Job 16:15
New International Version
"I have sewed sackcloth over my skin and buried my brow in the dust.

New Living Translation
I wear burlap to show my grief. My pride lies in the dust.

English Standard Version
I have sewed sackcloth upon my skin and have laid my strength in the dust.

Berean Study Bible
I have sewn sackcloth over my skin; I have buried my horn in the dust.

New American Standard Bible
"I have sewed sackcloth over my skin And thrust my horn in the dust.

King James Bible
I have sewed sackcloth upon my skin, and defiled my horn in the dust.

Christian Standard Bible
I have sewn sackcloth over my skin; I have buried my strength in the dust.

Contemporary English Version
and so, in my sorrow I dress in sackcloth and sit in the dust.

Good News Translation
I mourn and wear clothes made of sackcloth, and I sit here in the dust defeated.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I have sewn sackcloth over my skin; I have buried my strength in the dust.

International Standard Version
"I've even sewn sackcloth directly to my skin; I've buried my strength in the dust.

NET Bible
I have sewed sackcloth on my skin, and buried my horn in the dust;

New Heart English Bible
I have sewed sackcloth on my skin, and have thrust my horn in the dust.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"I have sewn sackcloth over my skin, and I have thrown my strength in the dust.

JPS Tanakh 1917
I have sewed sackcloth upon my skin, And have laid my horn in the dust.

New American Standard 1977
“I have sewed sackcloth over my skin, And thrust my horn in the dust.

Jubilee Bible 2000
I have sewn sackcloth upon my skin and put dust over my head.

King James 2000 Bible
I have sewed sackcloth upon my skin, and laid my strength in the dust.

American King James Version
I have sewed sackcloth on my skin, and defiled my horn in the dust.

American Standard Version
I have sewed sackcloth upon my skin, And have laid my horn in the dust.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
They overthrew me with fall upon fall: they ran upon me in their might.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I have sowed sackcloth upon my skin, and have covered my flesh with ashes.

Darby Bible Translation
I have sewed sackcloth upon my skin, and rolled my horn in the dust.

English Revised Version
I have sewed sackcloth upon my skin, and have laid my horn in the dust.

Webster's Bible Translation
I have sewed sackcloth upon my skin, and defiled my horn in the dust.

World English Bible
I have sewed sackcloth on my skin, and have thrust my horn in the dust.

Young's Literal Translation
Sackcloth I have sewed on my skin, And have rolled in the dust my horn.
Study Bible
Job Decries his Comforters
14He breaks me with wound upon wound; He rushes me like a warrior. 15I have sewn sackcloth over my skin; I have buried my horn in the dust. 16My face is red with weeping, and deep shadows circle my eyes;…
Cross References
Genesis 37:34
Then Jacob tore his clothes, put sackcloth around his waist, and mourned for his son many days.

1 Samuel 2:1
At that time Hannah prayed: "My heart rejoices in the LORD in whom my horn is exalted. My mouth speaks boldly against my enemies, for I rejoice in Your salvation.

Job 19:9
He has stripped me of my honor and removed the crown from my head.

Psalm 7:5
then may my enemy pursue and overtake me; may he trample me to the ground and leave my honor in the dust. Selah

Psalm 69:11
I made sackcloth my clothing, and I was sport to them.

Lamentations 3:29
Let him bury his face in the dust--perhaps there is still hope.

Treasury of Scripture

I have sewed sackcloth on my skin, and defiled my horn in the dust.

sewed

1 Kings 21:27
And it came to pass, when Ahab heard those words, that he rent his clothes, and put sackcloth upon his flesh, and fasted, and lay in sackcloth, and went softly.

Isaiah 22:12
And in that day did the Lord GOD of hosts call to weeping, and to mourning, and to baldness, and to girding with sackcloth:

defiled my horn

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

1 Samuel 2:10
The adversaries of the LORD shall be broken to pieces; out of heaven shall he thunder upon them: the LORD shall judge the ends of the earth; and he shall give strength unto his king, and exalt the horn of his anointed.

Psalm 7:5
Let the enemy persecute my soul, and take it; yea, let him tread down my life upon the earth, and lay mine honour in the dust. Selah.







Lexicon
I have sewn
תָּ֭פַרְתִּי (tā·p̄ar·tî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 8609: To sew together

sackcloth
שַׂ֣ק (śaq)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8242: A mesh, coarse loose cloth, sacking, a bag

over
עֲלֵ֣י (‘ă·lê)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

my skin;
גִלְדִּ֑י (ḡil·dî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 1539: The, skin

I have buried
וְעֹלַ֖לְתִּי (wə·‘ō·lal·tî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Conjunctive perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5953: To effect thoroughly, to glean, to overdo, maltreat, be saucy to, pain, impose

my horn
קַרְנִֽי׃ (qar·nî)
Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 7161: A horn, a flask, cornet, an elephant's tooth, a corner, a peak, a ray, power

in the dust.
בֶעָפָ֣ר (ḇe·‘ā·p̄ār)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6083: Dust, clay, earth, mud
(15) I have sewed sackcloth upon my skin.--Referring, probably, to the state of his skin, which had become hard and rugged as sackcloth. As the second half of the verse must be figurative, there seems to be no reason to understand the first half otherwise.

Verse 15. - I have sewed sackcloth upon my skin. Another transition. Job turns to the consideration of how he has acted under his severe afflictions. In the first place, he has put on sackcloth, not for a time merely, as ordinary mourners do, but for a permanency, so that he may be said to have sewn it to his skin. There is, perhaps, also an allusion to the adhesion of the garment to his many sores. And have defiled my horn in the dust. "My horn" is equivalent to "my pride," "my dignity." Job, when he left his state, and put on sackcloth, and "sat down among the ashes" (Job 2:8), denuded himself of his honour and dignity, and as it were trailed them in the dust 16:6-16 Here is a doleful representation of Job's grievances. What reason we have to bless God, that we are not making such complaints! Even good men, when in great troubles, have much ado not to entertain hard thoughts of God. Eliphaz had represented Job as unhumbled under his affliction: No, says Job, I know better things; the dust is now the fittest place for me. In this he reminds us of Christ, who was a man of sorrows, and pronounced those blessed that mourn, for they shall be comforted.
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