Job 27:3
New International Version
as long as I have life within me, the breath of God in my nostrils,

New Living Translation
As long as I live, while I have breath from God,

English Standard Version
as long as my breath is in me, and the spirit of God is in my nostrils,

Berean Study Bible
as long as my breath is still within me and the breath of God remains in my nostrils,

King James Bible
All the while my breath is in me, and the spirit of God is in my nostrils;

New King James Version
As long as my breath is in me, And the breath of God in my nostrils,

New American Standard Bible
For as long as life is in me, And the breath of God is in my nostrils,

NASB 1995
For as long as life is in me, And the breath of God is in my nostrils,

NASB 1977
For as long as life is in me, And the breath of God is in my nostrils,

Amplified Bible
As long as my life is within me, And the breath of God is [still] in my nostrils,

Christian Standard Bible
as long as my breath is still in me and the breath from God remains in my nostrils,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
as long as my breath is still in me and the breath from God remains in my nostrils,

American Standard Version
(For my life is yet whole in me, And the spirit of God is in my nostrils);

Brenton Septuagint Translation
verily, while my breath is yet in me, and the breath of God which remains to me is in my nostrils,

Contemporary English Version
and while he gives me breath,

Douay-Rheims Bible
As long as breath remaineth in me, and the spirit of God in my nostrils,

English Revised Version
(For my life is yet whole in me, and the spirit of God is in my nostrils;)

Good News Translation
as long as God gives me breath,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
'As long as there is one breath [left] in me and God's breath fills my nostrils,

International Standard Version
As long as I can breathe; as long as God's breath is in my nostrils,

JPS Tanakh 1917
All the while my breath is in me And the spirit of God is in my nostrils,

Literal Standard Version
For all the while my breath [is] in me, "" And the wind of God in my nostrils.

NET Bible
for while my spirit is still in me, and the breath from God is in my nostrils,

New Heart English Bible
(For the length of my life is still in me, and the spirit of God is in my nostrils);

World English Bible
(For the length of my life is still in me, and the spirit of God is in my nostrils);

Young's Literal Translation
For all the while my breath is in me, And the spirit of God in my nostrils.

Additional Translations ...
Study Bible
Job Affirms His Integrity
2“As surely as God lives, who has deprived me of justice—the Almighty, who has embittered my soul— 3as long as my breath is still within me and the breath of God remains in my nostrils, 4my lips will not speak wickedness, and my tongue will not utter deceit.…

Cross References
Job 12:10
The life of every living thing is in His hand, as well as the breath of all mankind.

Job 32:8
But there is a spirit in a man, the breath of the Almighty, that gives him understanding.

Job 33:4
The Spirit of God has made me, and the breath of the Almighty gives me life.


Treasury of Scripture

All the while my breath is in me, and the spirit of God is in my nostrils;

the spirit of God.

Genesis 2:7
And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

Isaiah 2:22
Cease ye from man, whose breath is in his nostrils: for wherein is he to be accounted of?

Acts 17:25
Neither is worshipped with men's hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things;









Verse 3. - All the while my breath is in me. This verse is parenthetic. Job claims in it to be in possession of all his faculties, notwithstanding his sufferings. The right translation would seem to be, "For my life is yet whole within me" (see the Revised Version). And the spirit of God is in my nostrils. The spirit of God, originally breathed into man's nostrils, whereby he became a living soul (Genesis 2:7), is still, Job says, within him, and makes him capable of judging and declaring what is right.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Lexicon
as long as my breath
נִשְׁמָתִ֣י (niš·mā·ṯî)
Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5397: A puff, wind, angry, vital breath, divine inspiration, intellect, an animal

is still
כָל־ (ḵāl)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

within me
ע֣וֹד (‘ō·wḏ)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 5750: Iteration, continuance, again, repeatedly, still, more

and the breath
וְר֖וּחַ (wə·rū·aḥ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - common singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 7307: Wind, breath, exhalation, life, anger, unsubstantiality, a region of the sky, spirit

of God
אֱל֣וֹהַּ (’ĕ·lō·w·ah)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 433: God -- a deity, the Deity

remains in my nostrils,
בְּאַפִּֽי׃ (bə·’ap·pî)
Preposition | Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 639: The nose, nostril, the face, a person, ire


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