Job 16:13
New International Version
his archers surround me. Without pity, he pierces my kidneys and spills my gall on the ground.

New Living Translation
and now his archers surround me. His arrows pierce me without mercy. The ground is wet with my blood.

English Standard Version
his archers surround me. He slashes open my kidneys and does not spare; he pours out my gall on the ground.

Berean Study Bible
His archers surround me. He pierces my kidneys without mercy and spills my gall on the ground.

New American Standard Bible
"His arrows surround me. Without mercy He splits my kidneys open; He pours out my gall on the ground.

New King James Version
His archers surround me. He pierces my heart and does not pity; He pours out my gall on the ground.

King James Bible
His archers compass me round about, he cleaveth my reins asunder, and doth not spare; he poureth out my gall upon the ground.

Christian Standard Bible
his archers surround me. He pierces my kidneys without mercy and pours my bile on the ground.

Contemporary English Version
for his arrows, and without showing mercy, he slashed my stomach open, spilling out my insides.

Good News Translation
and shoots arrows at me from every side--arrows that pierce and wound me; and even then he shows no pity.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
His archers surround me. He pierces my kidneys without mercy and pours my bile on the ground.

International Standard Version
His archers surround me, slashing open my kidneys without pity; he pours out my gall on the ground.

NET Bible
his archers surround me. Without pity he pierces my kidneys and pours out my gall on the ground.

New Heart English Bible
His archers surround me. He splits my kidneys apart, and does not spare. He pours out my gall on the ground.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
and his archers surrounded me. He slashes open my kidneys without mercy and spills my blood on the ground.

JPS Tanakh 1917
His archers compass me round about, He cleaveth my reins asunder, and doth not spare; He poureth out my gall upon the ground.

New American Standard 1977
“His arrows surround me. Without mercy He splits my kidneys open; He pours out my gall on the ground.

Jubilee Bible 2000
His archers compassed me round about; he cleaved my kidneys asunder and did not spare; he poured out my gall upon the ground.

King James 2000 Bible
His archers surround me, he slashes my kidneys asunder, and does not spare; he pours out my gall upon the ground.

American King James Version
His archers compass me round about, he splits my reins asunder, and does not spare; he pours out my gall on the ground.

American Standard Version
His archers compass me round about; He cleaveth my reins asunder, and doth not spare; He poureth out my gall upon the ground.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
When I was at peace he distracted me: he took me by the hair of the head, and plucked it out: he set me up as a mark.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He hath compassed me round about with his lances, he hath wounded my loins, he hath not spared, and hath poured out my bowels on the earth.

Darby Bible Translation
His arrows encompass me round about, he cleaveth my reins asunder and doth not spare; he poureth out my gall upon the ground.

English Revised Version
His archers compass me round about, he cleaveth my reins asunder, and doth not spare; he poureth out my gall upon the ground.

Webster's Bible Translation
His archers encompass me; he cleaveth my reins asunder, and doth not spare; he poureth out my gall upon the ground.

World English Bible
His archers surround me. He splits my kidneys apart, and does not spare. He pours out my gall on the ground.

Young's Literal Translation
Go round against me do his archers. He splitteth my reins, and spareth not, He poureth out to the earth my gall.
Study Bible
Job Decries his Comforters
12I was at ease, but He shattered me; He seized me by the neck and crushed me. He has set me up as His target; 13His archers surround me. He pierces my kidneys without mercy and spills my gall on the ground. 14He breaks me with wound upon wound; He rushes me like a mighty warrior.…
Cross References
Job 6:4
For the arrows of the Almighty have pierced me; my spirit drinks in their poison; the terrors of God are arrayed against me.

Job 19:12
His troops advance together; they construct a ramp against me and encamp around my tent.

Job 20:25
It is drawn out of his back, the gleaming point out of his liver. Terrors come over him.

Job 25:3
Can His troops be numbered? On whom does His light not rise?

Lamentations 2:4
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.

Lamentations 2:11
My eyes fail from weeping; I am churning within. My heart is poured out in grief over the destruction of the daughter of my people, because children and infants faint in the streets of the city.

Lamentations 3:11
He forced me off my path and tore me to pieces; He left me without help.

Treasury of Scripture

His archers compass me round about, he splits my reins asunder, and does not spare; he pours out my gall on the ground.

archers

Job 6:4
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.

Genesis 49:23
The archers have sorely grieved him, and shot at him, and hated him:

Psalm 7:12,13
If he turn not, he will whet his sword; he hath bent his bow, and made it ready…

he cleaveth

Job 19:27
Whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not another; though my reins be consumed within me.

Lamentations 3:13
He hath caused the arrows of his quiver to enter into my reins.

doth

Job 6:10
Then should I yet have comfort; yea, I would harden myself in sorrow: let him not spare; for I have not concealed the words of the Holy One.

Deuteronomy 29:20
The LORD will not spare him, but then the anger of the LORD and his jealousy shall smoke against that man, and all the curses that are written in this book shall lie upon him, and the LORD shall blot out his name from under heaven.

Ezekiel 5:11
Wherefore, as I live, saith the Lord GOD; Surely, because thou hast defiled my sanctuary with all thy detestable things, and with all thine abominations, therefore will I also diminish thee; neither shall mine eye spare, neither will I have any pity.

poureth

Job 20:25
It is drawn, and cometh out of the body; yea, the glittering sword cometh out of his gall: terrors are upon him.

Lamentations 2:11
Mine eyes do fail with tears, my bowels are troubled, my liver is poured upon the earth, for the destruction of the daughter of my people; because the children and the sucklings swoon in the streets of the city.







Lexicon
His archers
רַבָּ֗יו (rab·bāw)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7228: An archer

surround me.
יָ֘סֹ֤בּוּ (yā·sōb·bū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5437: To turn about, go around, surround

He pierces
יְפַלַּ֣ח (yə·p̄al·laḥ)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6398: To slice, break open, pierce

my kidneys
כִּ֭לְיוֹתַי (kil·yō·w·ṯay)
Noun - feminine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 3629: A kidney, the mind

without
וְלֹ֣א (wə·lō)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

mercy
יַחְמ֑וֹל (yaḥ·mō·wl)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2550: To commiserate, to spare

and spills
יִשְׁפֹּ֥ךְ (yiš·pōḵ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8210: To spill forth, to expend, to sprawl out

my gall
מְרֵרָֽתִי׃ (mə·rê·rā·ṯî)
Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 4845: Bile

on the ground.
לָ֝אָ֗רֶץ (lā·’ā·reṣ)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 776: Earth, land
Verse 13. - His archers compass me round about. God is represented, not as himself the shooter of the arrows, but as surrounding Job with a body of archers, who are under his command and carry out his will. So, generally, Scripture represents the judgments of God as carried out by interior agents (see 2 Samuel 24:16; 1 Chronicles 21:15; 2 Kings 19:35, etc.). He cleaveth my reins asunder, and doth not spare. The allusion is probably to Job's physical sufferings, which included severe pains in the lumbar region. He poureth out my gall upon the ground. The rupture of the gallbladder causes the contents to be sprit upon the ground. 16:6-16 Here is a doleful representation of Job's grievances. What reason we have to bless God, that we are not making such complaints! Even good men, when in great troubles, have much ado not to entertain hard thoughts of God. Eliphaz had represented Job as unhumbled under his affliction: No, says Job, I know better things; the dust is now the fittest place for me. In this he reminds us of Christ, who was a man of sorrows, and pronounced those blessed that mourn, for they shall be comforted.
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