Job 8:9

9 for we were born only yesterday and know nothing, and our days on earth are but a shadow.

Job 8:9 in Other Translations

KJV
9 (For we are but of yesterday, and know nothing, because our days upon earth are a shadow:)
ESV
9 For we are but of yesterday and know nothing, for our days on earth are a shadow.
NLT
9 For we were born but yesterday and know nothing. Our days on earth are as fleeting as a shadow.
MSG
9 For we're newcomers at this, with a lot to learn, and not too long to learn it.
CSB
9 since we were [born only] yesterday and know nothing. Our days on earth are but a shadow.

Job 8:9 In-Context

7 Your beginnings will seem humble, so prosperous will your future be.
8 “Ask the former generation and find out what their ancestors learned,
9 for we were born only yesterday and know nothing, and our days on earth are but a shadow.
10 Will they not instruct you and tell you? Will they not bring forth words from their understanding?
11 Can papyrus grow tall where there is no marsh? Can reeds thrive without water?

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Genesis 47:9
  • 2. S 1 Chronicles 29:15; S 2 Chronicles 10:6; S Psalms 39:6; Job 7:6
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