English Standard Version
And he took a piece of broken pottery with which to scrape himself while he sat in the ashes.
King James Bible
And he took him a potsherd to scrape himself withal; and he sat down among the ashes.
American Standard Version
And he took him a potsherd to scrape himself therewith; and he sat among the ashes.
And he took a potsherd and scraped the corrupt matter, sitting on a dunghill.
English Revised Version
And he took him a potsherd to scrape himself withal; and he sat among the ashes.
Webster's Bible Translation
And he took him a potsherd to scrape himself with it; and he sat down among the ashes.
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CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
2 And Jehovah said to Satan, Whence comest thou? And Satan answered Jehovah, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and wandering up and down in it.
Instead of מאין, Job 1:7, we have here the similar expression מזּה אי (Ges. 150, extra). Such slight variations are also frequent in the repetitions in the Psalms, and we have had an example in Job 1 in the interchange of עוד and עד. After the general answer which Satan givers, Jehovah inquires more particularly.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Then his wife said to him, "Do you still hold fast your integrity? Curse God and die."
therefore I despise myself, and repent in dust and ashes."
O daughter of my people, put on sackcloth, and roll in ashes; make mourning as for an only son, most bitter lamentation, for suddenly the destroyer will come upon us.
and shout aloud over you and cry out bitterly. They cast dust on their heads and wallow in ashes;
The word reached the king of Nineveh, and he arose from his throne, removed his robe, covered himself with sackcloth, and sat in ashes.
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