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Job 19:22

    Job 19:22 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Why do ye persecute me as God, and are not satisfied with my flesh?

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Why do you persecute me as God, and are not satisfied with my flesh?

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Why do ye persecute me as God, And are not satisfied with my flesh?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Why are you cruel to me, like God, for ever saying evil against me?

    Webster's Revision

    Why do ye persecute me as God, And are not satisfied with my flesh?

    World English Bible

    Why do you persecute me as God, and are not satisfied with my flesh?

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Why do ye persecute me as God, and are not satisfied with my flesh?

    Definitions for Job 19:22

    Persecute - To pursue after in order to overtake.

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 19:22

    Why do ye persecute me as God - Are not the afflictions which God sends enough? Do ye not see that I have as much as I can bear? When the papists were burning Dr. Taylor at Oxford, while wrapped in the flames, one of the true sons of the Church took a stick out of the faggots, and threw it at his head, and split open his face. To whom he calmly said, Man, why this wrong? Do not I suffer enough?

    And are not satisfied with my flesh? - Will ye persecute my soul, while God is persecuting my body? Is it not enough that my body is destroyed? Why then labor to torment my mind?

    Barnes' Notes on Job 19:22

    Why do ye persecute me as God? - As God has done. That is, without giving me any reason for it; accusing me of crimes without proof, and condeming me without mitigation. That there is here an improper reflection on God, will be apparent to all. It accords with what Job frequently expresses where he speaks of him as judging him severly, and is on of the instances which prove that he was not entirely perfect.

    And are not satisfied with my flesh - That is, are not contented that my "body" is subjected to inexpressible torment, and is wholly wasting away, but add to this the torment of the soul. Why is it not enough that my "body" is thus tormented without adding the severer tortures of the mind?

    Wesley's Notes on Job 19:22

    19:22 As God - As if you had the same infinite knowledge which God hath, whereby you can search my heart and know my hypocrisy, and the same sovereign authority to say and do what you please with me. Not satisfied - Are like wolves or lions that are not contented with devouring the flesh of their prey, but also break their bones.
    Book: Job