Job 30:18
New International Version
In his great power God becomes like clothing to me; he binds me like the neck of my garment.

New Living Translation
With a strong hand, God grabs my shirt. He grips me by the collar of my coat.

English Standard Version
With great force my garment is disfigured; it binds me about like the collar of my tunic.

Berean Study Bible
With great force He grasps my garment; He seizes me by the collar of my tunic.

New American Standard Bible
"By a great force my garment is distorted; It binds me about as the collar of my coat.

New King James Version
By great force my garment is disfigured; It binds me about as the collar of my coat.

King James Bible
By the great force of my disease is my garment changed: it bindeth me about as the collar of my coat.

Christian Standard Bible
My clothing is distorted with great force; he chokes me by the neck of my garment.

Contemporary English Version
and God has shrunk my skin, choking me to death.

Good News Translation
God seizes me by my collar and twists my clothes out of shape.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
My clothing is distorted with great force; He chokes me by the neck of my garment.

International Standard Version
My clothes are disheveled by his forceful treatment of me; he restricts my movement like the collar of my cloak.

NET Bible
With great power God grasps my clothing; he binds me like the collar of my tunic.

New Heart English Bible
By great force is my garment disfigured. It binds me about as the collar of my coat.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
With great strength he grabs my clothes. He seizes me by the collar of my robe.

JPS Tanakh 1917
By the great force [of my disease] is my garment disfigured; It bindeth me about as the collar of my coat.

New American Standard 1977
“By a great force my garment is distorted; It binds me about as the collar of my coat.

Jubilee Bible 2000
By the great force of my disease my garment is changed; it binds me about as the collar of my coat.

King James 2000 Bible
By the great force of my disease is my garment changed: it binds me about as the collar of my coat.

American King James Version
By the great force of my disease is my garment changed: it binds me about as the collar of my coat.

American Standard Version
By God's great force is my garment disfigured; It bindeth me about as the collar of my coat.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
With great force my disease has taken hold of my garment: it has compassed me as the collar of my coat.

Douay-Rheims Bible
With the multitude of them my garment is consumed, and they have girded me about, as with the collar of my coat.

Darby Bible Translation
By their great force they have become my raiment; they bind me about as the collar of my coat.

English Revised Version
By the great force of my disease is my garment disfigured: it bindeth me about as the collar of my coat.

Webster's Bible Translation
By the great force of my disease is my garment changed: it bindeth me about as the collar of my coat.

World English Bible
By great force is my garment disfigured. It binds me about as the collar of my coat.

Young's Literal Translation
By the abundance of power, Is my clothing changed, As the mouth of my coat it doth gird me.
Study Bible
Job's Prosperity Becomes Calamity
17Night pierces my bones, and my gnawing pains never rest. 18By great power He becomes like my garment; He seizes me by the collar of my tunic. 19He throws me into the mud, and I have become like dust and ashes.…
Cross References
Leviticus 21:18
No man who has any defect may approach--no man who is blind, lame, disfigured, or deformed;

Job 2:7
So 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.

Treasury of Scripture

By the great force of my disease is my garment changed: it binds me about as the collar of my coat.

By the great

Job 2:7
So went Satan forth from the presence of the LORD, and smote Job with sore boils from the sole of his foot unto his crown.

Job 7:5
My flesh is clothed with worms and clods of dust; my skin is broken, and become loathsome.

Job 19:20
My bone cleaveth to my skin and to my flesh, and I am escaped with the skin of my teeth.







Lexicon
By great
בְּרָב־ (bə·rāḇ-)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 7227: Much, many, great

power
כֹּ֭חַ (kō·aḥ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3581: A small reptile (of unknown species)

He becomes like
יִתְחַפֵּ֣שׂ (yiṯ·ḥap·pêś)
Verb - Hitpael - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2664: To seek, to conceal oneself, mask

my garment;
לְבוּשִׁ֑י (lə·ḇū·šî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 3830: A garment, clothing, raiment

He seizes me
יַֽאַזְרֵֽנִי׃ (ya·’az·rê·nî)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 247: To gird, encompass, equip

by the collar
כְּפִ֖י (kə·p̄î)
Preposition-k | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 6310: The mouth, edge, portion, side, according to

of my tunic.
כֻתָּנְתִּ֣י (ḵut·tā·nə·tî)
Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 3801: A shirt
(18) My garment changed.--Some render "By His (i.e., God's) great power the garment (of my skin) is disfigured;" and others, "With great effort must my garment be changed because of the sores to which it clings? It bindeth me about as closely as the collar of my coat."

Verse 18. - By the great force of my disease is my garment changed; or, disfigured. The purulent discharge from his ulcers disfigured and made filthy his garment, which stiffened as the discharge dried, and clung to his frame. It bindeth me about as the collar of my coat. The whole garment clung to his body as closely as it is usual for a mall's collar, or "neck-hole" (Professor Lee), to cling about his throat. 30:15-31 Job complains a great deal. Harbouring hard thoughts of God was the sin which did, at this time, most easily beset Job. When inward temptations join with outward calamities, the soul is hurried as in a tempest, and is filled with confusion. But woe be to those who really have God for an enemy! Compared with the awful state of ungodly men, what are all outward, or even inward temporal afflictions? There is something with which Job comforts himself, yet it is but a little. He foresees that death will be the end of all his troubles. God's wrath might bring him to death; but his soul would be safe and happy in the world of spirits. If none pity us, yet our God, who corrects, pities us, even as a father pitieth his own children. And let us look more to the things of eternity: then the believer will cease from mourning, and joyfully praise redeeming love.
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