Job 16:8
Good News Translation
You have seized me; you are my enemy. I am skin and bones, and people take that as proof of my guilt.

Contemporary English Version
my shriveled up skin proves that I am his prisoner.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But now my sorrow hath oppressed me, and all my limbs are brought to nothing.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

But now my sorrow hath oppressed me, and all my limbs are brought to nothing.

And thou hast, etc.

is a witness

Job 10:17 Thou renewest thy witnesses against me, and multipliest thy wrath upon me, and pains war against me.

Ruth 1:21 I went out full and the Lord hath brought me back empty. Why then do you call me Noemi, whom the Lord hath humbled, and the Almighty hath afflicted?

Ephesians 5:27 That he might present it to himself, a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.

my leanness

Psalm 106:15 And he gave them their request: and sent fulness into their souls.

Isaiah 10:16 Therefore the sovereign Lord, the Lord of hosts, shall send leanness among his fat ones: and under his glory shall be kindled a burning, as it were the burning of a fire.

Isaiah 24:16 From the ends of the earth we have heard praises, the glory of the just one. And I said: My secret to myself, my secret to myself, woe is me: the prevaricators have prevaricated, and with the prevarication of transgressors they have prevaricated.

Context
Job Decries his Comforters
7But what shall I do? If I speak, my pain will not rest: and if I hold my peace, it will not depart from me. 8But now my sorrow hath oppressed me, and all my limbs are brought to nothing.9My wrinkles bear witness against me, and a false speaker riseth up against my face, contradicting me. [10] He hath gathered together his fury against me, and threatening me he hath gnashed with his teeth upon me: my enemy hath beheld me with terrible eyes.…
Cross References
Job 10:17
Thou renewest thy witnesses against me, and multipliest thy wrath upon me, and pains war against me.

Job 17:7
My eye is dim through indignation, and my limbs are brought as it were to nothing.

Job 19:20
The flesh being consumed, my bone hath cleaved to my skin, and nothing but lips are left about my teeth.

Job 33:21
His flesh shall be consumed away, and his bones that were covered shall be made bare.

Psalm 109:24
My knees are weakened through fasting: and my flesh is changed for oil.

Additional Translations
You have shriveled me up as a witness against me; my frailty rises up and testifies against me.And you have filled me with wrinkles, which is a witness against me: and my leanness rising up in me bears witness to my face.

And thou hast laid fast hold on me, which is a witness against me : And my leanness riseth up against me, It testifieth to my face.

But now he has made me weary, and a worn-out fool; and thou hast laid hold of me.

Thou hast shrivelled me up! it is become a witness; and my leanness riseth up against me, it beareth witness to my face.

And thou hast laid fast hold on me, which is a witness against me: and my leanness riseth up against me, it testifieth to my face.

And thou hast filled me with wrinkles, which is a witness against me: and my leanness rising up in me beareth witness to my face.

You have shriveled me up. This is a witness against me. My leanness rises up against me. It testifies to my face.

And Thou dost loathe me, For a witness it hath been, And rise up against me doth my failure, In my face it testifieth.
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