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Job 6:12 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Is my strength the strength of stones? Or is my flesh of brass?
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— [Is] my strength the strength of stones? or [is] my flesh of brass?
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “Is my strength the strength of stones, Or is my flesh bronze?
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— [Is] my strength the strength of stones? or [is] my flesh of brass?
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Is my strength the strength of stones? is my flesh of brass?
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Is my strength, the strength of stones? Or is, my flesh, of bronze?
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Is my strength the strength of stones? Is my flesh brazen?
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— My strength is not the strength of stones, nor is my flesh of brass.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— [Is] my strength the strength of stones? or [is] my flesh of brasse?
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Is my strength the strength of stones? or is my flesh of brass?
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— [Is] my strength the strength of stones? or [is] my flesh of brass?

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
[Is] my strength 3581
{3581} Prime
כֹּחַ
koach
{ko'-akh}
From an unused root meaning to be firm; vigor, literally (force, in a good or a bad sense) or figuratively (capacity, means, produce); also (from its hardiness) a large lizard.
the strength 3581
{3581} Prime
כֹּחַ
koach
{ko'-akh}
From an unused root meaning to be firm; vigor, literally (force, in a good or a bad sense) or figuratively (capacity, means, produce); also (from its hardiness) a large lizard.
of stones? 68
{0068} Prime
אֶבֶן
'eben
{eh'-ben}
From the root of H1129 through the meaning, to build; a stone.
or [is] my flesh 1320
{1320} Prime
בָּשָׂר
basar
{baw-sawr'}
From H1319; flesh (from its freshness); by extension body, person; also (by euphemism) the pudenda of a man.
of brass? 5153
{5153} Prime
נָחוּשׁ
nachuwsh
{naw-khoosh'}
Apparently passive participle of H5172 (perhaps in the sense of ringing, that is, bell metal; or from the red color of the throat of a serpent (H5175, as denominative) when hissing); coppery, that is, (figuratively) hard.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Job 6:12

_ _ Disease had so attacked him that his strength would need to be hard as a stone, and his flesh like brass, not to sink under it. But he has only flesh, like other men. It must, therefore, give way; so that the hope of restoration suggested by Eliphaz is vain (see on Job 5:11).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Job 6:8-13.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Job 6:12

Is, &c. — I am not made of stone or brass, but of flesh and blood, as others are, therefore I am unable to endure these miseries longer, and can neither hope for. nor desire the continuance of my life.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
of brass:
Heb. brasen,
Job 40:18 His bones [are as] strong pieces of brass; his bones [are] like bars of iron.
Job 41:24 His heart is as firm as a stone; yea, as hard as a piece of the nether [millstone].
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