Job 10:16
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New International Version
If I hold my head high, you stalk me like a lion and again display your awesome power against me.

King James Bible
For it increaseth. Thou huntest me as a fierce lion: and again thou shewest thyself marvellous upon me.

Darby Bible Translation
And it increaseth: thou huntest me as a fierce lion; and ever again thou shewest thy marvellous power upon me.

World English Bible
If my head is held high, you hunt me like a lion. Again you show yourself powerful to me.

Young's Literal Translation
And it riseth -- as a lion Thou huntest me. And Thou turnest back -- Thou shewest Thyself wonderful in me.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

For it increaseth - Probably this refers to the affliction mentioned above, which is increased in proportion to its duration. Every day made his escape from such a load of evils less and less probable.

Thou huntest me as a fierce lion - As the hunters attack the king of beasts in the forest, so my friends attack me. They assail me on every side.

Thou showest thyself marvelous - Thy designs, thy ways, thy works, are all incomprehensible to me; thou dost both confound and overpower me. Mr. Good translates thus: -

"For uprousing as a ravenous lion dost thou spring upon me.

And again thou showest over me thy vast power."

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Thou huntest

Isaiah 38:13 I reckoned till morning, that, as a lion, so will he break all my bones: from day even to night will you make an end of me.

Lamentations 3:10 He was to me as a bear lying in wait, and as a lion in secret places.

Hosea 13:7,8 Therefore I will be to them as a lion: as a leopard by the way will I observe them...

Amos 3:8 The lion has roared, who will not fear? the Lord GOD has spoken, who can but prophesy?

marvellous

Numbers 16:29,30 If these men die the common death of all men, or if they be visited after the visitation of all men; then the LORD has not sent me...

Deuteronomy 28:59 Then the LORD will make your plagues wonderful, and the plagues of your seed, even great plagues, and of long continuance...

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The Sweet Uses of Adversity
Now, I propose to address myself to the two classes of persons who are making use of this question. First, I shall speak to the tried saint; and then I shall speak to the seeking sinner, who has been seeking peace and pardon through Christ, but who has not as yet found it, but, on the contrary, has been buffeted by the law, and driven away from the mercy-seat in despair. I. First, then, to THE CHILD OF GOD. I have--I know I have--in this great assembly, some who have come to Job's position. They
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 5: 1859

Whether the Damned are in Material Darkness?
Objection 1: It would seem that the damned are not in material darkness. For commenting on Job 10:22, "But everlasting horror dwelleth," Gregory says (Moral. ix): "Although that fire will give no light for comfort, yet, that it may torment the more it does give light for a purpose, for by the light of its flame the wicked will see their followers whom they have drawn thither from the world." Therefore the darkness there is not material. Objection 2: Further, the damned see their own punishment, for
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

How is Christ, as the Life, to be Applied by a Soul that Misseth God's Favour and Countenance.
The sixth case, that we shall speak a little to, is a deadness, occasioned by the Lord's hiding of himself, who is their life, and "the fountain of life," Ps. xxxvi. 9, and "whose loving-kindness is better than life," Ps. lxiii. 3, and "in whose favour is their life," Ps. xxx. 5. A case, which the frequent complaints of the saints manifest to be rife enough, concerning which we shall, 1. Shew some of the consequences of the Lord's hiding his face, whereby the soul's case will appear. 2. Shew the
John Brown (of Wamphray)—Christ The Way, The Truth, and The Life

The Beginning of Justification. In what Sense Progressive.
1. Men either idolatrous, profane, hypocritical, or regenerate. 1. Idolaters void of righteousness, full of unrighteousness, and hence in the sight of God altogether wretched and undone. 2. Still a great difference in the characters of men. This difference manifested. 1. In the gifts of God. 2. In the distinction between honorable and base. 3. In the blessings of he present life. 3. All human virtue, how praiseworthy soever it may appear, is corrupted. 1. By impurity of heart. 2. By the absence of
John Calvin—The Institutes of the Christian Religion

Cross References
Job 5:9
He performs wonders that cannot be fathomed, miracles that cannot be counted.

Isaiah 38:13
I waited patiently till dawn, but like a lion he broke all my bones; day and night you made an end of me.

Lamentations 3:10
Like a bear lying in wait, like a lion in hiding,

Hosea 13:7
So I will be like a lion to them, like a leopard I will lurk by the path.

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