Job 9:27
Parallel Verses
New International Version
If I say, 'I will forget my complaint, I will change my expression, and smile,'

New Living Translation
If I decided to forget my complaints, to put away my sad face and be cheerful,

English Standard Version
If I say, ‘I will forget my complaint, I will put off my sad face, and be of good cheer,’

New American Standard Bible
"Though I say, 'I will forget my complaint, I will leave off my sad countenance and be cheerful,'

King James Bible
If I say, I will forget my complaint, I will leave off my heaviness, and comfort myself:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If I said, "I will forget my complaint, change my expression, and smile,"

International Standard Version
If I were to say, 'Let me forget my complaint,' change the expression on my face, and look cheerful,

NET Bible
If I say, 'I will forget my complaint, I will change my expression and be cheerful,'

New Heart English Bible
If I say, 'I will forget my complaint, I will put off my sad face, and cheer up;'

GOD'S WORD® Translation
[Even] if I say, 'I will forget my complaining; I will change my expression and smile,'

JPS Tanakh 1917
If I say: 'I will forget my complaint, I will put off my sad countenance, and be of good cheer',

New American Standard 1977
“Though I say, ‘I will forget my complaint,
            I will leave off my sad countenance and be cheerful,’

Jubilee Bible 2000
If I say, I will forget my complaint, I will leave off my heaviness and comfort myself;

King James 2000 Bible
If I say, I will forget my complaint, I will leave off my heaviness, and comfort myself:

American King James Version
If I say, I will forget my complaint, I will leave off my heaviness, and comfort myself:

American Standard Version
If I say, I will forget my complaint, I will put off my'sad countenance, and be of good cheer;

Douay-Rheims Bible
If I say: I will not speak so: I change my face, and am tormented with sorrow.

Darby Bible Translation
If I say, I will forget my complaint, I will leave off my [sad] countenance, and brighten up,

English Revised Version
If I say, I will forget my complaint, I will put off my sad countenance, and be of good cheer:

Webster's Bible Translation
If I say, I will forget my complaint, I will leave off my heaviness, and comfort myself:

World English Bible
If I say, 'I will forget my complaint, I will put off my sad face, and cheer up;'

Young's Literal Translation
Though I say, 'I forget my talking, I forsake my corner, and I brighten up!'
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
9:25-35 What little need have we of pastimes, and what great need to redeem time, when it runs on so fast towards eternity! How vain the enjoyments of time, which we may quite lose while yet time continues! The remembrance of having done our duty will be pleasing afterwards; so will not the remembrance of having got worldly wealth, when it is all lost and gone. Job's complaint of God, as one that could not be appeased and would not relent, was the language of his corruption. There is a Mediator, a Daysman, or Umpire, for us, even God's own beloved Son, who has purchased peace for us with the blood of his cross, who is able to save to the uttermost all who come unto God through him. If we trust in his name, our sins will be buried in the depths of the sea, we shall be washed from all our filthiness, and made whiter than snow, so that none can lay any thing to our charge. We shall be clothed with the robes of righteousness and salvation, adorned with the graces of the Holy Spirit, and presented faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy. May we learn the difference between justifying ourselves, and being thus justified by God himself. Let the tempest-tossed soul consider Job, and notice that others have passed this dreadful gulf; and though they found it hard to believe that God would hear or deliver them, yet he rebuked the storm, and brought them to the desired haven. Resist the devil; give not place to hard thoughts of God, or desperate conclusions about thyself. Come to Him who invites the weary and heavy laden; who promises in nowise to cast them out.
Study Bible
Job: No Arbiter Between God and Man
26"They slip by like reed boats, Like an eagle that swoops on its prey. 27"Though I say, 'I will forget my complaint, I will leave off my sad countenance and be cheerful,' 28I am afraid of all my pains, I know that You will not acquit me.…
Cross References
Job 7:11
"Therefore I will not restrain my mouth; I will speak in the anguish of my spirit, I will complain in the bitterness of my soul.

Job 16:6
"If I speak, my pain is not lessened, And if I hold back, what has left me?

Psalm 55:2
Give heed to me and answer me; I am restless in my complaint and am surely distracted,
Treasury of Scripture

If I say, I will forget my complaint, I will leave off my heaviness, and comfort myself:

Job 7:13 When I say, My bed shall comfort me, my couch shall ease my complaints;

Psalm 77:2,3 In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord: my sore ran in the night, …

Jeremiah 8:18 When I would comfort myself against sorrow, my heart is faint in me.

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