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Job 16:20

    Job 16:20 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    My friends scorn me: but mine eye poureth out tears unto God.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    My friends scorn me: but my eye pours out tears to God.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    My friends scoff at me: But mine eye poureth out tears unto God,

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    My friends make sport of me; to God my eyes are weeping,

    Webster's Revision

    My friends scoff at me: But mine eye poureth out tears unto God,

    World English Bible

    My friends scoff at me. My eyes pour out tears to God,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    My friends scorn me: but mine eye poureth out tears unto God;

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 16:20

    My friends scorn me - They deride and insult me, but my eye is towards God; I look to him to vindicate my cause.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 16:20

    My friends scorn me - Margin "are my scorners." That is, his friends had him in derision and mocked him, and he could only appeal with tears to God.

    Mine eye poureth out tears unto God - Despised and mocked by his friends, he made his appeal to one who he knew would regard him with compassion. This shows that the heart of Job was substantially right. Notwithstanding, all his passionate exclamations; and notwithstanding, his expressions, when he was urged on by his sorrows to give vent to improper emotions in relation to God; yet he had a firm confidence in him, and always returned to right feelings and views. The heart may sometimes err. The best of people may sometimes give expression to improper feelings. But they will return to just views, and will ultimately evince unwavering confidence in God.
    Book: Job