Job 16:2
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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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Clarke'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.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Job 6:6,25 Can that which is unsavory be eaten without salt? or is there any taste in the white of an egg...

Job 11:2,3 Should not the multitude of words be answered? and should a man full of talk be justified...

Job 13:5 O that you would altogether hold your peace! and it should be your wisdom.

Job 19:2,3 How long will you vex my soul, and break me in pieces with words...

Job 26:2,3 How have you helped him that is without power? how save you the arm that has no strength...

James 1:19 Why, my beloved brothers, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:

miserable. or, troublesome

Job 13:4 But you are forgers of lies, you are all physicians of no value.

Psalm 69:26 For they persecute him whom you have smitten; and they talk to the grief of those whom you have wounded.

Philippians 1:16 The one preach Christ of contention, not sincerely, supposing to add affliction to my bonds:

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 13:4
You, however, smear me with lies; you are worthless physicians, all of you!

Job 16:1
Then Job replied:

Job 21:34
"So how can you console me with your nonsense? Nothing is left of your answers but falsehood!"

Psalm 69:20
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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