Job 16:2
New International Version
"I have heard many things like these; you are miserable comforters, all of you!

New Living Translation
“I have heard all this before. What miserable comforters you are!

English Standard Version
“I have heard many such things; miserable comforters are you all.

Berean Study Bible
“I have heard many things like these; miserable comforters are you all.

New American Standard Bible
"I have heard many such things; Sorry comforters are you all.

New King James Version
“I have heard many such things; Miserable comforters are you all!

King James Bible
I have heard many such things: miserable comforters are ye all.

Christian Standard Bible
I have heard many things like these. You are all miserable comforters.

Contemporary English Version
I have often heard this, and it offers no comfort.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I have heard many things like these. You are all miserable comforters.

International Standard Version
"I've heard many things like this. What miserable comforters you all are!

NET Bible
"I have heard many things like these before. What miserable comforters are you all!

New Heart English Bible
"I have heard many such things. You are all miserable comforters.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"I have heard many things like this before. You are all pathetic at comforting me.

JPS Tanakh 1917
I have heard many such things; Sorry comforters are ye all.

New American Standard 1977
“I have heard many such things; Sorry comforters are you all.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Many times I have heard such things; miserable comforters are ye all.

King James 2000 Bible
I have heard many such things: miserable comforters are you all.

American King James Version
I have heard many such things: miserable comforters are you all.

American Standard Version
I have heard many such things: Miserable comforters are ye all.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
I have heard many such things: poor comforters are ye all.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I have often heard such things as these: you are all troublesome comforters.

Darby Bible Translation
I have heard many such things: grievous comforters are ye all.

English Revised Version
I have heard many such things: miserable comforters are ye all.

Webster's Bible Translation
I have heard many such things: miserable comforters are ye all.

World English Bible
"I have heard many such things. You are all miserable comforters!

Young's Literal Translation
I have heard many such things, Miserable comforters are ye all.
Study Bible
Job Decries his Comforters
1Then Job answered: 2“I have heard many things like these; miserable comforters are you all. 3Is there no end to your long-winded speeches? What provokes you to continue testifying?…
Cross References
Job 13:4
You, however, smear with lies; you are all worthless physicians.

Job 16:1
Then Job answered:

Job 21:34
So how can you comfort me with empty words? For your answers remain full of falsehood."

Psalm 69:20
Insults have broken my heart, and I am in despair. I looked for sympathy, but there was none, for comforters, but I found no one.

Treasury of Scripture

I have heard many such things: miserable comforters are you all.

heard

Job 6:6,25
Can that which is unsavoury be eaten without salt? or is there any taste in the white of an egg? …

Job 11:2,3
Should not the multitude of words be answered? and should a man full of talk be justified? …

Job 13:5
O that ye would altogether hold your peace! and it should be your wisdom.

miserable.

Job 13:4
But ye are forgers of lies, ye are all physicians of no value.

Psalm 69:26
For they persecute him whom thou hast smitten; and they talk to the grief of those whom thou hast wounded.

Philippians 1:16
The one preach Christ of contention, not sincerely, supposing to add affliction to my bonds:







Lexicon
“I have heard
שָׁמַ֣עְתִּי (šā·ma‘·tî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 8085: To hear intelligently

many
רַבּ֑וֹת (rab·bō·wṯ)
Adjective - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7227: Much, many, great

things like these;
כְאֵ֣לֶּה (ḵə·’êl·leh)
Preposition-k | Pronoun - common plural
Strong's Hebrew 428: These, those

miserable
עָמָ֣ל (‘ā·māl)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5999: Toil, wearing effort, worry, wheth, of body, mind

comforters
מְנַחֲמֵ֖י (mə·na·ḥă·mê)
Verb - Piel - Participle - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 5162: To sigh, breathe strongly, to be sorry, to pity, console, rue, to avenge

are you all.
כֻּלְּכֶֽם׃ (kul·lə·ḵem)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every
(2) I have heard many such things.--Trite rather than true, or at least the whole truth.

"Common is the common-place,

And vacant chaff well meant for grain."

16:1-5 Eliphaz had represented Job's discourses as unprofitable, and nothing to the purpose; Job here gives his the same character. Those who pass censures, must expect to have them retorted; it is easy, it is endless, but what good does it do? Angry answers stir up men's passions, but never convince their judgments, nor set truth in a clear light. What Job says of his friends is true of all creatures, in comparison with God; one time or other we shall be made to see and own that miserable comforters are they all. When under convictions of sin, terrors of conscience, or the arrests of death, only the blessed Spirit can comfort effectually; all others, without him, do it miserably, and to no purpose. Whatever our brethren's sorrows are, we ought by sympathy to make them our own; they may soon be so.
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