New International Version
"I have heard many things like these; you are miserable comforters, all of you!
King James Bible
I have heard many such things: miserable comforters are ye all.
Darby Bible Translation
I have heard many such things: grievous comforters are ye all.
World English Bible
"I have heard many such things. You are all miserable comforters!
Young's Literal Translation
I have heard many such things, Miserable comforters are ye all.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
I have heard many such things - These sayings of the ancients are not strange to me; but they do not apply to my case: ye see me in affliction; ye should endeavor to console me. This ye do not; and yet ye pretend to do it! Miserable comforters are ye all.
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miserable. or, troublesome
LibraryEpistle Xlv. To Theoctista, Patrician .
To Theoctista, Patrician  . 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 …
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You, however, smear me with lies; you are worthless physicians, all of you!
Then Job replied:
"So how can you console me with your nonsense? Nothing is left of your answers but falsehood!"
Scorn has broken my heart and has left me helpless; I looked for sympathy, but there was none, for comforters, but I found none.
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