Job 6:23
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New International Version
deliver me from the hand of the enemy, rescue me from the clutches of the ruthless'?

New Living Translation
Have I asked you to rescue me from my enemies, or to save me from ruthless people?

English Standard Version
Or, ‘Deliver me from the adversary’s hand’? Or, ‘Redeem me from the hand of the ruthless’?

New American Standard Bible
Or, 'Deliver me from the hand of the adversary,' Or, 'Redeem me from the hand of the tyrants '?

King James Bible
Or, Deliver me from the enemy's hand? or, Redeem me from the hand of the mighty?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
or "Deliver me from the enemy's power" or "Redeem me from the grasp of the ruthless"?

International Standard Version
or say 'Deliver me from my enemy's control,' or 'Redeem me from the domination of ruthless people'?"

NET Bible
Or 'Deliver me from the enemy's power, and from the hand of tyrants ransom me'?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
or 'Rescue me from an enemy,' or 'Ransom me from a tyrant'?

Jubilee Bible 2000
and deliver me from the enemy's hand and ransom me from the hand of the mighty?

King James 2000 Bible
Or, Deliver me from the enemy's hand? or, Redeem me from the hand of the mighty?

American King James Version
Or, Deliver me from the enemy's hand? or, Redeem me from the hand of the mighty?

American Standard Version
Or, Deliver me from the adversary's hand? Or, Redeem me from the hand of the oppressors?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Or deliver me from the hand of the enemy, and rescue me out of the hand of the mighty?

Darby Bible Translation
Or, rescue me from the hand of the oppressor, and redeem me from the hand of the violent?

English Revised Version
Or, Deliver me from the adversary's hand? or, Redeem me from the hand of the oppressors?

Webster's Bible Translation
Or, Deliver me from the enemy's hand? or, Redeem me from the hand of the mighty?

World English Bible
or, 'Deliver me from the adversary's hand?' or, 'Redeem me from the hand of the oppressors?'

Young's Literal Translation
And, Deliver me from the hand of an adversary? And, From the hand of terrible ones ransom me?
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Matthew Henry's Concise 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.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 23. - Or, Deliver me from the enemy's hand? rather, from the hand of the violent man. Or, Redeem me from the hand of the mighty? literally, of the oppressor (see the Revised Version). Job had not called on his friends to do any of these things. He had not worn out their patience by asking now for this, and now for that. But he had expected their compassion, and this was denied him.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Or, deliver me from the enemies' hand?.... Or, "out of the hand of straitness" (c); out of tribulation and difficulties with which he was pressed on every side:

or redeem me from the hand of the mighty? fetch back his cattle out of the hands of the Sabeans and Chaldeans, either by force of arms, as Abraham brought back Lot, and all his goods, when taken and carried away by the four king's, or by giving a ransom price for them. Job had asked no such favour of them; he had not troubled them with any such suits, and therefore they had no reason to use him in the manner they did, as he apprehended; it would be soon enough to flout and fling at him when he applied to them for any relief.

(c) "e manu tribulatoris, vel tribulationis", Vatablus.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

23. the mighty—the oppressor, or creditor, in whose power the debtor was [Umbreit].

Job 6:23 Additional Commentaries
Context
Job Replies: My Complaint is Just
22"Have I said, 'Give me something,' Or, 'Offer a bribe for me from your wealth,' 23Or, 'Deliver me from the hand of the adversary,' Or, 'Redeem me from the hand of the tyrants '? 24"Teach me, and I will be silent; And show me how I have erred.…
Cross References
Job 6:22
Have I ever said, 'Give something on my behalf, pay a ransom for me from your wealth,

Job 6:24
"Teach me, and I will be quiet; show me where I have been wrong.
Treasury of Scripture

Or, Deliver me from the enemy's hand? or, Redeem me from the hand of the mighty?

Redeem.

Job 5:20 In famine he shall redeem you from death: and in war from the power …

Leviticus 25:48 After that he is sold he may be redeemed again; one of his brothers …

Nehemiah 5:8 And I said to them, We after our ability have redeemed our brothers …

Psalm 49:7,8,15 None of them can by any means redeem his brother, nor give to God …

Psalm 107:2 Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom he has redeemed from the …

Jeremiah 15:21 And I will deliver you out of the hand of the wicked, and I will …

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