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Job 10:9

    Job 10:9 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Remember, I beseech thee, that thou hast made me as the clay; and wilt thou bring me into dust again?

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Remember, I beseech you, that you have made me as the clay; and will you bring me into dust again?

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Remember, I beseech thee, that thou hast fashioned me as clay; And wilt thou bring me into dust again?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    O keep in mind that you made me out of earth; and will you send me back again to dust?

    Webster's Revision

    Remember, I beseech thee, that thou hast fashioned me as clay; And wilt thou bring me into dust again?

    World English Bible

    Remember, I beg you, that you have fashioned me as clay. Will you bring me into dust again?

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Remember, I beseech thee, that thou hast fashioned me as clay; and wilt thou bring me into dust again?

    Definitions for Job 10:9

    Beseech - To call upon; appeal; beg.

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 10:9

    Thou hast made me as the clay - Thou hast fashioned me, according to thy own mind, out of a mass of clay: after so much skill and pains expended, men might naturally suppose they were to have a permanent being; but thou hast decreed to turn them into dust!

    Barnes' Notes on Job 10:9

    Remember, I beseech thee, that thou hast made me as the clay - There is evident allusion here to the creation of man, and to the fact that he was moulded from the dust of the earth - a fact which would be preserved by tradition; see Genesis 2:7. The fact that God had moulded the human form as the potter moulds the clay, is one that is often referred to in the Scriptures; compare Romans 9:20-21. The object of Job in this is, probably, to recall the fact that God, out of clay, had formed the noble structure, man, and to ask whether it was his intention to reduce that structure again to its former worthless condition - to destroy its beauty, and to efface the remembrance of his workmanship? Was it becoming God thus to blot out every memorial of his own power and skill in moulding the human frame?
    Book: Job