Job 10:8
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New International Version
"Your hands shaped me and made me. Will you now turn and destroy me?

New Living Translation
"'You formed me with your hands; you made me, yet now you completely destroy me.

English Standard Version
Your hands fashioned and made me, and now you have destroyed me altogether.

New American Standard Bible
'Your hands fashioned and made me altogether, And would You destroy me?

King James Bible
Thine hands have made me and fashioned me together round about; yet thou dost destroy me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
"Your hands shaped me and formed me. Will You now turn and destroy me?

International Standard Version
Your hands formed and fashioned me, but then you have destroyed me all at once on all sides.

NET Bible
"Your hands have shaped me and made me, but now you destroy me completely.

New Heart English Bible
"'Your hands have framed me and fashioned me altogether, yet you destroy me.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
" 'Your hands formed me and made every part of me, then you turned to destroy me.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thy hands have framed me and fashioned me Together round about; yet Thou dost destroy me!

New American Standard 1977
‘Thy hands fashioned and made me altogether,
            And wouldst Thou destroy me?

Jubilee Bible 2000
Thine hands have formed me and fashioned me together round about; yet thou dost destroy me.

King James 2000 Bible
Your hands have made me and fashioned me together totally; yet you do destroy me.

American King James Version
Your hands have made me and fashioned me together round about; yet you do destroy me.

American Standard Version
Thy hands have framed me and fashioned me Together round about; yet thou dost destroy me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thy hands have made me, and fashioned me wholly round about, and dost thou thus cast me down headlong on a sudden?

Darby Bible Translation
Thy hands have bound me together and made me as one, round about; yet dost thou swallow me up!

English Revised Version
Thine hands have framed me and fashioned me together round about; yet thou dost destroy me.

Webster's Bible Translation
Thy hands have made me and fashioned me in all my parts; yet thou dost destroy me.

World English Bible
"'Your hands have framed me and fashioned me altogether, yet you destroy me.

Young's Literal Translation
Thy hands have taken pains about me, And they make me together round about, And Thou swallowest me up!
Study Bible
Job's Plea to God
7'According to Your knowledge I am indeed not guilty, Yet there is no deliverance from Your hand. 8Your hands fashioned and made me altogether, And would You destroy me? 9'Remember now, that You have made me as clay; And would You turn me into dust again?…
Cross References
Job 9:22
"It is all one; therefore I say, 'He destroys the guiltless and the wicked.'

Job 10:3
'Is it right for You indeed to oppress, To reject the labor of Your hands, And to look favorably on the schemes of the wicked?

Job 13:19
"Who will contend with me? For then I would be silent and die.

Job 30:23
"For I know that You will bring me to death And to the house of meeting for all living.

Psalm 33:15
He who fashions the hearts of them all, He who understands all their works.

Psalm 100:3
Know that the LORD Himself is God; It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.

Psalm 119:73
Your hands made me and fashioned me; Give me understanding, that I may learn Your commandments.

Psalm 138:8
The LORD will accomplish what concerns me; Your lovingkindness, O LORD, is everlasting; Do not forsake the works of Your hands.

Psalm 139:15
My frame was not hidden from You, When I was made in secret, And skillfully wrought in the depths of the earth;

Psalm 139:16
Your eyes have seen my unformed substance; And in Your book were all written The days that were ordained for me, When as yet there was not one of them.
Treasury of Scripture

Your hands have made me and fashioned me together round about; yet you do destroy me.

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Psalm 119:73 Your hands have made me and fashioned me: give me understanding, …

Isaiah 43:7 Even every one that is called by my name: for I have created him …

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Job 10:3 Is it good to you that you should oppress, that you should despise …

Genesis 6:6,7 And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it …

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Verses 8-12. - Here we have an expansion of the plea in ver. 3, "Is it good unto thee that thou shouldest despise the work of thine own hands?" Job appeals to God, not only as his Greater, but as, up to a certain time, his Supporter and Sustainer. Verse 8. - Thine hands have made me and fashioned me together round about (comp. Psalm 139:12-16, "My reins are thine; thou hast covered me in my mother's womb. I will give thanks unto thee, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvellous are thy works, and that my soul knoweth right well My bones are not hid from thee, though I be made secretly, and fashioned beneath in the earth. Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being imperfect; and in thy book were all my members written, which day by day were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them"). Canon Cook observes with much truth, "The processes of nature are always attributed in Scripture to the immediate action of God. The formation of every individual stands, in the language of the Holy Ghost, precisely on the same footing as that of the first man" ('Speaker's Commentary,' vol. 4. p. 50). Yet thou dost destroy me; literally, devour me (comp. Job 9:17, 22). Thine hands have made me, and fashioned together round about,.... This and what follow are an illustration of and an enlargement upon, the work of God's hands, made mention of in Job 10:3; and suggest reasons why it should not be despised by him, as well as confirm what was just now said, that none could deliver him out of his hands; since his hands had made him, and therefore had such power over him as none else had: and the whole seems designed to move to pity and compassion of him; for not he himself, nor his parents, but God only had made him; he was his workmanship only, and a curious piece it was, which his hands of power and wisdom had nicely formed; for, though the Son and Spirit of God are not to be excluded from the formation of man, yet it seems a too great strain of the words to interpret "hands" of them, as some do; and much less are they to be understood literally of the hands of the Son of God appearing in an human form at the creation of man, since such an appearance is not certain; nor is Job speaking of the formation of the first man, but of himself: the first word (c), rendered "made", has the signification of labour, trouble, grief, and care; and is used of God after the manner of men, who, when things are done well by them, take a great deal of pains, and are very solicitous and careful in doing them; and from hence is a word which is sometimes used for an idol, as Gersom observes, because much labour and skill are exercised to form it in the most curious and pleasing manner; many interpreters, as Aben Ezra observes, from the use of the word in the Arabic language, explain it of God's creating the body of man with nerves, by which it is bound, compacted, and strengthened (d); and the latter word denotes the form and configuration of it, the beautiful order and proportion in which every part is set; and the whole is intended to observe the perfection of the human body, and the exquisite skill of the author of it; and what pity is it that it should be so marred and spoiled! and this is said to be made and fashioned "together", or all at once; the several parts of it being in the seed, in the embryo, all together, though gradually formed or brought into order; or rather this denotes the unity and compactness of the several members of the body, which are set in their proper place, and joined and fitted together, by joints and bands, and by that which every joint supplieth: and this is done "round about", on all sides, in every part; or, as Mr. Broughton renders it, "in every point"; the whole of it, and every member, even the most extreme and minute, are curiously formed and fashioned by the Lord; or rather, thine hands are together round about me; embracing, sustaining, and preserving him ever since he was made:

yet thou dost destroy me; this body, so extremely well wrought, by boils or ulcers; or "swallow me" (e), as a lion, to which he compares him, Job 10:16; or any other ravenous and large creature, see Lamentations 2:2; some connect the words more agreeably to the accents, "yet thou dost destroy me together round about" (f); or on every side, as in Job 19:10; having smitten him with boils from the crown of the head to the sole of the feet, and stripped him of his substance and his family all at once; and so it denotes utter destruction: some read the words interrogatively, "and wilt thou destroy or swallow me?" (g) after thou hast taken so much pains, and been at such labour and trouble, speaking after the manner of men, to make such a curious piece of work, and yet with one stroke destroy it and dash it in pieces, or swallow it up as a morsel at once.

(c) "elaboraverunt me", Tigurine version, Montanus, Vatablus, Drusius, Codurcus, Mercerus, Cocceius, Michaelis. (d) "Nervis colligarunt", Schultens. (e) "et degluties me", Montanus, Bolducius; "et tamen absorbeas me", Schmidt; "absorbes me", Schultens, Michaelis. (f) So Junius & Tremellius, Piscator, Mercerus, Cocceius. (g) "Absorbes me?" Beza, Mariana. 8. Made—with pains; implying a work of difficulty and art; applying to God language applicable only to man.

together round about—implying that the human body is a complete unity, the parts of which on all sides will bear the closest scrutiny.10:8-13 Job seems to argue with God, as if he only formed and preserved him for misery. God made us, not we ourselves. How sad that those bodies should be instruments of unrighteousness, which are capable of being temples of the Holy Ghost! But the soul is the life, the soul is the man, and this is the gift of God. If we plead with ourselves as an inducement to duty, God made me and maintains me, we may plead as an argument for mercy, Thou hast made me, do thou new-make me; I am thine, save me.
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