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Job 30:17

    Job 30:17 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    My bones are pierced in me in the night season: and my sinews take no rest.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    My bones are pierced in me in the night season: and my sinews take no rest.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    In the night season my bones are pierced in me, And the pains that gnaw me take no rest.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The flesh is gone from my bones, and they give me no rest; there is no end to my pains.

    Webster's Revision

    In the night season my bones are pierced in me, And the pains that gnaw me take no rest.

    World English Bible

    In the night season my bones are pierced in me, and the pains that gnaw me take no rest.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    In the night season my bones are pierced in me, and the pains that gnaw me take no rest.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 30:17

    My bones are pierced in me - The bones are often represented in the Scriptures as the seat of acute pain; Psalm 6:2; Psalm 22:14; Psalm 31:10; Psalm 38:3; Psalm 42:10; Proverbs 14:30; compare Job 20:11. The meaning here is, that he had had shooting or piercing pains in the night, which disturbed and prevented his rest. It is mentioned as a special aggravation of his sufferings that they were "in the night" - a time when we expect repose.

    And my sinews take no rest - See the word here rendered sinews explained in the note at ver. 3. The word literally means gnawers, and hence, the teeth. The Vulgate renders it, qui me comedunt, non dormiunt, "they who devour me do not slumber." The Septuagint, νευρά μον neura mou - my sinews, or arteries. Schleusner. Luther, "They who gnaw me." Coverdale, Sinews. I see no reason to doubt that the teeth or the jaws are meant, and that Job refers to the violent pain in the tooth, among the acutest pains to which the body is subject. The idea is, that every part of the body was diseased and filled with pain.
    Book: Job