New Living Translation
Job scraped his skin with a piece of broken pottery as he sat among the ashes.
King James Bible
And he took him a potsherd to scrape himself withal; and he sat down among the ashes.
Darby Bible Translation
And he took a potsherd to scrape himself with; and he sat among the ashes.
World English Bible
He took for himself a potsherd to scrape himself with, and he sat among the ashes.
Young's Literal Translation
And he taketh to him a potsherd to scrape himself with it, and he is sitting in the midst of the ashes.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
2:8 Scrape - This he did not with soft linen clothes, either because he had not now a sufficient quantity of them; or because therein he must have had the help of others who abhorred to come near him. Nor with his own hands or fingers, which were also ulcerous, and so unfit for that use; but with potsherds, either because they were next at hand, and ready for his present use; or in token of his deep humiliation under God's hand, which made him decline all things that favoured of tenderness and delicacy. Heb. in dust or ashes, as mourners used to do. If God lay him among the ashes, there he will contentedly sit down. A low spirit becomes low circumstances, and will help to reconcile us to them.
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HAPPINESS OF THE CHRISTIAN O HOW happy is he who is not only a visible, but also an invisible saint! He shall not be blotted out the book of God's eternal grace and mercy. DIGNITY OF THE CHRISTIAN There are a generation of men in the world, that count themselves men of the largest capacities, when yet the greatest of their desires lift themselves no higher than to things below. If they can with their net of craft and policy encompass a bulky lump of earth, Oh, what a treasure have they engrossed …
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His wife said to him, "Are you still trying to maintain your integrity? Curse God and die."
I take back everything I said, and I sit in dust and ashes to show my repentance."
Oh, my people, dress yourselves in burlap and sit among the ashes. Mourn and weep bitterly, as for the loss of an only son. For suddenly the destroying armies will be upon you!
They cry aloud over you and weep bitterly. They throw dust on their heads and roll in ashes.
When the king of Nineveh heard what Jonah was saying, he stepped down from his throne and took off his royal robes. He dressed himself in burlap and sat on a heap of ashes.
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