Job 6:19
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English Standard Version
The caravans of Tema look, the travelers of Sheba hope.

King James Bible
The troops of Tema looked, the companies of Sheba waited for them.

American Standard Version
The caravans of Tema looked, The companies of Sheba waited for them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Consider the paths of Thema, the ways of Saba, and wait a little while.

English Revised Version
The caravans of Tema looked, the companies of Sheba waited for them.

Webster's Bible Translation
The troops of Tema looked, the companies of Sheba waited for them.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

11 What is my strength, that I should wait,

And my end, that I should be patient?

12 Is my strength like the strength of stones?

Or is my flesh brazen?

13 Or am I then not utterly helpless,

And continuance is driven from me?

The meaning of the question (Job 6:11); is: Is not my strength already so wasted away, and an unfortunate end so certain to me, that a long calm waiting is as impossible as it is useless? נפשׁ האריך, to draw out the soul, is to extend and distribute the intensity of the emotion, to be forbearing, to be patient. The question (Job 6:11) is followed by אם, usual in double questions: or is my strength stone, etc. האם, which is so differently explained by commentators, is after all to be explained best from Numbers 17:28, the only other passage in which it occurs. Here it is the same as ה אם, and in Num. הלא אם: or is it not so: we shall perish quickly altogether? Thus we explain the passage before us. The interrogative ה is also sometimes used elsewhere for הלא, Job 20:4; Job 41:1 (Ges. 153, 3); the additional אם stands per inversionem in the second instead of the first place: nonne an equals an nonne, annon: or is it not so: is not my help in me equals or am I not utterly helpless? Ewald explains differently (356, a), according to which אם, from the formula of an oath, is equivalent to לא. The meaning is the same. Continuance, תּוּשׁיּה, i.e., power of endurance, reasonable prospect is driven away, frightened away from him, is lost for him.

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Tema.

Genesis 25:15 Hadar, and Tema, Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah:

Isaiah 21:14 The inhabitants of the land of Tema brought water to him that was thirsty, they prevented with their bread him that fled.

Jeremiah 25:23 Dedan, and Tema, and Buz, and all that are in the utmost corners,

Sheba.

Genesis 10:7 And the sons of Cush; Seba, and Havilah, and Sabtah, and Raamah, and Sabtechah: and the sons of Raamah; Sheba, and Dedan.

Genesis 25:3 And Jokshan begat Sheba, and Dedan. And the sons of Dedan were Asshurim, and Letushim, and Leummim.

1 Kings 10:1 And when the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon concerning the name of the LORD, she came to prove him with hard questions.

Psalm 72:10 The kings of Tarshish and of the isles shall bring presents: the kings of Sheba and Seba shall offer gifts.

Ezekiel 27:22,23 The merchants of Sheba and Raamah, they were your merchants: they occupied in your fairs with chief of all spices...

Cross References
Genesis 25:15
Hadad, Tema, Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah.

Job 1:15
and the Sabeans fell upon them and took them and struck down the servants with the edge of the sword, and I alone have escaped to tell you."

Job 2:11
Now when Job's three friends heard of all this evil that had come upon him, they came each from his own place, Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite. They made an appointment together to come to show him sympathy and comfort him.

Job 6:18
The caravans turn aside from their course; they go up into the waste and perish.

Psalm 72:10
May the kings of Tarshish and of the coastlands render him tribute; may the kings of Sheba and Seba bring gifts!

Isaiah 21:14
To the thirsty bring water; meet the fugitive with bread, O inhabitants of the land of Tema.

Jeremiah 25:23
Dedan, Tema, Buz, and all who cut the corners of their hair;

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