Job 16 LEB

Job’s Fifth Speech

1 Thena Job answered and said,

References for Job 16:1

    • ȵ 16:1 - Hebrew "And"
      2 "I have heard many [things] like these; all of you [are] {miserable comforters}.b

      References for Job 16:2

        • ȶ 16:2 - Literally "comforters of trouble"
          3 [Is there] a limit to windy words? What provokes you that you answer?
          4 I myselfc also could talk as you, if {you were in my place};d I could join against you with words, and I could shake at you with my head.

          References for Job 16:4

            • ȷ 16:4 - Emphatic personal pronoun;
            • ȸ 16:4 - Literally "there is your soul in place of my soul"
              5 I coulde encourage you with my mouth, and the solace of my lips wouldf ease the pain.

              References for Job 16:5

                • ȹ 16:5 - Or "would"
                • Ⱥ 16:5 - Or "should"
                  6 If I speak, my pain is not relieved; and [if] I cease, how much will leave me?
                  7 "Surely now he has worn me out; youg have devastated all my company.

                  References for Job 16:7

                    • Ȼ 16:7 - Singular
                      8 Thush you shriveled me up;i it became a witness. And my leanness has risen up against me; it testifies to my face.

                      References for Job 16:8

                        • ȼ 16:8 - Hebrew "And"
                        • Ƚ 16:8 - Or "you have seized me"
                          9 His wrath has torn, and he has been hostile toward me; he gnashed at me with his teeth. My foe sharpens his eyes against me.
                          10 They gaped at me with their mouth; they struck my cheeks with disgrace; they have massed themselves together against me.
                          11 God delivers me to an evil one, and he casts me into the hands of [the] wicked.
                          12 "I was at ease, thenj he broke me in two, and he seized [me] by my neck; thenk he shattered me and set me up as a target for him.

                          References for Job 16:12

                              13 His archers surround me; he slashes open my kidneys, and he does not have compassion; he pours out my gall on the ground.
                              14 He breached me {breach upon breach};l he rushes at me like a warrior.

                              References for Job 16:14

                                • ɀ 16:14 - Literally "breach upon [the] faces of breach"
                                  15 "I have sewed sackcloth on my skin, and I have inserted {my pride}m in the dust.

                                  References for Job 16:15

                                    • Ɂ 16:15 - Literally "my horn"
                                      16 My face is red because of weeping, and deep shadows [are] on my eyelids,
                                      17 {although}n violence [is] not on my hands, and my prayer [is] pure.

                                      References for Job 16:17

                                        • ɂ 16:17 - Literally "upon," or "because"
                                          18 "O earth, you should not cover my blood, and let there be no placeo for my cry for help.

                                          References for Job 16:18

                                            • Ƀ 16:18 - Or "do not let it become a place"
                                              19 So now look, my witness [is] in the heavens, and he [who] vouches for me [is] in the heights.
                                              20 My friends scorn me; my eye pours out tears to God,
                                              21 and it arguesp for a mortal with God, and [as] {a human}q for his friend.

                                              References for Job 16:21

                                                • Ʉ 16:21 - Or "but may [someone] argue"
                                                • Ʌ 16:21 - Literally "a son of man"
                                                  22 Indeed, [after] {a few years}r have come, thens I will go [the] way [from which] I will not return.

                                                  References for Job 16:22

                                                    • Ɇ 16:22 - Literally "years of number"
                                                    • ɇ 16:22 - Hebrew "and"