Job 3:26
Parallel Verses
New International Version
I have no peace, no quietness; I have no rest, but only turmoil."

New Living Translation
I have no peace, no quietness. I have no rest; only trouble comes."

English Standard Version
I am not at ease, nor am I quiet; I have no rest, but trouble comes.”

New American Standard Bible
"I am not at ease, nor am I quiet, And I am not at rest, but turmoil comes."

King James Bible
I was not in safety, neither had I rest, neither was I quiet; yet trouble came.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I cannot relax or be still; I have no rest, for trouble comes.

International Standard Version
I will not be at ease; I will not be quiet; I will not rest; because trouble has arrived."

NET Bible
I have no ease, I have no quietness; I cannot rest; turmoil has come upon me."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I have no peace! I have no quiet! I have no rest! And trouble keeps coming!"

Jubilee Bible 2000
I never had prosperity, nor did I secure myself, neither was I at rest; yet trouble came.

King James 2000 Bible
I was not at ease, neither had I quiet, neither was I at rest; yet trouble came.

American King James Version
I was not in safety, neither had I rest, neither was I quiet; yet trouble came.

American Standard Version
I am not at ease, neither am I quiet, neither have I rest; But trouble cometh.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Have I not dissembled ? have I not kept silence ? have I not been quiet? and indignation is come upon me.

Darby Bible Translation
I was not in safety, neither had I quietness, neither was I at rest, and trouble came.

English Revised Version
I am not at ease, neither am I quiet, neither have I rest; but trouble cometh.

Webster's Bible Translation
I was not in safety, neither had I rest, neither was I quiet; yet trouble came.

World English Bible
I am not at ease, neither am I quiet, neither have I rest; but trouble comes."

Young's Literal Translation
I was not safe -- nor was I quiet -- Nor was I at rest -- and trouble cometh!
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise 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.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 26. - I was not in safety, neither had I rest, neither was I quiet; yet trouble came. Some Hebraists give quite a different turn to this passage, rendering it as follows: "I am not at ease, neither am I quiet, neither have I rest; but trouble cometh" (see the Revised Version, and compare Canon Cook's rendering in the 'Speaker's Commentary,' vol. 4. p. 29, "I have no peace, nor quiet, nor rest; but trouble cometh "). Professor Lee, however, certainly one of the most eminent of modern Hebraists, maintains that the far more pregnant meaning of the Authorized Version gives the true sense. "If I rightly apprehend," he says, "the drift of the context here, Job means to have it understood that he is conscious of no instance in which he has relaxed from his religious obligations; of no season in which his fear and love of God have waxed weak; and, on this account, it was the more perplexing that such a complication of miseries had befallen him" ('The Book of Job' pp. 201, 202); and he translates the passage (ibid., p. 121), "I slackened not, neither was I quiet, neither took I rest; yet trouble came." Job's complaint is thus far more pointedly terminated than by a mere otiose statement that, "without rest or pause, trouble came upon trouble."





Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

I was not in safety,.... This cannot refer to the time of his prosperity; for he certainly then was in safety, God having set an hedge about him, so that none of his enemies, nor even Satan himself, could come at him to hurt him:

neither had I rest, neither was I quiet; which also was not true of him before his afflictions, for he did then enjoy great peace, rest, and quietness; he lay in his nest at ease, and in great tranquillity; and thought and said he should die in such a state, see Job 29:18, &c. nor is the sense of these expressions, that he did not take up his rest and satisfaction in outward things, and put his trust and confidence in his riches, and yet trouble came upon him; but this relates to the time of the beginning of his troubles and afflictions, from which time he was not in safety, nor had any rest and peace; there was no intermission of his sorrows; but as soon as one affliction was over, another came:

yet trouble came; still one after another, there was no end of them; or, as Mr. Broughton renders it, "and now cometh a vexation"; a fresh one, a suspicion of hypocrisy; and upon this turns the whole controversy, managed and carried on between him and his friends in the following part of this book.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

26. I was not in safety … yet trouble came—referring, not to his former state, but to the beginning of his troubles. From that time I had no rest, there was no intermission of sorrows. "And" (not, "yet") a fresh trouble is coming, namely, my friends' suspicion of my being a hypocrite. This gives the starting-point to the whole ensuing controversy.

Job 3:26 Additional Commentaries
Context
Job Laments his Birth
25"For what I fear comes upon me, And what I dread befalls me. 26"I am not at ease, nor am I quiet, And I am not at rest, but turmoil comes."
Cross References
Job 4:1
Then Eliphaz the Temanite replied:

Job 7:13
When I think my bed will comfort me and my couch will ease my complaint,

Job 7:14
even then you frighten me with dreams and terrify me with visions,

Job 30:26
Yet when I hoped for good, evil came; when I looked for light, then came darkness.
Treasury of Scripture

I was not in safety, neither had I rest, neither was I quiet; yet trouble came.

yet trouble came.

Job 27:9 Will God hear his cry when trouble comes on him?

Psalm 143:11 Quicken me, O LORD, for your name's sake: for your righteousness' …

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