Job 16:12
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New International Version
All was well with me, but he shattered me; he seized me by the neck and crushed me. He has made me his target;

King James Bible
I was at ease, but he hath broken me asunder: he hath also taken me by my neck, and shaken me to pieces, and set me up for his mark.

Darby Bible Translation
I was at rest, but he hath shattered me; he hath taken me by the neck and shaken me to pieces, and set me up for his mark.

World English Bible
I was at ease, and he broke me apart. Yes, he has taken me by the neck, and dashed me to pieces. He has also set me up for his target.

Young's Literal Translation
At ease I have been, and he breaketh me, And he hath laid hold on my neck, And he breaketh me in pieces, And he raiseth me to him for a mark.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

He teareth me in his wrath - Who the person is that is spoken of in this verse, and onward to the end of the fourteenth, has been a question on which commentators have greatly differed. Some think God, others Eliphaz, is intended: I think neither. Probably God permitted Satan to show himself to Job, and the horrible form which he and his demons assumed increased the misery under which Job had already suffered so much. All the expressions, from this to the end of the fourteenth verse, may be easily understood on this principle; e.g., Job 16:9 : "He (Satan) gnasheth upon me with his teeth; mine enemy sharpeneth his eyes upon me." Job 16:10 : "They (demons) have gaped on me with their mouth; - they have gathered themselves together against me." Job 16:11 : "God hath delivered me to the ungodly, (עויל avil, to the Evil One), and turned me over into the hands of the wicked." He hath abandoned me to be tortured by the tempter and his host. If we consider all these expressions as referring to Job's three friends, we must, in that case, acknowledge that the figures are all strained to an insufferable height, so as not to be justified by any figure of speech.

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at ease

Job 1:2,3 And there were born to him seven sons and three daughters...

Job 3:26 I was not in safety, neither had I rest, neither was I quiet; yet trouble came.

Job 29:3,18,19 When his candle shined on my head, and when by his light I walked through darkness...

broken me

Job 4:10 The roaring of the lion, and the voice of the fierce lion, and the teeth of the young lions, are broken.

Psalm 44:19 Though you have sore broken us in the place of dragons, and covered us with the shadow of death.

Lamentations 3:4 My flesh and my skin has he made old; he has broken my bones.

Matthew 21:44 And whoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.

by my neck

Job 15:26 He runs on him, even on his neck, on the thick bosses of his bucklers:

Romans 16:4 Who have for my life laid down their own necks: to whom not only I give thanks, but also all the churches of the Gentiles.


Lamentations 3:11 He has turned aside my ways, and pulled me in pieces: he has made me desolate.

Ezekiel 29:7 When they took hold of you by your hand, you did break, and rend all their shoulder: and when they leaned on you, you brake...

set me up

Job 7:12,20 Am I a sea, or a whale, that you set a watch over me...

Lamentations 3:12 He has bent his bow, and set me as a mark for the arrow.

Epistle Xlv. To Theoctista, Patrician .
To Theoctista, Patrician [153] . Gregory to Theoctista, &c. We ought to give great thanks to Almighty God, that our most pious and most benignant Emperors have near them kinsfolk of their race, whose life and conversation is such as to give us all great joy. Hence too we should continually pray for these our lords, that their life, with that of all who belong to them, may by the protection of heavenly grace be preserved through long and tranquil times. I have to inform you, however, that I have
Saint Gregory the Great—the Epistles of Saint Gregory the Great

The Birth of Jesus Proclaimed by Angels to the Shepherds.
(Near Bethlehem, b.c. 5.) ^C Luke II. 8-20. ^c 8 And there were shepherds in the same country [they were in the same fields from which David had been called to tend God's Israel, or flock] abiding in the field, and keeping watch by night over their flock. [When the flock is too far from the village to lead it to the fold at night, these shepherds still so abide with it in the field, even in the dead of winter.] 9 And an angel of the Lord stood by them [He stood upon the earth at their side, and did
J. W. McGarvey—The Four-Fold Gospel

Cross References
Job 7:20
If I have sinned, what have I done to you, you who see everything we do? Why have you made me your target? Have I become a burden to you?

Job 9:17
He would crush me with a storm and multiply my wounds for no reason.

Job 16:11
God has turned me over to the ungodly and thrown me into the clutches of the wicked.

Lamentations 3:11
he dragged me from the path and mangled me and left me without help.

Lamentations 3:12
He drew his bow and made me the target for his arrows.

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