Job 6:14
New International Version
"Anyone who withholds kindness from a friend forsakes the fear of the Almighty.

New Living Translation
"One should be kind to a fainting friend, but you accuse me without any fear of the Almighty.

English Standard Version
“He who withholds kindness from a friend forsakes the fear of the Almighty.

Berean Study Bible
A despairing man should have the kindness of his friend, even if he forsakes the fear of the Almighty.

New American Standard Bible
"For the despairing man there should be kindness from his friend; So that he does not forsake the fear of the Almighty.

King James Bible
To him that is afflicted pity should be shewed from his friend; but he forsaketh the fear of the Almighty.

Christian Standard Bible
A despairing man should receive loyalty from his friends, even if he abandons the fear of the Almighty.

Contemporary English Version
My friends, I am desperate, and you should help me, even if I no longer respect God All-Powerful. *

Good News Translation
In trouble like this I need loyal friends--whether I've forsaken God or not.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A despairing man should receive loyalty from his friends, even if he abandons the fear of the Almighty.

International Standard Version
The friend shows gracious love for his friend, even if he has forsaken the fear of the Almighty.

NET Bible
"To the one in despair, kindness should come from his friend even if he forsakes the fear of the Almighty.

New Heart English Bible
"To the despairing, kindness should be shown from his friend; even to him who forsakes the fear of Shaddai.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"A friend should treat a troubled person kindly, even if he abandons the fear of the Almighty.

JPS Tanakh 1917
To him that is ready to faint kindness is due from his friend, Even to him that forsaketh the fear of the Almighty.

New American Standard 1977
“For the despairing man there should be kindness from his friend; Lest he forsake the fear of the Almighty.

Jubilee Bible 2000
He that is afflicted deserves mercy from his friend; but he has forsaken the fear of the Almighty.

King James 2000 Bible
To him that is afflicted pity should be shown from his friend; even though he forsakes the fear of the Almighty.

American King James Version
To him that is afflicted pity should be showed from his friend; but he forsakes the fear of the Almighty.

American Standard Version
To him that is ready to faint kindness'should be showed from his friend; Even to him that forsaketh the fear of the Almighty.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He that taketh away mercy from his friend, forsaketh the fear of the Lord.

Darby Bible Translation
For him that is fainting kindness [is meet] from his friend; or he forsaketh the fear of the Almighty.

English Revised Version
To him that is ready to faint kindness should be shewed from his friend; even to him that forsaketh the fear of the Almighty.

Webster's Bible Translation
To him that is afflicted pity should be shown from his friend; but he forsaketh the fear of the Almighty.

World English Bible
"To him who is ready to faint, kindness should be shown from his friend; even to him who forsakes the fear of the Almighty.

Young's Literal Translation
To a despiser of his friends is shame, And the fear of the Mighty he forsaketh.
Study Bible HEB ▾ 
Job Replies: My Complaint is Just
13Is there any help within me, now that success is driven from me? 14A despairing man should have the kindness of his friend, even if he forsakes the fear of the Almighty. 15But my brothers are as faithless as a wadi, as seasonal streams that overflow,…
Cross References
Job 1:5
And when the days of feasting were over, Job would send for his children to purify them, rising early in the morning to offer burnt offerings for all of them. For Job thought, "Perhaps my children have sinned and cursed God in their hearts." This was Job's regular practice.

Job 4:5
But now it has come upon you, and you are weary. It strikes you, and you are dismayed.

Job 15:4
But you even undermine the fear of God and hinder meditation before Him.

Zechariah 7:9
"This is what the LORD of Hosts says: 'Administer true justice. Show loving devotion and compassion to one another.

Treasury of Scripture

To him that is afflicted pity should be showed from his friend; but he forsakes the fear of the Almighty.

To him.

Job 4:3,4 Behold, you have instructed many, and you have strengthened the weak hands…

Job 16:5 But I would strengthen you with my mouth, and the moving of my lips …

Job 19:21 Have pity on me, have pity on me, O you my friends; for the hand …

Proverbs 17:17 A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.

Romans 12:15 Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.

1 Corinthians 12:26 And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or …

2 Corinthians 11:29 Who is weak, and I am not weak? who is offended, and I burn not?

Galatians 6:2 Bear you one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.

Hebrews 13:3 Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which …

is afflicted. Heb. melteth. he forsaketh.

Genesis 20:11 And Abraham said, Because I thought, Surely the fear of God is not …

Psalm 36:1-3 The transgression of the wicked said within my heart, that there …

Luke 23:40 But the other answering rebuked him, saying, Do not you fear God, …







Lexicon
A despairing man
לַמָּ֣ס (lam·mās)
Preposition-l, Article | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4523: Fainting, disconsolate

[should have] the kindness
חָ֑סֶד (ḥā·seḏ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2617: Kindness, piety, reproof, beauty

of his friend,
מֵרֵעֵ֣הוּ (mê·rê·‘ê·hū)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7453: Friend, companion, fellow

even if he forsakes
יַעֲזֽוֹב׃ (ya·‘ă·zō·wḇ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5800: To loosen, relinquish, permit

the fear
וְיִרְאַ֖ת (wə·yir·’aṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3374: Fear, reverence

of the Almighty.
שַׁדַּ֣י (šad·day)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7706: The Almighty
(14) But he forsaketh the fear of the Almighty.--It is difficult to determine the precise relation of dependent clauses in an archaic language like the Hebrew; but the Authorised Version is, at all events, not correct here, the sense rather being, "Even to one that forsaketh the fear of the Almighty;" or, perhaps, better still, "lest he should forsake;" or, "he may even forsake," &c.

Verse 14. - To him that is afflicted pity should be showed from his friend. Job begins here the third head of his reply to Eliphaz, in which he attacks him and his companions. The first duty of a comforter is to compassionate his afflicted friend, to condole with him, and show his sympathy with his sufferings. This is what every one looks for and expects as a matter of course. But Job has looked in vain. He has received no pity, no sympathy. Nothing has been offered him but arguments. And what arguments! How do they touch the point? How are they anything more than a venting of the speaker's own self-righteousness? Let them fairly consider his case, and point out to him where he has been blamable. But he forsaketh the fear of the Almighty; rather, even though he forsake the fear of the Almighty, or else might he forsake the fear of the Almighty. Job certainly does not mean to admit that he has renounced the fear of God, and become an apostate from religion; but only to assert, either, that, even had he done so, his friends ought still to have shown him kindness, or else that their not showing him kindness is the very way to drive him to apostasy. 6:14-30 In his prosperity Job formed great expectations from his friends, but now was disappointed. This he compares to the failing of brooks in summer. Those who rest their expectations on the creature, will find it fail when it should help them; whereas those who make God their confidence, have help in the time of need, Heb 4:16. Those who make gold their hope, sooner or later will be ashamed of it, and of their confidence in it. It is our wisdom to cease from man. Let us put all our confidence in the Rock of ages, not in broken reeds; in the Fountain of life, not in broken cisterns. The application is very close; for now ye are nothing. It were well for us, if we had always such convictions of the vanity of the creature, as we have had, or shall have, on a sick-bed, a death-bed, or in trouble of conscience. Job upbraids his friends with their hard usage. Though in want, he desired no more from them than a good look and a good word. It often happens that, even when we expect little from man, we have less; but from God, even when we expect much, we have more. Though Job differed from them, yet he was ready to yield as soon as it was made to appear that he was in error. Though Job had been in fault, yet they ought not to have given him such hard usage. His righteousness he holds fast, and will not let it go. He felt that there had not been such iniquity in him as they supposed. But it is best to commit our characters to Him who keeps our souls; in the great day every upright believer shall have praise of God.
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