Job 17:6
Good News Translation
And now people use this proverb against me; they come and spit in my face.

Contemporary English Version
You, God, are the reason I am insulted and spit on.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He hath made me as it were a byword of the people, and I am an example before them.

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He hath made me as it were a byword of the people, and I am an example before them.

a by-word

Job 30:9 Now I am turned into their song, and am become their byword.

1 Kings 9:7 I will take away Israel from the face of the land which I have given them; and the temple which I have sanctified to my name, I will cast out of my sight; and Israel shall be a proverb, and a byword among all people.

Psalm 44:14 Thou hast made us a reproach to our neighbours, a scoff and derision to them that are round about us.

aforetime.

Genesis 31:27 Why wouldst thou run away privately, and not acquaint me, that I might have brought thee on the way with joy, and with songs, and with timbrels, and with harps?

Isaiah 5:12 The harp, and the lyre, and, the timbrel and the pipe, and wine are in your feasts: and the work of the Lord you regard not, nor do you consider the works of his hands.

Context
Job Prepares for Death
5He promiseth a prey to his companions, and the eyes of his children shall fail. 6He hath made me as it were a byword of the people, and I am an example before them.7My eye is dim through indignation, and my limbs are brought as it were to nothing.…
Cross References
Numbers 12:14
And the Lord answered him: If her father had spitten upon her face, ought she not to have been ashamed for seven days at least? Let her be separated seven days without the camp, and afterwards she shall be called again.

Job 12:4
He that is mocked by his friends as I, shall call upon God and he will hear him: for the simplicity of the just man is laughed to scorn.

Job 17:2
I have not sinned, and my eye abideth in bitterness.

Job 30:9
Now I am turned into their song, and am become their byword.

Job 30:10
They abhor me, and flee far from me, and are not afraid to spit in my face.

Psalm 44:14
Thou hast made us a reproach to our neighbours, a scoff and derision to them that are round about us.

Psalm 69:11
And I made haircloth my garment: and I became a byword to them.

Additional Translations
He has made me a byword to the people; I am the one in whose face they spit.He has made me also a byword of the people; and aforetime I was as a tabret.

But he hath made me a byword of the people; And they spit in my face.

But thou has made me a byword amount the nations, and I am become a scorn to them.

And he hath made me a proverb of the peoples; and I am become one to be spit on in the face.

He hath made me also a byword of the people; and I am become an open abhorring.

He hath made me also a by-word of the people; and in former time I was as a tabret.

"But he has made me a byword of the people. They spit in my face.

And he set me up for a proverb of the peoples, And a wonder before them I am.
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