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Job 33:20

    Job 33:20 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    So that his life abhorreth bread, and his soul dainty meat.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    So that his life abhors bread, and his soul dainty meat.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    So that his life abhorreth bread, And his soul dainty food.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    He has no desire for food, and his soul is turned away from delicate meat;

    Webster's Revision

    So that his life abhorreth bread, And his soul dainty food.

    World English Bible

    So that his life abhors bread, and his soul dainty food.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    So that his life abhorreth bread, and his soul dainty meat.

    Definitions for Job 33:20

    Meat - Food.

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 33:20

    His life abhorreth bread - These expressions strongly and naturally point out that general nausea, or loathing which sick persons feel in almost every species of disorder.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 33:20

    So that his life abhorreth bread - It is a common effect of sickness to take away the appetite. Elihu here regards it as a part of the wholesome discipline of the sufferer. He has no relish for the comforts of life.

    And his soul dainty meat - Margin, "meat of desire." The Hebrew is, "food of desire." The word rendered "meat" (מאכל ma'ăkâl) does not denote animal food only, but any kind of food. So the Old English word meat was used. The idea is, that the sick man loathes the most delicate food. It is a part of his discipline that the pleasure which he had in the days of his health is now taken away.
    Book: Job