Job 2:8
New International Version
Then Job took a piece of broken pottery and scraped himself with it as he sat among the ashes.

New Living Translation
Job scraped his skin with a piece of broken pottery as he sat among the ashes.

English Standard Version
And he took a piece of broken pottery with which to scrape himself while he sat in the ashes.

Berean Study Bible
And Job took a piece of broken pottery to scrape himself as he sat among the ashes.

New American Standard Bible
And he took a potsherd to scrape himself while he was sitting among the ashes.

King James Bible
And he took him a potsherd to scrape himself withal; and he sat down among the ashes.

Christian Standard Bible
Then Job took a piece of broken pottery to scrape himself while he sat among the ashes.

Contemporary English Version
Then Job sat on the ash-heap to show his sorrow. And while he was scraping his sores with a broken piece of pottery,

Good News Translation
Job went and sat by the garbage dump and took a piece of broken pottery to scrape his sores.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then Job took a piece of broken pottery to scrape himself while he sat among the ashes.

International Standard Version
Job took a broken piece of pottery to scrape himself while sitting among the ashes.

NET Bible
Job took a shard of broken pottery to scrape himself with while he was sitting among the ashes.

New Heart English Bible
And he took for himself a potsherd to scrape himself with while he sat among the ashes.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Job took a piece of broken pottery to scratch himself as he sat in the ashes.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And he took him a potsherd to scrape himself therewith; and he sat among the ashes.

New American Standard 1977
And he took a potsherd to scrape himself while he was sitting among the ashes.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he took a potsherd to scratch himself with, and he was sitting among the ashes.

King James 2000 Bible
And he took himself a potsherd to scrape himself with; and he sat down among the ashes.

American King James Version
And he took him a potsherd to scrape himself with; 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.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And he took a potsherd to scrape away the discharge, and sat upon a dung-heap outside the city.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he took a potsherd and scraped the corrupt matter, sitting on a dunghill.

Darby Bible Translation
And he took a potsherd to scrape himself with; and he sat among the ashes.

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.

World English Bible
He took for himself a potsherd to scrape himself with, and he sat among the ashes.

Young's Literal Translation
And he taketh to him a potsherd to scrape himself with it, and he is sitting in the midst of the ashes.
Study Bible
Job Loses His Health
7So Satan went out from the presence of the LORD and infected Job with terrible boils from the soles of his feet to the crown of his head. 8And Job took a piece of broken pottery to scrape himself as he sat among the ashes. 9Then Job's wife said to him, “Do you still retain your integrity? Curse God and die!”…
Cross References
Job 2:9
Then Job's wife said to him, "Do you still retain your integrity? Curse God and die!"

Job 42:6
Therefore I retract my words, and I repent in dust and ashes."

Jeremiah 6:26
"O daughter of My people, dress yourselves in sackcloth and roll in ashes. Mourn with bitter wailing, as you would for an only son, for suddenly the destroyer will come upon us."

Ezekiel 27:30
They will raise their voices for you and cry out bitterly. They will throw dust on their heads and roll in ashes.

Jonah 3:6
When word reached the king of Nineveh, he got up from his throne, took off his royal robe, covered himself with sackcloth, and sat in ashes.

Treasury of Scripture

And he took him a potsherd to scrape himself with; and he sat down among the ashes.

took him.

Job 19:14-17
My kinsfolk have failed, and my familiar friends have forgotten me…

Psalm 38:5,7
My wounds stink and are corrupt because of my foolishness…

Luke 16:20,21
And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores, …

he sat.

Job 42:6
Wherefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes.

2 Samuel 13:19
And Tamar put ashes on her head, and rent her garment of divers colours that was on her, and laid her hand on her head, and went on crying.

Isaiah 61:3
To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.







Lexicon
And Job took
וַיִּֽקַּֽח־ (way·yiq·qaḥ-)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3947: To take

a piece of broken pottery
חֶ֔רֶשׂ (ḥe·reś)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2789: Earthenware, earthen vessel, sherd, potsherd

to scrape himself
לְהִתְגָּרֵ֖ד (lə·hiṯ·gā·rêḏ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Hitpael - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 1623: To scrape, scratch

as he
וְה֖וּא (wə·hū)
Conjunctive waw | Pronoun - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

sat
יֹשֵׁ֥ב (yō·šêḇ)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3427: To sit down, to dwell, to remain, to settle, to marry

among
בְּתוֹךְ־ (bə·ṯō·wḵ-)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 8432: A bisection, the centre

the ashes.
הָאֵֽפֶר׃ (hā·’ê·p̄er)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 665: Ashes
Verse 8. - And he took him a potsherd to scrape himself withal. "The surface of the integuments," says Dr. Quain, "is often much inflamed, and sometimes discharges a serous ichor, or chyle-like fluid, according to the extent to which the lymphatics are engaged in the particular ease" (ibid., p. 432). This "serous or lymph-like fluid" is occasionally "acrid and offensive." Job seems to have used his potsherd to scrape it away. And he sat down among the ashes. Not as a curative process, or even as an alleviation of his pains, but simply as was the custom of mourners (comp. Isaiah 47:3; Isaiah 58:5; Jeremiah 6:26; Ezekiel 27:30; Jonah 3:6). The LXX. renders, "on the dung-heap;" but this meaning, if a possible one, is highly improbable. 2:7-10 The devil tempts his own children, and draws them to sin, and afterwards torments, when he has brought them to ruin; but this child of God he tormented with affliction, and then tempted to make a bad use of his affliction. He provoked Job to curse God. The disease was very grievous. If at any time we are tried with sore and grievous distempers, let us not think ourselves dealt with otherwise than as God sometimes deals with the best of his saints and servants. Job humbled himself under the mighty hand of God, and brought his mind to his condition. His wife was spared to him, to be a troubler and tempter to him. Satan still endeavours to draw men from God, as he did our first parents, by suggesting hard thoughts of Him, than which nothing is more false. But Job resisted and overcame the temptation. Shall we, guilty, polluted, worthless creatures, receive so many unmerited blessings from a just and holy God, and shall we refuse to accept the punishment of our sins, when we suffer so much less than we deserve? Let murmuring, as well as boasting, be for ever done away. Thus far Job stood the trial, and appeared brightest in the furnace of affliction. There might be risings of corruption in his heart, but grace had the upper hand.
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