For the arrows of the Almighty have pierced me; my spirit drinks in their poison; the terrors of God are arrayed against me.
Cross ReferencesRuth 1:20
"Do not call me Naomi," she replied. "Call me Mara, because the Almighty has dealt quite bitterly with me.
His archers surround me. He pierces my kidneys without mercy and spills my gall on the ground.
He will suck the poison of cobras; the fangs of a viper will kill him.
Let his own eyes see his destruction; let him drink for himself the wrath of the Almighty.
Terrors are turned loose against me; they drive away my dignity as by the wind, and my prosperity has passed like a cloud.
Would I lie about my case? My wound is incurable, though I am without transgression.'
For Your arrows have pierced me deeply, and Your hand has pressed down on me.
From my youth I was afflicted and near death. I suffer Your terrors; I am in despair.
As often as it passes through, it will carry you away; it will sweep through morning after morning, by day and by night. Sheer terror will come from understanding the message.
He has bent His bow like an enemy; His right hand is positioned. Like a foe He has killed all who were pleasing to the eye; He has poured out His wrath like fire on the tent of the Daughter of Zion.
He bent His bow and set me as the target for His arrow.
Chapter Outline1. Job shows that his complaints are not causeless.
8. He wishes for death, wherein he is assured of comfort.
14. He reproves his friends of unkindness.
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Mark 14:33, 34
Psalm 88:15, 16
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