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Job 2

Job 2:8 KJV (With Strong’s)

And he took
laqach (Hebrew #3947)
to take (in the widest variety of applications)
KJV usage: accept, bring, buy, carry away, drawn, fetch, get, infold, X many, mingle, place, receive(-ing), reserve, seize, send for, take (away, -ing, up), use, win.
Pronounce: law-kakh'
Origin: a primitive root
him a potsherd
cheres (Hebrew #2789)
a piece of pottery
KJV usage: earth(-en), (pot-)sherd, + stone.
Pronounce: kheh'-res
Origin: a collateral form mediating between 2775 and 2791
to scrape
garad (Hebrew #1623)
to abrade
KJV usage: scrape.
Pronounce: gaw-rad'
Origin: a primitive root
himself withal; and he sat down
yashab (Hebrew #3427)
properly, to sit down (specifically as judge. in ambush, in quiet); by implication, to dwell, to remain; causatively, to settle, to marry
KJV usage: (make to) abide(-ing), continue, (cause to, make to) dwell(-ing), ease self, endure, establish, X fail, habitation, haunt, (make to) inhabit(-ant), make to keep (house), lurking, X marry(-ing), (bring again to) place, remain, return, seat, set(- tle), (down-)sit(-down, still, -ting down, -ting (place) -uate), take, tarry.
Pronounce: yaw-shab'
Origin: a primitive root
tavek (Hebrew #8432)
a bisection, i.e. (by implication) the centre
KJV usage: among(-st), X between, half, X (there- ,where-), in(-to), middle, mid(-night), midst (among), X out (of), X through, X with(-in).
Pronounce: taw'-vek
Origin: from an unused root meaning to sever
the ashes
'epher (Hebrew #665)
KJV usage: ashes.
Pronounce: ay'-fer
Origin: from an unused root meaning to bestrew

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Ministry on This Verse

took him.
he sat.
 The ashes suggest his mourning for his losses, especially his bereavement; the potsherd might well typify his own broken condition. (Job 1-2 by S. Ridout)

J. N. Darby Translation

And he took a potsherd to scrape himself with; and he sat among the ashes.