Job 11:16
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New International Version
You will surely forget your trouble, recalling it only as waters gone by.

New Living Translation
You will forget your misery; it will be like water flowing away.

English Standard Version
You will forget your misery; you will remember it as waters that have passed away.

New American Standard Bible
"For you would forget your trouble, As waters that have passed by, you would remember it.

King James Bible
Because thou shalt forget thy misery, and remember it as waters that pass away:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For you will forget your suffering, recalling it only as waters that have flowed by.

International Standard Version
You'll forget your suffering; you'll remember it like water that has evaporated.

NET Bible
For you will forget your trouble; you will remember it like water that has flowed away.

New Heart English Bible
for you shall forget your misery. You shall remember it as waters that are passed away.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
[Then] you will forget your misery and remember it like water that has flowed downstream.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For thou shalt forget thy misery; Thou shalt remember it as waters that are passed away;

New American Standard 1977
“For you would forget your trouble,
            As waters that have passed by, you would remember it.

Jubilee Bible 2000
and thou shalt forget thy misery and remember it as waters that passed away;

King James 2000 Bible
Because you shall forget your misery, and remember it as waters that pass away:

American King James Version
Because you shall forget your misery, and remember it as waters that pass away:

American Standard Version
For thou shalt forget thy misery; Thou shalt remember it as waters that are passed away,

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou shalt also forget misery, and remember it only as waters that are passed away.

Darby Bible Translation
For thou shalt forget misery; as waters that are passed away shalt thou remember it;

English Revised Version
For thou shalt forget thy misery; thou shalt remember it as waters that are passed away:

Webster's Bible Translation
Because thou shalt forget thy misery, and remember it as waters that pass away:

World English Bible
for you shall forget your misery. You shall remember it as waters that are passed away.

Young's Literal Translation
For thou dost forget misery, As waters passed away thou rememberest.
Study Bible
Zophar Rebukes Job
15"Then, indeed, you could lift up your face without moral defect, And you would be steadfast and not fear. 16"For you would forget your trouble, As waters that have passed by, you would remember it. 17"Your life would be brighter than noonday; Darkness would be like the morning.…
Cross References
Job 22:11
Or darkness, so that you cannot see, And an abundance of water covers you.

Isaiah 65:16
"Because he who is blessed in the earth Will be blessed by the God of truth; And he who swears in the earth Will swear by the God of truth; Because the former troubles are forgotten, And because they are hidden from My sight!
Treasury of Scripture

Because you shall forget your misery, and remember it as waters that pass away:

Because

Genesis 41:51 And Joseph called the name of the firstborn Manasseh: For God, said …

Proverbs 31:7 Let him drink, and forget his poverty, and remember his misery no more.

Ecclesiastes 5:20 For he shall not much remember the days of his life; because God …

Isaiah 54:4 Fear not; for you shall not be ashamed: neither be you confounded; …

Isaiah 65:16 That he who blesses himself in the earth shall bless himself in the …

John 16:21 A woman when she is in travail has sorrow, because her hour is come: …

Revelation 7:14-17 And I said to him, Sir, you know. And he said to me, These are they …

as waters

Job 6:15 My brothers have dealt deceitfully as a brook, and as the stream …

Genesis 9:11 And I will establish my covenant with you, neither shall all flesh …

Isaiah 12:1,2 And in that day you shall say, O LORD, I will praise you: though …

Isaiah 54:9 For this is as the waters of Noah to me: for as I have sworn that …

Verse 16. - Because thou shalt forget thy misery. All thy past misery shall be clean swept away from thy remembrance, because of the happy condition whereto thou shalt be raised (see vers. 18, 19). "Sorrow's memory" is not always "a sorrow still." And remember it as waters that pass away; i.e. remember it no more than a man remembers the shower that has passed away or the pool that is dried up. Because thou shall forget thy misery,.... Former afflictions and distresses; having an abundance of prosperity and happiness, and long continued; and so, in process of time, the miseries and distresses before endured are forgotten; thus it was with Joseph in his advanced state, and therefore he called one of his sons Manasseh, Genesis 41:51; and as it is with convinced and converted persons and believers in Christ, who, under first convictions and awakenings, are filled with sorrow and distress, on a view of their miserable estate by nature; but when Christ is revealed to them as their Saviour and Redeemer, and the love of God is shed abroad in their hearts, and they have faith and hope in Jesus, and a comfortable view of heaven and happiness, and eternal life, by him, they forget their spiritual poverty, and remember their misery no more, unless it be to magnify the riches of the grace of God; see Proverbs 31:6;

and remember it as waters that pass away; either the waters of the stream in a river, which, when gone, are seen and remembered no more or as waters occasioned by floods in the winter season, which when over, and summer is come, are gone and are no more discerned; and as they pass from the places where they were, so from the minds of men: or it may be respect is had to the waters of Noah's flood, which, according to the divine promise and oath, should no more go over the earth, Genesis 9:15; and being past and gone, and no fear or danger of their returning, are forgotten. 16. Just as when the stream runs dry (Job 6:17), the danger threatened by its wild waves is forgotten (Isa 65:16) [Umbreit].11:13-20 Zophar exhorts Job to repentance, and gives him encouragement, yet mixed with hard thoughts of him. He thought that worldly prosperity was always the lot of the righteous, and that Job was to be deemed a hypocrite unless his prosperity was restored. Then shalt thou lift up thy face without spot; that is, thou mayst come boldly to the throne of grace, and not with the terror and amazement expressed in ch. 9:34. If we are looked upon in the face of the Anointed, our faces that were cast down may be lifted up; though polluted, being now washed with the blood of Christ, they may be lifted up without spot. We may draw near in full assurance of faith, when we are sprinkled from an evil conscience, Heb 10:22.
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