Job 23:2
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New International Version
"Even today my complaint is bitter; his hand is heavy in spite of my groaning.

King James Bible
Even to day is my complaint bitter: my stroke is heavier than my groaning.

Darby Bible Translation
Even to-day is my complaint bitter: my stroke is heavier than my groaning.

World English Bible
"Even today my complaint is rebellious. His hand is heavy in spite of my groaning.

Young's Literal Translation
Also -- to-day is my complaint bitter, My hand hath been heavy because of my sighing.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Even to-day is my complaint bitter - Job goes on to maintain his own innocence, and shows that he has derived neither conviction nor consolation from the discourses of his friends. He grants that his complaint is bitter; but states that, loud as it may be, the affliction which he endures is heavier than his complaints are loud. Mr. Good translates: "And still is my complaint rebellion?" Do ye construe my lamentations over my unparalleled sufferings as rebellion against God? This, in fact, they had done from the beginning: and the original will justify the version of Mr. Good; for מרי meri, which we translate bitter, may be derived from מרה marah, "he rebelled."

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

my complaint

Job 6:2 Oh that my grief were thoroughly weighed, and my calamity laid in the balances together!

Job 10:1 My soul is weary of my life; I will leave my complaint on myself; I will speak in the bitterness of my soul.

Lamentations 3:19,20 Remembering my affliction and my misery, the wormwood and the gall...

Psalm 77:2-9 In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord: my sore ran in the night, and ceased not: my soul refused to be comforted...

stroke. Heb. hand. heavier

Job 11:6 And that he would show you the secrets of wisdom...

April 4 Evening
Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.--PSA. 61:2. Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. When my spirit was overwhelmed within me, then thou knewest my path.--He knoweth the way that I take: when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold.--Lord, thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations.--Thou
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

November 24 Evening
What doest thou here, Elijah?--I KGS. 19:9. He knoweth the way that I take.--O Lord, thou hast searched me, and known me. Thou knowest my downsitting, and mine uprising; thou understandest my thought afar off. Thou compassest my path, and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways. Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence? If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

Of the Decrees of God.
Eph. i. 11.--"Who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will."--Job xxiii. 13. "He is in one mind, and who can turn him? and what his soul desireth, even that he doeth." Having spoken something before of God, in his nature and being and properties, we come, in the next place, to consider his glorious majesty, as he stands in some nearer relation to his creatures, the work of his hands. For we must conceive the first rise of all things in the world to be in this self-being, the first conception
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

Some Scriptures for Daily Practise.
If we seek God earnestly in the prayer of faith to help us in our daily practise of the following Scriptural texts and then put forth our best efforts, we shall find life daily growing more holy and beautiful. The beauty and enjoyment of a holy life is that it can always be improved upon. We can live in all the light that shines upon us from these texts today, but tomorrow we find them shining a little brighter and fuller light, so that we shall have to live a little more holy than we are living
C. E. Orr—How to Live a Holy Life

Cross References
Job 6:2
"If only my anguish could be weighed and all my misery be placed on the scales!

Job 6:3
It would surely outweigh the sand of the seas-- no wonder my words have been impetuous.

Job 7:11
"Therefore I will not keep silent; I will speak out in the anguish of my spirit, I will complain in the bitterness of my soul.

Job 23:1
Then Job replied:

Job 23:3
If only I knew where to find him; if only I could go to his dwelling!

Job 34:37
To his sin he adds rebellion; scornfully he claps his hands among us and multiplies his words against God."

Psalm 32:4
For day and night your hand was heavy on me; my strength was sapped as in the heat of summer.

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