Job 16:20
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New International Version
My intercessor is my friend as my eyes pour out tears to God;

New Living Translation
My friends scorn me, but I pour out my tears to God.

English Standard Version
My friends scorn me; my eye pours out tears to God,

New American Standard Bible
"My friends are my scoffers; My eye weeps to God.

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
My friends scoff at me as I weep before God.

International Standard Version
My friends mock me, while my eyes overflow with tears to God,

NET Bible
My intercessor is my friend as my eyes pour out tears to God;

New Heart English Bible
My friends scoff at me. My eyes pour out tears to God,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
the spokesman for my thoughts. My eyes drip [with tears] to God

JPS Tanakh 1917
Mine inward thoughts are my intercessors, Mine eye poureth out tears unto God;

New American Standard 1977
“My friends are my scoffers;
            My eye weeps to God.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Those who dispute with me are my friends, but my eyes shall pour out tears unto God.

King James 2000 Bible
My friends scorn me: but my eye pours out tears unto God.

American King James Version
My friends scorn me: but my eye pours out tears to God.

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
My friends are full of words: my eye poureth out tears to God.

Darby Bible Translation
My friends are my mockers; mine eye poureth out tears unto +God.

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

Webster's Bible Translation
My friends scorn me: but my eye poureth out tears to God.

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

Young's Literal Translation
My interpreter is my friend, Unto God hath mine eye dropped:
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
16:17-22 Job's condition was very deplorable; but he had the testimony of his conscience for him, that he never allowed himself in any gross sin. No one was ever more ready to acknowledge sins of infirmity. Eliphaz had charged him with hypocrisy in religion, but he specifies prayer, the great act of religion, and professes that in this he was pure, though not from all infirmity. He had a God to go to, who he doubted not took full notice of all his sorrows. Those who pour out tears before God, though they cannot plead for themselves, by reason of their defects, have a Friend to plead for them, even the Son of man, and on him we must ground all our hopes of acceptance with God. To die, is to go the way whence we shall not return. We must all of us, very certainly, and very shortly, go this journey. Should not then the Saviour be precious to our souls? And ought we not to be ready to obey and to suffer for his sake? If our consciences are sprinkled with his atoning blood, and testify that we are not living in sin or hypocrisy, when we go the way whence we shall not return, it will be a release from prison, and an entrance into everlasting happiness.
Study Bible
Job: Poor Comforters are You
19"Even now, behold, my witness is in heaven, And my advocate is on high. 20"My friends are my scoffers; My eye weeps to God. 21"O that a man might plead with God As a man with his neighbor!…
Cross References
Job 16:7
"But now He has exhausted me; You have laid waste all my company.

Job 16:16
"My face is flushed from weeping, And deep darkness is on my eyelids,

Job 16:21
"O that a man might plead with God As a man with his neighbor!

Job 17:7
"My eye has also grown dim because of grief, And all my members are as a shadow.

Job 19:13
"He has removed my brothers far from me, And my acquaintances are completely estranged from me.
Treasury of Scripture

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

scorn me. Heb. are my scorners

Job 16:4 I also could speak as you do: if your soul were in my soul's stead, …

Job 12:4,5 I am as one mocked of his neighbor, who calls on God, and he answers …

Job 17:2 Are there not mockers with me? and does not my eye continue in their …

poureth

Psalm 109:4 For my love they are my adversaries: but I give myself to prayer.

Psalm 142:2 I poured out my complaint before him; I showed before him my trouble.

Hosea 12:4,5 Yes, he had power over the angel, and prevailed: he wept, and made …

Luke 6:11,12 And they were filled with madness; and communed one with another …

Hebrews 5:7 Who in the days of his flesh…

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