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Job 7:13

13 When I think my bed will comfort me and my couch will ease my complaint,

Read Job 7:13 Using Other Translations

When I say, My bed shall comfort me, my couch shall ease my complaint;
When I say, 'My bed will comfort me, my couch will ease my complaint,'
I think, ‘My bed will comfort me, and sleep will ease my misery,’

What does Job 7:13 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Job 7:13

When I say, my bed shall comfort me
When he thought within himself that he would lie down upon his bed and try if he could get a little sleep, which might comfort and refresh him, and which he promised himself he should obtain by this means, as he had formerly had an experience of:

my couch shall ease my complaint;
he concluded, that by lying down upon his couch, and falling asleep, it would give some ease of body and mind; that his body would, at least, for some time be free from pain, and his mind composed, and should cease from complaining for a while; which interval would be a relief to him, and of considerable service. Some render it, "my couch shall burn" F8; be all on fire, and torture me instead of giving ease; and so may have respect to his burning ulcers.


FOOTNOTES:

F8 (avy) "ardebit", Pagninus; so Kimchi in Sepher Shorash. & Ben Melech in loc.
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