Job 16:8
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New International Version
You have shriveled me up--and it has become a witness; my gauntness rises up and testifies against me.

King James Bible
And thou hast filled me with wrinkles, which is a witness against me: and my leanness rising up in me beareth witness to my face.

Darby Bible Translation
Thou hast shrivelled me up! it is become a witness; and my leanness riseth up against me, it beareth witness to my face.

World English Bible
You have shriveled me up. This is a witness against me. My leanness rises up against me. It testifies to my face.

Young's Literal Translation
And Thou dost loathe me, For a witness it hath been, And rise up against me doth my failure, In my face it testifieth.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Thou hast filled me with wrinkles - If Job's disease were the elephantiasis, in which the whole skin is wrinkled as the skin of the elephant, from which this species of leprosy has taken its name, these words would apply most forcibly to it; but the whole passage, through its obscurity, has been variously rendered. Calmet unites it with the preceding, and Houbigant is not very different. He translates thus: - "For my trouble hath now weakened all my frame, and brought wrinkles over me: he is present as a witness, and ariseth against me, who telleth lies concerning me; he openly contradicts me to my face." Mr. Good translates nearly in the same way; others still differently.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And thou hast, etc. (Some render, 'thou has fettered me,' as kamat signifies in Arabic; but as it signifies in Syriac to be wrinkled, the common version seems, from the connexion, to be more correct; and if Job's disease were the elephantiasis, these words would apply most forcibly to the wrinkled state of the skin in that disorder.)

is a witness

Job 10:17 You renew your witnesses against me, and increase your indignation on me; changes and war are against me.

Ruth 1:21 I went out full and the LORD has brought me home again empty: why then call you me Naomi, seeing the LORD has testified against me...

Ephesians 5:27 That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing...

my leanness

Psalm 106:15 And he gave them their request; but sent leanness into their soul.

Isaiah 10:16 Therefore shall the Lord, the Lord of hosts, send among his fat ones leanness...

Isaiah 24:16 From the uttermost part of the earth have we heard songs, even glory to the righteous. But I said, My leanness, my leanness...

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 10:17
You bring new witnesses against me and increase your anger toward me; your forces come against me wave upon wave.

Job 17:7
My eyes have grown dim with grief; my whole frame is but a shadow.

Job 19:20
I am nothing but skin and bones; I have escaped only by the skin of my teeth.

Job 33:21
Their flesh wastes away to nothing, and their bones, once hidden, now stick out.

Psalm 109:24
My knees give way from fasting; my body is thin and gaunt.

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