Job 6:16
New International Version
when darkened by thawing ice and swollen with melting snow,

New Living Translation
when it is swollen with ice and melting snow.

English Standard Version
which are dark with ice, and where the snow hides itself.

Berean Study Bible
darkened because of the ice and the inflow of melting snow,

New American Standard Bible
Which are turbid because of ice And into which the snow melts.

King James Bible
Which are blackish by reason of the ice, and wherein the snow is hid:

Christian Standard Bible
and become darkened because of ice, and the snow melts into them.

Contemporary English Version
like streams that swell with melting snow,

Good News Translation
The streams are choked with snow and ice,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
and become darkened because of ice, and the snow melts into them.

International Standard Version
Filled with waters made cold by ice, they are where the snow goes to hide.

NET Bible
They are dark because of ice; snow is piled up over them.

New Heart English Bible
Which are black by reason of the ice, in which the snow hides itself.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They are dark with ice. They are hidden by snow.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Which are black by reason of the ice, And wherein the snow hideth itself;

New American Standard 1977
Which are turbid because of ice, And into which the snow melts.

Jubilee Bible 2000
which was hidden by ice and covered by snow.

King James 2000 Bible
Which are black by reason of the ice, and in which the snow is hid:

American King James Version
Which are blackish by reason of the ice, and wherein the snow is hid:

American Standard Version
Which are black by reason of the ice, And wherein the snow hideth itself:

Brenton Septuagint Translation
They who used to reverence me, now have come against me like snow or congealed ice.

Douay-Rheims Bible
They that fear the hoary frost, the snow shall fall upon them.

Darby Bible Translation
Which are turbid by reason of the ice, in which the snow hideth itself:

English Revised Version
Which are black by reason of the ice, and wherein the snow hideth itself:

Webster's Bible Translation
Which are blackish by reason of the ice, and in which the snow is hid:

World English Bible
Which are black by reason of the ice, in which the snow hides itself.

Young's Literal Translation
That are black because of ice, By them doth snow hide itself.
Study Bible
Job Replies: My Complaint is Just
15But my brothers are as faithless as a wadi, as seasonal streams that overflow, 16darkened because of the ice and the inflow of melting snow, 17but ceasing in the dry season and vanishing from their channels in the heat.…
Cross References
Job 6:15
But my brothers are as faithless as a wadi, as seasonal streams that overflow,

Job 6:17
but ceasing in the dry season and vanishing from their channels in the heat.

Job 24:19
As drought and heat consume the melting snow, so Sheol steals those who have sinned.

Treasury of Scripture

Which are blackish by reason of the ice, and wherein the snow is hid:







Lexicon
darkened
הַקֹּדְרִ֥ים (haq·qō·ḏə·rîm)
Article | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6937: To be ashy, darkcolored, to mourn

because
מִנִּי־ (min·nî-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 4480: A part of, from, out of

of the ice
קָ֑רַח (qā·raḥ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7140: Ice, hail, rock crystal

and the inflow
עָ֝לֵ֗ימוֹ (‘ā·lê·mōw)
Preposition | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

of melting
יִתְעַלֶּם־ (yiṯ·‘al·lem-)
Verb - Hitpael - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5956: To veil from sight, conceal

snow,
שָֽׁלֶג׃ (šā·leḡ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7950: Snow
Verse 16. - Which are blackish by reason of the ice. Job seems to have seen wadys where, in the winter-time, the water was actually frozen into hard black ice. This scarcely occurs now in the countries bordering on Palestine; but may have occurred in the region where Job dwelt, formerly. "Dark, turbid water" can scarcely be intended. And wherein the snow is hid. Some suppose melted snow to be meant; but the deep wadies in the Hauran and elsewhere would easily conceal snowdrifts. 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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