Job 16:12 {13}
Good News Translation
I was living in peace, but God took me by the throat and battered me and crushed me. God uses me for target practice

Contemporary English Version
Everything was going well, until God grabbed my neck and shook me to pieces. God set me up as the target

Douay-Rheims Bible
I that was formerly so wealthy, am all on a sudden broken to pieces: he hath taken me by my neck, he hath broken me, and hath set me up to be his mark.

New American Bible
I was in peace, but he dislodged me, seized me by the neck, dashed me to pieces. He has set me up for a target;

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

I that was formerly so wealthy, am all on a sudden broken to pieces: he hath taken me by my neck, he hath broken me, and hath set me up to be his mark.

at ease

Job 1:2,3 And there were born to him seven sons and three daughters. . . .

Job 3:26 Have I not dissembled? have I not kept silence? have I not been quiet? and indignation is come upon me.

Job 29:3,18,19 When his lamp shined over my head, and I walked by his light in darkness? . . .

broken me

Job 4:10 The roaring of the lion, and the voice of the lioness, and the teeth of the whelps of lions, are broken:

Psalm 44:19 And our heart hath not turned back: neither hast thou turned aside our steps from thy way.

Lamentations 3:4 Beth. My skin and my flesh he hath made old, he hath broken my bones.

Matthew 21:44 And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it shall grind him to powder.

by my neck

Job 15:26 He hath run against him with his neck raised up, and is armed with a fat neck.

Romans 16:4 (Who have for my life laid down their own necks: to whom not I only give thanks, but also all the churches of the Gentiles),

shaken

Lamentations 3:11 Daleth. He hath turned aside my paths, and hath broken me in pieces, he hath made me desolate.

Ezekiel 29:7 When they took hold of thee with the hand thou didst break, and rent all their shoulder: and when they leaned upon thee, thou brokest, and weakenest all their loins.

set me up

Job 7:12,20 Am I a sea, or a whale, that thou hast enclosed me in a prison? . . .

Lamentations 3:12 Daleth. He hath bent his bow, and set me as a mark for his arrows.

Context
Job Decries his Comforters
11God hath shut me up with the unjust man, and hath delivered me into the hands of the wicked. 12I that was formerly so wealthy, am all on a sudden broken to pieces: he hath taken me by my neck, he hath broken me, and hath set me up to be his mark.13He hath compassed me round about with his lances, he hath wounded my loins, he hath not spared, and hath poured out my bowels on the earth,…
Cross References
Job 7:20
I have sinned: what shall I do to thee, O keeper of men? why hast thou set me opposite to thee. and am I become burdensome to myself?

Job 9:17
For he shall crush me in a whirlwind, and multiply my wounds even without cause.

Job 16:11
God hath shut me up with the unjust man, and hath delivered me into the hands of the wicked.

Lamentations 3:11
Daleth. He hath turned aside my paths, and hath broken me in pieces, he hath made me desolate.

Lamentations 3:12
Daleth. He hath bent his bow, and set me as a mark for his arrows.

Additional Translations
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;I was at ease, but he has broken me asunder: he has also taken me by my neck, and shaken me to pieces, and set me up for his mark.

I was at ease, and he brake me asunder; Yea, he hath taken me by the neck, and dashed me to pieces: He hath also set me up for his mark.

For the Lord has delivered me into the hands of unrighteous men, and thrown me upon the ungodly.

I was at rest, but he hath shattered me; he hath taken me by the neck and shaken me to pieces, and set me up for his mark.

I was at ease, and he brake me asunder; yea, he hath taken me by the neck, and dashed me to pieces: he hath also set me up for his mark.

I was at ease, but he hath broken me asunder: he hath also taken me by my neck, and shaken me to pieces, and set me up for his mark.

I was at ease, and he broke me apart. Yes, he has taken me by the neck, and dashed me to pieces. He has also set me up for his target.

At ease I have been, and he breaketh me, And he hath laid hold on my neck, And he breaketh me in pieces, And he raiseth me to him for a mark.
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