Job 19:20
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New International Version
I am nothing but skin and bones; I have escaped only by the skin of my teeth.

New Living Translation
I have been reduced to skin and bones and have escaped death by the skin of my teeth.

English Standard Version
My bones stick to my skin and to my flesh, and I have escaped by the skin of my teeth.

New American Standard Bible
"My bone clings to my skin and my flesh, And I have escaped only by the skin of my teeth.

King James Bible
My bone cleaveth to my skin and to my flesh, and I am escaped with the skin of my teeth.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
My skin and my flesh cling to my bones; I have escaped by the skin of my teeth.

International Standard Version
I'm a pile of skin and bones; I have barely escaped by the skin of my teeth."

NET Bible
My bones stick to my skin and my flesh; I have escaped alive with only the skin of my teeth.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I am skin and bones, and I have escaped only by the skin of my teeth.

JPS Tanakh 1917
My bone cleaveth to my skin and to my flesh, And I am escaped with the skin of my teeth.

New American Standard 1977
“My bone clings to my skin and my flesh,
            And I have escaped only by the skin of my teeth.

Jubilee Bible 2000
My bones cleave to my skin and to my flesh, and I am escaped with the skin of my teeth.

King James 2000 Bible
My bone clings to my skin and to my flesh, and I have escaped by the skin of my teeth.

American King James Version
My bone sticks to my skin and to my flesh, and I am escaped with the skin of my teeth.

American Standard Version
My bone cleaveth to my skin and to my flesh, And I am escaped with the skin of my teeth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The flesh being consumed. My bone hath cleaved to my skin, and nothing but lips are left about my teeth.

Darby Bible Translation
My bones cleave to my skin and to my flesh, and I am escaped with the skin of my teeth.

English Revised Version
My bone cleaveth to my skin and to my flesh, and I am escaped with the skin of my teeth.

Webster's Bible Translation
My bone cleaveth to my skin and to my flesh, and I have escaped with the skin of my teeth.

World English Bible
My bones stick to my skin and to my flesh. I have escaped by the skin of my teeth.

Young's Literal Translation
To my skin and to my flesh Cleaved hath my bone, And I deliver myself with the skin of my teeth.
Study Bible
Job: My Redeemer Lives
19"All my associates abhor me, And those I love have turned against me. 20"My bone clings to my skin and my flesh, And I have escaped only by the skin of my teeth. 21"Pity me, pity me, O you my friends, For the hand of God has struck me.…
Word Study

My bone
`etsem  (eh'tsem)
a bone (as strong); by extension, the body; figuratively, the substance, i.e. (as pron.) selfsame -- body, bone, life, (self-)same, strength, very.

cleaveth
dabaq  (daw-bak')
to impinge, i.e. cling or adhere; figuratively, to catch by pursuit

to my skin
`owr  (ore)
skin (as naked); by implication, hide, leather -- hide, leather, skin.

and to my flesh
basar  (baw-sawr')
flesh (from its freshness); by extension, body, person; also (by euphem.) the pudenda of a man -- body, (fat, lean) flesh(-ed), kin, (man-)kind, + nakedness, self, skin.

and I am escaped
malat  (maw-lat')
to be smooth, i.e. (by implication) to escape (as if by slipperiness); causatively, to release or rescue; specifically, to bring forth young, emit sparks

with the skin
`owr  (ore)
skin (as naked); by implication, hide, leather -- hide, leather, skin.

of my teeth
shen  (shane)
a tooth (as sharp); specifically ivory; figuratively, a cliff -- crag, forefront, ivory, sharp, tooth.

Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
19:8-22 How doleful are Job's complaints! What is the fire of hell but the wrath of God! Seared consciences will feel it hereafter, but do not fear it now: enlightened consciences fear it now, but shall not feel it hereafter. It is a very common mistake to think that those whom God afflicts he treats as his enemies. Every creature is that to us which God makes it to be; yet this does not excuse Job's relations and friends. How uncertain is the friendship of men! but if God be our Friend, he will not fail us in time of need. What little reason we have to indulge the body, which, after all our care, is consumed by diseases it has in itself. Job recommends himself to the compassion of his friends, and justly blames their harshness. It is very distressing to one who loves God, to be bereaved at once of outward comfort and of inward consolation; yet if this, and more, come upon a believer, it does not weaken the proof of his being a child of God and heir of glory.
Cross References
Luke 10:11
Even the dust of your town that clings to our feet, we wipe off as a testimony against you. Yet be sure of this: The kingdom of God is near.'

Job 2:5
"However, put forth Your hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh; he will curse You to Your face."

Job 16:8
"You have shriveled me up, It has become a witness; And my leanness rises up against me, It testifies to my face.

Job 33:21
"His flesh wastes away from sight, And his bones which were not seen stick out.

Psalm 102:5
Because of the loudness of my groaning My bones cling to my flesh.

Lamentations 4:8
Their appearance is blacker than soot, They are not recognized in the streets; Their skin is shriveled on their bones, It is withered, it has become like wood.
Treasury of Scripture

My bone sticks to my skin and to my flesh, and I am escaped with the skin of my teeth.

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Job 30:30 My skin is black on me, and my bones are burned with heat.

Job 33:19-22 He is chastened also with pain on his bed, and the multitude of his …

Psalm 22:14-17 I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint: my …

Psalm 32:3,4 When I kept silence, my bones waxed old through my roaring all the day long…

Psalm 38:3 There is no soundness in my flesh because of your anger; neither …

Psalm 102:3,5 For my days are consumed like smoke, and my bones are burned as an hearth…

Lamentations 4:8 Their visage is blacker than a coal; they are not known in the streets: …

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Amos 2:4-6 Thus said the LORD; For three transgressions of Judah, and for four, …

Amos 7:5 Then said I, O Lord GOD, cease, I beseech you: by whom shall Jacob …

Lamentations 3:4 My flesh and my skin has he made old; he has broken my bones.

Lamentations 5:10 Our skin was black like an oven because of the terrible famine.

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