Job 11:3
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English Standard Version
Should your babble silence men, and when you mock, shall no one shame you?

King James Bible
Should thy lies make men hold their peace? and when thou mockest, shall no man make thee ashamed?

American Standard Version
Should thy boastings make men hold their peace? And when thou mockest, shall no man make thee ashamed?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Shall men hold their peace to thee only? and when thou hast mocked others, shall no man confute thee?

English Revised Version
Should thy boastings make men hold their peace? and when thou mockest, shall no man make thee ashamed?

Webster's Bible Translation
Should thy falsehoods make men hold their peace? and when thou mockest, shall no man make thee ashamed?

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

18 And wherefore hast Thou brought me forth out of the womb?

I should have expired, that no eye had seen me,

19 I should have been as though I had never been,

Carried from the womb to the grave.

20 Are not my days few? then cease

And turn from me, that I may become a little cheerful,

21 Before I go to return no more

Into the land of darkness and of the shadow of death,

22 The land of deep darkness like to midnight,

Of the shadow of death and of confusion,

And which is bright like midnight.

The question Wherefore? Job 10:18, is followed by futt. as modi conditionales (Ges. 127, 5) of that which would and should have happened, if God had not permitted him to be born alive: I should have expired, prop. I ought to have expired, being put back to the time of birth (comp. Job 3:13, where the praet. more objectively expressed what would then have happened). These modi condit. are continued in Job 10:19 : I should have been (sc. in the womb) as though I had not been (comp. the short elliptical

(Note: כלא is there equals לא כאשׁר, like ללא, Isaiah 65:1 equals לא לאשׁר [vid. Ges. 123, 3], and כּ is used as a conjunction as little as ל (vid., on Psalm 38:14).)

expression, Obadiah 1:16), i.e., as one who had scarcely entered upon existence, and that only of the earliest (as at conception); I should have been carried (הוּבל, as Job 21:32) from the womb (without seeing the light as one born alive) to the grave. This detestation of his existence passes into the wish, Job 10:20, that God would be pleased at least somewhat to relieve him ere he is swallowed up by the night of Hades. We must neither with the Targ. translate: are not my days few, and vanishing away? nor with Oetinger: will not my fewness of days cease? Both are contrary to the correct accentuation. Olshausen thinks it remarkable that there is not a weaker pausal accent to ימי; but such a one is really indirectly there, for Munach is here equivalent to Dech, from which it is formed (vid., the rule in Comm. ber den Psalter, ii. 504). Accordingly, Seb. Schmid correctly translates: nonne parum dies mei? ideo cessa. The Keri substitutes the precative form of expression for the optative: cease then, turn away from me then (imper. consec. with waw of the result, Ewald, 235, a); comp. the precative conclusion to the speech, Job 7:16., but there is no real reason for changing the optative form of the text. ישׁית (voluntative for ישׁת, Job 9:33) may be supplemented by ידו, פניו, עיניו ,פ, or לבו (Job 7:17) (not, however, with Hirz., שׁבטו, after Job 9:34, which is too far-fetched for the usage of the language, or with Bttch., מחנהו, copias suas); שׁית can however, like שׂים, Job 4:20, signify to turn one's self to, se disponere equals to attend to, consequently מן שׁית, to turn the attention from, as מן שׁעה, Job 7:19, Psalm 39:14 (where, as here, ואבליגה follows).

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thy lies. or, thy devices

Job 13:4 But you are forgers of lies, you are all physicians of no value.

Job 15:2,3 Should a wise man utter vain knowledge, and fill his belly with the east wind...

Job 24:25 And if it be not so now, who will make me a liar, and make my speech nothing worth?

mockest

Job 12:4 I am as one mocked of his neighbor, who calls on God, and he answers him: the just upright man is laughed to scorn.

Job 13:9 Is it good that he should search you out? or as one man mocks another, do you so mock him?

Job 17:2 Are there not mockers with me? and does not my eye continue in their provocation?

Job 34:7 What man is like Job, who drinks up scorning like water?

Psalm 35:16 With hypocritical mockers in feasts, they gnashed on me with their teeth.

Jeremiah 15:17 I sat not in the assembly of the mockers, nor rejoiced; I sat alone because of your hand: for you have filled me with indignation.

Jude 1:18 How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts.

make thee

Psalm 83:16 Fill their faces with shame; that they may seek your name, O LORD.

2 Thessalonians 3:14 And if any man obey not our word by this letter, note that man, and have no company with him, that he may be ashamed.

Titus 2:8 Sound speech, that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you.

Cross References
Job 17:2
Surely there are mockers about me, and my eye dwells on their provocation.

Job 21:3
Bear with me, and I will speak, and after I have spoken, mock on.

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