Job 7:15
NASB Lexicon
NASB ©HebrewStrong'sOrigin
So that my soulנַפְשִׁ֑י
(naf·shi;)
5315: a soul, living being, life, self, person, desire, passion, appetite, emotion from an unused word
would chooseוַתִּבְחַ֣ר
(vat·tiv·char)
977: to choosea prim. root
suffocation,מַחֲנָ֣ק
(ma·cha·nak)
4267: strangling, suffocationfrom chanaq
Deathמָ֝֗וֶת
(ma·vet)
4194: deathfrom muth
rather than 
 
4480: froma prim. preposition
my pains.מֵֽעַצְמֹותָֽי׃
(me·'atz·mo·v·tai.)
6106: bone, substance, selffrom atsom







KJV Lexicon
So that my soul
nephesh  (neh'-fesh)
a breathing creature, i.e. animal of (abstractly) vitality; used very widely in a literal, accommodated or figurative sense (bodily or mental)
chooseth
bachar  (baw-khar')
to try, i.e. (by implication) select -- acceptable, appoint, choose (choice), excellent, join, be rather, require.
strangling
machanaq  (makh-an-ak')
choking -- strangling.
and death
maveth  (maw'-veth)
death (natural or violent); concretely, the dead, their place or state (hades); figuratively, pestilence, ruin -- (be) dead(-ly), death, die(-d).
rather than my life
`etsem  (eh'tsem)
a bone (as strong); by extension, the body; figuratively, the substance, i.e. (as pron.) selfsame -- body, bone, life, (self-)same, strength, very.
Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
So that my soul would choose suffocation, Death rather than my pains.

King James Bible
So that my soul chooseth strangling, and death rather than my life.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
so that I prefer strangling-- death rather than life in this body.

International Standard Version
I would rather die by strangulation than continue living.

NET Bible
so that I would prefer strangling, and death more than life.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
My throat would rather be choked. My body would prefer death [to these dreams].

King James 2000 Bible
So that my soul chooses strangling, and death rather than my life.
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