Job 16:8
New International Version
You have shriveled me up—and it has become a witness; my gauntness rises up and testifies against me.

New Living Translation
As if to prove I have sinned, you’ve reduced me to skin and bones. My gaunt flesh testifies against me.

English Standard Version
And he has shriveled me up, which is a witness against me, and my leanness has risen up against me; it testifies to my face.

Berean Study Bible
You have bound me, and it has become a witness; my frailty rises up and testifies against me.

King James Bible
And thou hast filled me with wrinkles, which is a witness against me: and my leanness rising up in me beareth witness to my face.

New King James Version
You have shriveled me up, And it is a witness against me; My leanness rises up against me And bears witness to my face.

New American Standard Bible
“And you have shriveled me up, It has become a witness; And my infirmity rises up against me, It testifies to my face.

NASB 1995
“You have shriveled me up, It has become a witness; And my leanness rises up against me, It testifies to my face.

NASB 1977
“And Thou hast shriveled me up, It has become a witness; And my leanness rises up against me, It testifies to my face.

Amplified Bible
“You have taken a firm hold on me and have shriveled me up, It has become a witness [against me]; And my leanness [and infirmity] rises up [as evidence] against me, It testifies to my face [about my guilt].

Christian Standard Bible
You have shriveled me up —it has become a witness; my frailty rises up against me and testifies to my face.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You have shriveled me up—it has become a witness; My frailty rises up against me and testifies to my face.

American Standard Version
And thou hast laid fast hold on me, which is a witness against me : And my leanness riseth up against me, It testifieth to my face.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he appointed me and I have become a witness and my lie stood against me, and I have spoken before him

Brenton Septuagint Translation
My falsehood has become a testimony, and has risen up against me: it has confronted me to my face.

Contemporary English Version
my shriveled up skin proves that I am his prisoner.

Douay-Rheims Bible
My wrinkles bear witness against me, and a false speaker riseth up against my face, contradicting me.

English Revised Version
And thou hast laid fast hold on me, which is a witness against me: and my leanness riseth up against me, it testifieth to my face.

Good News Translation
You have seized me; you are my enemy. I am skin and bones, and people take that as proof of my guilt.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You have shriveled me up, which itself is a witness [against me]. My frail body rises up and testifies against me.

International Standard Version
You've arrested me, making me testify against myself! My leanness rises up to attack me, accusing me to my face.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Thou hast shrivelled me up, which is a witness against me; And my leanness riseth up against me, it testifieth to my face.

Literal Standard Version
And You loathe me, For it has been a witness, And my failure rises up against me, It testifies in my face.

NET Bible
You have seized me, and it has become a witness; my leanness has risen up against me and testifies against me.

New Heart English Bible
You have shriveled me up. This is a witness against me. My leanness rises up against me. It testifies to my face.

World English Bible
You have shriveled me up. This is a witness against me. My leanness rises up against me. It testifies to my face.

Young's Literal Translation
And Thou dost loathe me, For a witness it hath been, And rise up against me doth my failure, In my face it testifieth.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Job Decries his Comforters
7Surely He has now exhausted me; You have devastated all my family. 8You have bound me, and it has become a witness; my frailty rises up and testifies against me. 9His anger has torn me and opposed me; He gnashes His teeth at me. My adversary pierces me with His eyes.…

Cross References
Job 10:17
You produce new witnesses against me and multiply Your anger toward me. Hardships assault me in wave after wave.

Job 17:7
My eyes have grown dim with grief, and my whole body is but a shadow.

Job 19:20
My skin and flesh cling to my bones; I have escaped by the skin of my teeth.

Job 33:21
His flesh wastes away from sight, and his hidden bones protrude.

Psalm 109:24
My knees are weak from fasting, and my body grows lean and gaunt.


Treasury of Scripture

And you have filled me with wrinkles, which is a witness against me: and my leanness rising up in me bears witness to my face.

And thou hast, etc.

is a witness

Job 10:17
Thou renewest thy witnesses against me, and increasest thine indignation upon me; changes and war are against me.

Ruth 1:21
I went out full, and the LORD hath brought me home again empty: why then call ye me Naomi, seeing the LORD hath testified against me, and the Almighty hath afflicted me?

Ephesians 5:27
That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.

my leanness

Psalm 106:15
And he gave them their request; but sent leanness into their soul.

Isaiah 10:16
Therefore shall the Lord, the Lord of hosts, send among his fat ones leanness; and under his glory he shall kindle a burning like the burning of a fire.

Isaiah 24:16
From the uttermost part of the earth have we heard songs, even glory to the righteous. But I said, My leanness, my leanness, woe unto me! the treacherous dealers have dealt treacherously; yea, the treacherous dealers have dealt very treacherously.









(8) Witness against me.--As in Job 10:17. The wrinkles in his body, caused by the disease, were a witness against him; and certainly, in the eyes of his friends, they furnished unquestionable proof of his guilt.

Verse 8. - And thou hast filled me with wrinkles. So St. Jerome, Professor Lee, Dr. Stanley Leathes, and others; but the generality of modern commentators prefer the rendering, "Thou hast bound me fast," i.e. deprived me of all power of resisting or moving (comp. Psalm 88:8, "I am so fast in prison that I cannot get forth"). Which is a witness against me; i.e. a witness of thy displeasure, and so (as men suppose) of my guilt. And my leanness rising up in me heareth witness to my face; rather, my leanness rising up against me. This emaciation is taken as another witness of his extreme sinfulness.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
You have shriveled me up
וַֽ֭תִּקְמְטֵנִי (wat·tiq·mə·ṭê·nî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - second person masculine singular | first person common singular
Strong's 7059: To pluck, destroy

[as]
הָיָ֑ה (hā·yāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

a witness [against me];
לְעֵ֣ד (lə·‘êḏ)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5707: A witness, testimony, a recorder, prince

my frailty
כַ֝חֲשִׁ֗י (ḵa·ḥă·šî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 3585: A failure of flesh, emaciation, hypocrisy

rises up
וַיָּ֥קָם (way·yā·qām)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 6965: To arise, stand up, stand

and testifies
יַעֲנֶֽה׃ (ya·‘ă·neh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 6030: To answer, respond

against me.
בְּפָנַ֥י (bə·p̄ā·nay)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's 6440: The face


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