Job 23:2

2 “Even today my complaint is bitter; his hand[a] is heavy in spite of[b] my groaning.

Job 23:2 in Other Translations

2 Even to day is my complaint bitter: my stroke is heavier than my groaning.
2 "Today also my complaint is bitter; my hand is heavy on account of my groaning.
2 “My complaint today is still a bitter one, and I try hard not to groan aloud.
2 "I'm not letting up - I'm standing my ground. My complaint is legitimate. God has no right to treat me like this - it isn't fair!
2 Today also my complaint is bitter. His hand is heavy despite my groaning.

Job 23:2 In-Context

1 Then Job replied:
2 “Even today my complaint is bitter; his hand is heavy in spite of my groaning.
3 If only I knew where to find him; if only I could go to his dwelling!
4 I would state my case before him and fill my mouth with arguments.
5 I would find out what he would answer me, and consider what he would say to me.

Cross References 3

  • 1. S Job 7:11
  • 2. S 1 Samuel 1:10; S Job 6:3
  • 3. Psalms 6:6; Psalms 32:4; Jeremiah 45:3; Ezekiel 21:7

Footnotes 2

  • [a]. Septuagint and Syriac; Hebrew /"the hand on me"
  • [b]. Or "heavy on me in"
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