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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CommentaryClarke'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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LibraryEpistle Xlv. To Theoctista, Patrician .
To Theoctista, Patrician  . 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 …
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The Birth of Jesus Proclaimed by Angels to the Shepherds.
At this the high priest Ananias ordered those standing near Paul to strike him on the mouth.
God has turned me over to the ungodly and thrown me into the clutches of the wicked.
On my right the tribe attacks; they lay snares for my feet, they build their siege ramps against me.
Arise, LORD! Deliver me, my God! Strike all my enemies on the jaw; break the teeth of the wicked.
Roaring lions that tear their prey open their mouths wide against me.
But when I stumbled, they gathered in glee; assailants gathered against me without my knowledge. They slandered me without ceasing.
They sneer at me and say, "Aha! Aha! With our own eyes we have seen it."
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