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Job 33:20 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— So that his life abhorreth bread, And his soul dainty food.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— So that his life abhorreth bread, and his soul dainty meat.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— So that his life loathes bread, And his soul favorite food.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— So that his life abhorreth bread, and his soul dainty food.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And his life abhorreth bread, and his soul dainty food;
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— So that his life maketh loathsome [his] food, and his soul, dainty meat;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And his life hath nauseated bread, And his soul desirable food.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Bread becometh abominable to him in his life, and to his soul the meat which before he desired.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— So that his life abhorreth bread, and his soule daintie meate.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And he shall not be able to take any food, though his soul shall desire meat;
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— So that his life abhorreth bread, and his soul dainty meat.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
So that his life 2416
{2416} Prime
חַי
chay
{khah'-ee}
From H2421; alive; hence raw (flesh); fresh (plant, water, year), strong; also (as noun, especially in the feminine singular and masculine plural) life (or living thing), whether literally or figuratively.
abhorreth 2092
{2092} Prime
זָהַם
zaham
{zaw-ham'}
A primitive root; to be rancid, that is, (transitively) to loathe.
z8765
<8765> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 2121
bread, 3899
{3899} Prime
לֶחֶם
lechem
{lekh'-em}
From H3898; food (for man or beast), especially bread, or grain (for making it).
and his soul 5315
{5315} Prime
נֶפֶשׁ
nephesh
{neh'-fesh}
From H5314; properly a breathing creature, that is, animal or (abstractly) vitality; used very widely in a literal, accommodated or figurative sense (bodily or mental).
dainty 8378
{8378} Prime
תַּאֲוָה
ta'avah
{tah-av-aw'}
From H0183 (abbreviated); a longing; by implication a delight (subjectively satisfaction, objectively a charm).
meat. 3978
{3978} Prime
מַאֲכָל
ma'akal
{mah-ak-awl'}
From H0398; an eatable (including provender, flesh and fruit).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Job 33:20

_ _ life — that is, the appetite, which ordinarily sustains “life” (Job 38:39; Psalms 107:18; Ecclesiastes 12:5). The taking away of desire for food by sickness symbolizes the removal by affliction of lust, for things which foster the spiritual fever of pride.

_ _ soul — desire.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Job 33:19-28.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Job 33:20

So that his (k) life abhorreth bread, and his soul dainty meat.

(k) That is, his painful and miserable life.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
his life:

Psalms 107:17-18 Fools because of their transgression, and because of their iniquities, are afflicted. ... Their soul abhorreth all manner of meat; and they draw near unto the gates of death.

dainty meat:
Heb. meat of desire,
Genesis 3:6 And when the woman saw that the tree [was] good for food, and that it [was] pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make [one] wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.
Jeremiah 3:19 But I said, How shall I put thee among the children, and give thee a pleasant land, a goodly heritage of the hosts of nations? and I said, Thou shalt call me, My father; and shalt not turn away from me.
Amos 5:11 Forasmuch therefore as your treading [is] upon the poor, and ye take from him burdens of wheat: ye have built houses of hewn stone, but ye shall not dwell in them; ye have planted pleasant vineyards, but ye shall not drink wine of them.
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Gn 3:6. Ps 107:17. Jr 3:19. Am 5:11.

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