Job 13:27
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English Standard Version
You put my feet in the stocks and watch all my paths; you set a limit for the soles of my feet.

King James Bible
Thou puttest my feet also in the stocks, and lookest narrowly unto all my paths; thou settest a print upon the heels of my feet.

American Standard Version
Thou puttest my feet also in the stocks, And markest all my paths; Thou settest a bound to the soles of my feet:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou hast put my feet in the stocks, and hast observed all my paths, and hast considered the steps of my feet:

English Revised Version
Thou puttest my feet also in the stocks, and markest all my paths; thou drawest thee a line about the soles of my feet:

Webster's Bible Translation
Thou puttest my feet also in the stocks, and lookest narrowly to all my paths; thou settest a print upon the heels of my feet.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

20 Only two things do not unto me,

Then will I not hide myself from Thy countenance:

21 Withdraw Thy hand from me,

And let Thy fear not terrify me -

22 Call then and I will answer,

Or I will speak and answer Thou me!

He makes only two conditions in his prayer, as he has already expressed it in Job 9:34 : (1) That God would grant him a cessation of his troubles; (2) That He would not overwhelm him with His majesty. The chastening hand of God is generally called יד elsewhere; but in spite of this prevalent usage of the language, כּף cannot be understood here (comp. on the contrary Job 33:7) otherwise than of the hand (Job 9:34 : the rod) of God, which lies heavily on Job. The painful pressure of that hand would prevent the collecting and ordering of his thoughts required for meeting with God, and the אימה (Codd. defectively אמתך) of God would completely crush and confound him. But if God grants these two things: to remove His hand for a time, and not to turn the terrible side of His majesty to him, then he is ready whether God should himself open the cause or permit him to have the first word. Correctly Mercerus: optionem ei dat ut aut actoris aut rei personam deligat, sua fretus innocentia, sed interim sui oblitus et immodicus. In contrast with God he feels himself to be a poor worm, but his consciousness of innocence makes him a Titan.

He now says what he would ask God; or rather, he now asks Him, since he vividly pictures to himself the action with God which he desires. His imagination anticipates the reality of that which is longed for. Modern expositors begin a new division at Job 13:23. But Job's speech does not yet take a new turn; it goes on further continually uno tenore.

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puttest

Job 33:11 He puts my feet in the stocks, he marks all my paths.

2 Chronicles 16:10-12 Then Asa was wroth with the seer, and put him in a prison house; for he was in a rage with him because of this thing...

Proverbs 7:22 He goes after her straightway, as an ox goes to the slaughter, or as a fool to the correction of the stocks;

Acts 16:24 Who, having received such a charge, thrust them into the inner prison, and made their feet fast in the stocks.

and lookest. Heb. and observest

Job 10:6 That you enquire after my iniquity, and search after my sin?

Job 14:16 For now you number my steps: do you not watch over my sin?

Job 16:9 He tears me in his wrath, who hates me: he gnashes on me with his teeth; my enemy sharpens his eyes on me.

settest

Job 2:7 So went Satan forth from the presence of the LORD, and smote Job with sore boils from the sole of his foot to his crown.

heels. Heb. roots

Cross References
Acts 16:24
Having received this order, he put them into the inner prison and fastened their feet in the stocks.

Job 33:11
he puts my feet in the stocks and watches all my paths.'

Jeremiah 20:2
Then Pashhur beat Jeremiah the prophet, and put him in the stocks that were in the upper Benjamin Gate of the house of the LORD.

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