Job 27:3
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New International Version
as long as I have life within me, the breath of God in my nostrils,

New Living Translation
As long as I live, while I have breath from God,

English Standard Version
as long as my breath is in me, and the spirit of God is in my nostrils,

New American Standard Bible
For as long as life is in me, And the breath of God is in my nostrils,

King James Bible
All the while my breath is in me, and the spirit of God is in my nostrils;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
as long as my breath is still in me and the breath from God remains in my nostrils,

International Standard Version
As long as I can breathe; as long as God's breath is in my nostrils,

NET Bible
for while my spirit is still in me, and the breath from God is in my nostrils,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
'As long as there is one breath [left] in me and God's breath fills my nostrils,

Jubilee Bible 2000
that all the while my breath is in me, and the spirit of God is in my nostrils,

King James 2000 Bible
All the while my breath is in me, and the spirit of God is in my nostrils;

American King James Version
All the while my breath is in me, and the spirit of God is in my nostrils;

American Standard Version
(For my life is yet whole in me, And the spirit of God is in my nostrils);

Douay-Rheims Bible
As long as breath remaineth in me, and the spirit of God in my nostrils,

Darby Bible Translation
All the while my breath is in me, and the spirit of +God is in my nostrils,

English Revised Version
(For my life is yet whole in me, and the spirit of God is in my nostrils;)

Webster's Bible Translation
All the while my breath is in me, and the spirit of God is in my nostrils;

World English Bible
(For the length of my life is still in me, and the spirit of God is in my nostrils);

Young's Literal Translation
For all the while my breath is in me, And the spirit of God in my nostrils.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

27:1-6 Job's friends now suffered him to speak, and he proceeded in a grave and useful manner. Job had confidence in the goodness both of his cause and of his God; and cheerfully committed his cause to him. But Job had not due reverence when he spake of God as taking away his judgment, and vexing his soul. To resolve that our hearts shall not reproach us, while we hold fast our integrity, baffles the designs of the evil spirit.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 3. - All the while my breath is in me. This verse is parenthetic. Job claims in it to be in possession of all his faculties, notwithstanding his sufferings. The right translation would seem to be, "For my life is yet whole within me" (see the Revised Version). And the spirit of God is in my nostrils. The spirit of God, originally breathed into man's nostrils, whereby he became a living soul (Genesis 2:7), is still, Job says, within him, and makes him capable of judging and declaring what is right.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

All the while my breath is in me,.... So long the oath of God would be upon him, or he bound himself under it:

and the spirit of God is in my nostrils; which signifies the same thing. The breath of a man is his spirit, and this is of God, the Father of spirits; he first breathed into man the breath of life, and he became a living soul or spirit, Genesis 2:7; it is he that gives life and breath to every man, Acts 17:25, and continues it as long as he pleases, which is a very precarious thing; for it is in his nostrils, where it is drawn to and fro and soon and easily stopped; nor will it always continue, it will some time not be, it will go forth, and then man dies, and returns to the earth, Ecclesiastes 12:7; but as long as there is breath there is life; so that to say this is the same as to say, as long as I live, or have a being, Psalm 104:33; and while that continued, Job looked upon himself under the oath he had taken by the living God.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

3. Implying Job's knowledge of the fact that the living soul was breathed into man by God (Ge 2:7). "All the while." But Maurer, "As yet all my breath is in me" (notwithstanding my trials): the reason why I can speak so boldly.

Job 27:3 Additional Commentaries
Context
Job Affirms his Integrity
2"As God lives, who has taken away my right, And the Almighty, who has embittered my soul, 3For as long as life is in me, And the breath of God is in my nostrils, 4My lips certainly will not speak unjustly, Nor will my tongue mutter deceit.…
Cross References
Job 12:10
In his hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind.

Job 32:8
But it is the spirit in a person, the breath of the Almighty, that gives them understanding.

Job 33:4
The Spirit of God has made me; the breath of the Almighty gives me life.
Treasury of Scripture

All the while my breath is in me, and the spirit of God is in my nostrils;

the spirit of God. that is, the breath which God gave him

Genesis 2:7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed …

Isaiah 2:22 Cease you from man, whose breath is in his nostrils: for wherein …

Acts 17:25 Neither is worshipped with men's hands, as though he needed any thing, …

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