Job 16:10
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New International Version
People open their mouths to jeer at me; they strike my cheek in scorn and unite together against me.

King James Bible
They have gaped upon me with their mouth; they have smitten me upon the cheek reproachfully; they have gathered themselves together against me.

Darby Bible Translation
They gape upon me with their mouth; they smite my cheeks reproachfully; they range themselves together against me.

World English Bible
They have gaped on me with their mouth. They have struck me on the cheek reproachfully. They gather themselves together against me.

Young's Literal Translation
They have gaped on me with their mouth, In reproach they have smitten my cheeks, Together against me they set themselves.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

He teareth me in his wrath - Who the person is that is spoken of in this verse, and onward to the end of the fourteenth, has been a question on which commentators have greatly differed. Some think God, others Eliphaz, is intended: I think neither. Probably God permitted Satan to show himself to Job, and the horrible form which he and his demons assumed increased the misery under which Job had already suffered so much. All the expressions, from this to the end of the fourteenth verse, may be easily understood on this principle; e.g., Job 16:9 : "He (Satan) gnasheth upon me with his teeth; mine enemy sharpeneth his eyes upon me." Job 16:10 : "They (demons) have gaped on me with their mouth; - they have gathered themselves together against me." Job 16:11 : "God hath delivered me to the ungodly, (עויל avil, to the Evil One), and turned me over into the hands of the wicked." He hath abandoned me to be tortured by the tempter and his host. If we consider all these expressions as referring to Job's three friends, we must, in that case, acknowledge that the figures are all strained to an insufferable height, so as not to be justified by any figure of speech.

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gaped

Psalm 22:13,16,17 They gaped on me with their mouths, as a ravening and a roaring lion...

Psalm 35:21 Yes, they opened their mouth wide against me, and said, Aha, aha, our eye has seen it.

Luke 23:35,36 And the people stood beholding. And the rulers also with them derided him, saying, He saved others; let him save himself...

they have smitten

1 Kings 22:24 But Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah went near, and smote Micaiah on the cheek, and said...

2 Chronicles 18:23 Then Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah came near, and smote Micaiah on the cheek, and said...

Isaiah 50:6 I gave my back to the smiters, and my cheeks to them that plucked off the hair: I hid not my face from shame and spitting.

Lamentations 3:30 He gives his cheek to him that smites him: he is filled full with reproach.

Micah 5:1 Now gather yourself in troops, O daughter of troops: he has laid siege against us...

Matthew 26:67 Then did they spit in his face, and buffeted him; and others smote him with the palms of their hands,

John 18:22 And when he had thus spoken, one of the officers which stood by struck Jesus with the palm of his hand, saying...

Acts 23:2 And the high priest Ananias commanded them that stood by him to smite him on the mouth.

2 Corinthians 11:20 For you suffer, if a man bring you into bondage, if a man devour you, if a man take of you, if a man exalt himself...

gathered

Psalm 35:15 But in my adversity they rejoiced, and gathered themselves together: yes, the attackers gathered themselves together against me...

Psalm 94:21 They gather themselves together against the soul of the righteous, and condemn the innocent blood.

Acts 4:27 For of a truth against your holy child Jesus, whom you have anointed, both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles...

Library
Epistle Xlv. To Theoctista, Patrician .
To Theoctista, Patrician [153] . Gregory to Theoctista, &c. We ought to give great thanks to Almighty God, that our most pious and most benignant Emperors have near them kinsfolk of their race, whose life and conversation is such as to give us all great joy. Hence too we should continually pray for these our lords, that their life, with that of all who belong to them, may by the protection of heavenly grace be preserved through long and tranquil times. I have to inform you, however, that I have
Saint Gregory the Great—the Epistles of Saint Gregory the Great

The Birth of Jesus Proclaimed by Angels to the Shepherds.
(Near Bethlehem, b.c. 5.) ^C Luke II. 8-20. ^c 8 And there were shepherds in the same country [they were in the same fields from which David had been called to tend God's Israel, or flock] abiding in the field, and keeping watch by night over their flock. [When the flock is too far from the village to lead it to the fold at night, these shepherds still so abide with it in the field, even in the dead of winter.] 9 And an angel of the Lord stood by them [He stood upon the earth at their side, and did
J. W. McGarvey—The Four-Fold Gospel

Cross References
Acts 23:2
At this the high priest Ananias ordered those standing near Paul to strike him on the mouth.

Job 16:11
God has turned me over to the ungodly and thrown me into the clutches of the wicked.

Job 30:12
On my right the tribe attacks; they lay snares for my feet, they build their siege ramps against me.

Psalm 3:7
Arise, LORD! Deliver me, my God! Strike all my enemies on the jaw; break the teeth of the wicked.

Psalm 22:13
Roaring lions that tear their prey open their mouths wide against me.

Psalm 35:15
But when I stumbled, they gathered in glee; assailants gathered against me without my knowledge. They slandered me without ceasing.

Psalm 35:21
They sneer at me and say, "Aha! Aha! With our own eyes we have seen it."

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