9 Remember, I beseech thee, that thou hast made me as the clay; and wilt thou bring me into dust again?

Other Translations of Job 10:9

New International Version

9 Remember that you molded me like clay. Will you now turn me to dust again?

English Standard Version

9 Remember that you have made me like clay; and will you return me to the dust?

The Message

9 Don't you remember how beautifully you worked my clay? Will you reduce me now to a mud pie?

New King James Version

9 Remember, I pray, that You have made me like clay. And will You turn me into dust again?

New Living Translation

9 Remember that you made me from dust- will you turn me back to dust so soon?

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Job 10:9

Commentary on Job 10:8-13

(Read Job 10:8-13)

Job seems to argue with God, as if he only formed and preserved him for misery. God made us, not we ourselves. How sad that those bodies should be instruments of unrighteousness, which are capable of being temples of the Holy Ghost! But the soul is the life, the soul is the man, and this is the gift of God. If we plead with ourselves as an inducement to duty, God made me and maintains me, we may plead as an argument for mercy, Thou hast made me, do thou new-make me; I am thine, save me.