Job 6:21
New International Version
Now you too have proved to be of no help; you see something dreadful and are afraid.

New Living Translation
You, too, have given no help. You have seen my calamity, and you are afraid.

English Standard Version
For you have now become nothing; you see my calamity and are afraid.

Berean Study Bible
For now you are of no help; you see terror, and you are afraid.

New American Standard Bible
"Indeed, you have now become such, You see a terror and are afraid.

King James Bible
For now ye are nothing; ye see my casting down, and are afraid.

Christian Standard Bible
So this is what you have now become to me. When you see something dreadful, you are afraid.

Contemporary English Version
just as I am with you. Only one look at my suffering, and you run away scared.

Good News Translation
You are like those streams to me, you see my fate and draw back in fear.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So this is what you have now become to me. When you see something dreadful, you are afraid.

International Standard Version
"And now you're all just like them, aren't you? You see my terror and are terrified.

NET Bible
For now you have become like these streams that are no help; you see a terror, and are afraid.

New Heart English Bible
For now you are nothing. You see a terror, and are afraid.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"So you are as unreliable to me [as they are]. You see something terrifying, and you are afraid.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For now ye are become His; Ye see a terror, and are afraid.

New American Standard 1977
“Indeed, you have now become such, You see a terror and are afraid.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Now ye are certainly as they; ye have seen the torment and are afraid.

King James 2000 Bible
For now you are nothing; you see my terror, and are afraid.

American King James Version
For now you are nothing; you see my casting down, and are afraid.

American Standard Version
For now ye are nothing; Ye see a terror, and are afraid.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
But ye also have come to me without pity; so that beholding my wound ye are afraid.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now you are come: and now seeing my affliction you are afraid.

Darby Bible Translation
So now ye are nothing; ye see a terrible object and are afraid.

English Revised Version
For now ye are nothing; ye see a terror, and are afraid.

Webster's Bible Translation
For now ye are nothing: ye see my casting down, and are afraid.

World English Bible
For now you are nothing. You see a terror, and are afraid.

Young's Literal Translation
Surely now ye have become the same! Ye see a downfall, and are afraid.
Study Bible
Job Replies: My Complaint is Just
20They are confounded by their confidence; their arrival brings disappointment. 21For now you are of no help; you see terror, and you are afraid. 22Have I ever said: ‘Give me something; offer me a bribe from your wealth;…
Cross References
Job 6:22
Have I ever said: 'Give me something; offer me a bribe from your wealth;

Psalm 38:11
My beloved and friends shun my disease, and my kinsmen stand at a distance.

Treasury of Scripture

For now you are nothing; you see my casting down, and are afraid.

ye are nothing.

Job 6:15
My brethren have dealt deceitfully as a brook, and as the stream of brooks they pass away;

Job 13:4
But ye are forgers of lies, ye are all physicians of no value.

Psalm 62:9
Surely men of low degree are vanity, and men of high degree are a lie: to be laid in the balance, they are altogether lighter than vanity.

nothing.

Job 2:11-13
Now when Job's three friends heard of all this evil that was come upon him, they came every one from his own place; Eliphaz the Temanite, and Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite: for they had made an appointment together to come to mourn with him and to comfort him…

Psalm 38:11
My lovers and my friends stand aloof from my sore; and my kinsmen stand afar off.

Proverbs 19:7
All the brethren of the poor do hate him: how much more do his friends go far from him? he pursueth them with words, yet they are wanting to him.







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

now
עַ֭תָּה (‘at·tāh)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 6258: At this time

you are
הֱיִ֣יתֶם (hĕ·yî·ṯem)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

of no help;
ל֑וֹ (lōw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

you see
תִּֽרְא֥וּ (tir·’ū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7200: To see

terror,
חֲ֝תַ֗ת (ḥă·ṯaṯ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2866: Dismay

and you are afraid.
וַתִּירָֽאוּ׃ (wat·tî·rā·’ū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3372: To fear, to revere, caus, to frighten
(21) For now ye are nothing.--"Surely now ye are become like it" i.e., that wady; or, according to another reading followed in the text of the Authorised Version, "Ye have become nothing: ye have seen an object of terror, and are terrified: ye have seen my broken-down condition, and are dismayed at it."

Verse 21. - For now ye are nothing. Like the dried-up torrents, the comforters had come to nought; were wholly useless and unprofitable. Another reading gives the sense, "Ye are like to them" - "ye comforters," i.e., "are like the winter torrents, and have misled me, as they misled the caravans." Ye see my casting down, and are afraid. Here Job penetrates to the motive which had produced the conduct of his friends. They had come with good intentions, meaning to comfort and console him; but when they came, and saw what a wreck he was, how utterly "broken up" and ruined, they began to be afraid of showing too much friendliness. They thought him an object of the Divine vengeance, and feared lest, if they showed him sympathy, they might involve themselves in his punishment. 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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