Job 17:2
New International Version
Surely mockers surround me; my eyes must dwell on their hostility.

New Living Translation
I am surrounded by mockers. I watch how bitterly they taunt me.

English Standard Version
Surely there are mockers about me, and my eye dwells on their provocation.

Berean Study Bible
Surely mockers surround me and my eyes must gaze at their rebellion.

New American Standard Bible
"Surely mockers are with me, And my eye gazes on their provocation.

King James Bible
Are there not mockers with me? and doth not mine eye continue in their provocation?

Christian Standard Bible
Surely mockers surround me, and my eyes must gaze at their rebellion.

Contemporary English Version
All I can see are angry crowds, making fun of me.

Good News Translation
I watch how bitterly everyone mocks me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Surely mockers surround me and my eyes must gaze at their rebellion.

International Standard Version
Mockers surround me; I cannot stop staring at their hostility all through the night.

NET Bible
Surely mockery is with me; my eyes must dwell on their hostility.

New Heart English Bible
Surely there are mockers with me. My eye dwells on their provocation.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Certainly, mockers are around me. My eyes are focused on their opposition.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Surely there are mockers with me, And mine eye abideth in their provocation.

New American Standard 1977
“Surely mockers are with me, And my eye gazes on their provocation.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Now there are only mockers with me, upon whose bitterness my eye continues to gaze.

King James 2000 Bible
Are there not mockers with me? and does not my eye continue in their provocation?

American King James Version
Are there not mockers with me? and does not my eye continue in their provocation?

American Standard Version
Surely there are mockers with me, And mine eye dwelleth upon their provocation.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Weary I intreat; and what have I done? and strangers have stolen my goods.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I have not sinned, and my eye abideth in bitterness.

Darby Bible Translation
Are there not mockers around me? and doth [not] mine eye abide in their provocation?

English Revised Version
Surely there are mockers with me, and mine eye abideth in their provocation.

Webster's Bible Translation
Are there not mockers with me? and doth not my eye continue in their provocation?

World English Bible
Surely there are mockers with me. My eye dwells on their provocation.

Young's Literal Translation
If not -- mockeries are with me. And in their provocations mine eye lodgeth.
Study Bible
Job Prepares for Death
1My spirit is broken; my days are extinguished; the grave awaits me. 2Surely mockers surround me and my eyes must gaze at their rebellion. 3Give me, I pray, the pledge You demand. Who else will be my guarantor?…
Cross References
Job 11:3
Should your babbling put others to silence? Will you scoff without rebuke?

Job 12:4
I am a laughingstock to my friends, though I called on God, and He answered. The righteous and upright man is a laughingstock.

Job 17:6
He has made me a byword to the people; I am the one in whose face they spit.

Job 21:3
Bear with me while I speak; then after I have spoken, you may keep mocking.

Treasury of Scripture

Are there not mockers with me? and does not my eye continue in their provocation?

mockers

Job 12:4
I am as one mocked of his neighbour, who calleth upon God, and he answereth 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 mocketh another, do ye so mock him?

Job 16:20
My friends scorn me: but mine eye poureth out tears unto God.

continue.

Psalm 25:13
His soul shall dwell at ease; and his seed shall inherit the earth.

Psalm 91:1
He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

provocation

1 Samuel 1:6,7
And her adversary also provoked her sore, for to make her fret, because the LORD had shut up her womb…







Lexicon
Surely
אִם־ (’im-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 518: Lo!, whether?, if, although, Oh that!, when, not

mockers
הֲ֭תֻלִים (hă·ṯu·lîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2049: A derision

surround me
עִמָּדִ֑י (‘im·mā·ḏî)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5978: Against, by, from, me, mine, of, that I take, unto,

and my eyes
עֵינִֽי׃ (‘ê·nî)
Noun - common singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5869: An eye, a fountain

must gaze
תָּלַ֥ן (tā·lan)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect Jussive - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3885: To stop, to stay permanently, to be obstinate

at their rebellion.
וּ֝בְהַמְּרוֹתָ֗ם (ū·ḇə·ham·mə·rō·w·ṯām)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-b | Verb - Hifil - Infinitive construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 4784: To be contentious or rebellious
(2) Mine eye continue in their provocation?--"It sees, and can see nothing else; has nothing else to look upon ": a bitter reproach against his friends.

Verse 2. - Are there not mockers with me? literally, mockeries - the abstract for the concrete. (For the sentiment, comp. Job 16:20 and Job 30:1-14.) And doth not mine eye continue in their provocation? i.e. "Have I anything else to look upon? Are not the mockers always about me, always provoking me?" 17:1-9 Job reflects upon the harsh censures his friends had passed upon him, and, looking on himself as a dying man, he appeals to God. Our time is ending. It concerns us carefully to redeem the days of time, and to spend them in getting ready for eternity. We see the good use the righteous should make of Job's afflictions from God, from enemies, and from friends. Instead of being discouraged in the service of God, by the hard usage this faithful servant of God met with, they should be made bold to proceed and persevere therein. Those who keep their eye upon heaven as their end, will keep their feet in the paths of religion as their way, whatever difficulties and discouragements they may meet with.
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