Job 9:17
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New International Version
He would crush me with a storm and multiply my wounds for no reason.

New Living Translation
For he attacks me with a storm and repeatedly wounds me without cause.

English Standard Version
For he crushes me with a tempest and multiplies my wounds without cause;

Berean Study Bible
For He would crush me with a tempest and multiply my wounds without cause.

New American Standard Bible
"For He bruises me with a tempest And multiplies my wounds without cause.

King James Bible
For he breaketh me with a tempest, and multiplieth my wounds without cause.

Christian Standard Bible
He batters me with a whirlwind and multiplies my wounds without cause.

Contemporary English Version
He would strike me with a storm and increase my injuries for no reason at all.

Good News Translation
He sends storms to batter and bruise me without any reason at all.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He batters me with a whirlwind and multiplies my wounds without cause.

International Standard Version
For he crushes me with a storm, and keeps on wounding me for no reason.

NET Bible
he who crushes me with a tempest, and multiplies my wounds for no reason.

New Heart English Bible
For he breaks me with a storm, and multiplies my wounds without cause.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He would knock me down with a storm and bruise me without a reason.

JPS Tanakh 1917
He that would break me with a tempest, And multiply my wounds without cause;

New American Standard 1977
“For He bruises me with a tempest, And multiplies my wounds without cause.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For he has broken me with a tempest and has multiplied my wounds without cause.

King James 2000 Bible
For he breaks me with a tempest, and multiplies my wounds without cause.

American King James Version
For he breaks me with a tempest, and multiplies my wounds without cause.

American Standard Version
For he breaketh me with a tempest, And multiplieth my wounds without cause.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For he shall crush me in a whirlwind, and multiply my wounds even without cause.

Darby Bible Translation
He, who crusheth me with a tempest, and multiplieth my wounds without cause.

English Revised Version
For he breaketh me with a tempest, and multiplieth my wounds without cause.

Webster's Bible Translation
For he breaketh me with a tempest, and multiplieth my wounds without cause.

World English Bible
For he breaks me with a storm, and multiplies my wounds without cause.

Young's Literal Translation
Because with a tempest He bruiseth me, And hath multiplied my wounds for nought.
Study Bible
Job: How Can I Argue with God?
16If I summoned Him and He answered me, I do not believe He would listen to my voice. 17For He would crush me with a tempest and multiply my wounds without cause. 18He does not let me catch my breath, but overwhelms me with bitterness.…
Cross References
Job 9:16
If I summoned Him and He answered me, I do not believe He would listen to my voice.

Job 16:12
I was at ease, but He shattered me; He seized me by the neck and crushed me. He has set me up as His target;

Job 16:14
He breaks me with wound upon wound; He rushes me like a warrior.

Job 30:22
You snatch me up into the wind and drive me before it; You toss me about in the storm.

Psalm 83:15
so pursue them with Your tempest, and terrify them with Your storm.

Treasury of Scripture

For he breaks me with a tempest, and multiplies my wounds without cause.

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Job 16:14 He breaks me with breach on breach, he runs on me like a giant.

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Psalm 42:7 Deep calls to deep at the noise of your waterspouts: all your waves …

Psalm 83:15 So persecute them with your tempest, and make them afraid with your storm.

Isaiah 28:17 Judgment also will I lay to the line, and righteousness to the plummet: …

Jeremiah 23:19 Behold, a whirlwind of the LORD is gone forth in fury, even a grievous …

Ezekiel 13:13 Therefore thus said the Lord GOD; I will even rend it with a stormy …

Matthew 7:27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, …

Matthew 12:20 A bruised reed shall he not break, and smoking flax shall he not …

multiplieth

Job 1:14-19 And there came a messenger to Job, and said, The oxen were plowing, …

Job 2:7,13 So went Satan forth from the presence of the LORD, and smote Job …

without cause

Job 2:3 And the LORD said to Satan, Have you considered my servant Job, that …

Job 16:17 Not for any injustice in my hands: also my prayer is pure.

Job 34:6 Should I lie against my right? my wound is incurable without transgression.

Psalm 25:3 Yes, let none that wait on you be ashamed: let them be ashamed which …

John 9:3 Jesus answered, Neither has this man sinned, nor his parents: but …

John 15:25 But this comes to pass, that the word might be fulfilled that is …







(17) He breaketh me . . .--This is one of the three passages in which this word is found, the other two being Genesis 3:15, "It shall bruise," &c., and Psalm 139:11, "If I say the darkness shall cover me."

Verse 17. - For he breaketh me with a tempest. "God" that is, "would not be likely patiently to hear my justification, and calmly to weigh it, when he is already overwhelming me with his wrath, breaking and crushing me (comp. Genesis 3:15, where the same word שׁוּפ is used) with a very storm of calamity." The sentiment can scarcely be justified, since it breathes something of a contamacious spirit. But this only shows that Job was not yet" made perfect through sufferings" (Hebrews 2:10). And multiplieth my wounds without cause. A further assertion, not of absolute sinlessness, but of comparative innocence - of the belief that he had done nothing to deserve such a terrible punishment as he is suffering (comp. Job 6:24, 29). For he breaketh me with a tempest,.... Which rises suddenly, comes powerfully, and carries all before it irresistibly; hereby signifying the nature of his present sore afflictions, which came upon him at once, pressed him down, and utterly destroyed him, against which there was no standing: perhaps he may have some reference to the storm of wind that blew down the house, by which his children were destroyed. Schultens renders it, "a burning tempest" (s), such as is common in the eastern countries, which Thevenot (t) often makes mention of; which kills a man at once, and his flesh becomes as black as a coal, and comes off of his bones, and is plucked off by the hand that would lift him up; with which a man is broken to pieces indeed, to which Job may allude:

and multiplieth my wounds without cause; referring, it may be, to the many boils and ulcers upon his body; though it may also respect the multiplicity of ways in which he had wounded or afflicted him, in his person, in his family, and in his substance, and which he says was done "without cause"; not without a cause or reason in God, who does nothing without one, though it may not be known to men; particularly in afflicting men, it is not without cause or reason; it he punishes men, it is for sin; if he rebukes and chastises his people, it is for their transgressions; to bring them to a sense of them, to humble them for them, to bring them off from them, or to prevent them, or purge them away, and to try their graces, wean them from the world, and fit them for himself: but Job's afflictions were without any such cause intimated by his friends; it was not hypocrisy, nor any notorious sin or sins he had been guilty of, and secretly lived and indulged himself in, as they imagined. Job here suggests his innocence, which he always insisted upon, and refers his afflictions to the sovereign will of God, and to some hidden cause in his own breast, unknown to himself and others: however, so long as he dealt with him after this manner, he could not believe his prayers were heard by him.

(s) "in turbine ardenti", Schultens. (t) Travels, par. 2. B. 1. c. 12. p. 54. B. 3. c. 5. p. 135. 9:14-21 Job is still righteous in his own eyes, ch. 32:1, and this answer, though it sets forth the power and majesty of God, implies that the question between the afflicted and the Lord of providence, is a question of might, and not of right; and we begin to discover the evil fruits of pride and of a self-righteous spirit. Job begins to manifest a disposition to condemn God, that he may justify himself, for which he is afterwards reproved. Still Job knew so much of himself, that he durst not stand a trial. If we say, We have no sin, we not only deceive ourselves, but we affront God; for we sin in saying so, and give the lie to the Scripture. But Job reflected on God's goodness and justice in saying his affliction was without cause.



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