New International Version
You turn on me ruthlessly; with the might of your hand you attack me.
King James Bible
Thou art become cruel to me: with thy strong hand thou opposest thyself against me.
Darby Bible Translation
Thou art changed to a cruel one to me; with the strength of thy hand thou pursuest me.
World English Bible
You have turned to be cruel to me. With the might of your hand you persecute me.
Young's Literal Translation
Thou art turned to be fierce to me, With the strength of Thy hand, Thou oppressest me.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Thou art become cruel to me - Thou appearest to treat me with cruelty. I cry for mercy, trust in thy goodness, and am still permitted to remain under my afflictions.
Thou opposest thyself - Instead of helping, thou opposest me; thou appearest as my enemy.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
become cruel. Heb. turned to be cruel
thy strong hand. Heb. the strength of thy hand
Job, in his great indignation at the shameful accusation of unkindness to the needy, pours forth the following very solemn imprecation--"If I have withheld the poor from their desire, or have caused the eyes of the widow to fail; or have eaten my morsel myself alone, and the fatherless hath not eaten thereof; if I have seen any perish for want of clothing, or any poor without covering; if his loins have not blessed me, and if he were not warmed with the fleece of my sheep; if I have lifted up my …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 8: 1863
Of Confession of Our Infirmity and of the Miseries of this Life
Does it please you to oppress me, to spurn the work of your hands, while you smile on the plans of the wicked?
God assails me and tears me in his anger and gnashes his teeth at me; my opponent fastens on me his piercing eyes.
Again and again he bursts upon me; he rushes at me like a warrior.
then know that God has wronged me and drawn his net around me.
Why do you pursue me as God does? Will you never get enough of my flesh?
But Elihu son of Barakel the Buzite, of the family of Ram, became very angry with Job for justifying himself rather than God.
All your allies have forgotten you; they care nothing for you. I have struck you as an enemy would and punished you as would the cruel, because your guilt is so great and your sins so many.
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