Job 16:9
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New International Version
God assails me and tears me in his anger and gnashes his teeth at me; my opponent fastens on me his piercing eyes.

King James Bible
He teareth me in his wrath, who hateth me: he gnasheth upon me with his teeth; mine enemy sharpeneth his eyes upon me.

Darby Bible Translation
His anger teareth and pursueth me; he gnasheth with his teeth against me; [as] mine adversary he sharpeneth his eyes at me.

World English Bible
He has torn me in his wrath, and persecuted me. He has gnashed on me with his teeth. My adversary sharpens his eyes on me.

Young's Literal Translation
His anger hath torn, and he hateth me, He hath gnashed at me with his teeth, My adversary sharpeneth his eyes for me.

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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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teareth me

Job 10:16,17 For it increases. You hunt me as a fierce lion: and again you show yourself marvelous on me...

Job 18:4 He tears himself in his anger: shall the earth be forsaken for you? and shall the rock be removed out of his place?

Psalm 50:22 Now consider this, you that forget God, lest I tear you in pieces, and there be none to deliver.

Lamentations 3:10 He was to me as a bear lying in wait, and as a lion in secret places.

Hosea 5:14 For I will be to Ephraim as a lion, and as a young lion to the house of Judah: I, even I, will tear and go away; I will take away...

he gnasheth

Psalm 35:16 With hypocritical mockers in feasts, they gnashed on me with their teeth.

Psalm 37:12 The wicked plots against the just, and gnashes on him with his teeth.

Lamentations 2:16 All your enemies have opened their mouth against you: they hiss and gnash the teeth: they say, We have swallowed her up...


Job 13:24,27 Why hide you your face, and hold me for your enemy...

Job 19:11 He has also kindled his wrath against me, and he counts me to him as one of his enemies.

Micah 7:8 Rejoice not against me, O my enemy: when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the LORD shall be a light to me.

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 7:54
When the members of the Sanhedrin heard this, they were furious and gnashed their teeth at him.

Job 13:24
Why do you hide your face and consider me your enemy?

Job 19:11
His anger burns against me; he counts me among his enemies.

Job 30:21
You turn on me ruthlessly; with the might of your hand you attack me.

Job 33:10
Yet God has found fault with me; he considers me his enemy.

Psalm 35:16
Like the ungodly they maliciously mocked; they gnashed their teeth at me.

Lamentations 2:16
All your enemies open their mouths wide against you; they scoff and gnash their teeth and say, "We have swallowed her up. This is the day we have waited for; we have lived to see it."

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