New Living Translation
My brothers, you have proved as unreliable as a seasonal brook that overflows its banks in the spring
King James Bible
My brethren have dealt deceitfully as a brook, and as the stream of brooks they pass away;
Darby Bible Translation
My brethren have dealt deceitfully as a stream, as the channel of streams which pass away,
World English Bible
My brothers have dealt deceitfully as a brook, as the channel of brooks that pass away;
Young's Literal Translation
My brethren have deceived as a brook, As a stream of brooks they pass away.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
6:15 Brethren - Friends; for though Eliphaz only had spoken, the other two shewed their approbation of his discourse. Deceitfully - Adding to the afflictions which they said they came to remove. And it is no new thing, for even brethren to deal deceitfully. It is therefore our wisdom to cease from man. We cannot expect too little from the creature, or too much from the creator.
'The fruit of the Spirit is joy.' Gal 5:52. The third fruit of justification, adoption, and sanctification, is joy in the Holy Ghost. Joy is setting the soul upon the top of a pinnacle - it is the cream of the sincere milk of the word. Spiritual joy is a sweet and delightful passion, arising from the apprehension and feeling of some good, whereby the soul is supported under present troubles, and fenced against future fear. I. It is a delightful passion. It is contrary to sorrow, which is a perturbation …
Thomas Watson—A Body of Divinity
A Solemn Address to those who Will not be Persuaded to Fall in with the Design of the Gospel.
"And we all do Fade as a Leaf, and Our Iniquities, Like the Wind, have Taken us Away. "
when it is swollen with ice and melting snow.
Putting confidence in an unreliable person in times of trouble is like chewing with a broken tooth or walking on a lame foot.
Even your brothers, members of your own family, have turned against you. They plot and raise complaints against you. Do not trust them, no matter how pleasantly they speak.
Why then does my suffering continue? Why is my wound so incurable? Your help seems as uncertain as a seasonal brook, like a spring that has gone dry."
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