Job 6:20
Good News Translation
but their hope dies beside dry streams.

Contemporary English Version
thought they would find water. But they were disappointed,

Douay-Rheims Bible
They are confounded, because I have hoped: they are come also even unto me, and are covered with shame.

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They are confounded, because I have hoped: they are come also even unto me, and are covered with shame.

confounded.

Jeremiah 14:3,4 The great ones sent their inferiors to the water: they came to draw, they found no water, they carried back their vessels empty: they were confounded and afflicted, and covered their heads. . . .

Jeremiah 17:13 O Lord, the hope of Israel: all that forsake thee shall be confounded: they that depart from thee, shall be written in the earth: because they have forsaken the Lord, the vein of living waters.

Romans 5:5 And hope confoundeth not: because the charity of God is poured forth in our hearts, by the Holy Ghost who is given to us.

Romans 9:33 As it is written: Behold I lay in Sion a stumbling-stone and a rock of scandal. And whosoever believeth in him shall not be confounded.

Context
Job Replies: My Complaint is Just
19Consider the paths of Thema, the ways of Saba, and wait a little while. 20They are confounded, because I have hoped: they are come also even unto me, and are covered with shame.21Now you are come: and now, seeing my affliction, you are afraid.…
Cross References
Jeremiah 14:3
The great ones sent their inferiors to the water: they came to draw, they found no water, they carried back their vessels empty: they were confounded and afflicted, and covered their heads.

Jeremiah 15:18
Why is my sorrow become perpetual, and my wound desperate so as to refuse to be healed? it is become to me as the falsehood of deceitful waters that cannot be trusted.

Additional Translations
They are confounded by their confidence; their arrival brings disappointment.They were confounded because they had hoped; they came thither, and were ashamed.

They were put to shame because they had hoped; They came thither, and were confounded.

They too that trust in cities and riches shall come to shame.

They are ashamed at their hope; they come thither, and are confounded.

They were ashamed because they had hoped; they came thither, and were confounded.

They were confounded because they had hoped; they came thither, and were ashamed.

They were distressed because they were confident. They came there, and were confounded.

They were ashamed that one hath trusted, They have come unto it and are confounded.
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