New International Version
But my brothers are as undependable as intermittent streams, as the streams that overflow
King James Bible
My brethren have dealt deceitfully as a brook, and as the stream of brooks they pass away;
Darby Bible Translation
My brethren have dealt deceitfully as a stream, as the channel of streams which pass away,
World English Bible
My brothers have dealt deceitfully as a brook, as the channel of brooks that pass away;
Young's Literal Translation
My brethren have deceived as a brook, As a stream of brooks they pass away.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Have dealt deceitfully as a brook - There is probably an allusion here to those land torrents which make a sudden appearance, and as suddenly vanish; being produced by the rains that fall upon the mountains during the rainy season, and are soon absorbed by the thirsty sands over which they run. At first they seem to promise a permanent stream, and are noticed with delight by the people, who fill their tanks or reservoirs from their waters; but sometimes they are so large and rapid as to carry every thing before them: and then suddenly fail, so that there is no time to fill the tanks. The approach of Job's friends promised much of sympathy and compassion; his expectations were raised: but their conduct soon convinced him that they were physicians of no value; therefore he compares them to the deceitful torrents that soon pass away.
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LibraryJuly 12 Evening
Let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works.--HEB. 10:24. How forcible are right words!--I stir up your pure minds by way of remembrance. They that feared the Lord spake often one to another: and the Lord hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the Lord, and that thought upon his name.--If two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven. …
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path
"Thou Shall Keep Him in Perfect Peace, Whose Mind is Stayed on Thee, Because He Trusteth in Thee. "
when darkened by thawing ice and swollen with melting snow,
Like a broken tooth or a lame foot is reliance on the unfaithful in a time of trouble.
Your relatives, members of your own family-- even they have betrayed you; they have raised a loud cry against you. Do not trust them, though they speak well of you.
Why is my pain unending and my wound grievous and incurable? You are to me like a deceptive brook, like a spring that fails.
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