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Job 9:28

    Job 9:28 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    I am afraid of all my sorrows, I know that thou wilt not hold me innocent.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    I am afraid of all my sorrows, I know that you will not hold me innocent.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    I am afraid of all my sorrows, I know that thou wilt not hold me innocent.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    I go in fear of all my pains; I am certain that I will not be free from sin in your eyes.

    Webster's Revision

    I am afraid of all my sorrows, I know that thou wilt not hold me innocent.

    World English Bible

    I am afraid of all my sorrows, I know that you will not hold me innocent.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    I am afraid of all my sorrows, I know that thou wilt not hold me innocent.

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 9:28

    I am afraid of all my sorrows - Coverdale translates, after the Vulgate, Then am I afrayed of all my workes. Even were I to cease from complaining, I fear lest not one of my works, however well intentioned, would stand thy scrutiny, or meet with thy approbation.

    Thou wilt not hold me innocent - Coverdale, after the Vulgate, For I knowe thou favourest not an evil doer; but this is not the sense of the original: Thou wilt not acquit me so as to take away my afflictions from me.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 9:28

    I am afraid of all my sorrows - My fears return. I dread the continuance of my griefs, and cannot close my eye to them.

    Thou wilt not hold me innocent - God will not remove my sorrows so as to furnish the evidence that I am innocent. My sufferings continue, and with them continue all the evidence on which my friends rely that I am a guilty man. In such a state of things, how can I be otherwise than sad? He was held to be guilty; he was suffering in such a way as to afford them the proof that he was so, and how could he be cheerful?

    Wesley's Notes on Job 9:28

    9:28 Afraid - I find all such endeavours vain; for if my griefs be suspended for a time, yet my fears continue. Will not - I plainly perceive thou, O God, (to whom he makes a sudden address, as he doth also, ver.31,) wilt not clear my innocency by removing those afflictions which make them judge me guilty of some great crime. Words proceeding from despair and impatience.
    Book: Job