Job 19:6
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New International Version
then know that God has wronged me and drawn his net around me.

King James Bible
Know now that God hath overthrown me, and hath compassed me with his net.

Darby Bible Translation
Know now that +God hath overthrown me, and hath surrounded me with his net.

World English Bible
know now that God has subverted me, and has surrounded me with his net.

Young's Literal Translation
Know now, that God turned me upside down, And His net against me hath set round,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Know now that God hath overthrown me - The matter is between him and me, and he has not commissioned you to add reproaches to his chastisements.

And hath compassed me with his net - There may be an allusion here to the different modes of hunting which have been already referred to in the preceding chapter. But if we take the whole verse together, and read the latter clause before the former, thus, "Know, therefore, that God hath encompassed me with his net, and overthrown me;" the allusion may be to an ancient mode of combat practiced among the ancient Persians, ancient Goths, and among the Romans. The custom among the Romans was this: "One of the combatants was armed with a sword and shield, the other with a trident and net. The net he endeavored to cast over the head of his adversary, in which, when he succeeded, the entangled person was soon pulled down by a noose that fastened round the neck, and then despatched. The person who carried the net and trident was called Retiarius, and the other who carried the sword and shield was termed Secutor, or the pursuer, because, when the Retiarius missed his throw, he was obliged to run about the ground till he got his net in order for a second throw, while the Secutor followed hard to prevent and despatch him." The Persians in old times used what was called (Persic) kumund, the noose. It was not a net, but a sort of running loop, which horsemen endeavored to cast over the heads of their enemies that they might pull them off their horses. That the Goths used a hoop net fastened to a pole, which they endeavored to throw over the heads of their foes, is attested by Olaus Magnus, Hist. de Gentibus Septentrionalibus, Rom. 1555, lib. xi., cap. 13, De diversis Modis praeliandi Finnorum. His words are, Quidam restibus instar retium ferinorum ductilibus sublimi jactatione utuntur: ubi enim cum hoste congressi sunt, injiciunt eos restes quasi laqueos in caput resistentis, ut equum aut hominem ad se trahant. "Some use elastic ropes, formed like hunting nets, which they throw aloft; and when they come in contact with the enemy, they throw these ropes over the head of their opponent, and by this means they can then drag either man or horse to themselves." At the head of the page he gives a wood-cut representing the net, and the manner of throwing it over the head of the enemy. To such a device Job might allude, God hath encompassed me with his Net, and overthrown me.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Job 7:20 I have sinned; what shall I do to you, O you preserver of men? why have you set me as a mark against you...

Job 16:11-14 God has delivered me to the ungodly, and turned me over into the hands of the wicked...

Psalm 44:9-14 But you have cast off, and put us to shame; and go not forth with our armies...

Psalm 66:10-12 For you, O God, have proved us: you have tried us, as silver is tried...


Job 18:8-10 For he is cast into a net by his own feet, and he walks on a snare...

Lamentations 1:12,13 Is it nothing to you, all you that pass by? behold, and see if there be any sorrow like to my sorrow, which is done to me...

Ezekiel 12:13 My net also will I spread on him, and he shall be taken in my snare: and I will bring him to Babylon to the land of the Chaldeans...

Ezekiel 32:3 Thus said the Lord GOD; I will therefore spread out my net over you with a company of many people...

Hosea 7:12 When they shall go, I will spread my net on them; I will bring them down as the fowls of the heaven; I will chastise them...

June 28 Morning
I know that my Redeemer liveth.--JOB 19:25. If, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.--This man, because he continueth ever, hath an unchangeable priesthood. Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them. Because I live, ye shall live also.--If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

I Know that My Redeemer Liveth
Our text deserves our profound attention; its preface would hardly have been written had not the matter been of the utmost importance in the judgment of the patriarch who uttered it. Listen to Job's remarkable desire: "Oh that my words were now written! oh that they were printed in a book! That they were graven with an iron pen and lead in the rock for ever!" Perhaps, hardly aware of the full meaning of the words he was uttering, yet his holy soul was impressed with a sense of some weighty revelation
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 9: 1863

Whether the Dead Can be Assisted by the Works of the Living?
Objection 1: It would seem that the dead cannot be assisted by the works of the living. First, because the Apostle says (2 Cor. 5:10): "We must all be manifested before the judgment seat of Christ, that every one may receive the proper things of the body, according as he hath done." Therefore nothing can accrue to a man from the works of others, which are done after his death and when he is no longer in the body. Objection 2: Further, this also seems to follow from the words of Apoc. 14:13, "Blessed
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Heralds of the Morning
One of the most solemn and yet most glorious truths revealed in the Bible is that of Christ's second coming to complete the great work of redemption. To God's pilgrim people, so long left to sojourn in "the region and shadow of death," a precious, joy-inspiring hope is given in the promise of His appearing, who is "the resurrection and the life," to "bring home again His banished." The doctrine of the second advent is the very keynote of the Sacred Scriptures. From the day when the first pair turned
Ellen Gould White—The Great Controversy

Cross References
Luke 21:20
"When you see Jerusalem being surrounded by armies, you will know that its desolation is near.

Job 3:23
Why is life given to a man whose way is hidden, whom God has hedged in?

Job 6:29
Relent, do not be unjust; reconsider, for my integrity is at stake.

Job 10:3
Does it please you to oppress me, to spurn the work of your hands, while you smile on the plans of the wicked?

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

Job 18:8
His feet thrust him into a net; he wanders into its mesh.

Job 19:22
Why do you pursue me as God does? Will you never get enough of my flesh?

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