Job 17:6

“He hath made me also a byword of the people; and aforetime I was as a tabret.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Job 17:6

He hath made me also a by-word of the people, and afore time I was as a tabret.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"But He has made me a byword of the people, And I am one at whom men spit.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But he hath made me a byword of the people; And they spit in my face.
- American Standard Version (1901)

He has made me a word of shame to the peoples; I have become a mark for their sport.
- Basic English Bible

And he hath made me a proverb of the peoples; and I am become one to be spit on in the face.
- Darby Bible

He hath made me also a by-word of the people; and in former time I was as a tabret.
- Webster's Bible

But he has made me a byword of the people. They spit in my face.
- World English Bible

And he set me up for a proverb of the peoples, And a wonder before them I am.
- Youngs Literal Bible

He hath made me also a byword of the people; and I am become one in whose face they spit.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Job 17:6

Wesley's Notes for Job 17:6


17:4 Hid - Thou hast blinded the minds of my friends: therefore I desire a more wise and able judge. Therefore - Thou wilt not give them the victory over me in this contest, but wilt make them ashamed of their confidence.

17:7 As a shadow - I am grown so poor and thin, that I am not to be called a man, but the shadow of a man.

17:8 Astonied - At the depth and mysteriousness of God's judgments, which fall on innocent men, while the worst of men prosper. Yet - Notwithstanding all these sufferings of good men, and the astonishment which they cause, he shall the more zealously oppose those hypocrites, who make these strange providences of God an objection to religion.


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