Job 16:16

“My face is foul with weeping, and on my eyelids is the shadow of death;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

My face is fowle with weeping, and on mine eye-lids is the shadow of death;
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"My face is flushed from weeping, And deep darkness is on my eyelids,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

My face is red with weeping, And on my eyelids is the shadow of death;
- American Standard Version (1901)

My face is red with weeping, and my eyes are becoming dark;
- Basic English Bible

My face is red with weeping, and on my eyelids is the shadow of death;
- Darby Bible

My face is foul with weeping, and on my eyelids are the shades of death;
- Webster's Bible

My face is red with weeping. Deep darkness is on my eyelids.
- World English Bible

My face is foul with weeping, And on mine eyelids [is] death-shade.
- Youngs Literal Bible

My face is reddened with weeping, and on my eyelids is the shadow of death;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Job 16

  • Anne
    Ps. 34:19 is comforting, it says 'many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lord delivereth him out of them all". Also v. 15 "The eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry".
  • A disciple
    Why do so many still dare to open their mouths against the Lord's servants? The LORD considered Job among the rarest and most beloved men ever in the world, with Noah and Daniel someone who could move God powerfully with his prayers. Who are you to find fault? What right and authority puts you in the seat to judge God's servant; of whom God testified that he is perfect and upright like none else!
  • BSP
    In verse 12, Job mistakenly stated that God set him up as his target. It was really Satan who was targeting Job. We should remember who is really the cause of suffering and evil.
  • Pam
    Though Christ said not a word, the Job depucts his anguish and suffering
  • Ruth scruggs
    Job was a man of integrity.lost all he had.but never gave up on God.a lot of times things sometime block our way and cause us to not see the things that God would have us to see.and a lot of times God will remove those things that block us from seeing spiritual.to let us know that I got this trust me.Job trust God and came through as pure Gold.
  • Sylvia williams
    Don't be so critical of one that appears to have fallen from Grace. It is only an opportunity for you to pray for him and let God use you heart and tears to restore him! What a privilege!

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