Job 42:6
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New International Version
Therefore I despise myself and repent in dust and ashes."

New Living Translation
I take back everything I said, and I sit in dust and ashes to show my repentance."

English Standard Version
therefore I despise myself, and repent in dust and ashes.”

New American Standard Bible
Therefore I retract, And I repent in dust and ashes."

King James Bible
Wherefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Therefore I take back my words and repent in dust and ashes.

International Standard Version
As a result, I despise myself and repent in dust and ashes."

NET Bible
Therefore I despise myself, and I repent in dust and ashes!

New Heart English Bible
Therefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
That is why I take back what I said, and I sit in dust and ashes to show that I am sorry."

JPS Tanakh 1917
Wherefore I abhor my words, and repent, Seeing I am dust and ashes.

New American Standard 1977
Therefore I retract,
            And I repent in dust and ashes.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Therefore, I abhor myself and repent in dust and ashes.

King James 2000 Bible
Therefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes.

American King James Version
Why I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes.

American Standard Version
Wherefore I abhor myself , And repent in dust and ashes.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Therefore I reprehend myself, and do penance in dust and ashes.

Darby Bible Translation
Wherefore I abhor [myself], and repent in dust and ashes.

English Revised Version
Wherefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes.

Webster's Bible Translation
Wherefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes.

World English Bible
Therefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes."

Young's Literal Translation
Therefore do I loathe it, And I have repented on dust and ashes.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
42:1-6 Job was now sensible of his guilt; he would no longer speak in his own excuse; he abhorred himself as a sinner in heart and life, especially for murmuring against God, and took shame to himself. When the understanding is enlightened by the Spirit of grace, our knowledge of Divine things as far exceeds what we had before, as the sight of the eyes excels report and common fame. By the teachings of men, God reveals his Son to us; but by the teachings of his Spirit he reveals his Son in us, Ga 1:16, and changes us into the same image, 2Co 3:18. It concerns us to be deeply humbled for the sins of which we are convinced. Self-loathing is ever the companion of true repentance. The Lord will bring those whom he loveth, to adore him in self-abasement; while true grace will always lead them to confess their sins without self-justifying.
Study Bible
Job Submits Himself to God
5"I have heard of You by the hearing of the ear; But now my eye sees You; 6Therefore I retract, And I repent in dust and ashes." 7It came about after the LORD had spoken these words to Job, that the LORD said to Eliphaz the Temanite, "My wrath is kindled against you and against your two friends, because you have not spoken of Me what is right as My servant Job has.…
Cross References
Genesis 18:27
And Abraham replied, "Now behold, I have ventured to speak to the Lord, although I am but dust and ashes.

Joshua 7:6
Then Joshua tore his clothes and fell to the earth on his face before the ark of the LORD until the evening, both he and the elders of Israel; and they put dust on their heads.

Job 2:8
And he took a potsherd to scrape himself while he was sitting among the ashes.

Job 42:5
"I have heard of You by the hearing of the ear; But now my eye sees You;

Job 42:7
It came about after the LORD had spoken these words to Job, that the LORD said to Eliphaz the Temanite, "My wrath is kindled against you and against your two friends, because you have not spoken of Me what is right as My servant Job has.

Ezekiel 6:9
"Then those of you who escape will remember Me among the nations to which they will be carried captive, how I have been hurt by their adulterous hearts which turned away from Me, and by their eyes which played the harlot after their idols; and they will loathe themselves in their own sight for the evils which they have committed, for all their abominations.
Treasury of Scripture

Why I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes.

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Job 9:31 Yet shall you plunge me in the ditch, and my own clothes shall abhor me.

Job 40:3,4 Then Job answered the LORD, and said…

Ezra 9:6 And said, O my God, I am ashamed and blush to lift up my face to …

Psalm 51:17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite …

Isaiah 5:5 And now go to; I will tell you what I will do to my vineyard: I will …

Jeremiah 31:19 Surely after that I was turned, I repented; and after that I was …

Ezekiel 16:63 That you may remember, and be confounded, and never open your mouth …

Ezekiel 20:43 And there shall you remember your ways, and all your doings, wherein …

Ezekiel 36:31 Then shall you remember your own evil ways, and your doings that …

Luke 15:18,19 I will arise and go to my father, and will say to him, Father, I …

1 Corinthians 15:8,9 And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time…

1 Timothy 1:13-16 Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but …

James 4:7-10 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will …

repent

Job 2:8 And he took him a potsherd to scrape himself with; and he sat down …

Job 30:19 He has cast me into the mire, and I am become like dust and ashes.

1 Kings 21:27 And it came to pass, when Ahab heard those words, that he rent his …

Esther 4:1-3 When Mordecai perceived all that was done, Mordecai rent his clothes, …

Isaiah 58:5 Is it such a fast that I have chosen? a day for a man to afflict …

Daniel 9:3 And I set my face to the Lord God, to seek by prayer and supplications, …

Jonah 3:6-10 For word came to the king of Nineveh, and he arose from his throne, …

Matthew 11:21 Woe to you, Chorazin! woe to you, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works, …

Luke 10:13 Woe to you, Chorazin! woe to you, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works …

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