Job 19:21
New International Version
"Have pity on me, my friends, have pity, for the hand of God has struck me.

New Living Translation
“Have mercy on me, my friends, have mercy, for the hand of God has struck me.

English Standard Version
Have mercy on me, have mercy on me, O you my friends, for the hand of God has touched me!

Berean Study Bible
Have pity on me, my friends, have pity, for the hand of God has struck me.

King James Bible
Have pity upon me, have pity upon me, O ye my friends; for the hand of God hath touched me.

New King James Version
“Have pity on me, have pity on me, O you my friends, For the hand of God has struck me!

New American Standard Bible
“Pity me, pity me, you friends of mine, For the hand of God has struck me.

NASB 1995
"Pity me, pity me, O you my friends, For the hand of God has struck me.

NASB 1977
“Pity me, pity me, O you my friends, For the hand of God has struck me.

Amplified Bible
“Have pity on me! Have pity on me, O you my friends, For the hand of God has touched me.

Christian Standard Bible
Have mercy on me, my friends, have mercy, for God’s hand has struck me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Have mercy on me, my friends, have mercy, for God's hand has struck me.

American Standard Version
Have pity upon me, have pity upon me, O ye my friends; For the hand of God hath touched me.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Have pity on me! Have pity on me, you my friends, because it is the hand of God that has touched me!

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Pity me, pity me, O friends; for it is the hand of the Lord that has touched me.

Contemporary English Version
My friends, I beg you for pity! God has made me his target.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Have pity on me, have pity on me, at least you my friends, because the hand of the Lord hath touched me.

English Revised Version
Have pity upon me, have pity upon me, O ye my friends; for the hand of God hath touched me.

Good News Translation
You are my friends! Take pity on me! The hand of God has struck me down.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Have pity on me, my friends! Have pity on me because God's hand has struck me down.

International Standard Version
"Be gracious to me, be gracious to me, my friends, because God's hand has struck me.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Have pity upon me, have pity upon me, O ye my friends; For the hand of God hath touched me.

Literal Standard Version
Pity me, pity me, you my friends, "" For the hand of God has struck against me.

NET Bible
Have pity on me, my friends, have pity on me, for the hand of God has struck me.

New Heart English Bible
"Have pity on me, have pity on me, you my friends; for the hand of God has touched me.

World English Bible
"Have pity on me, have pity on me, you my friends; for the hand of God has touched me.

Young's Literal Translation
Pity me, pity me, ye my friends, For the hand of God hath stricken against me.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Job: My Redeemer Lives
20My skin and flesh cling to my bones; I have escaped by the skin of my teeth. 21Have pity on me, my friends, have pity, for the hand of God has struck me. 22Why do you persecute me as God does? Will you never get enough of my flesh?…

Cross References
Acts 13:11
Now look, the hand of the Lord is against you, and for a time you will be blind and unable to see the light of the sun." Immediately mist and darkness came over him, and he groped about, seeking someone to lead him by the hand.

Ruth 1:13
would you wait for them to grow up? Would you refrain from having husbands? No, my daughters, it grieves me very much for your sakes that the hand of the LORD has gone out against me."

Job 1:11
But stretch out Your hand and strike all that he has, and he will surely curse You to Your face."

Job 4:5
But now trouble has come upon you, and you are weary. It strikes you, and you are dismayed.

Psalm 38:2
For Your arrows have pierced me deeply, and Your hand has pressed down on me.


Treasury of Scripture

Have pity on me, have pity on me, O you my friends; for the hand of God has touched me.

have pity

Job 6:14
To him that is afflicted pity should be shewed from his friend; but he forsaketh the fear of the Almighty.

Romans 12:15
Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.

1 Corinthians 12:26
And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it.

the hand

Job 1:11
But put forth thine hand now, and touch all that he hath, and he will curse thee to thy face.

Job 2:5,10
But put forth thine hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will curse thee to thy face…

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.









(21) Have pity upon me.--Now comes once more an exceeding great and bitter cry. (Comp. Job 16:20.)

Verse 21. - Have pity upon me, have pity upon me, O my friends. On the enumeration of his various woes, Job's appeal for pity follows. We must not regard it as addressed merely to the three so-called "friends" (Job 2:11) or "comforters" (Job 16:2), Eliphaz, Bildad, and Zophar. It is an appeal to all those who are around him and about him, whose sympathies have been bither to estranged (vers. 13-19), but whose regard he does not despair of winning back. Will they not, when they perceive the extremity and variety of his sufferings, be moved to compassion by them, and commiserate him in his day of calamity? For the hand of God hath touched me. To the "comforters" this is no argument. They deem him unworthy of pity on the very ground that he is "smitten of God, and afflicted" (Isaiah 53:4); since they hold that, being so smitten, he must have' deserved his calamity. But to unprejudiced persons, not wedded to a theory, such an aggravation of his woe would naturally seem to render him a greater object of pity and compassion.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Have pity on me,
חָנֻּ֬נִי (ḥān·nu·nî)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural | first person common singular
Strong's 2603: To bend, stoop in kindness to an inferior, to favor, bestow, to implore

my friends,
רֵעָ֑י (rê·‘āy)
Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's 7453: Friend, companion, fellow

have pity,
חָנֻּ֣נִי (ḥān·nu·nî)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural | first person common singular
Strong's 2603: To bend, stoop in kindness to an inferior, to favor, bestow, to implore

for
כִּ֥י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

the hand
יַד־ (yaḏ-)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 3027: A hand

of God
אֱ֝ל֗וֹהַּ (’ĕ·lō·w·ah)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 433: God -- a deity, the Deity

has struck
נָ֣גְעָה (nā·ḡə·‘āh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 5060: To touch, lay the hand upon, to reach, violently, to strike

me.
בִּֽי׃ (bî)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew


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