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Job 16:10

    Job 16:10 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    They have gaped upon me with their mouth; they have smitten me upon the cheek reproachfully; they have gathered themselves together against me.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    They have gaped on me with their mouth; they have smitten me on the cheek reproachfully; they have gathered themselves together against me.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    They have gaped upon me with their mouth; They have smitten me upon the cheek reproachfully: They gather themselves together against me.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Their mouths are open wide against me; the blows of his bitter words are falling on my face; all of them come together in a mass against me.

    Webster's Revision

    They have gaped upon me with their mouth; They have smitten me upon the cheek reproachfully: They gather themselves together against me.

    World English Bible

    They have gaped on me with their mouth. They have struck me on the cheek reproachfully. They gather themselves together against me.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    They have gaped upon me with their mouth; they have smitten me upon the cheek reproachfully: they gather themselves together against me.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 16:10

    They have gaped upon me - Changing the form from the singular to the plural, and including "all" his pretended friends. Such a change in the number is not uncommon. His mind seems to have passed from the particular instance which he was contemplating, to "all" his friends, and he suddenly felt that "all" had treated him alike. The meaning is, that, like wild beasts, they open their mouth to devour me.

    They have gathered themselves together - They have entered into a conspiracy, and have "agreed" to oppose me. They are united in this thing, and all feel and act alike.

    Wesley's Notes on Job 16:10

    16:10 They - My friends. Gaped - Opened their mouths wide against me. In all this Job was a type of Christ. These very expressions are used in the predictions of his sufferings, Psal 22:13. They gaped upon me with their mouths, and Mic 5:1. They shall smite the judge of Israel upon the check.
    Book: Job