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Job 13:26 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— For thou writest bitter things against me, And makest me to inherit the iniquities of my youth:
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— For thou writest bitter things against me, and makest me to possess the iniquities of my youth.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “For You write bitter things against me And make me to inherit the iniquities of my youth.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— For thou writest bitter things against me, and makest me to possess the iniquities of my youth.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— For thou writest bitter things against me, and makest me to possess the iniquities of my youth;
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— For thou writest, against me, bitter things, and dost make me inherit the iniquities of my youth;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— For Thou writest against me bitter things, And causest me to possess iniquities of my youth:
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— For thou writest bitter things against me, and wilt consume me for the sins of my youth.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— For thou writest bitter things against mee, and makest me to possesse the iniquities of my youth.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— for thou hast written evil things against me, and thou hast compassed me with the sins of my youth.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— For thou writest bitter things against me, and makest me to possess the iniquities of my youth.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
For x3588
(3588) Complement
A primitive particle (the full form of the prepositional prefix) indicating causal relations of all kinds, antecedent or consequent; (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjugation or adverb; often largely modified by other particles annexed.
thou writest 3789
{3789} Prime
A primitive root; to grave; by implication to write (describe, inscribe, prescribe, subscribe).
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
bitter things 4846
{4846} Prime
From H4843; properly bitterness; concretely a bitter thing; specifically bile; also venom (of a serpent).
against x5921
(5921) Complement
Properly the same as H5920 used as a preposition (in the singular or plural, often with prefix, or as conjugation with a particle following); above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications.
me, and makest me to possess 3423
{3423} Prime
A primitive root; to occupy (be driving out previous tenants, and possessing in their place); by implication to seize, to rob, to inherit; also to expel, to impoverish, to ruin.
<8686> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 4046
the iniquities 5771
{5771} Prime
From H5753; perversity, that is, (moral) evil.
of my youth. 5271
{5271} Prime
Properly passive participle from H5288 as denominative; (only in plural collectively or emphatically) youth, the state (juvenility) or the persons (young people).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Job 13:26

_ _ writest — a judicial phrase, to note down the determined punishment. The sentence of the condemned used to be written down (Isaiah 10:1; Jeremiah 22:30; Psalms 149:9) [Umbreit].

_ _ bitter things — bitter punishments.

_ _ makest me to possess — or “inherit.” In old age he receives possession of the inheritance of sin thoughtlessly acquired in youth. “To inherit sins” is to inherit the punishments inseparably connected with them in Hebrew ideas (Psalms 25:7).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Job 13:23-28.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Job 13:26

Writest — Thou appointest or inflictest. A metaphor from princes or judges, who anciently used to write their sentences.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Job 13:26

For thou writest bitter things against me, and makest me to possess (m) the iniquities of my youth.

(m) You punish me now for the sins that I committed in my youth.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Job 3:20 Wherefore is light given to him that is in misery, and life unto the bitter [in] soul;
Ruth 1:20 And she said unto them, Call me not Naomi, call me Mara: for the Almighty hath dealt very bitterly with me.
Psalms 88:3-18 For my soul is full of troubles: and my life draweth nigh unto the grave. ... Lover and friend hast thou put far from me, [and] mine acquaintance into darkness.


Job 20:11 His bones are full [of the sin] of his youth, which shall lie down with him in the dust.
Psalms 25:7 Remember not the sins of my youth, nor my transgressions: according to thy mercy remember thou me for thy goodness' sake, O LORD.
Proverbs 5:11-13 And thou mourn at the last, when thy flesh and thy body are consumed, ... And have not obeyed the voice of my teachers, nor inclined mine ear to them that instructed me!
Jeremiah 31:19 Surely after that I was turned, I repented; and after that I was instructed, I smote upon [my] thigh: I was ashamed, yea, even confounded, because I did bear the reproach of my youth.
John 5:5 And a certain man was there, which had an infirmity thirty and eight years.
John 5:14 Afterward Jesus findeth him in the temple, and said unto him, Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee.
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