Job 16:10
New International Version
People open their mouths to jeer at me; they strike my cheek in scorn and unite together against me.

New Living Translation
People jeer and laugh at me. They slap my cheek in contempt. A mob gathers against me.

English Standard Version
Men have gaped at me with their mouth; they have struck me insolently on the cheek; they mass themselves together against me.

Berean Study Bible
They open their mouths against me and strike my cheeks with contempt; they join together against me.

King James Bible
They have gaped upon me with their mouth; they have smitten me upon the cheek reproachfully; they have gathered themselves together against me.

New King James Version
They gape at me with their mouth, They strike me reproachfully on the cheek, They gather together against me.

New American Standard Bible
“They have gaped at me with their mouths, They have slapped me on the cheek with contempt; They have massed themselves against me.

NASB 1995
“They have gaped at me with their mouth, They have slapped me on the cheek with contempt; They have massed themselves against me.

NASB 1977
“They have gaped at me with their mouth, They have slapped me on the cheek with contempt; They have massed themselves against me.

Amplified Bible
“They have gaped at me with their mouths, With contempt they have struck me on the cheek; They massed themselves together [and conspired] against me.

Christian Standard Bible
They open their mouths against me and strike my cheeks with contempt; they join themselves together against me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They open their mouths against me and strike my cheeks with contempt; they join themselves together against me.

American Standard Version
They have gaped upon me with their mouth; They have smitten me upon the cheek reproachfully: They gather themselves together against me.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they have opened their mouths against me with insult and they struck my cheeks together, and they have been filled with fury against me

Brenton Septuagint Translation
He has attacked me with the keen glances of his eyes; with his sharp spear he has smitten me down upon my knees; and they have run upon me with one accord.

Contemporary English Version
Everyone is against me; they sneer and slap my face.

Douay-Rheims Bible
They have opened their mouths upon me, and reproaching me they have struck me on the cheek, they are filled with my pains.

English Revised Version
They have gaped upon me with their mouth; they have smitten me upon the cheek reproachfully: they gather themselves together against me.

Good News Translation
People sneer at me; they crowd around me and slap my face.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
People gaped at me with wide-open mouths. In scorn they slapped my cheeks. They united against me.

International Standard Version
People gaped at me with mouths wide open; they slap me in their scorn and gather together against me.

JPS Tanakh 1917
They have gaped upon me with their mouth; They have smitten me upon the cheek scornfully; They gather themselves together against me.

Literal Standard Version
They have gaped on me with their mouth, In reproach they have struck my cheeks, Together they set themselves against me.

NET Bible
People have opened their mouths against me, they have struck my cheek in scorn; they unite together against me.

New Heart English Bible
They have gaped on me with their mouth. They have struck me on the cheek reproachfully. They gather themselves together against me.

World English Bible
They have gaped on me with their mouth. They have struck me on the cheek reproachfully. They gather themselves together against me.

Young's Literal Translation
They have gaped on me with their mouth, In reproach they have smitten my cheeks, Together against me they set themselves.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Job Decries his Comforters
9His anger has torn me and opposed me; He gnashes His teeth at me. My adversary pierces me with His eyes. 10They open their mouths against me and strike my cheeks with contempt; they join together against me. 11God has delivered me to unjust men; He has thrown me to the clutches of the wicked.…

Cross References
Acts 23:2
At this, the high priest Ananias ordered those standing near Paul to strike him on the mouth.

Job 16:11
God has delivered me to unjust men; He has thrown me to the clutches of the wicked.

Job 30:12
The rabble arises at my right; they lay snares for my feet and build siege ramps against me.

Psalm 3:7
Arise, O LORD! Save me, O my God! Strike all my enemies on the jaw; break the teeth of the wicked.

Psalm 22:13
They open their jaws against me like lions that roar and maul.

Psalm 35:15
But when I stumbled, they assembled in glee; they gathered together against me. Assailants I did not know slandered me without ceasing.

Psalm 35:21
They gape at me and say, "Aha, aha! Our eyes have seen!"


Treasury of Scripture

They have gaped on me with their mouth; they have smitten me on the cheek reproachfully; they have gathered themselves together against me.

gaped

Psalm 22:13,16,17
They gaped upon me with their mouths, as a ravening and a roaring lion…

Psalm 35:21
Yea, they opened their mouth wide against me, and said, Aha, aha, our eye hath seen it.

Luke 23:35,36
And the people stood beholding. And the rulers also with them derided him, saying, He saved others; let him save himself, if he be Christ, the chosen of God…

they have smitten

1 Kings 22:24
But Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah went near, and smote Micaiah on the cheek, and said, Which way went the Spirit of the LORD from me to speak unto thee?

2 Chronicles 18:23
Then Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah came near, and smote Micaiah upon the cheek, and said, Which way went the Spirit of the LORD from me to speak unto thee?

Isaiah 50:6
I gave my back to the smiters, and my cheeks to them that plucked off the hair: I hid not my face from shame and spitting.

gathered

Psalm 35:15
But in mine adversity they rejoiced, and gathered themselves together: yea, the abjects gathered themselves together against me, and I knew it not; they did tear me, and ceased not:

Psalm 94:21
They gather themselves together against the soul of the righteous, and condemn the innocent blood.

Acts 4:27
For of a truth against thy holy child Jesus, whom thou hast anointed, both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the people of Israel, were gathered together,









Verse 10. - They have gaped upon me with their mouth. The "man of sorrows" of the Old Testament is, in many respects, a type of the "Man of sorrows" of the New; and, in the Messianic psalms, David constantly applies to Christ expressions which Job had used in reference to himself (see Psalm 22:13). They have smitten me upon the cheek reproachfully (comp. Micah 5:1; Matthew 27:30; Luke 22:64; John 18:22). They have gathered themselves together against me (see Psalm 35:15, and compare, in illustration of the literal and historical sense, Job 30:1, 10-14).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
They open
פָּעֲר֬וּ (pā·‘ă·rū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 6473: To open wide (the mouth)

their mouths
בְּפִיהֶ֗ם (bə·p̄î·hem)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 6310: The mouth, edge, portion, side, according to

against me
עָלַ֨י ׀ (‘ā·lay)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

and strike
הִכּ֣וּ (hik·kū)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 5221: To strike

my cheeks
לְחָיָ֑י (lə·ḥā·yāy)
Noun - fdc | first person common singular
Strong's 3895: The cheek, the jaw-bone

with contempt;
בְּ֭חֶרְפָּה (bə·ḥer·pāh)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 2781: Contumely, disgrace, the pudenda

they join
יִתְמַלָּאֽוּן׃ (yiṯ·mal·lā·’ūn)
Verb - Hitpael - Imperfect - third person masculine plural | Paragogic nun
Strong's 4390: To fill, be full of

together
יַ֝֗חַד (ya·ḥaḏ)
Adverb
Strong's 3162: A unit, unitedly

against me.
עָלַ֥י (‘ā·lay)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against


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