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Job 10:1

    Job 10:1 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    My soul is weary of my life; I will leave my complaint upon myself; I will speak in the bitterness of my soul.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    My soul is weary of my life; I will leave my complaint on myself; I will speak in the bitterness of my soul.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    My soul is weary of my life; I will give free course to my complaint; I will speak in the bitterness of my soul.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    My soul is tired of life; I will let my sad thoughts go free in words; my soul will make a bitter outcry.

    Webster's Revision

    My soul is weary of my life; I will give free course to my complaint; I will speak in the bitterness of my soul.

    World English Bible

    "My soul is weary of my life. I will give free course to my complaint. I will speak in the bitterness of my soul.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    My soul is weary of my life; I will give free course to my complaint; I will speak in the bitterness of my soul.

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 10:1

    My soul is weary of my life - Here is a proof that נפש nephesh does not signify the animal life, but the soul or immortal mind, as distinguished from חי chai, that animal life; and is a strong proof that Job believed in the distinction between these two principles; was no materialist; but, on the contrary, credited the proper immortality of the soul. This is worthy of observation. See Job 12:10.

    I will leave my complaint - I still charge myself with the cause of my own calamities; and shall not charge my Maker foolishly: but I must deplore my wretched and forlorn state.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 10:1

    My soul is weary of my life - compare the note at Job 7:16. The margin here is, Or," cut off while I live." The meaning in the margin is in accordance with the interpretation of Schultens. The Chaldee also renders it in a similar way: אתגזרת נפשי - my soul is cut off. But the more correct interpretation is that in our common version; and the sense is, that his soul, that is, that he himself was disgusted with life. It was a weary burden, and he wished to die.

    I will leave my complaint upon myself - Noyes, "I will give myself up to complaint." Dr. Good, "I will let loose from myself my dark thoughts." The literal sense is, "I will leave complaint upon myself;" that is, I will give way to it; I will not restrain it; compare Job 7:11.

    I will speak in the bitterness of my soul - See the notes, Job 7:11.

    Wesley's Notes on Job 10:1

    10:1 Shall I - Shall I give over complaining?

    Verses Related to Job 10:1

    Ephesians 4:31 - Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:
    Job 7:11 - Therefore I will not refrain my mouth; I will speak in the anguish of my spirit; I will complain in the bitterness of my soul.
    Proverbs 17:25 - A foolish son is a grief to his father, and bitterness to her that bare him.
    Book: Job
    Topic: Bitterness