Job 13:26
New International Version
For you write down bitter things against me and make me reap the sins of my youth.

New Living Translation
"You write bitter accusations against me and bring up all the sins of my youth.

English Standard Version
For you write bitter things against me and make me inherit the iniquities of my youth.

Berean Study Bible
For You record bitter accusations against me and bequeath to me the iniquities of my youth.

New American Standard Bible
"For You write bitter things against me And make me to inherit the iniquities of my youth.

King James Bible
For thou writest bitter things against me, and makest me to possess the iniquities of my youth.

Christian Standard Bible
For you record bitter accusations against me and make me inherit the iniquities of my youth.

Contemporary English Version
Why do you accuse me of horrible crimes and make me pay for sins I did in my youth?

Good News Translation
You bring bitter charges against me, even for what I did when I was young.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For You record bitter accusations against me and make me inherit the iniquities of my youth.

International Standard Version
You've accused me of bitter things; you've caused me to reap the sins of my youth.

NET Bible
For you write down bitter things against me and cause me to inherit the sins of my youth.

New Heart English Bible
For you write bitter things against me, and make me inherit the iniquities of my youth:

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You write down bitter accusations against me. You make me suffer for the sins of my youth.

JPS Tanakh 1917
That Thou shouldest write bitter things against me, And make me to inherit the iniquities of my youth.

New American Standard 1977
“For Thou dost write bitter things against me, And dost make me to inherit the iniquities of my youth.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Why dost thou write bitter things against me and make me carry the iniquities of my youth.

King James 2000 Bible
For you write bitter things against me, and make me possess the iniquities of my youth.

American King James Version
For you write bitter things against me, and make me to possess the iniquities of my youth.

American Standard Version
For thou writest bitter things against me, And makest me to inherit the iniquities of my youth:

Brenton Septuagint Translation
for thou hast written evil things against me, and thou hast compassed me with the sins of my youth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For thou writest bitter things against me, and wilt consume me for the sins of my youth.

Darby Bible Translation
For thou writest bitter things against me, and makest me to possess the iniquities of my youth;

English Revised Version
For thou writest bitter things against me, and makest me to inherit the iniquities of my youth:

Webster's Bible Translation
For thou writest bitter things against me, and makest me to possess the iniquities of my youth.

World English Bible
For you write bitter things against me, and make me inherit the iniquities of my youth:

Young's Literal Translation
For Thou writest against me bitter things, And causest me to possess iniquities of my youth:
Study Bible
Job Reproves His Friends
25Will You frighten a windblown leaf? Will You chase after dry chaff? 26For You record bitter accusations against me and bequeath to me the iniquities of my youth. 27You put my feet in the stocks and stand watch over all my paths; You set a limit for the soles of my feet.…
Cross References
Job 9:18
He does not let me catch my breath, but overwhelms me with bitterness.

Psalm 25:7
Remember not the sins of my youth, or my rebellious acts; remember me according to Your loving devotion, because of Your goodness, O LORD.

Treasury of Scripture

For you write bitter things against me, and make me to possess the iniquities of my youth.

writest

Job 3:20
Wherefore is light given to him that is in misery, and life unto the bitter in soul;

Ruth 1:20
And she said unto them, Call me not Naomi, call me Mara: for the Almighty hath dealt very bitterly with me.

Psalm 88:3
For my soul is full of troubles: and my life draweth nigh unto the grave.

makest

Job 20:11
His bones are full of the sin of his youth, which shall lie down with him in the dust.

Psalm 25:7
Remember not the sins of my youth, nor my transgressions: according to thy mercy remember thou me for thy goodness' sake, O LORD.

Proverbs 5:11-13
And thou mourn at the last, when thy flesh and thy body are consumed, …







Lexicon
For
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

You record
תִכְתֹּ֣ב (ṯiḵ·tōḇ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3789: To grave, to write

bitter accusations
מְרֹר֑וֹת (mə·rō·rō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 4846: Bitterness, a bitter thing, bile, venom

against me
עָלַ֣י (‘ā·lay)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

and bequeath to me
וְ֝תוֹרִישֵׁ֗נִי (wə·ṯō·w·rî·šê·nî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Conjunctive imperfect - second person masculine singular | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 3423: To occupy, to seize, to rob, to inherit, to expel, to impoverish, to ruin

the iniquities
עֲוֺנ֥וֹת (‘ă·wō·nō·wṯ)
Noun - common plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 5771: Iniquity, guilt, punishment for iniquity

of my youth.
נְעוּרָֽי׃ (nə·‘ū·rāy)
Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5271: Youth, the state, the persons
(26) For thou writest bitter things against me.--Exquisitely plaintive and affecting is this confession.

Verse 26. - For thou writest bitter things against me. The allusion seems to be to the ordinary practice in ancient law-courts of formulating a written acte d'accusation against supposed criminals. Keeping up the imagery of a court and pleadings, Job represents God as engaged in drawing up such a document against him. The "bitter things" are the charges which the acts contains. And makest me to possess the iniquities of my youth. Job, like David, has to acknowledge "sins and offences" committed in his youth (Psalm 25:6). In considering what the indictment against him can be, he can only suppose that these old and long-forsaken sins are being remembered and brought up against him, and that he is being punished for them. He does not exclaim against this as injustice; he feels probably that there is no statute of limitations respecting sins and their punishment; but it can scarcely have seemed to him consistent with God's goodness and mercifulness that the offences of his immature age should be visited upon him so bitterly. 13:23-28 Job begs to have his sins discovered to him. A true penitent is willing to know the worst of himself; and we should all desire to know what our transgressions are, that we may confess them, and guard against them for the future. Job complains sorrowfully of God's severe dealings with him. Time does not wear out the guilt of sin. When God writes bitter things against us, his design is to make us bring forgotten sins to mind, and so to bring us to repent of them, as to break us off from them. Let young persons beware of indulging in sin. Even in this world they may so possess the sins of their youth, as to have months of sorrow for moments of pleasure. Their wisdom is to remember their Creator in their early days, that they may have assured hope, and sweet peace of conscience, as the solace of their declining years. Job also complains that his present mistakes are strictly noticed. So far from this, God deals not with us according to our deserts. This was the language of Job's melancholy views. If God marks our steps, and narrowly examines our paths, in judgment, both body and soul feel his righteous vengeance. This will be the awful case of unbelievers, yet there is salvation devised, provided, and made known in Christ.
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