Job 6:4
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English Standard Version
For the arrows of the Almighty are in me; my spirit drinks their poison; the terrors of God are arrayed against me.

King James Bible
For the arrows of the Almighty are within me, the poison whereof drinketh up my spirit: the terrors of God do set themselves in array against me.

American Standard Version
For the arrows of the Almighty are within me, The poison whereof my spirit drinketh up: The terrors of God do set themselves in array against me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For the arrows of the Lord are in me, the rage whereof drinketh up my spirit, and the terrors of the Lord war against me.

English Revised Version
For the arrows of the Almighty are within me, the poison whereof my spirit drinketh up: the terrors of God do set themselves in array against me.

Webster's Bible Translation
For the arrows of the Almighty are within me, the poison of which drinketh up my spirit: the terrors of God set themselves in array against me.

Job 6:4 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

22 At destruction and famine thou shalt laugh,

And from the beasts of the earth thou hast nothing to fear.

23 For thou art in league with the stones of the field,

And the beasts of the field are at peace with thee.

24 And thou knowest that peace is thy pavilion;

And thou searchest thy household, and findest nothing wanting.

25 Thou knowest also that thy seed shall be numerous,

And thy offspring as the herb of the ground.

26 Thou shalt come to thy grave in a ripe age,

As shocks of corn are brought in in their season.

27 Lo! this we have searched out, so it is:

Hear it, and give thou heed to it.

The verb שׂחק is construed (Job 5:22) with ל of that which is despised, as Job 39:7, Job 39:18; Job 41:21 [Hebr.]. על־תּירא is the form of subjective negation [vid. Ges. 152, 1: Tr.]: only fear thou not equals thou hast no occasion. In Job 5:23, בּריתך is the shortest substantive form for לך בּרית. The whole of nature will be at peace with thee: the stones of the field, that they do not injure the fertility of thy fields; the wild beasts of the field, that they do not hurt thee and thy herds. The same promise that Hosea (Hosea 2:20) utters in reference to the last days is here used individually. From this we see how deeply the Chokma had searched into the history of Paradise and the Fall. Since man, the appointed lord of the earth, has been tempted by a reptile, and has fallen by a tree, his relation to nature, and its relation to him, has been reversed: it is an incongruity, which is again as a whole put right (שׁלום), as the false relation of man to God is put right. In Job 5:24, שׁלום (which might also be adj.) is predicate: thou wilt learn (וידעתּ, praet. consec. with accented ultima, as e.g., Deuteronomy 4:39, here with Tiphcha initiale s. anterius, which does not indicate the grammatical tone-syllable) that thy tent is peace, i.e., in a condition of contentment and peace on all sides. Job 5:24 is to be arranged: And when thou examinest thy household, then thou lackest nothing, goest not astray, i.e., thou findest everything, without missing anything, in the place where thou seekest it.

Job 5:25 reminds one of the Salomonic Psalm 72:16. צאצאים in the Old Testament is found only in Isaiah and the book of Job. The meaning of the noun כּלח, which occurs only here and Job 30:2, is clear. Referring to the verb כּלח, Arabic qahila (qalhama), to be shrivelled up, very aged, it signifies the maturity of old age, - an idea which may be gained more easily if we connect כּלח with כּלה (to be completed), like קשׁח with קשׁה (to be hard).

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Job 6:4 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the arrows.

Job 16:12-14 I was at ease, but he has broken me asunder: he has also taken me by my neck, and shaken me to pieces, and set me up for his mark...

Deuteronomy 32:23,42 I will heap mischiefs on them; I will spend my arrows on them...

Psalm 7:13 He has also prepared for him the instruments of death; he ordains his arrows against the persecutors.

Psalm 18:14 Yes, he sent out his arrows, and scattered them; and he shot out lightning, and discomfited them.

Psalm 21:12 Therefore shall you make them turn their back, when you shall make ready your arrows on your strings against the face of them.

Psalm 38:2 For your arrows stick fast in me, and your hand presses me sore.

Psalm 45:5 Your arrows are sharp in the heart of the king's enemies; whereby the people fall under you.

Lamentations 3:12,13 He has bent his bow, and set me as a mark for the arrow...

drinketh up.

Deuteronomy 32:24 They shall be burnt with hunger, and devoured with burning heat, and with bitter destruction...

Psalm 143:7 Hear me speedily, O LORD: my spirit fails: hide not your face from me, lest I be like to them that go down into the pit.

Proverbs 18:14 The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; but a wounded spirit who can bear?

Mark 14:33,34 And he takes with him Peter and James and John, and began to be sore amazed, and to be very heavy...

Mark 15:34 And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani? which is, being interpreted...

the terrors.

Job 9:17 For he breaks me with a tempest, and multiplies my wounds without cause.

Job 30:15 Terrors are turned on me: they pursue my soul as the wind: and my welfare passes away as a cloud.

Job 31:23 For destruction from God was a terror to me, and by reason of his highness I could not endure.

Psalm 88:15,16 I am afflicted and ready to die from my youth up: while I suffer your terrors I am distracted...

2 Corinthians 5:11 Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are made manifest to God...

Cross References
Ruth 1:20
She said to them, "Do not call me Naomi; call me Mara, for the Almighty has dealt very bitterly with me.

Job 16:13
his archers surround me. He slashes open my kidneys and does not spare; he pours out my gall on the ground.

Job 20:16
He will suck the poison of cobras; the tongue of a viper will kill him.

Job 21:20
Let their own eyes see their destruction, and let them drink of the wrath of the Almighty.

Job 30:15
Terrors are turned upon me; my honor is pursued as by the wind, and my prosperity has passed away like a cloud.

Job 34:6
in spite of my right I am counted a liar; my wound is incurable, though I am without transgression.'

Psalm 38:2
For your arrows have sunk into me, and your hand has come down on me.

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