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Job 10:12

    Job 10:12 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Thou hast granted me life and favour, and thy visitation hath preserved my spirit.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    You have granted me life and favor, and your visitation has preserved my spirit.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Thou hast granted me life and lovingkindness; And thy visitation hath preserved my spirit.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    You have been kind to me, and your grace has been with me, and your care has kept my spirit safe.

    Webster's Revision

    Thou hast granted me life and lovingkindness; And thy visitation hath preserved my spirit.

    World English Bible

    You have granted me life and loving kindness. Your visitation has preserved my spirit.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Thou hast granted me life and favour, and thy visitation hath preserved my spirit.

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 10:12

    Thou hast granted me life and favorer - Thou hast brought me from my mother's womb; given me an actual existence among men; by thy favor or mercy thou hast provided me with the means of life; and thy visitation - thy continual providential care, has preserved me in life - has given me the air I breathe, and furnished me with those powers which enable me to respire it as an agent and preserver of life. It is by God's continued visitation or influence that the life of any man is preserved; in him we live, move, and have our being.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 10:12

    Thy visitation hath preserved my spirit - Thy constant care; thy watchful providence; thy superintendence. The word rendered visitation (פקדה peqûddâh) means properly the mustering of an army, the care that is manifested in looking after those who are enlisted; and then denotes care, vigilance, providence, custody, watch. The idea is, that God had watched over him and preserved him, and that to his constant vigilance he owed the preservation of his life.

    Wesley's Notes on Job 10:12

    10:12 Life - Thou didst not only give me a curious body, but also a reasonable soul: thou didst at first give me life, and then maintain it in me; both when I was in the womb (which is a marvellous work of God) and afterward when I was unable to do anything to preserve my own life. Favour - Thou didst not give mere life, but many other favours, such as nourishment by the breast, education, knowledge, and instruction. Visitation - The care of thy providence watching over me for my good, and visiting me in mercy. Preserved - My life, which is liable to manifold dangers, if God did not watch over us every day and moment. Thou hast hitherto done great things for me, given me life, and the blessings of life, and daily deliverances: and wilt thou now undo all that thou hast done? And shall I who have been such an eminent monument of thy mercy, now be a spectacle of thy vengeance.
    Book: Job