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Job 19:11

    Job 19:11 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    He hath also kindled his wrath against me, and he counteth me unto him as one of his enemies.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    He has also kindled his wrath against me, and he counts me to him as one of his enemies.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    He hath also kindled his wrath against me, And he counteth me unto him as one of his adversaries.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    His wrath is burning against me, and I am to him as one of his haters.

    Webster's Revision

    He hath also kindled his wrath against me, And he counteth me unto him as one of his adversaries.

    World English Bible

    He has also kindled his wrath against me. He counts me among his adversaries.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    He hath also kindled his wrath against me, and he counteth me unto him as one of his adversaries.

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 19:11

    And he counteth me unto him as one of his enemies - From the seventh to the thirteenth verse there seems to be an allusion to a hostile invasion, battles, sieges, etc.

    1. A neighboring chief, without provocation, invades his neighbor's territories, and none of his friends will come to his help. "I cry out of wrong, but I am not heard," Job 19:7.

    2. The foe has seized on all the passes, and he is hemmed up. "He hath fenced up my way that I cannot pass," Job 19:8.

    3. He has surprised and carried by assault the regal city, seized and possessed the treasures. "He hath stripped me of my glory, and taken the crown from my head," Job 19:9.

    4. All his armies are routed in the field, and his strong places carried. "He hath destroyed me on every side," Job 19:10.

    5. The enemy proceeds to the greatest length of outrage, wasting every thing with fire and sword. "He hath kindled his wrath against me, and treateth me like one of his adversaries, Job 19:11.

    6. He is cooped up in a small camp with the wrecks of his army; and in this he is closely besieged by all the power of his foes, who encompass the place, and raise forts against it. "His troops come together, and raise up their way against me, and encamp round about my tabernacle."

    7. Not receiving any assistance from friends or neighbors, he abandons all hope of being able to keep the field, escapes with the utmost difficulty, and is despised and neglected by his friends and domestics because he has been unfortunate. "I am escaped with the skin of my teeth," Job 19:20. "My kinsfolk have failed-all my intimate friends abhorred me," Job 19:14-19.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 19:11

    He hath also kindled his wrath - He is angry. Wrath in the Scriptures is usually represented as burning or inflamed - because like fire it destroys everything before it.

    And he counteth me unto him as one of his enemies - He treats me as he would an enemy. The same complaint he elsewhere makes; see Job 13:24; perhaps also in Job 16:9. We are not to understand Job here as admitting that "he" was an enemy of God. He constantly maintained that he was not, but he was constrained to admit that God "treated him" as if he were his enemy, and he could not account for it. "On this ground," therefore, he now maintains that his friends ought to show him compassion, instead of trying to prove that he "was" an enemy of God; they ought to pity a man who was so strangely and mysteriously afflicted, instead of increasing his sorrows by endeavoring to demonstrate that he was a man of eminent wickedness.
    Book: Job