Job 15:16
New International Version
how much less mortals, who are vile and corrupt, who drink up evil like water!

New Living Translation
How much less pure is a corrupt and sinful person with a thirst for wickedness!

English Standard Version
how much less one who is abominable and corrupt, a man who drinks injustice like water!

Berean Study Bible
how much less man, who is vile and corrupt, who drinks injustice like water?

New American Standard Bible
How much less one who is detestable and corrupt, Man, who drinks iniquity like water!

New King James Version
How much less man, who is abominable and filthy, Who drinks iniquity like water!

King James Bible
How much more abominable and filthy is man, which drinketh iniquity like water?

Christian Standard Bible
how much less one who is revolting and corrupt, who drinks injustice like water?

Contemporary English Version
what chance do humans have? We are so terribly evil that we thirst for sin.

Good News Translation
And we drink evil as if it were water; yes, we are corrupt; we are worthless.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
how much less one who is revolting and corrupt, who drinks injustice like water?

International Standard Version
then how much less is one who is abhorred and corrupted, such as a man who drinks injustice like water?"

NET Bible
how much less man, who is abominable and corrupt, who drinks in evil like water!

New Heart English Bible
how much less one who is abominable and corrupt, a man who drinks iniquity like water.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
how much less will he trust the one who is disgusting and corrupt, the one who drinks wickedness like water.

JPS Tanakh 1917
How much less one that is abominable and impure, Man who drinketh iniquity like water!

New American Standard 1977
How much less one who is detestable and corrupt, Man, who drinks iniquity like water!

King James 2000 Bible
How much more abominable and filthy is man, who drinks iniquity like water?

American King James Version
How much more abominable and filthy is man, which drinks iniquity like water?

American Standard Version
How much less one that is abominable and corrupt, A man that drinketh iniquity like water!

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Alas then, abominable and unclean is man, drinking unrighteousness as a draught.

Douay-Rheims Bible
How much more is man abominable, and unprofitable, who drinketh iniquity like water?

Darby Bible Translation
How much less the abominable and corrupt, -- man, that drinketh unrighteousness like water!

English Revised Version
How much less one that is abominable and corrupt, a man that drinketh iniquity like water!

Webster's Bible Translation
How much more abominable and filthy is man, who drinketh iniquity like water?

World English Bible
how much less one who is abominable and corrupt, a man who drinks iniquity like water!

Young's Literal Translation
Also -- surely abominable and filthy Is man drinking as water perverseness.
Study Bible
Eliphaz: Job Does Not Fear God
15If God puts no trust in His holy ones, if even the heavens are not pure in His eyes, 16how much less man, who is vile and corrupt, who drinks injustice like water? 17Listen to me and I will inform you. I will describe what I have seen,…
Cross References
Job 15:17
Listen to me and I will inform you. I will describe what I have seen,

Job 20:12
Though evil is sweet in his mouth and he conceals it under his tongue,

Job 34:7
What man is like Job, who drinks up derision like water?

Psalm 14:1
The fool says in his heart, "There is no God." They are corrupt; their acts are vile. There is no one who does good.

Proverbs 19:28
A corrupt witness mocks justice, and a wicked mouth swallows iniquity.

Treasury of Scripture

How much more abominable and filthy is man, which drinks iniquity like water?

abominable

Job 4:19
How much less in them that dwell in houses of clay, whose foundation is in the dust, which are crushed before the moth?

Job 42:6
Wherefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes.

Psalm 14:1-3
To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good…

drinketh

Job 20:12
Though wickedness be sweet in his mouth, though he hide it under his tongue;

Job 34:7
What man is like Job, who drinketh up scorning like water?

Proverbs 19:28
An ungodly witness scorneth judgment: and the mouth of the wicked devoureth iniquity.









Lexicon
how much less
אַ֭ף (’ap̄)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 637: Meaning accession, yea, adversatively though

man,
אִישׁ־ (’îš-)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 376: A man as an individual, a male person

who is vile
נִתְעָ֥ב (niṯ·‘āḇ)
Verb - Nifal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8581: To loathe, detest

and corrupt,
וְֽנֶאֱלָ֑ח (wə·ne·’ĕ·lāḥ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Nifal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 444: To muddle, to turn, corrupt

who drinks
שֹׁתֶ֖ה (šō·ṯeh)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8354: To imbibe

injustice
עַוְלָֽה׃ (‘aw·lāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5766: Injustice, unrighteousness

like water?
כַמַּ֣יִם (ḵam·ma·yim)
Preposition-k, Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 4325: Water, juice, urine, semen
(16) How much more abominable and filthy is man . . .--This strong language, thus couched in general terms, is doubtless intended to reflect on Job, otherwise it would not need to have been so strong.

Verse 16. - How much more abominable and filthy is man, which drinketh iniquity like water? rather, How much less one that is abominable and impure a man that drinketh in iniquity etc.? It cannot be doubted that Job is individually pointed at. Not mankind generally, but a particular man, is intended; and the particular man can be none other than Job. Thus we see how the progress of the controversy has tended to exasperate the disputants, and change the "comforters" from smooth-tongued friends into open enemies and accusers.
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