Job 16:2
New International Version
"I have heard many things like these; you are miserable comforters, all of you!

New Living Translation
“I have heard all this before. What miserable comforters you are!

English Standard Version
“I have heard many such things; miserable comforters are you all.

Berean Study Bible
“I have heard many things like these; miserable comforters are you all.

King James Bible
I have heard many such things: miserable comforters are ye all.

New King James Version
“I have heard many such things; Miserable comforters are you all!

New American Standard Bible
“I have heard many things like these; Miserable comforters are you all!

NASB 1995
"I have heard many such things; Sorry comforters are you all.

NASB 1977
“I have heard many such things; Sorry comforters are you all.

Amplified Bible
“I have heard many such things; Wearisome and miserable comforters are you all.

Christian Standard Bible
I have heard many things like these. You are all miserable comforters.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I have heard many things like these. You are all miserable comforters.

American Standard Version
I have heard many such things: Miserable comforters are ye all.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“I have heard of many things like these, and you are comforters in evil, all of you!

Brenton Septuagint Translation
I have heard many such things: poor comforters are ye all.

Contemporary English Version
I have often heard this, and it offers no comfort.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I have often heard such things as these: you are all troublesome comforters.

English Revised Version
I have heard many such things: miserable comforters are ye all.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"I have heard many things like this before. You are all pathetic at comforting me.

International Standard Version
"I've heard many things like this. What miserable comforters you all are!

JPS Tanakh 1917
I have heard many such things; Sorry comforters are ye all.

Literal Standard Version
“I have heard many such things, "" Miserable comforters [are] you all.

NET Bible
"I have heard many things like these before. What miserable comforters are you all!

New Heart English Bible
"I have heard many such things. You are all miserable comforters.

World English Bible
"I have heard many such things. You are all miserable comforters!

Young's Literal Translation
I have heard many such things, Miserable comforters are ye all.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Job Decries his Comforters
1Then Job answered: 2“I have heard many things like these; miserable comforters are you all. 3Is there no end to your long-winded speeches? What provokes you to continue testifying?…

Cross References
Job 13:4
You, however, smear with lies; you are all worthless physicians.

Job 16:1
Then Job answered:

Job 21:34
So how can you comfort me with empty words? For your answers remain full of falsehood."

Psalm 69:20
Insults have broken my heart, and I am in despair. I looked for sympathy, but there was none, for comforters, but I found no one.


Treasury of Scripture

I have heard many such things: miserable comforters are you all.

heard

Job 6:6,25
Can that which is unsavoury be eaten without salt? or is there any taste in the white of an egg? …

Job 11:2,3
Should not the multitude of words be answered? and should a man full of talk be justified? …

Job 13:5
O that ye would altogether hold your peace! and it should be your wisdom.

miserable.

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

Psalm 69:26
For they persecute him whom thou hast smitten; and they talk to the grief of those whom thou hast wounded.

Philippians 1:16
The one preach Christ of contention, not sincerely, supposing to add affliction to my bonds:









(2) I have heard many such things.--Trite rather than true, or at least the whole truth.

"Common is the common-place,

And vacant chaff well meant for grain."



Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
“I have heard
שָׁמַ֣עְתִּי (šā·ma‘·tî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 8085: To hear intelligently

many
רַבּ֑וֹת (rab·bō·wṯ)
Adjective - feminine plural
Strong's 7227: Much, many, great

things like these;
כְאֵ֣לֶּה (ḵə·’êl·leh)
Preposition-k | Pronoun - common plural
Strong's 428: These, those

miserable
עָמָ֣ל (‘ā·māl)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5999: Toil, wearing effort, worry, wheth, of body, mind

comforters
מְנַחֲמֵ֖י (mə·na·ḥă·mê)
Verb - Piel - Participle - masculine plural construct
Strong's 5162: To sigh, breathe strongly, to be sorry, to pity, console, rue, to avenge

are you all.
כֻּלְּכֶֽם׃ (kul·lə·ḵem)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine plural
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every


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