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Job 16:2

    Job 16:2 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    I have heard many such things: miserable comforters are ye all.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    I have heard many such things: miserable comforters are you all.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    I have heard many such things: Miserable comforters are ye all.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Such things have frequently come to my ears: you are comforters who only give trouble.

    Webster's Revision

    I have heard many such things: Miserable comforters are ye all.

    World English Bible

    "I have heard many such things. You are all miserable comforters!

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    I have heard many such things: miserable comforters are ye all.

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 16:2

    I have heard many such things - These sayings of the ancients are not strange to me; but they do not apply to my case: ye see me in affliction; ye should endeavor to console me. This ye do not; and yet ye pretend to do it! Miserable comforters are ye all.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 16:2

    Many such things - That is, either things fitted to provoke and irritate, or sentiments that are common-place. There was nothing new in what they said, and nothing to the purpose.

    Miserable comforters - Compare Job 13:4. They had come professedly to condole with him. Now all that they said was adapted only to irritate, and to deepen his distress. He was disappointed; and he was deeply wounded and grieved.

    Wesley's Notes on Job 16:2

    16:2 Such things - These things are but vulgar and trivial. And so are all creatures, to a soul under deep conviction of sin, or the arrest of death.
    Book: Job