Job 19:8
New International Version
He has blocked my way so I cannot pass; he has shrouded my paths in darkness.

New Living Translation
God has blocked my way so I cannot move. He has plunged my path into darkness.

English Standard Version
He has walled up my way, so that I cannot pass, and he has set darkness upon my paths.

Berean Study Bible
He has blocked my way so I cannot pass; He has veiled my paths with darkness.

King James Bible
He hath fenced up my way that I cannot pass, and he hath set darkness in my paths.

New King James Version
He has fenced up my way, so that I cannot pass; And He has set darkness in my paths.

New American Standard Bible
“He has blocked my way so that I cannot pass, And He has put darkness on my paths.

NASB 1995
“He has walled up my way so that I cannot pass, And He has put darkness on my paths.

NASB 1977
“He has walled up my way so that I cannot pass; And He has put darkness on my paths.

Amplified Bible
“He has walled up my way so that I cannot pass, And He has set darkness upon my paths.

Christian Standard Bible
He has blocked my way so that I cannot pass through; he has veiled my paths with darkness.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He has blocked my way so that I cannot pass through; He has veiled my paths with darkness.

American Standard Version
He hath walled up my way that I cannot pass, And hath set darkness in my paths.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
My ways he has fenced in that I may not pass, and laid darkness on my path

Brenton Septuagint Translation
I am fenced round about, and can by no means escape: he has set darkness before my face.

Contemporary English Version
God has me trapped with a wall of darkness

Douay-Rheims Bible
He hath hedged in my path round about, and I cannot pass, and in my way he hath set darkness.

English Revised Version
He hath fenced up my way that I cannot pass, and hath set darkness in my paths.

Good News Translation
God has blocked the way, and I can't get through; he has hidden my path in darkness.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"God has blocked my path so that I can't go on. He has made my paths dark.

International Standard Version
He blocked my path, so I cannot pass; and he turned out the lights on my pathways.

JPS Tanakh 1917
He hath fenced up my way that I cannot pass, And hath set darkness in my paths.

Literal Standard Version
He hedged up my way, and I do not pass over, And He places darkness on my paths.

NET Bible
He has blocked my way so I cannot pass, and has set darkness over my paths.

New Heart English Bible
He has walled up my way so that I can't pass, and has set darkness in my paths.

World English Bible
He has walled up my way so that I can't pass, and has set darkness in my paths.

Young's Literal Translation
My way He hedged up, and I pass not over, And on my paths darkness He placeth.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Job: My Redeemer Lives
7Though I cry out, ‘Violence!’ I get no response; though I call for help, there is no justice. 8He has blocked my way so I cannot pass; He has veiled my paths with darkness. 9He has stripped me of my honor and removed the crown from my head.…

Cross References
Job 3:23
Why is life given to a man whose way is hidden, whom God has hedged in?

Job 23:17
Yet I am not silenced by the darkness, by the thick darkness that covers my face.

Job 30:26
But when I hoped for good, evil came; when I looked for light, darkness fell.

Lamentations 3:5
He has besieged me and surrounded me with bitterness and hardship.

Lamentations 3:7
He has walled me in so I cannot escape; He has weighed me down with chains.

Lamentations 3:9
He has barred my ways with cut stones; He has made my paths crooked.

Hosea 2:6
Therefore, behold, I will hedge up her path with thorns; I will enclose her with a wall, so she cannot find her way.


Treasury of Scripture

He has fenced up my way that I cannot pass, and he has set darkness in my paths.

fenced

Job 3:23
Why is light given to a man whose way is hid, and whom God hath hedged in?

Psalm 88:8
Thou hast put away mine acquaintance far from me; thou hast made me an abomination unto them: I am shut up, and I cannot come forth.

Lamentations 3:7,9
He hath hedged me about, that I cannot get out: he hath made my chain heavy…

set

Joshua 24:7
And when they cried unto the LORD, he put darkness between you and the Egyptians, and brought the sea upon them, and covered them; and your eyes have seen what I have done in Egypt: and ye dwelt in the wilderness a long season.

Proverbs 4:19
The way of the wicked is as darkness: they know not at what they stumble.

Isaiah 50:10
Who is among you that feareth the LORD, that obeyeth the voice of his servant, that walketh in darkness, and hath no light? let him trust in the name of the LORD, and stay upon his God.









Verse 8. - He hath fenced up my way that I cannot pass (comp. Job 3:25; Job 13:27; Hosea 2:6), and he hath set darkness in my paths. Job complains of the want of light; in his heart he cries, Ἐν δὲ φάει καὶ ὄλεσσον. Nothing vexes him so much as his inability to understand why he is afflicted.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
He has blocked
גָ֭דַר (ḡā·ḏar)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1443: To wall up or off, to build a wall

my way
אָרְחִ֣י (’ā·rə·ḥî)
Noun - common singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 734: A well-trodden road, a caravan

so I cannot
וְלֹ֣א (wə·lō)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

pass;
אֶעֱב֑וֹר (’e·‘ĕ·ḇō·wr)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's 5674: To pass over, through, or by, pass on

He has veiled
וְעַ֥ל (wə·‘al)
Conjunctive waw | Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

my paths
נְ֝תִיבוֹתַ֗י (nə·ṯî·ḇō·w·ṯay)
Noun - feminine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's 5410: Path, pathway

with darkness.
חֹ֣שֶׁךְ (ḥō·šeḵ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 2822: The dark, darkness, misery, destruction, death, ignorance, sorrow, wickedness


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