Job 16:20
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New International Version
My intercessor is my friend as my eyes pour out tears 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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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

My friends scorn me - They deride and insult me, but my eye is towards God; I look to him to vindicate my cause.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

scorn me. Heb. are my scorners

Job 16:4 I also could speak as you do: if your soul were in my soul's stead, I could heap up words against you, and shake my head at you.

Job 12:4,5 I am as one mocked of his neighbor, who calls on God, and he answers him: the just upright man is laughed to scorn...

Job 17:2 Are there not mockers with me? and does not my eye continue in their provocation?


Psalm 109:4 For my love they are my adversaries: but I give myself to prayer.

Psalm 142:2 I poured out my complaint before him; I showed before him my trouble.

Hosea 12:4,5 Yes, he had power over the angel, and prevailed: he wept, and made supplication to him: he found him in Bethel...

Luke 6:11,12 And they were filled with madness; and communed one with another what they might do to Jesus...

Hebrews 5:7 Who in the days of his flesh...

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
Job 16:7
Surely, God, you have worn me out; you have devastated my entire household.

Job 16:16
My face is red with weeping, dark shadows ring my eyes;

Job 16:21
on behalf of a man he pleads with God as one pleads for a friend.

Job 17:7
My eyes have grown dim with grief; my whole frame is but a shadow.

Job 19:13
"He has alienated my family from me; my acquaintances are completely estranged from me.

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