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Job 7:14

    Job 7:14 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Then thou scarest me with dreams, and terrifiest me through visions:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Then you scare me with dreams, and terrify me through visions:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Then thou scarest me with dreams, And terrifiest me through visions:

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Then you send dreams to me, and visions of fear;

    Webster's Revision

    Then thou scarest me with dreams, And terrifiest me through visions:

    World English Bible

    then you scare me with dreams, and terrify me through visions:

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Then thou scarest me with dreams, and terrifiest me through visions:

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 7:14

    Thou sparest me with dreams - There is no doubt that Satan was permitted to haunt his imagination with dreadful dreams and terrific appearances; so that, as soon as he fell asleep, he was suddenly roused and alarmed by those appalling images. He needed rest by sleep, but was afraid to close his eyes because of the horrid images which were presented to his imagination. Could there be a state more deplorable than this?

    Barnes' Notes on Job 7:14

    Then thou scarest me - This is an address to God. He regarded him as the source of his sorrows, and he expresses his sense of this in language indeed very beautiful, but far from reverence.

    With dreams - see Job 7:4. A similar expression occurs in Ovid:

    Ut puto, cam requies medicinaque publica curae,

    Somnus adest, soliris nox venit orba malis,

    Somnia me terrent. veros imitantia casus,

    Et vigilant sensus in mea damna mei.

    Do Ponto, Lib. i. Eleg. 2.

    And terrifiest me through visions - See the notes at Job 4:13. This refers to the visions of the fancy, or to frightful appearances in the night. The belief of such night-visions was common in the early ages, and Job regarded them as under the direction of God, and as being designed to alarm him.
    Book: Job