7 The things that my soul refused to touch are as my sorrowful meat.

Other Translations of Job 6:7

New International Version

7 I refuse to touch it; such food makes me ill.

English Standard Version

7 My appetite refuses to touch them; they are as food that is loathsome to me.The meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain

The Message

7 Everything in me is repulsed by it - it makes me sick. Pressed Past the Limits

New King James Version

7 My soul refuses to touch them; They are as loathsome food to me.

New Living Translation

7 My appetite disappears when I look at it; I gag at the thought of eating it!

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Job 6:7

Commentary on Job 6:1-7

(Read Job 6:1-7)

Job still justifies himself in his complaints. In addition to outward troubles, the inward sense of God's wrath took away all his courage and resolution. The feeling sense of the wrath of God is harder to bear than any outward afflictions. What then did the Saviour endure in the garden and on the cross, when he bare our sins, and his soul was made a sacrifice to Divine justice for us! Whatever burden of affliction, in body or estate, God is pleased to lay upon us, we may well submit to it as long as he continues to us the use of our reason, and the peace of our conscience; but if either of these is disturbed, our case is very pitiable. Job reflects upon his friends for their censures. He complains he had nothing offered for his relief, but what was in itself tasteless, loathsome, and burdensome.