Job 23:16
New International Version
God has made my heart faint; the Almighty has terrified me.

New Living Translation
God has made me sick at heart; the Almighty has terrified me.

English Standard Version
God has made my heart faint; the Almighty has terrified me;

Berean Study Bible
God has made my heart faint; the Almighty has terrified me.

King James Bible
For God maketh my heart soft, and the Almighty troubleth me:

New King James Version
For God made my heart weak, And the Almighty terrifies me;

New American Standard Bible
It is God who has made my heart faint, And the Almighty who has terrified me,

NASB 1995
“It is God who has made my heart faint, And the Almighty who has dismayed me,

NASB 1977
It is God who has made my heart faint, And the Almighty who has dismayed me,

Amplified Bible
“For God has made my heart faint, And the Almighty has terrified me,

Christian Standard Bible
God has made my heart faint; the Almighty has terrified me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
God has made my heart faint; the Almighty has terrified me.

American Standard Version
For God hath made my heart faint, And the Almighty hath terrified me;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because God has shaken my heart and my head is shaken

Brenton Septuagint Translation
But the Lord has softened my heart, and the Almighty has troubled me.

Contemporary English Version
makes me tremble with fear.

Douay-Rheims Bible
God hath softened my heart, and the Almighty hath troubled me.

English Revised Version
For God hath made my heart faint, and the Almighty hath troubled me:

GOD'S WORD® Translation
God has discouraged me. The Almighty has filled me with terror.

International Standard Version
God has caused me to faint; the Almighty makes me terrified!

JPS Tanakh 1917
Yea, God hath made my heart faint, And the Almighty hath affrighted me;

Literal Standard Version
And God has made my heart soft, And the Mighty has troubled me.

NET Bible
Indeed, God has made my heart faint; the Almighty has terrified me.

New Heart English Bible
For God has made my heart faint. Shaddai has terrified me.

World English Bible
For God has made my heart faint. The Almighty has terrified me.

Young's Literal Translation
And God hath made my heart soft, And the Mighty hath troubled me.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Job Longs for God
15Therefore I am terrified in His presence; when I consider this, I fear Him. 16God has made my heart faint; the Almighty has terrified me. 17Yet I am not silenced by the darkness, by the thick darkness that covers my face.…

Cross References
Deuteronomy 20:3
saying to them, "Hear, O Israel, today you are going into battle with your enemies. Do not be fainthearted or afraid; do not be alarmed or terrified because of them.

Job 23:15
Therefore I am terrified in His presence; when I consider this, I fear Him.

Job 27:2
"As surely as God lives, who has deprived me of justice--the Almighty, who has embittered my soul--

Psalm 22:14
I am poured out like water, and all my bones are disjointed. My heart is like wax; it melts away within me.

Jeremiah 51:46
Do not let your heart grow faint, and do not be afraid when the rumor is heard in the land; for a rumor will come one year--and then another the next year--of violence in the land and of ruler against ruler.


Treasury of Scripture

For God makes my heart soft, and the Almighty troubles me:

For God

Psalm 22:14
I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint: my heart is like wax; it is melted in the midst of my bowels.

Isaiah 6:5
Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts.

Isaiah 57:16
For I will not contend for ever, neither will I be always wroth: for the spirit should fail before me, and the souls which I have made.

Almighty

Job 27:2
As God liveth, who hath taken away my judgment; and the Almighty, who hath vexed my soul;

Ruth 1:20
And she said unto them, Call me not Naomi, call me Mara: for the Almighty hath dealt very bitterly with me.

Psalm 88:16
Thy fierce wrath goeth over me; thy terrors have cut me off.









(16) For God maketh my heart soft.--That is, "He has made it full of apprehension and fear, and the Almighty hath troubled me in these two respects: that He did not cut me off before the darkness, so that I had never been born, or that He did not hide darkness from mine eyes after giving me life." (Comp. Job 3:11; Job 3:20, &c.) We may understand this of the physical suffering to which he was subjected, or of the mental distress and perplexity under which he laboured.

Verse 16. - For God maketh my heart soft; of faint as in Leviticus 26:36 and Deuteronomy 20:3. He takes away my courage, and leaves me a prey to terror. And the Almighty troubleth me. The verb used (the hiph. form of בהל) is a very strong one, and means "hath filled me with horror and consternation?

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
God
וְ֭אֵל (wə·’êl)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 410: Strength -- as adjective, mighty, the Almighty

has made my heart
לִבִּ֑י (lib·bî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 3820: The heart, the feelings, the will, the intellect, centre

faint;
הֵרַ֣ךְ (hê·raḵ)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7401: To be tender, weak or soft

the Almighty
וְ֝שַׁדַּ֗י (wə·šad·day)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 7706: The Almighty

has terrified me.
הִבְהִילָֽנִי׃ (hiḇ·hî·lā·nî)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - third person masculine singular | first person common singular
Strong's 926: To tremble inwardly, be, alarmed, agitated, to hasten anxiously


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