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Job 19:21

    Job 19:21 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Have pity upon me, have pity upon me, O ye my friends; for the hand of God hath touched me.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Have pity on me, have pity on me, O you my friends; for the hand of God has touched me.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Have pity upon me, have pity upon me, O ye my friends; For the hand of God hath touched me.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Have pity on me, have pity on me, O my friends! for the hand of God is on me.

    Webster's Revision

    Have pity upon me, have pity upon me, O ye my friends; For the hand of God hath touched me.

    World English Bible

    "Have pity on me, have pity on me, you my friends; for the hand of God has touched me.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Have pity upon me, have pity upon me, O ye my friends; for the hand of God hath touched me.

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 19:21

    Have pity upon me - The iteration here strongly indicates the depth of his distress, and that his spirit was worn down with the length and severity of his suffering.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 19:21

    Have pity on me - A tender, pathetic cry for sympathy. "God has afflicted me, and stripped me of all my comforts, and I am left a poor, distressed, forsaken man. I make my appeal to you, my friends, and entreat you to have pity; to sympathize with me, and to sustain me by the words of consolation." One would have supposed that these words would have gone to the heart, and that we should hear no more of their bitter reproofs. But far otherwise was the fact.

    The hand of God hath touched me - Hath smitten me; or is heavy upon me. The meaning is, that he had been subjected to great calamities by God, and that it was right to appeal now to his friends, and to expect their sympathy and compassion. On the usual meaning of the word here rendered, "hath touched" (נגעה nâga‛âh from נגע nâga‛ ), see the notes at Isaiah 53:4.

    Wesley's Notes on Job 19:21

    19:21 Touched me - My spirit is touched with a sense of his wrath, a calamity of all others the most grievous.
    Book: Job