New Living Translation
Do you think we are mere animals? Do you think we are stupid?
King James Bible
Wherefore are we counted as beasts, and reputed vile in your sight?
Darby Bible Translation
Wherefore are we counted as beasts, and reputed stupid in your sight?
World English Bible
Why are we counted as animals, which have become unclean in your sight?
Young's Literal Translation
Wherefore have we been reckoned as cattle? We have been defiled in your eyes!
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
18:3 Beasts - Ignorant, and stupid men, chap.17:4,10.
The book of Job is one of the great masterpieces of the world's literature, if not indeed the greatest. The author was a man of superb literary genius, and of rich, daring, and original mind. The problem with which he deals is one of inexhaustible interest, and his treatment of it is everywhere characterized by a psychological insight, an intellectual courage, and a fertility and brilliance of resource which are nothing less than astonishing. Opinion has been divided as to how the book should be …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
But never give more than forty lashes; more than forty lashes would publicly humiliate your neighbor.
"How long before you stop talking? Speak sense if you want us to answer!
You may tear out your hair in anger, but will that destroy the earth? Will it make the rocks tremble?
I was so foolish and ignorant--I must have seemed like a senseless animal to you.
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