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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge: Job 19

Chapter 19

How long will ye vex my soul, and break me in pieces with words?

How long

8:2 18:2 Psalms 13:1 Revelation 6:10


27:2 Judges 16:16 Psalms 6:2,3 42:10 2 Peter 2:7,8

break me

Psalms 55:21 59:7 64:3 Proverbs 12:18 18:21 James 3:6-8

These ten times have ye reproached me: ye are not ashamed that ye make yourselves strange to me.

ten times

Genesis 31:7 Leviticus 26:26 Numbers 14:22 Nehemiah 4:12 Daniel 1:20

ye reproached

4:6-11 5:3,4 8:4-6 11:3,14 15:4-6,11,12 18:4-21

make yourselves strange to me

or, harden yourselves against me.

17 Genesis 42:7 Psalms 69:8

And be it indeed that I have erred, mine error remaineth with myself.

I have erred



2 Samuel 24:17 Proverbs 9:12 Ezekiel 18:4 2 Corinthians 5:10 Galatians 6:5

If indeed ye will magnify yourselves against me, and plead against me my reproach:


Psalms 35:26 38:16 41:11 55:12 Micah 7:8 Zephaniah 2:10 Zechariah 12:7


1 Samuel 1:6 Nehemiah 1:3 Isaiah 4:1 Luke 1:25 13:2-4 John 9:2,34

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


7:20 16:11-14 Psalms 44:9-14 66:10-12


18:8-10 Lamentations 1:12,13 Ezekiel 12:13 32:3 Hosea 7:12

Behold, I cry out of wrong, but I am not heard: I cry aloud, but there is no judgment.

I cry

10:3,15-17 16:17-19 21:27 Psalms 22:2 Jeremiah 20:8 Lamentations 3:8 Habakkuk 1:2,3


or, violence. no judgment.

9:32 13:15-23 16:21 23:3-7 31:35,36 34:5 40:8

He hath fenced up my way that I cannot pass, and he hath set darkness in my paths.


3:23 Psalms 88:8 Lamentations 3:7,9 Hosea 2:6


Joshua 24:7 Proverbs 4:19 Isaiah 50:10 Jeremiah 13:16 23:12 John 8:12

He hath stripped me of my glory, and taken the crown from my head.


29:7-14,20,21 30:1 Psalms 49:16,17 89:44 Isaiah 61:6 Hosea 9:11

He hath destroyed me on every side, and I am gone: and mine hope hath he removed like a tree.


1:13-19 2:7 Psalms 88:13-18 Lamentations 2:5,6 2 Corinthians 4:8,9

I am gone

17:11 Psalms 102:11

mine hope

6:11 8:13-18 17:15 24:20 Psalms 37:35,36

He hath also kindled his wrath against me, and he counteth me unto him as one of his enemies.


Deuteronomy 32:22 Psalms 89:46 90:7

he counteth

13:24 16:9 33:10 Lamentations 2:5

His troops come together, and raise up their way against me, and encamp round about my tabernacle.


16:11 Isaiah 10:5,6 51:23



He hath put my brethren far from me, and mine acquaintance are verily estranged from me.

put my brethren

Psalms 31:11 38:11 69:8,20 88:8,18 Matthew 26:56 2 Timothy 4:16



My kinsfolk have failed, and my familiar friends have forgotten me.


Psalms 38:11 Proverbs 18:24 Micah 7:5,6 Matthew 10:21


2 Samuel 16:23 Psalms 55:12-14 Jeremiah 20:10 John 13:18

They that dwell in mine house, and my maids, count me for a stranger: I am an alien in their sight.


count me

31:31,32 Psalms 123:3

I called my servant, and he gave me no answer; I intreated him with my mouth.

my servant


My breath is strange to my wife, though I intreated for the children's sake of mine own body.


2:9,10 17:1


Heb. belly.

Yea, young children despised me; I arose, and they spake against me.


30:1,12 2 Kings 2:23 Isaiah 3:5

young children

or, the wicked.

All my inward friends abhorred me: and they whom I loved are turned against me.

my inward friends

Heb. the men of my secret.

Psalms 41:9 55:12-14,20

they whom

6:14,15 Psalms 109:4,5 Luke 22:48

My bone cleaveth to my skin and to my flesh, and I am escaped with the skin of my teeth.


30:30 33:19-22 Psalms 22:14-17 32:3,4 38:3 102:3,5 Lamentations 4:8

and to

or, as. and I am.

2:4-6 7:5 Lamentations 3:4 5:10

Have pity upon me, have pity upon me, O ye my friends; for the hand of God hath touched me.

have pity

6:14 Romans 12:15 1 Corinthians 12:26 Hebrews 13:3

the hand

1:11 2:5,10 6:4 Psalms 38:2

Why do ye persecute me as God, and are not satisfied with my flesh?


10:16 16:13,14 Psalms 69:26

and are not

2:5 31:31 Isaiah 51:23 Micah 3:3

Oh that my words were now written! oh that they were printed in a book!


Heb. Who will give, etc. my words.

31:35 Isaiah 8:1 30:8

oh that they were

Rather, "Oh that they were described yuchakoo in a book, with an iron stile and lead! Were graven on a rock for ever!" Pliny observes, "At first men wrote on palm leaves, and afterwards on the bark or rind of other trees. In process of time, public monuments were written on rolls of lead (plumbeis voluminibus); and those of a private nature on linen books, or tables covered with wax."

That they were graven with an iron pen and lead in the rock for ever!


Exodus 28:11,12,21 32:16 Deuteronomy 27:2,3,8 Jeremiah 17:1

For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth:

I know

33:23,24 Psalms 19:14 Isaiah 54:5 59:20,21 Ephesians 1:7

he shall

Genesis 3:15 22:18 John 5:22-29 Jude 1:14

And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God:

And though, etc

Or, After I shall awake, though this body be destroyed, yet out of my flesh shall I see God.

Psalms 17:15

in my flesh

Psalms 16:9,11 Matthew 5:8 1 Corinthians 13:12 15:53 Philippians 3:21 1 John 3:2 Revelation 1:7

Whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not another; though my reins be consumed within me.

I shall

Numbers 24:17 Isaiah 26:19


Heb. a stranger. though my reins, etc. or, my reins within me are consumed with earnest desire [for that day.] # Ps 119:81 Php 1:23

within me

Heb. in my bosom.

But ye should say, Why persecute we him, seeing the root of the matter is found in me?


22 Psalms 69:26

seeing, etc

or, and what root of matter is found in me? the root.

1 Kings 14:13

in me

Instead of bee, "in me," bo, "in him," is the reading of more than 100 MSS.

Be ye afraid of the sword: for wrath bringeth the punishments of the sword, that ye may know there is a judgment.

ye afraid

13:7-11 Romans 13:1-4

that ye may

Psalms 58:10,11 Ecclesiastes 11:9 Matthew 7:1,2 James 4:11,12