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.


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