Job 17:2
New International Version
Surely mockers surround me; my eyes must dwell on their hostility.

New Living Translation
I am surrounded by mockers. I watch how bitterly they taunt me.

English Standard Version
Surely there are mockers about me, and my eye dwells on their provocation.

Berean Study Bible
Surely mockers surround me, and my eyes must gaze at their rebellion.

King James Bible
Are there not mockers with me? and doth not mine eye continue in their provocation?

New King James Version
Are not mockers with me? And does not my eye dwell on their provocation?

New American Standard Bible
“Mockers are certainly with me, And my eye gazes on their provocation.

NASB 1995
“Surely mockers are with me, And my eye gazes on their provocation.

NASB 1977
“Surely mockers are with me, And my eye gazes on their provocation.

Amplified Bible
“Surely there are mockers and mockery with me, And my eye gazes on their obstinacy and provocation.

Christian Standard Bible
Surely mockers surround me, and my eyes must gaze at their rebellion.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Surely mockers surround me and my eyes must gaze at their rebellion.

American Standard Version
Surely there are mockers with me, And mine eye dwelleth upon their provocation.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because there is no falsehood with me, and in their bitterness my spirit spends the night

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Weary I intreat; and what have I done? and strangers have stolen my goods.

Contemporary English Version
All I can see are angry crowds, making fun of me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I have not sinned, and my eye abideth in bitterness.

English Revised Version
Surely there are mockers with me, and mine eye abideth in their provocation.

Good News Translation
I watch how bitterly everyone mocks me.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Certainly, mockers are around me. My eyes are focused on their opposition.

International Standard Version
Mockers surround me; I cannot stop staring at their hostility all through the night.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Surely there are mockers with me, And mine eye abideth in their provocation.

Literal Standard Version
If not—mockeries [are] with me. And my eye lodges in their provocations.

NET Bible
Surely mockery is with me; my eyes must dwell on their hostility.

New Heart English Bible
Surely there are mockers with me. My eye dwells on their provocation.

World English Bible
Surely there are mockers with me. My eye dwells on their provocation.

Young's Literal Translation
If not -- mockeries are with me. And in their provocations mine eye lodgeth.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Job Prepares for Death
1“My spirit is broken; my days are extinguished; the grave awaits me. 2Surely mockers surround me, and my eyes must gaze at their rebellion. 3Give me, I pray, the pledge You demand. Who else will be my guarantor?…

Cross References
Job 11:3
Should your babbling put others to silence? Will you scoff without rebuke?

Job 12:4
I am a laughingstock to my friends, though I called on God, and He answered. The righteous and upright man is a laughingstock.

Job 17:6
He has made me a byword among the people, a man in whose face they spit.

Job 21:3
Bear with me while I speak; then, after I have spoken, you may go on mocking.


Treasury of Scripture

Are there not mockers with me? and does not my eye continue in their provocation?

mockers

Job 12:4
I am as one mocked of his neighbour, who calleth upon God, and he answereth him: the just upright man is laughed to scorn.

Job 13:9
Is it good that he should search you out? or as one man mocketh another, do ye so mock him?

Job 16:20
My friends scorn me: but mine eye poureth out tears unto God.

continue.

Psalm 25:13
His soul shall dwell at ease; and his seed shall inherit the earth.

Psalm 91:1
He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

provocation

1 Samuel 1:6,7
And her adversary also provoked her sore, for to make her fret, because the LORD had shut up her womb…









(2) Mine eye continue in their provocation?--"It sees, and can see nothing else; has nothing else to look upon ": a bitter reproach against his friends.

Verse 2. - Are there not mockers with me? literally, mockeries - the abstract for the concrete. (For the sentiment, comp. Job 16:20 and Job 30:1-14.) And doth not mine eye continue in their provocation? i.e. "Have I anything else to look upon? Are not the mockers always about me, always provoking me?"

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Surely
אִם־ (’im-)
Conjunction
Strong's 518: Lo!, whether?, if, although, Oh that!, when, not

mockers
הֲ֭תֻלִים (hă·ṯu·lîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 2049: A derision

surround me
עִמָּדִ֑י (‘im·mā·ḏî)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's 5978: Against, by, from, me, mine, of, that I take, unto,

and my eyes
עֵינִֽי׃ (‘ê·nî)
Noun - common singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 5869: An eye, a fountain

must gaze
תָּלַ֥ן (tā·lan)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect Jussive - third person feminine singular
Strong's 3885: To stop, to stay permanently, to be obstinate

at their rebellion.
וּ֝בְהַמְּרוֹתָ֗ם (ū·ḇə·ham·mə·rō·w·ṯām)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-b | Verb - Hifil - Infinitive construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 4784: To be contentious or rebellious


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