Job 6:20

“They were confounded because they had hoped; they came thither, and were ashamed.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

They were confounded because they had hoped; they came thither, and were ashamed.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"They were disappointed for they had trusted, They came there and were confounded.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

They were put to shame because they had hoped; They came thither, and were confounded.
- American Standard Version (1901)

They were put to shame because of their hope; they came and their hope was gone.
- Basic English Bible

They are ashamed at their hope; they come thither, and are confounded.
- Darby Bible

They were confounded because they had hoped; they came thither, and were ashamed.
- Webster's Bible

They were distressed because they were confident. They came there, and were confounded.
- World English Bible

They were ashamed that one hath trusted, They have come unto it and are confounded.
- Youngs Literal Bible

They were ashamed because they had hoped; they came thither, and were confounded.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Job 6:20


6:20 Hoped - They comforted themselves with the expectation of water. Ashamed - As having deceived themselves and others. We prepare confusion for ourselves, by our vain hopes: the reeds break under us, because we lean upon them.


Discussion for Job 6

  • Eva
    Job concern was keeping the faith in God beside of what he was going through, he didn 't want to fail God no matter what.
  • James williams for verse 8
    My prayers and the thing that I long for is already done according to his word read mark 11:24 don "t pray the problem pray what you desire
  • David
    Job is honest. That is all. He is not making false accusations. even though the odds are against him.
  • David moses for verse 4
    The blessin ' of the lord adds no sarrow
  • ED
    there is wisdom in ever thing JOB said however i have not seen anyone coment on verce 24 this applys to all of us even me .also every one speeks what they believe .and not what JOB said .JOB was a profet and he was taught by his creater
  • Fl
    I want to know more of His Word, most times Mathew Henry's commentary is difficult to understand. May I suggest he uses simpler words, no offense. Thank you

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