New American Standard Bible
"My friends are my scoffers; My eye weeps to God.
King James Bible
My friends scorn me: but mine eye poureth out tears unto God.
Darby Bible Translation
My friends are my mockers; mine eye poureth out tears unto +God.
World English Bible
My friends scoff at me. My eyes pour out tears to God,
Young's Literal Translation
My interpreter is my friend, Unto God hath mine eye dropped:
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
My friends scorn me - Margin "are my scorners." That is, his friends had him in derision and mocked him, and he could only appeal with tears to God.
Mine eye poureth out tears unto God - Despised and mocked by his friends, he made his appeal to one who he knew would regard him with compassion. This shows that the heart of Job was substantially right. Notwithstanding, all his passionate exclamations; and notwithstanding, his expressions, when he was urged on by his sorrows to give vent to improper emotions in relation to God; yet he had a firm confidence in him, and always returned to right feelings and views. The heart may sometimes err. The best of people may sometimes give expression to improper feelings. But they will return to just views, and will ultimately evince unwavering confidence in God.
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CLEARLY EXPLAINED, AND LARGELY IMPROVED, FOR THE BENEFIT OF ALL BELIEVERS. 1 John 2:1--"And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous." By JOHN BUNYAN, Author of "The Pilgrim's Progress." London: Printed for Dorman Newman, at the King's Arms, in the Poultry, 1689. ADVERTISEMENT BY THE EDITOR. This is one of the most interesting of Bunyan's treatises, to edit which required the Bible at my right hand, and a law dictionary on my left. It was very frequently republished; …
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"But now He has exhausted me; You have laid waste all my company.
"My face is flushed from weeping, And deep darkness is on my eyelids,
"O that a man might plead with God As a man with his neighbor!
"My eye has also grown dim because of grief, And all my members are as a shadow.
"He has removed my brothers far from me, And my acquaintances are completely estranged from me.
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