Job 14:22
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New International Version
They feel but the pain of their own bodies and mourn only for themselves."

New Living Translation
They suffer painfully; their life is full of trouble."

English Standard Version
He feels only the pain of his own body, and he mourns only for himself.”

New American Standard Bible
"But his body pains him, And he mourns only for himself."

King James Bible
But his flesh upon him shall have pain, and his soul within him shall mourn.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He feels only the pain of his own body and mourns only for himself.

International Standard Version
He feels only his own pain, and grieves only for himself."

NET Bible
Only his flesh has pain for himself, and he mourns for himself."

New Heart English Bible
But his flesh on him has pain, and his soul within him mourns."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He feels only his body's pain. He is only worried about himself."

JPS Tanakh 1917
But his flesh grieveth for him, And his soul mourneth over him.

New American Standard 1977
“But his body pains him,
            And he mourns only for himself.”



Jubilee Bible 2000
But while his flesh is upon him, he shall have pain, and his soul within him shall mourn.

King James 2000 Bible
But his flesh upon him shall have pain, and his soul within him shall mourn.

American King James Version
But his flesh on him shall have pain, and his soul within him shall mourn.

American Standard Version
But his flesh upon him hath pain, And his soul within him mourneth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But yet his flesh, while he shall live, shall have pain, and his soul shall mourn over him.

Darby Bible Translation
But his flesh hath pain for himself alone, and his soul mourneth for himself.

English Revised Version
But his flesh upon him hath pain, and his soul within him mourneth.

Webster's Bible Translation
But his flesh upon him shall have pain, and his soul within him shall mourn.

World English Bible
But his flesh on him has pain, and his soul within him mourns."

Young's Literal Translation
Only -- his flesh for him is pained, And his soul for him doth mourn.'

Study Bible
Job Acknowledges the Finality of Death
21"His sons achieve honor, but he does not know it; Or they become insignificant, but he does not perceive it. 22"But his body pains him, And he mourns only for himself."
Cross References
Job 14:21
"His sons achieve honor, but he does not know it; Or they become insignificant, but he does not perceive it.

Job 15:1
Then Eliphaz the Temanite responded,
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Verse 22. - But his flesh upon him shall have pain. The best rendering is probably that which is placed in the margin of the Revised Version, only for himself his flesh hath pain, and for himself his soul mourneth. Nothing more is intended than to negative the idea that the future condition of his children will seriously affect a man who is suffering under God's afflicting hand, either in this life or afterwards. He cannot but be occupied solely with himself. His own sufferings, whether of body or mind, win absorb all his attention.



But his flesh upon him shall have pain,.... Either he shall be chastened with strong pains on his sick and dying bed; which is the reason why he neither rejoices at the happiness of his family, nor is distressed at their misfortunes; having so much pain in his flesh and bones to endure himself; or, as Gussetius (x) renders it, "for this" his flesh and soul shall have pain and grief while he lives, because he cannot know how it will be with his family when he is dead; but rather this is to be understood of a man when dead; and so it is a continuation of the description of death, or of the state of the dead; thus Aben Ezra interprets it of his flesh upon him, that is, his body shall melt away, rot and corrupt, meaning in the grave; so the word is used of marring and destroying, in 2 Kings 3:19, to which the Targum inclines,

"but his flesh, because of worms upon him, shall grieve;''

and so Jarchi, troublesome is the worm to a dead man as a needle in quick flesh; pain and grief are by a prosopopoeia or personification attributed to a dead body; signifying, that could it be sensible of its case, it would be painful and grievous to it:

and his soul within him shall mourn; either while he lives, because of his afflictions and terrors, the days being come in which he has no pleasure, and the time of death drawing nigh; or his dead body, as the word is used in Psalm 16:10; said to mourn by the same figure; or his soul, because of his body being dead; or rather his breath, which at death fails and pines away (y).

(x) Ebr. Comment. p. 605. (y) "emarcida luget", Schultens. 22. "Flesh" and "soul" describe the whole man. Scripture rests the hope of a future life, not on the inherent immortality of the soul, but on the restoration of the body with the soul. In the unseen world, Job in a gloomy frame anticipates, man shall be limited to the thought of his own misery. "Pain is by personification, from our feelings while alive, attributed to the flesh and soul, as if the man could feel in his body when dead. It is the dead in general, not the wicked, who are meant here." 14:16-22 Job's faith and hope spake, and grace appeared to revive; but depravity again prevailed. He represents God as carrying matters to extremity against him. The Lord must prevail against all who contend with him. God may send disease and pain, we may lose all comfort in those near and dear to us, every hope of earthly happiness may be destroyed, but God will receive the believer into realms of eternal happiness. But what a change awaits the prosperous unbeliever! How will he answer when God shall call him to his tribunal? The Lord is yet upon a mercy-seat, ready to be gracious. Oh that sinners would be wise, that they would consider their latter end! While man's flesh is upon him, that is, the body he is so loth to lay down, it shall have pain; and while his soul is within him, that is, the spirit he is so loth to resign, it shall mourn. Dying work is hard work; dying pangs often are sore pangs. It is folly for men to defer repentance to a death-bed, and to have that to do which is the one thing needful, when unfit to do anything.
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