New International Version
Night pierces my bones; my gnawing pains never rest.
King James Bible
My bones are pierced in me in the night season: and my sinews take no rest.
Darby Bible Translation
The night pierceth through my bones [and detacheth them] from me, and my gnawing pains take no rest:
World English Bible
In the night season my bones are pierced in me, and the pains that gnaw me take no rest.
Young's Literal Translation
At night my bone hath been pierced in me, And mine eyelids do not lie down.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Terrors are turned upon me - Defence is no longer useful; they have beat down my walls.
They pursue my soul as the wind - I seek safety in flight, my strong holds being no longer tenable; but they pursue me so swiftly, that it is impossible for me to escape. They follow me like a whirlwind; and as fast as that drives away the clouds before it, so is my prosperity destroyed. The word נדבתי nedibathi, which we translate my soul, signifies properly my nobility, my excellence: they endeavor to destroy both my reputation and my property.
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in the night season
Job, in his great indignation at the shameful accusation of unkindness to the needy, pours forth the following very solemn imprecation--"If I have withheld the poor from their desire, or have caused the eyes of the widow to fail; or have eaten my morsel myself alone, and the fatherless hath not eaten thereof; if I have seen any perish for want of clothing, or any poor without covering; if his loins have not blessed me, and if he were not warmed with the fleece of my sheep; if I have lifted up my …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 8: 1863
Of Confession of Our Infirmity and of the Miseries of this Life
So Satan went out from the presence of the LORD and afflicted Job with painful sores from the soles of his feet to the crown of his head.
My skin grows black and peels; my body burns with fever.
"Or someone may be chastened on a bed of pain with constant distress in their bones,
I heard and my heart pounded, my lips quivered at the sound; decay crept into my bones, and my legs trembled. Yet I will wait patiently for the day of calamity to come on the nation invading us.
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