Parallel Verses

American Standard Version

Wherefore I abhor myself , And repent in dust and ashes.

New American Standard Bible

Therefore I retract,
And I repent in dust and ashes.”

King James Version

Wherefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes.

Holman Bible

Therefore I take back my words
and repent in dust and ashes.

International Standard Version

As a result, I despise myself and repent in dust and ashes."

A Conservative Version

Therefore I abhor [myself], and repent in dust and ashes.

Amplified


“Therefore I retract [my words and hate myself]
And I repent in dust and ashes.”

Bible in Basic English

For this cause I give witness that what I said is false, and in sorrow I take my seat in the dust.

Darby Translation

Wherefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes.

Julia Smith Translation

For this, I shall melt away, and I lamented in dust and ashes.

King James 2000

Therefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Therefore I despise [myself] and repent in dust and ashes."

Modern King James verseion

Therefore I despise myself, and repent in dust and ashes.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Wherefore I give mine own self the blame, and take repentance in the dust and ashes."

NET Bible

Therefore I despise myself, and I repent in dust and ashes!

New Heart English Bible

Therefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes."

The Emphasized Bible

For this cause, I tremble and repent, on dust and ashes.

Webster

Wherefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes.

World English Bible

Therefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes."

Youngs Literal Translation

Therefore do I loathe it, And I have repented on dust and ashes.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
מאס 
Ma'ac 
Usage: 76

myself, and repent
נחם 
Nacham 
Usage: 108

in dust
עפר 
`aphar 
Usage: 110

Devotionals

Devotionals containing Job 42:6

References

American

Job

Easton

Fausets

Hastings

Context Readings

Job's Repentance And Restoration

5 I had heard of thee by the hearing of the ear; But now mine eye seeth thee: 6 Wherefore I abhor myself , And repent in dust and ashes. 7 And it was so, that, after Jehovah had spoken these words unto Job, Jehovah said to Eliphaz the Temanite, My wrath is kindled against thee, and against thy two friends; for ye have not spoken of me the thing that is right, as my servant Job hath.


Cross References

Ezra 9:6

and I said, O my God, I am ashamed and blush to lift up my face to thee, my God; for our iniquities are increased over our head, and our guiltiness is grown up unto the heavens.

Job 2:8

And he took him a potsherd to scrape himself therewith; and he sat among the ashes.

Job 30:19

He hath cast me into the mire, And I am become like dust and ashes.

1 Kings 21:27

And it came to pass, when Ahab heard those words, that he rent his clothes, and put sackcloth upon his flesh, and fasted, and lay in sackcloth, and went softly.

Esther 4:1-3

Now when Mordecai knew all that was done, Mordecai rent his clothes, and put on sackcloth with ashes, and went out into the midst of the city, and cried with a loud and a bitter cry;

Job 9:31

Yet wilt thou plunge me in the ditch, And mine own clothes shall abhor me.

Job 40:3-4

Then Job answered Jehovah, and said,

Psalm 51:17

The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: A broken and contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.

Isaiah 5:5

And now I will tell you what I will do to my vineyard: I will take away the hedge thereof, and it shall be eaten up; I will break down the wall thereof, and it shall be trodden down:

Isaiah 58:5

Is such the fast that I have chosen? the day for a man to afflict his soul? Is it to bow down his head as a rush, and to spread sackcloth and ashes under him? wilt thou call this a fast, and an acceptable day to Jehovah?

Jeremiah 31:19

Surely after that I was turned, I repented; and after that I was instructed, I smote upon my thigh: I was ashamed, yea, even confounded, because I did bear the reproach of my youth.

Ezekiel 16:63

that thou mayest remember, and be confounded, and never open thy mouth any more, because of thy shame, when I have forgiven thee all that thou hast done, saith the Lord Jehovah.

Ezekiel 20:43

And there shall ye remember your ways, and all your doings, wherein ye have polluted yourselves; and ye shall loathe yourselves in your own sight for all your evils that ye have committed.

Ezekiel 36:31

Then shall ye remember your evil ways, and your doings that were not good; and ye shall loathe yourselves in your own sight for your iniquities and for your abominations.

Daniel 9:3

And I set my face unto the Lord God, to seek by prayer and supplications, with fasting and sackcloth and ashes.

Jonah 3:6-10

And the tidings reached the king of Nineveh, and he arose from his throne, and laid his robe from him, and covered him with sackcloth, and sat in ashes.

Matthew 11:21

Woe unto thee, Chorazin! woe unto thee, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works had been done in Tyre and Sidon which were done in you, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes.

Luke 10:13

Woe unto thee, Chorazin! woe unto thee, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works had been done in Tyre and Sidon, which were done in you, they would have repented long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes.

Luke 15:18-19

I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight:

1 Corinthians 15:8-9

and last of all, as to the child untimely born, he appeared to me also.

1 Timothy 1:13-16

though I was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: howbeit I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief;

James 4:7-10

Be subject therefore unto God; but resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

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