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Job 8:9


For we were born yesterday 1  and do not have knowledge, since our days on earth are but a shadow. 2 


Ge 47:9; 1Ch 29:15; Job 7:6; Ps 39:5; Ps 90:4; Ps 102:11; Ps 144:4

NET © Notes

tn The Hebrew has “we are of yesterday,” the adverb functioning as a predicate. Bildad’s point is that they have not had time to acquire great knowledge because they are recent.

tn E. Dhorme (Job, 116) observes that the shadow is the symbol of ephemeral things (14:2; 17:7; Ps 144:4). The shadow passes away quickly (116).

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