Job 6:15
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New International Version
But my brothers are as undependable as intermittent streams, as the streams that overflow

New Living Translation
My brothers, you have proved as unreliable as a seasonal brook that overflows its banks in the spring

English Standard Version
My brothers are treacherous as a torrent-bed, as torrential streams that pass away,

New American Standard Bible
"My brothers have acted deceitfully like a wadi, Like the torrents of wadis which vanish,

King James Bible
My brethren have dealt deceitfully as a brook, and as the stream of brooks they pass away;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
My brothers are as treacherous as a wadi, as seasonal streams that overflow

International Standard Version
But my brothers have acted treacherously like a cascading river, like torrential rivers that overflow.

NET Bible
My brothers have been as treacherous as a seasonal stream, and as the riverbeds of the intermittent streams that flow away.

New Heart English Bible
My brothers have dealt deceitfully as a brook, as the channel of brooks that pass away;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
My brothers have been as deceptive as seasonal rivers, like the seasonal riverbeds that flood.

JPS Tanakh 1917
My brethren have dealt deceitfully as a brook, As the channel of brooks that overflow,

New American Standard 1977
“My brothers have acted deceitfully like a wadi,
            Like the torrents of wadis which vanish,

Jubilee Bible 2000
My brethren have lied to me as a brook; they passed away as an impetuous stream,

King James 2000 Bible
My brethren have dealt deceitfully as a brook, and as the stream of brooks that pass away;

American King James Version
My brothers have dealt deceitfully as a brook, and as the stream of brooks they pass away;

American Standard Version
My brethren have dealt deceitfully as a brook, As the channel of brooks that pass away;

Douay-Rheims Bible
My brethren have passed by me, as the torrent that passeth swiftly in the valleys.

Darby Bible Translation
My brethren have dealt deceitfully as a stream, as the channel of streams which pass away,

English Revised Version
My brethren have dealt deceitfully as a brook, as the channel of brooks that pass away;

Webster's Bible Translation
My brethren have dealt deceitfully as a brook, and as the stream of brooks they pass away;

World English Bible
My brothers have dealt deceitfully as a brook, as the channel of brooks that pass away;

Young's Literal Translation
My brethren have deceived as a brook, As a stream of brooks they pass away.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
6:14-30 In his prosperity Job formed great expectations from his friends, but now was disappointed. This he compares to the failing of brooks in summer. Those who rest their expectations on the creature, will find it fail when it should help them; whereas those who make God their confidence, have help in the time of need, Heb 4:16. Those who make gold their hope, sooner or later will be ashamed of it, and of their confidence in it. It is our wisdom to cease from man. Let us put all our confidence in the Rock of ages, not in broken reeds; in the Fountain of life, not in broken cisterns. The application is very close; for now ye are nothing. It were well for us, if we had always such convictions of the vanity of the creature, as we have had, or shall have, on a sick-bed, a death-bed, or in trouble of conscience. Job upbraids his friends with their hard usage. Though in want, he desired no more from them than a good look and a good word. It often happens that, even when we expect little from man, we have less; but from God, even when we expect much, we have more. Though Job differed from them, yet he was ready to yield as soon as it was made to appear that he was in error. Though Job had been in fault, yet they ought not to have given him such hard usage. His righteousness he holds fast, and will not let it go. He felt that there had not been such iniquity in him as they supposed. But it is best to commit our characters to Him who keeps our souls; in the great day every upright believer shall have praise of God.
Study Bible
Job Replies: My Complaint is Just
14"For the despairing man there should be kindness from his friend; So that he does not forsake the fear of the Almighty. 15"My brothers have acted deceitfully like a wadi, Like the torrents of wadis which vanish, 16Which are turbid because of ice And into which the snow melts.…
Cross References
Job 6:16
Which are turbid because of ice And into which the snow melts.

Proverbs 25:19
Like a bad tooth and an unsteady foot Is confidence in a faithless man in time of trouble.

Jeremiah 12:6
"For even your brothers and the household of your father, Even they have dealt treacherously with you, Even they have cried aloud after you. Do not believe them, although they may say nice things to you."

Jeremiah 15:18
Why has my pain been perpetual And my wound incurable, refusing to be healed? Will You indeed be to me like a deceptive stream With water that is unreliable?
Treasury of Scripture

My brothers have dealt deceitfully as a brook, and as the stream of brooks they pass away;

My brethren.

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Psalm 88:18 Lover and friend have you put far from me, and my acquaintance into darkness.

Jeremiah 9:4,5 Take you heed every one of his neighbor, and trust you not in any …

Jeremiah 30:14 All your lovers have forgotten you; they seek you not; for I have …

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John 16:32 Behold, the hour comes, yes, is now come, that you shall be scattered, …

as the stream.

Jeremiah 15:18 Why is my pain perpetual, and my wound incurable, which refuses to …

Jude 1:12 These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, …

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