Job 6:20
New International Version
They are distressed, because they had been confident; they arrive there, only to be disappointed.

New Living Translation
They count on it but are disappointed. When they arrive, their hopes are dashed.

English Standard Version
They are ashamed because they were confident; they come there and are disappointed.

Berean Study Bible
They are confounded because they had hoped; their arrival brings disappointment.

New American Standard Bible
"They were disappointed for they had trusted, They came there and were confounded.

King James Bible
They were confounded because they had hoped; they came thither, and were ashamed.

Christian Standard Bible
They are ashamed because they had been confident of finding water. When they arrive there, they are disappointed.

Contemporary English Version
thought they would find water. But they were disappointed,

Good News Translation
but their hope dies beside dry streams.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They are ashamed because they had been confident of finding water. When they arrive there, they are frustrated.

International Standard Version
For all their expectations, they are doomed to disappointment; even though they have come and searched this far.

NET Bible
They were distressed, because each one had been so confident; they arrived there, but were disappointed.

New Heart English Bible
They were distressed because they were confident. They came there, and were confounded.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They are ashamed because they relied on the streams. Arriving there, they are disappointed.

JPS Tanakh 1917
They were ashamed because they had hoped; They came thither, and were confounded.

New American Standard 1977
“They were disappointed for they had trusted, They came there and were confounded.

Jubilee Bible 2000
They were put to shame because of their hope; they came there and found them confused.

King James 2000 Bible
They were disappointed because they had confidence; they came there, and were confused.

American King James Version
They were confounded because they had hoped; they came thither, and were ashamed.

American Standard Version
They were put to shame because they had hoped; They came thither, and were confounded.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
They too that trust in cities and riches shall come to shame.

Douay-Rheims Bible
They are confounded, because I have hoped: they are come also even unto me, and are covered with shame.

Darby Bible Translation
They are ashamed at their hope; they come thither, and are confounded.

English Revised Version
They were ashamed because they had hoped; they came thither, and were confounded.

Webster's Bible Translation
They were confounded because they had hoped; they came thither, and were ashamed.

World English Bible
They were distressed because they were confident. They came there, and were confounded.

Young's Literal Translation
They were ashamed that one hath trusted, They have come unto it and are confounded.
Study Bible
Job Replies: My Complaint is Just
19The caravans of Tema look for water; the travelers of Sheba hope to find it. 20They are confounded by their confidence; their arrival brings disappointment. 21For now you are of no help; you see terror, and you are afraid.…
Cross References
Jeremiah 14:3
The nobles send their servants for water; they go to the cisterns, but find no water their jars return empty. They are ashamed and humiliated; they cover their heads.

Jeremiah 15:18
Why is my pain unending, and my wound incurable, refusing to be healed? You have indeed become like a mirage to me--water that is not there.

Treasury of Scripture

They were confounded because they had hoped; they came thither, and were ashamed.

confounded.

Jeremiah 14:3,4
And their nobles have sent their little ones to the waters: they came to the pits, and found no water; they returned with their vessels empty; they were ashamed and confounded, and covered their heads…

Jeremiah 17:13
O LORD, the hope of Israel, all that forsake thee shall be ashamed, and they that depart from me shall be written in the earth, because they have forsaken the LORD, the fountain of living waters.

Romans 5:5
And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.







Lexicon
They are confounded
בֹּ֥שׁוּ (bō·šū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 954: To pale, to be ashamed, to be disappointed, delayed

by
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

their confidence;
בָטָ֑ח (ḇā·ṭāḥ)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 982: To trust, be confident, sure

their arrival
בָּ֥אוּ‪‬ (bā·’ū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 935: To come in, come, go in, go

brings disappointment.
וַיֶּחְפָּֽרוּ׃ (way·yeḥ·pā·rū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2659: To blush, to be ashamed, disappointed, to shame, reproach
(20) They were confounded.--Comp. Jeremiah's description of the famine (Jeremiah 14:3). (See margin.)

Verse 20. - They were confounded because they had hoped. Shame and confusion of face came upon them in consequence of their vain hope. In the same way, Job implies, he is ashamed of having looked for compassion and kindness from his friends. He should have been wiser and have known better. They came thither, and were ashamed. They not only hoped, but acted on their hope-let it turn them aside from their way (ver. 18) and bring them to ruin. 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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