Job 30:17
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New International Version
Night pierces my bones; my gnawing pains never rest.

New Living Translation
At night my bones are filled with pain, which gnaws at me relentlessly.

English Standard Version
The night racks my bones, and the pain that gnaws me takes no rest.

New American Standard Bible
"At night it pierces my bones within me, And my gnawing pains take no rest.

King James Bible
My bones are pierced in me in the night season: and my sinews take no rest.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Night pierces my bones, but my gnawing pains never rest.

International Standard Version
The night racks my bones; and the pain that gnaws on me will not rest.

NET Bible
Night pierces my bones; my gnawing pains never cease.

New Heart English Bible
In the night season my bones are pierced in me, and the pains that gnaw me take no rest.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
At night God pierces my bones. My body doesn't rest.

JPS Tanakh 1917
In the night my bones are pierced, and fall from me, And my sinews take no rest.

New American Standard 1977
“At night it pierces my bones within me,
            And my gnawing pains take no rest.

Jubilee Bible 2000
My bones pierce me in the night, and my sinews take no rest.

King James 2000 Bible
My bones are pierced in me in the night season: and my sinews take no rest.

American King James Version
My bones are pierced in me in the night season: and my sinews take no rest.

American Standard Version
In the night season my bones are pierced in me, And the pains that gnaw me take no rest.

Douay-Rheims Bible
In the night my bone is pierced with sorrows: and they that feed upon me, do not sleep.

Darby Bible Translation
The night pierceth through my bones [and detacheth them] from me, and my gnawing pains take no rest:

English Revised Version
In the night season my bones are pierced in me, and the pains that gnaw me take no rest.

Webster's Bible Translation
My bones are pierced in me in the night season: and my sinews take no rest.

World English Bible
In the night season my bones are pierced in me, and the pains that gnaw me take no rest.

Young's Literal Translation
At night my bone hath been pierced in me, And mine eyelids do not lie down.
Study Bible
Job's Prosperity Becomes Calamity
16"And now my soul is poured out within me; Days of affliction have seized me. 17"At night it pierces my bones within me, And my gnawing pains take no rest. 18"By a great force my garment is distorted; It binds me about as the collar of my coat.…
Cross References
Job 2:7
Then Satan went out from the presence of the LORD and smote Job with sore boils from the sole of his foot to the crown of his head.

Job 30:30
"My skin turns black on me, And my bones burn with fever.

Job 33:19
"Man is also chastened with pain on his bed, And with unceasing complaint in his bones;

Habakkuk 3:16
I heard and my inward parts trembled, At the sound my lips quivered. Decay enters my bones, And in my place I tremble. Because I must wait quietly for the day of distress, For the people to arise who will invade us.
Treasury of Scripture

My bones are pierced in me in the night season: and my sinews take no rest.

My bones

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in the night season

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Verse 17. - My bones are pierced in me in the night season. In Elephantiasis anaesthetics says Dr. Erasmus Wilson, "when the integument is insensible, there are deep-seated burning pains, sometimes of a bone or joint, and sometimes of the vertebral column. These pains are greatest at night; they prevent sleep, and give rise to restless,less and frightful dreams" (Quain's 'Dictionary of Medicine,' vol. 1. p. 817). And my sinews take no rest; rather, my gnawings, or my gnawing pains (see the Revised Version; and comp. ver. 3, where the same word is properly rendered by "gnawing [the wilderness]"). My bones are pierced in me in the night season,.... Such was the force of his disease, that it pierced and penetrated even into his bones, and the marrow of them; and such the pain that he endured in the muscles and tendons about them, and especially in the joints of them, that it was as if all his bones were piercing and breaking to pieces; he was in a like condition the sick man is described in Job 33:19; and as David and Hezekiah were, Psalm 6:2; and what aggravated his case was, that this was "in the night season", when he should have got some sleep and rest, but could not for his pain: some render the words by supplying them thus; God, or the disease, or the pain, pierced my bones in the night season; or "the night pierced my bones from me"; so Mr. Broughton; but rather they may be rendered, and the sense be,

"in the night season everyone of my bones pierce "the flesh" that is upon me:''

his flesh was almost wasted and consumed, through the boil and ulcers on him, and he was reduced to a mere skeleton; and when he laid himself down on his bed, these pierced through his skin, and stuck out, and gave him exquisite pain:

and my sinews take no rest; being contracted; or his nerves, as the word in the Arabic language signifies, as is observed by Aben Ezra, Jarchi, Donesh, and others; which were loosened, and the animal spirits were sunk, and he so low and dispirited, that he could get no rest: or the pulsatile veins and arteries, as Ben Gersom and Elias Levita (a), in which the pulse beats, and which beats with less strength when persons are asleep than when awake; but such was the force of Job's disease, that it beat even in the night, when on his bed, so strongly, that he could take no rest for it; the pulse beats, as physicians say (b), sixty times in a minute, and double the number in a burning fever, and which might be Job's case. Some take the word in the sense of fleeing or gnawing (c), as it is used Job 30:3; and interpret it either of his enemies, who pursued after him, and had no rest in their beds, but went out in the night to inquire and hear what they could learn concerning him and his illness, whether it was become greater (d); or who devoured him by their calumnies and detractions, and could not sleep unless they did mischief to him; see Proverbs 4:16; or of the worms with which his body was covered, and which were continually gnawing, never rested, nor suffered him to take any rest; the Targum is, they that gnash at me rest not.

(a) In Tishbi, p. 67. So Lud. Capellus in loc. (b) Scheuchzer. Physic. Sacr. vol. 4. p 764. (c) "et rodentia mea", Schultens; "fugientia membra mea", so some in Michaelis. (d) Vid. Bar Tzemach in loc. 17. In the Hebrew, night is poetically personified, as in Job 3:3: "night pierceth my bones (so that they fall) from me" (not as English Version, "in me"; see Job 30:30).

sinews—so the Arabic, "veins," akin to the Hebrew; rather, "gnawers" (see on [529]Job 30:3), namely, my gnawing pains never cease. Effects of elephantiasis.30:15-31 Job complains a great deal. Harbouring hard thoughts of God was the sin which did, at this time, most easily beset Job. When inward temptations join with outward calamities, the soul is hurried as in a tempest, and is filled with confusion. But woe be to those who really have God for an enemy! Compared with the awful state of ungodly men, what are all outward, or even inward temporal afflictions? There is something with which Job comforts himself, yet it is but a little. He foresees that death will be the end of all his troubles. God's wrath might bring him to death; but his soul would be safe and happy in the world of spirits. If none pity us, yet our God, who corrects, pities us, even as a father pitieth his own children. And let us look more to the things of eternity: then the believer will cease from mourning, and joyfully praise redeeming love.
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