Job 3:23
Parallel Verses
New International Version
Why is life given to a man whose way is hidden, whom God has hedged in?

New Living Translation
Why is life given to those with no future, those God has surrounded with difficulties?

English Standard Version
Why is light given to a man whose way is hidden, whom God has hedged in?

New American Standard Bible
"Why is light given to a man whose way is hidden, And whom God has hedged in?

King James Bible
Why is light given to a man whose way is hid, and whom God hath hedged in?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Why is life given to a man whose path is hidden, whom God has hedged in?

International Standard Version
To the formerly successful man who lost his way in life, and God fenced him in?

NET Bible
Why is light given to a man whose way is hidden, and whom God has hedged in?

New Heart English Bible
Why is light given to a man whose way is hid, whom God has hedged in?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Why give light to those whose paths have been hidden, to those whom God has fenced in?

JPS Tanakh 1917
To a man whose way is hid, And whom God hath hedged in?

New American Standard 1977
Why is light given to a man whose way is hidden,
            And whom God has hedged in?

Jubilee Bible 2000
to the man who does not know which way he goes and whom God has hedged in?

King James 2000 Bible
Why is light given to a man whose way is hid, and whom God has hedged in?

American King James Version
Why is light given to a man whose way is hid, and whom God has hedged in?

American Standard Version
Why is light given to a man whose way is hid, And whom God hath hedged in?

Douay-Rheims Bible
To a man whose way is hidden, and God hath surrounded him with darkness?

Darby Bible Translation
To the man whose way is hidden, and whom +God hath hedged in?

English Revised Version
Why is light given to a man whose way is hid, and whom God hath hedged in?

Webster's Bible Translation
Why is light given to a man whose way is hid, and whom God hath hedged in?

World English Bible
Why is light given to a man whose way is hidden, whom God has hedged in?

Young's Literal Translation
To a man whose way hath been hidden, And whom God doth shut up?
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
3:20-26 Job was like a man who had lost his way, and had no prospect of escape, or hope of better times. But surely he was in an ill frame for death when so unwilling to live. Let it be our constant care to get ready for another world, and then leave it to God to order our removal thither as he thinks fit. Grace teaches us in the midst of life's greatest comforts, to be willing to die, and in the midst of its greatest crosses, to be willing to live. Job's way was hid; he knew not wherefore God contended with him. The afflicted and tempted Christian knows something of this heaviness; when he has been looking too much at the things that are seen, some chastisement of his heavenly Father will give him a taste of this disgust of life, and a glance at these dark regions of despair. Nor is there any help until God shall restore to him the joys of his salvation. Blessed be God, the earth is full of his goodness, though full of man's wickedness. This life may be made tolerable if we attend to our duty. We look for eternal mercy, if willing to receive Christ as our Saviour.
Study Bible
Job Laments his Birth
22Who rejoice greatly, And exult when they find the grave? 23"Why is light given to a man whose way is hidden, And whom God has hedged in? 24"For my groaning comes at the sight of my food, And my cries pour out like water.…
Cross References
Job 3:22
Who rejoice greatly, And exult when they find the grave?

Job 19:6
Know then that God has wronged me And has closed His net around me.

Job 19:8
"He has walled up my way so that I cannot pass, And He has put darkness on my paths.

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.

Lamentations 3:7
He has walled me in so that I cannot go out; He has made my chain heavy.
Treasury of Scripture

Why is light given to a man whose way is hid, and whom God has hedged in?

whose way.

Isaiah 40:27 Why say you, O Jacob, and speak, O Israel, My way is hid from the …

hedged in.

Job 12:14 Behold, he breaks down, and it cannot be built again: he shuts up …

Job 19:8 He has fenced up my way that I cannot pass, and he has set darkness in my paths.

Psalm 31:8 And have not shut me up into the hand of the enemy: you have set …

Lamentations 3:7,9 He has hedged me about, that I cannot get out: he has made my chain heavy…

Hosea 2:6 Therefore, behold, I will hedge up your way with thorns, and make …

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