Job 22:11
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New International Version
why it is so dark you cannot see, and why a flood of water covers you.

New Living Translation
That is why you cannot see in the darkness, and waves of water cover you.

English Standard Version
or darkness, so that you cannot see, and a flood of water covers you.

Berean Study Bible
it is so dark you cannot see, and a flood of water covers you.

New American Standard Bible
Or darkness, so that you cannot see, And an abundance of water covers you.

King James Bible
Or darkness, that thou canst not see; and abundance of waters cover thee.

Christian Standard Bible
or darkness, so you cannot see, and a flood of water covers you.

Contemporary English Version
blinded by darkness, and drowned in a flood.

Good News Translation
It has grown so dark that you cannot see, and a flood overwhelms you.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
or darkness, so you cannot see, and a flood of water covers you.

International Standard Version
you see nothing but darkness, and a flood of troubles drowns you."

NET Bible
why it is so dark you cannot see, and why a flood of water covers you.

New Heart English Bible
or darkness, so that you can not see, and floods of waters cover you.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
[That is why] darkness surrounds you and you cannot see and a flood of water covers you.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Or darkness, that thou canst not see, And abundance of waters cover thee.

New American Standard 1977
Or darkness, so that you cannot see, And an abundance of water covers you.

Jubilee Bible 2000
or darkness, that thou canst not see, and abundance of waters cover thee.

King James 2000 Bible
Or darkness, that you can not see; and abundance of waters cover you.

American King James Version
Or darkness, that you can not see; and abundance of waters cover you.

American Standard Version
Or darkness, so that thou canst not see, And abundance of waters cover thee.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And didst thou think that thou shouldst not see darkness, and that thou shouldst not be covered with the violence of overflowing waters?

Darby Bible Translation
Or darkness, that thou canst not see, and floods of waters cover thee.

English Revised Version
Or darkness, that thou canst not see, and abundance of waters cover thee.

Webster's Bible Translation
Or darkness, that thou canst not see; and abundance of waters cover thee.

World English Bible
or darkness, so that you can not see, and floods of waters cover you.

Young's Literal Translation
Or darkness -- thou dost not see, And abundance of waters doth cover thee.
Study Bible
Eliphaz Exhorts Job
10Therefore snares surround you, and sudden peril terrifies you; 11it is so dark you cannot see, and a flood of water covers you. 12Is not God as high as the heavens? Look at the highest stars, how lofty they are!…
Cross References
Job 5:14
They encounter darkness by day and grope at noon as in the night.

Job 11:16
For you will forget your misery, recalling it only as waters gone by.

Job 24:18
They are but foam on the surface of the water; their portion of the land is cursed, so that no one would turn into their vineyards.

Job 38:34
Can you command the clouds so that a flood of water covers you?

Psalm 69:1
Save me, O God, for the waters are up to my neck.

Psalm 69:2
I have sunk into the miry depths, where there is no footing; I have drifted into deep waters, where the flood engulfs me.

Psalm 124:4
then the floods would have engulfed us, the torrent would have overwhelmed us,

Psalm 124:5
then the raging waters would have swept us away.

Lamentations 3:54
The waters flowed over my head, and I thought I was going to die.

Treasury of Scripture

Or darkness, that you can not see; and abundance of waters cover you.

darkness

Job 18:6,18 The light shall be dark in his tabernacle, and his candle shall be …

Job 19:8 He has fenced up my way that I cannot pass, and he has set darkness in my paths.

Proverbs 4:19 The way of the wicked is as darkness: they know not at what they stumble.

Isaiah 8:22 And they shall look to the earth; and behold trouble and darkness, …

Lamentations 3:2 He has led me, and brought me into darkness, but not into light.

Joel 2:2,3 A day of darkness and of gloominess, a day of clouds and of thick …

Matthew 8:12 But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness: …

abundance

Psalm 42:7 Deep calls to deep at the noise of your waterspouts: all your waves …

Psalm 69:1,2 Save me, O God; for the waters are come in to my soul…

Psalm 124:4 Then the waters had overwhelmed us, the stream had gone over our soul:

Lamentations 3:54 Waters flowed over my head; then I said, I am cut off.

Jonah 2:3 For you had cast me into the deep, in the middle of the seas; and …







Verse 11. - Or darkness, that thou canst not see. Job had complained of the "darkness" that was "set in his paths" (Job 19:8), meaning probably his inability to discover the cause of his afflictions. And abundance of waters cover thee. The comparison of severe affliction to an overwhelming flood is very common in Scripture (see Psalm 42:7; Psalm 69:1-3, 14, 15; Psalm 124:4, 5; Lamentations 3:54, etc.). So Shakespeare speaks of "a sea of troubles." Or darkness, that thou canst not see,.... Or darkness is round about thee, thou art enveloped in it; meaning either judicial blindness, and darkness, and stupidity of mind, which must be his case, if he could not see the hand of God upon him, or the snares that were about him, or was not troubled with sudden fear; or else the darkness of affliction and calamity, which is often signified hereby, see Isaiah 8:22; afflictive dispensations of Providence are sometimes so dark, that a man cannot see the cause and reason of them, or why it is he is brought into them; which was Job's case, and therefore desires God would show him wherefore he contended with him, Job 10:9; nor can he see, perceive, or enjoy any light of comfort; he is in inward darkness of soul, deprived of the light of God's countenance, as well as he is in the outward darkness of adversity, which is a most uncomfortable case, as it was this good man's; nor can he see any end of the affliction, or any way to escape out of it, and which were the present circumstances Job was in:

and abundance of waters cover thee; afflictions, which are frequently compared to many waters, and floods of them, because of the multitude of them, their force and strength, the power and rapidity with which they come; and because overflowing, overbearing, and overwhelming, and threaten with utter ruin and destruction, unless stopped by the mighty hand of God, who only can resist and restrain them; Eliphaz represents Job like a man drowning, overflowed with a flood of water, and covered with its waves, and in the most desperate condition, see Psalm 69:1. 11. that—so that thou.

abundance—floods. Danger by floods is a less frequent image in this book than in the rest of the Old Testament (Job 11:16; 27:20).22:5-14 Eliphaz brought heavy charges against Job, without reason for his accusations, except that Job was visited as he supposed God always visited every wicked man. He charges him with oppression, and that he did harm with his wealth and power in the time of his prosperity.
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