Job 15:11
New International Version
Are God's consolations not enough for you, words spoken gently to you?

New Living Translation
"Is God's comfort too little for you? Is his gentle word not enough?

English Standard Version
Are the comforts of God too small for you, or the word that deals gently with you?

Berean Study Bible
Are the consolations of God not enough for you, even words spoken gently to you?

New American Standard Bible
"Are the consolations of God too small for you, Even the word spoken gently with you?

King James Bible
Are the consolations of God small with thee? is there any secret thing with thee?

Christian Standard Bible
Are God's consolations not enough for you, even the words that deal gently with you?

Contemporary English Version
And you have been offered comforting words from God. Isn't this enough?

Good News Translation
God offers you comfort; why still reject it? We have spoken for him with calm, even words.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Are God's consolations not enough for you, even the words that deal gently with you?

International Standard Version
Are God's encouragements inconsequential to you, even a word that has been spoken gently to you?

NET Bible
Are God's consolations too trivial for you; or a word spoken in gentleness to you?

New Heart English Bible
Are the consolations of God too small for you, even the word that is gentle toward you?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Isn't God's comfort enough for you, even when gently spoken to you?

JPS Tanakh 1917
Are the consolations of God too small for thee, And the word that dealeth gently with thee?

New American Standard 1977
“Are the consolations of God too small for you, Even the word spoken gently with you?

Jubilee Bible 2000
Are the consolations of God in such small esteem with thee? Is there by chance any secret thing concerning thee?

King James 2000 Bible
Are the consolations of God too small for you? or the word that deals gently with you?

American King James Version
Are the consolations of God small with you? is there any secret thing with you?

American Standard Version
Are the consolations of God too small for thee, Even the word that is gentle toward thee?

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Thou hast been scourged for but few of thy sins: thou hast spoken haughtily and extravagantly.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Is it a great matter that God should comfort thee? but thy wicked words hinder this.

Darby Bible Translation
Are the consolations of God too small for thee? and the word gently spoken to thee?

English Revised Version
Are the consolations of God too small for thee, and the word that dealeth gently with thee?

Webster's Bible Translation
Are the consolations of God small with thee? is there any secret thing with thee?

World English Bible
Are the consolations of God too small for you, even the word that is gentle toward you?

Young's Literal Translation
Too few for thee are the comforts of God? And a gentle word is with thee,
Study Bible
Eliphaz: Job Does Not Fear God
10Both the gray-haired and the aged are on our side—men much older than your father. 11Are the consolations of God not enough for you, even words spoken gently to you? 12Why has your heart carried you away, and why do your eyes flash,…
Cross References
Job 5:17
Blessed indeed is the man whom God corrects; so do not despise the discipline of the Almighty.

Job 6:10
It still brings me comfort, and joy through unrelenting pain, that I have not denied the words of the Holy One.

Job 23:12
I have not departed from the command of His lips; I have treasured the words of His mouth more than my daily bread.

Job 36:15
God rescues the afflicted by their affliction and opens their ears in oppression.

Job 36:16
Indeed, He drew you from the jaws of distress to a spacious and broad place, to a table full of richness.

Treasury of Scripture

Are the consolations of God small with you? is there any secret thing with you?

the consolations

Job 5:8-26
I would seek unto God, and unto God would I commit my cause: …

Job 11:13-19
If thou prepare thine heart, and stretch out thine hands toward him; …

2 Corinthians 1:3-5
Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; …

is there

Job 15:8
Hast thou heard the secret of God? and dost thou restrain wisdom to thyself?

Job 13:2
What ye know, the same do I know also: I am not inferior unto you.

1 Kings 22:24
But Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah went near, and smote Micaiah on the cheek, and said, Which way went the Spirit of the LORD from me to speak unto thee?







Lexicon
Are the consolations
תַּנְחֻמ֣וֹת (tan·ḥu·mō·wṯ)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 8575: Compassion, solace

of God
אֵ֑ל (’êl)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 410: Strength -- as adjective, mighty, the Almighty

not enough
הַמְעַ֣ט (ham·‘aṭ)
Article | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4592: A little, fewness, a few

for you,
מִ֭מְּךָ (mim·mə·ḵā)
Preposition | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4480: A part of, from, out of

even words
וְ֝דָבָ֗ר (wə·ḏā·ḇār)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1697: A word, a matter, thing, a cause

[spoken] gently
לָאַ֥ט (lā·’aṭ)
Preposition-l | Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 328: A necromancer, gently

to you?
עִמָּֽךְ׃ (‘im·māḵ)
Preposition | second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5973: With, equally with
(11) Are the consolations of God small with thee?--This is one of the obscure phrases of Job upon which it is very difficult to decide. The Authorised Version gives very good sense, which seems to suit the context in the following verse; but it is susceptible of other phases of meaning: e.g., "or a word that dealeth gently with thee (2Samuel 4:5), such as ours have been (?)"; or "the word that he hath spoken softly with thee" (but see Job 15:8); or, again, the consolations of God may mean strong consolations (Psalm 80:11), such as ours have been, spoken in strong language," in which case the second clause would mean, "Was thine own speech gentle?" "Small with thee" means, of course, too small for thee.

Verse 11. - Are the consolations of God small with thee? By "the consolations of God" Eliphaz probably means the hopes which he and his friends had held out, speaking in God's Name, that if Job would humble himself, and confess his guilt, and sue to God for pardon, he would be restored to favour, recover his prosperity, and live to a good old age in tranquil happiness (see Job 5:18-27; Job 8:20-22; Job 11:13-19). He wishes to know if Job thinks lightly of all this, regards it as of small account, will make no effort to obtain the blessings held out to him. This is all reasonable enough from his standpoint, that Job is conscious of secret heinous guilt; but it can make no impression on Job, who is conscious of the reverse. Is there any secret thing with thee? rather, And is the word [of small account that dealeth] gently with thee? Eliphaz considers that his own words and those of his two companions have been soft words, dealing "gently" with Job's refractoriness, and that Job ought to have been impressed by them. 15:1-16 Eliphaz begins a second attack upon Job, instead of being softened by his complaints. He unjustly charges Job with casting off the fear of God, and all regard to him, and restraining prayer. See in what religion is summed up, fearing God, and praying to him; the former the most needful principle, the latter the most needful practice. Eliphaz charges Job with self-conceit. He charges him with contempt of the counsels and comforts given him by his friends. We are apt to think that which we ourselves say is important, when others, with reason, think little of it. He charges him with opposition to God. Eliphaz ought not to have put harsh constructions upon the words of one well known for piety, and now in temptation. It is plain that these disputants were deeply convinced of the doctrine of original sin, and the total depravity of human nature. Shall we not admire the patience of God in bearing with us? and still more his love to us in the redemption of Christ Jesus his beloved Son?
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