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Job 9:18 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— He will not suffer me to take my breath, But filleth me with bitterness.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— He will not suffer me to take my breath, but filleth me with bitterness.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “He will not allow me to get my breath, But saturates me with bitterness.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— He will not suffer me to take my breath, but filleth me with bitterness.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— He suffereth me not to take my breath, for he filleth me with bitternesses.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— He would not suffer me to recover my breath, for he would surfeit me with bitter things.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— He permitteth me not to refresh my spirit, But filleth me with bitter things.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— He alloweth not my spirit to rest, and he filleth me with bitterness.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Hee will not suffer me to take my breath, but filleth me with bitternesse.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— For he suffers me not to take breath, but he has filled me with bitterness.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— He will not suffer me to take my breath, but filleth me with bitterness.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
He will not x3808
(3808) Complement
lo; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abstract negation); by implication no; often used with other particles.
suffer 5414
{5414} Prime
A primitive root; to give, used with great latitude of application (put, make, etc.).
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
me to take 7725
{7725} Prime
A primitive root; to turn back (hence, away) transitively or intransitively, literally or figuratively (not necessarily with the idea of return to the starting point); generally to retreat; often adverbially again.
<8687> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Infinitive (See H8812)
Count - 1162
my breath, 7307
{7307} Prime
From H7306; wind; by resemblance breath, that is, a sensible (or even violent) exhalation; figuratively life, anger, unsubstantiality; by extension a region of the sky; by resemblance spirit, but only of a rational being (including its expression and functions).
but 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.
filleth 7646
{7646} Prime
A primitive root; to sate, that is, fill to satisfaction (literally or figuratively).
<8686> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 4046
me with bitterness. 4472
{4472} Prime
From H4843; a bitterness, that is, (figuratively) calamity.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

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Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Job 9:14-21.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Job 9:18

Breath — My pains are continual, and I have not so much as a breathing time free from them.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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will not:

Job 7:19 How long wilt thou not depart from me, nor let me alone till I swallow down my spittle?
Psalms 39:13 O spare me, that I may recover strength, before I go hence, and be no more.
Psalms 88:7 Thy wrath lieth hard upon me, and thou hast afflicted [me] with all thy waves. Selah.
Psalms 88:15-18 I [am] afflicted and ready to die from [my] youth up: [while] I suffer thy terrors I am distracted. ... Lover and friend hast thou put far from me, [and] mine acquaintance into darkness.
Lamentations 3:3 Surely against me is he turned; he turneth his hand [against me] all the day.
Lamentations 3:18 And I said, My strength and my hope is perished from the LORD:

filleth me:

Job 3:20 Wherefore is light given to him that is in misery, and life unto the bitter [in] soul;
Lamentations 3:15 He hath filled me with bitterness, he hath made me drunken with wormwood.
Lamentations 3:19 Remembering mine affliction and my misery, the wormwood and the gall.
Hebrews 12:11 Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.
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Jb 3:20; 7:19. Ps 39:13; 88:7, 15. Lm 3:3, 15, 18, 19. He 12:11.

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