Job 19:12
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New International Version
His troops advance in force; they build a siege ramp against me and encamp around my tent.

New Living Translation
His troops advance. They build up roads to attack me. They camp all around my tent.

English Standard Version
His troops come on together; they have cast up their siege ramp against me and encamp around my tent.

New American Standard Bible
"His troops come together, And build up their way against me And camp around my tent.

King James Bible
His troops come together, and raise up their way against me, and encamp round about my tabernacle.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
His troops advance together; they construct a ramp against me and camp around my tent.

International Standard Version
His troops march in a column against me, erecting their siege ramps against me; they surround my tent."

NET Bible
His troops advance together; they throw up a siege ramp against me, and they camp around my tent.

New Heart English Bible
His troops come on together, build a siege ramp against me, and camp around my tent.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
His troops assemble against me. They build a ramp to attack me and camp around my tent.

JPS Tanakh 1917
His troops come on together, And cast up their way against me, And encamp round about my tent.

New American Standard 1977
“His troops come together,
            And build up their way against me,
            And camp around my tent.

Jubilee Bible 2000
His troops came together and raised up their way over me and encamp round about my tent.

King James 2000 Bible
His troops come together, and raise up their way against me, and encamp round about my tent.

American King James Version
His troops come together, and raise up their way against me, and encamp round about my tabernacle.

American Standard Version
His troops come on together, And cast up their way against me, And encamp round about my tent.

Douay-Rheims Bible
His troops have come together, and have made themselves a way by me, and have besieged my tabernacle round about.

Darby Bible Translation
His troops have come together and cast up their way against me, and have encamped round about my tent.

English Revised Version
His troops come on together, and cast up their way against me, and encamp round about my tent.

Webster's Bible Translation
His troops come together, and raise up their way against me, and encamp around my tabernacle.

World English Bible
His troops come on together, build a siege ramp against me, and encamp around my tent.

Young's Literal Translation
Come in do His troops together, And they raise up against me their way, And encamp round about my tent.
Study Bible
Job: My Redeemer Lives
11"He has also kindled His anger against me And considered me as His enemy. 12"His troops come together, And build up their way against me And camp around my tent. 13"He has removed my brothers far from me, And my acquaintances are completely estranged from me.…
Cross References
Job 16:13
"His arrows surround me. Without mercy He splits my kidneys open; He pours out my gall on the ground.

Job 30:12
"On the right hand their brood arises; They thrust aside my feet and build up against me their ways of destruction.
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Verse 12. - His troops come together (comp. Job 16:13, "His archers compass me round about"). It seems to Job that God brings against him a whole army of assailants, who join their forces together and proceed to the attack. Clouds of archers, troops of ravagers, come about him, and fall upon him from every side. And raise up their way against me; rather, and cast up their bank against me. Job still regards himself as a besieged city (see ver. 10), and represents his assailants as raising embankments to hem him in, or mounds from which to batter his defences (compare the Assyrian sculptures, passim). And encamp round about my tabernacle; i.e. "my tent," or "my dwelling." His troops come together,.... Afflictions which are many, and of which it may be said, as was at the birth of God, who had his name from the word here used, "a troop cometh": Genesis 30:11; and these sometimes come together, or follow so quick one upon another, that there is scarce any interval between them, as did Job's afflictions; and they are God's hosts, his troops, his soldiers, which are at his command; and he says to them, as the centurion did to his, to the one, Go, and he goes, and to another, Come, and it comes:

and raise up their way against me; as an army, when it comes against a place, throws up a bank to raise their artillery upon, that they may play it to greater advantage; or make a broad causeway, for the soldiers to march abreast against it; or an high cast up way, as the word (y) signifies, over a ditch or dirty place in a hollow, that they may the better pass over: some read it, "they raise up their way upon me" (z); he opposing and standing in the way was crushed down by them, and trampled upon, and over whom they passed as on an highway, and in a beaten path; see Isaiah 51:23; but most render it, "against me"; for Job looked upon all his afflictions, as Jacob did Genesis 42:36, to be against him, to militate against him, and threaten him with ruin, when they were all working for him, even for his good:

and encamp round about my tabernacle: as an army round about a city when besieging it. Job may have respect to the tabernacle of his body, as that is sometimes so called, 2 Corinthians 5:1; and to the diseases of it; which being a complication, might be said to encamp about him, or surround him on all sides.

(y) "aggerant", Cocceius, Schultens; "straverunt", Montanus, Schmidt; a "via strata et elevata", Mercerus, Drusius. (z) "super me", Pagninus, Montanus, Mercerus, Schmidt, Michaelis. 12. troops—Calamities advance together like hostile troops (Job 10:17).

raise up … way—An army must cast up a way of access before it, in marching against a city (Isa 40:3).19:8-22 How doleful are Job's complaints! What is the fire of hell but the wrath of God! Seared consciences will feel it hereafter, but do not fear it now: enlightened consciences fear it now, but shall not feel it hereafter. It is a very common mistake to think that those whom God afflicts he treats as his enemies. Every creature is that to us which God makes it to be; yet this does not excuse Job's relations and friends. How uncertain is the friendship of men! but if God be our Friend, he will not fail us in time of need. What little reason we have to indulge the body, which, after all our care, is consumed by diseases it has in itself. Job recommends himself to the compassion of his friends, and justly blames their harshness. It is very distressing to one who loves God, to be bereaved at once of outward comfort and of inward consolation; yet if this, and more, come upon a believer, it does not weaken the proof of his being a child of God and heir of glory.
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