther was opening a closed Bible to the people of Germany, Tyndale was impelled by the Spirit of God to do the same for England. Wycliffe's Bible had been translated from the Latin text, which contained many errors. It had never been printed, and the cost of manuscript copies was so great that few but wealthy men or nobles could procure it; and, furthermore, being strictly proscribed by the church, it had had a comparatively narrow circulation. In 1516, a year before the appearance of Luther's
Ellen Gould White—The Great Controversy

Cross References
Job 7:19
Will you never look away from me, or let me alone even for an instant?

Job 10:20
Are not my few days almost over? Turn away from me so I can have a moment's joy

Job 13:26
For you write down bitter things against me and make me reap the sins of my youth.

Job 27:2
"As surely as God lives, who has denied me justice, the Almighty, who has made my life bitter,

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