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Job 18:3

    Job 18:3 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Wherefore are we counted as beasts, and reputed vile in your sight?

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Why are we counted as beasts, and reputed vile in your sight?

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Wherefore are we counted as beasts, And are become unclean in your sight?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Why do we seem as beasts in your eyes, and as completely without knowledge?

    Webster's Revision

    Wherefore are we counted as beasts, And are become unclean in your sight?

    World English Bible

    Why are we counted as animals, which have become unclean in your sight?

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Wherefore are we counted as beasts, and are become unclean in your sight?

    Definitions for Job 18:3

    Wherefore - Why?; for what reason?; for what cause?

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 18:3

    Counted as beasts - Thou treatest us as if we had neither reason nor understanding.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 18:3

    Wherefore are we counted as beasts? - "Why are we treated in your remarks as if we had no sense, and were unworthy of sound argument in reply to what we say?" It is possible that there may be reference here to what Job said Job 12:7 - that even the beasts could give them information about God. But the general idea is, that Job had not treated their views with the attention which they deserved, but had regarded them as unworthy of notice.

    And reputed vile - The word used here (טמה ṭâmâh) means to be unclean, or polluted; and the idea is, that Job regarded them as worthless or impious.

    Wesley's Notes on Job 18:3

    18:3 Beasts - Ignorant, and stupid men, chap.17:4,10.
    Book: Job