Job 16:8

Overview - Job 16
Job reproves his friends for unmercifulness.
17 He maintains his innocency.
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Job 16:8  (King James Version)
And thou hast filled me with wrinkles, which is a witness against me: and my leanness rising up in me beareth witness to my face.

And thou hast, etc
Some render, "thou has fettered me," as {kamat} signifies in Arabic; but as it signifies in Syriac to be wrinkled, the common version seems, from the connexion, to be more correct; and if Job's disease were the elephantiasis, these words would apply most forcibly to the wrinkled state of the skin in that disorder.

is a witness
10:17 Ruth 1:21 ; Ephesians 5:27

my leanness
Psalms 106:15 ; Isaiah 10:16 ; 24:16