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Job 6:23

23 deliver me from the hand of the enemy, rescue me from the clutches of the ruthless’?

Read Job 6:23 Using Other Translations

Or, Deliver me from the enemy's hand? or, Redeem me from the hand of the mighty?
Or, 'Deliver me from the adversary's hand'? Or, 'Redeem me from the hand of the ruthless'?
Have I asked you to rescue me from my enemies, or to save me from ruthless people?

What does Job 6:23 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Job 6:23

Or, deliver me from the enemies' hand?
&c.] Or, "out of the hand of straitness" F3; out of tribulation and difficulties with which he was pressed on every side:

or redeem me from the hand of the mighty?
fetch back his cattle out of the hands of the Sabeans and Chaldeans, either by force of arms, as Abraham brought back Lot, and all his goods, when taken and carried away by the four king's, or by giving a ransom price for them. Job had asked no such favour of them; he had not troubled them with any such suits, and therefore they had no reason to use him in the manner they did, as he apprehended; it would be soon enough to flout and fling at him when he applied to them for any relief.


F3 (ru dym) "e manu tribulatoris, vel tribulationis", Vatablus.
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