Job 6:7
New International Version
I refuse to touch it; such food makes me ill.

New Living Translation
My appetite disappears when I look at it; I gag at the thought of eating it!

English Standard Version
My appetite refuses to touch them; they are as food that is loathsome to me.

Berean Study Bible
My soul refuses to touch them; they are loathsome food to me.

King James Bible
The things that my soul refused to touch are as my sorrowful meat.

New King James Version
My soul refuses to touch them; They are as loathsome food to me.

New American Standard Bible
“My soul refuses to touch them; They are like loathsome food to me.

NASB 1995
"My soul refuses to touch them; They are like loathsome food to me.

NASB 1977
“My soul refuses to touch them; They are like loathsome food to me.

Amplified Bible
“My soul refuses to touch them; Such things are like loathsome food to me [sickening and repugnant].

Christian Standard Bible
I refuse to touch them; they are like contaminated food.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I refuse to touch them; they are like contaminated food.

American Standard Version
My soul refuseth to touch them ; They are as loathsome food to me.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
My soul was wearied in its trouble. Oh, wailing like a drunkard came to me!

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For my wrath cannot cease; for I perceive my food as the smell of a lion to be loathsome.

Contemporary English Version
That's how my food tastes, and my appetite is gone. *

Douay-Rheims Bible
The things which before my soul would not touch, now, through anguish are my meats.

English Revised Version
My soul refuseth to touch them; they are as loathsome meat to me.

Good News Translation
I have no appetite for food like that, and everything I eat makes me sick.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I refuse to touch such things. They are disgusting to me.

International Standard Version
I cannot bring myself to touch them; food like this makes me sick."

JPS Tanakh 1917
My soul refuseth to touch them; They are as the sickness of my flesh.

Literal Standard Version
My soul is refusing to touch! They [are] as my sickening food.

NET Bible
I have refused to touch such things; they are like loathsome food to me.

New Heart English Bible
My soul refuses to touch them. They are as loathsome food to me.

World English Bible
My soul refuses to touch them. They are as loathsome food to me.

Young's Literal Translation
My soul is refusing to touch! They are as my sickening food.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Job Replies: My Complaint is Just
6Is tasteless food eaten without salt, or is there flavor in the white of an egg? 7My soul refuses to touch them; they are loathsome food to me. 8If only my request were granted and God would fulfill my hope:…

Cross References
Job 3:24
I sigh when food is put before me, and my groans pour out like water.

Job 6:6
Is tasteless food eaten without salt, or is there flavor in the white of an egg?

Job 6:8
If only my request were granted and God would fulfill my hope:

Job 33:20
so that he detests his bread, and his soul loathes his favorite food.


Treasury of Scripture

The things that my soul refused to touch are as my sorrowful meat.

as my sorrowful meat.

1 Kings 17:12
And she said, As the LORD thy God liveth, I have not a cake, but an handful of meal in a barrel, and a little oil in a cruse: and, behold, I am gathering two sticks, that I may go in and dress it for me and my son, that we may eat it, and die.

1 Kings 22:27
And say, Thus saith the king, Put this fellow in the prison, and feed him with bread of affliction and with water of affliction, until I come in peace.

Psalm 102:9
For I have eaten ashes like bread, and mingled my drink with weeping,









Verse 7. - The things that my soul refuse to touch are as my sorrowful meat; rather, as in the Revised Version, my soul refuseth to touch them; they are as loathsome meat to me. The doubt remains whether Job is speaking of the arguments of Eliphaz, or of the series of afflictions which have befallen him. Either explanation is possible.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
My soul
נַפְשִׁ֑י (nap̄·šî)
Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 5315: A soul, living being, life, self, person, desire, passion, appetite, emotion

refuses
מֵאֲנָ֣ה (mê·’ă·nāh)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 3985: To refuse

to touch them;
לִנְגּ֣וֹעַ (lin·gō·w·a‘)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 5060: To touch, lay the hand upon, to reach, violently, to strike

they are
הֵ֝֗מָּה (hêm·māh)
Pronoun - third person masculine plural
Strong's 1992: They

loathsome
כִּדְוֵ֥י (kiḏ·wê)
Preposition-k | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 1741: Sickness, loathing

food to me.
לַחְמִֽי׃ (laḥ·mî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 3899: Food, bread, grain


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