Job 19:13
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New International Version
"He has alienated my family from me; my acquaintances are completely estranged from me.

New Living Translation
"My relatives stay far away, and my friends have turned against me.

English Standard Version
“He has put my brothers far from me, and those who knew me are wholly estranged from me.

New American Standard Bible
"He has removed my brothers far from me, And my acquaintances are completely estranged from me.

King James Bible
He hath put my brethren far from me, and mine acquaintance are verily estranged from me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He has removed my brothers from me; my acquaintances have abandoned me.

International Standard Version
"My brothers are alienated from me; my acquaintances are estranged;

NET Bible
"He has put my relatives far from me; my acquaintances only turn away from me.

New Heart English Bible
"He has put my brothers far from me. My acquaintances are wholly estranged from me.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"My brothers stay far away from me. My friends are complete strangers to me.

JPS Tanakh 1917
He hath put my brethren far from me, And mine acquaintance are wholly estranged from me.

New American Standard 1977
“He has removed my brothers far from me,
            And my acquaintances are completely estranged from me.

Jubilee Bible 2000
He has put my brethren far from me, and my acquaintances are verily estranged from me.

King James 2000 Bible
He has put my brethren far from me, and my acquaintances are wholly estranged from me.

American King James Version
He has put my brothers far from me, and my acquaintance are truly estranged from me.

American Standard Version
He hath put my brethren far from me, And mine acquaintance are wholly estranged from me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He hath put my brethren far from me, and my acquaintance like strangers have departed from me.

Darby Bible Translation
He hath put my brethren far from me, and mine acquaintance are quite estranged from me.

English Revised Version
He hath put my brethren far from me, and mine acquaintance are wholly estranged from me.

Webster's Bible Translation
He hath put my brethren far from me, and my acquaintance are verily estranged from me.

World English Bible
"He has put my brothers far from me. My acquaintances are wholly estranged from me.

Young's Literal Translation
My brethren from me He hath put far off, And mine acquaintances surely Have been estranged from me.
Study Bible
Job: My Redeemer Lives
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. 14"My relatives have failed, And my intimate friends have forgotten me.…
Cross References
Job 16:7
"But now He has exhausted me; You have laid waste all my company.

Job 16:20
"My friends are my scoffers; My eye weeps to God.

Job 42:11
Then all his brothers and all his sisters and all who had known him before came to him, and they ate bread with him in his house; and they consoled him and comforted him for all the adversities that the LORD had brought on him. And each one gave him one piece of money, and each a ring of gold.

Psalm 31:11
Because of all my adversaries, I have become a reproach, Especially to my neighbors, And an object of dread to my acquaintances; Those who see me in the street flee from me.

Psalm 41:9
Even my close friend in whom I trusted, Who ate my bread, Has lifted up his heel against me.

Psalm 69:8
I have become estranged from my brothers And an alien to my mother's sons.

Psalm 88:8
You have removed my acquaintances far from me; You have made me an object of loathing to them; I am shut up and cannot go out.

Psalm 88:18
You have removed lover and friend far from me; My acquaintances are in darkness.

Lamentations 1:2
She weeps bitterly in the night And her tears are on her cheeks; She has none to comfort her Among all her lovers. All her friends have dealt treacherously with her; They have become her enemies.

Lamentations 1:19
"I called to my lovers, but they deceived me; My priests and my elders perished in the city While they sought food to restore their strength themselves.
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He has put my brothers far from me, and my acquaintance are truly estranged from me.

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Psalm 31:11 I was a reproach among all my enemies, but especially among my neighbors, …

Psalm 38:11 My lovers and my friends stand aloof from my sore; and my kinsmen …

Psalm 69:8,20 I am become a stranger to my brothers, and an alien to my mother's children…

Psalm 88:8,18 You have put away my acquaintance far from me; you have made me an …

Matthew 26:56 But all this was done, that the scriptures of the prophets might …

2 Timothy 4:16 At my first answer no man stood with me, but all men forsook me: …

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Job 6:21-23 For now you are nothing; you see my casting down, and are afraid…

(13) He hath put my brethren far from me.--The Psalmist has apparently copied this in Psalm 88:8. The sense of human desertion is hardly less terrible than that of being forsaken by God, and this has been added to him. It is not easy to read these sad complaints of Job without seeing how fitly they apply to the sorrows of the Man of sorrows. Those who, with the present writer, believe in the overruling presence of the Holy Ghost will adore His wisdom in this fitness; but at all events it shows how completely Christ entered into the very heart of human suffering, in that the deepest expressions of suffering inevitably remind us of Him, whether those expressions are met with in the Book of Job, in the Psalms of David, or in the Lamentations of Jeremiah.

Verse 13. - He hath put my brethren far from me. Job had actual "brothers" (Job 42:11), who forsook him and "dealt deceitfully" with him (Job 6:15) during the time of his adversity, but were glad enough to return to him and "eat bread with him" in his later prosperous life. Their alienation from him during the period of his afflictions he here regards as among the trials laid upon him by God. Compare the similar woe of Job's great Antitype (John 5:5, "For neither did his brethren believe on him"). And mine acquaintance are verily estranged from me (comp. Psalm 38:11; Psalm 69:9; Psalm 88:8, 18). The desertion of the afflicted by their fair-weather friends is a standing topic with the poets and moralists of all ages and nations. Job was not singular in this affliction. He hath put my brethren far from me,.... As it is one part of business in war to cut off all communication between the enemy and their confederates and auxiliaries, and to hinder them of all the help and assistance from them they can; so Job here represents God dealing with him as with an enemy, and therefore keeps at a distance from him all such from whom he might expect comfort and succour, as particularly his brethren; by whom may be meant such who in a natural relation are strictly and properly brethren; for such Job had, as appears from Job 42:11; who afterwards paid him a visit, and showed brotherly love to him; but for the present the affliction that God laid upon him had such an influence on theft, as to cause them to stand aloof off, and not come near him, and show any regard unto him; and as this was the effect of the afflicting hand of God, Job ascribes it to him, and which added to his affliction; see Psalm 69:8;

and mine acquaintance are verily estranged from me; such as knew him in the time of his prosperity, and frequently visited him, and conversed with him, and he with them; but now, things having taken a different turn in his outward circumstances, they carried it strange to him, as if they had never been acquainted with him: "si fueris felix", &c. 13. brethren—nearest kinsmen, as distinguished from "acquaintance." So "kinsfolk" and "familiar friends" (Job 19:14) correspond in parallelism. The Arabic proverb is, "The brother, that is, the true friend, is only known in time of need."

estranged—literally, "turn away with disgust." Job again unconsciously uses language prefiguring the desertion of Jesus Christ (Job 16:10; Lu 23:49; Ps 38:11).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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