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Job 22:11 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Or darkness, so that thou canst not see, And abundance of waters cover thee.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Or darkness, [that] thou canst not see; and abundance of waters cover thee.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Or darkness, so that you cannot see, And an abundance of water covers you.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Or darkness, [that] thou canst not see; and abundance of waters cover thee.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Or darkness, that thou canst not see, and floods of waters cover thee.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Or darkness—thou canst not see, and, a flood of waters, covereth thee.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Or darkness—thou dost not see, And abundance of waters doth cover thee.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And didst thou think that thou shouldst not see darkness, and that thou shouldst not be covered with the violence of overflowing waters?
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Or darkenes that thou canst not see, and abundance of waters couer thee.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— The light has proved darkness to thee, and water has covered thee on thy lying down.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Or darkness, [that] thou canst not see; and abundance of waters cover thee.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Or x176
(0176) Complement
אוֹ
'ow
{o}
The first form is presumed to be the 'constructive' or genitival form of the second form which is short for H0185; desire (and so probably in Proverbs 31:4); hence (by way of alternative) or, also if.
darkness, 2822
{2822} Prime
חֹשֶׁךְ
choshek
{kho-shek'}
From H2821; the dark; hence (literally) darkness; figuratively misery, destruction, death, ignorance, sorrow, wickedness.
[that] thou canst not x3808
(3808) Complement
לֹא
lo'
{lo}
lo; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abstract negation); by implication no; often used with other particles.
see; 7200
{7200} Prime
רָאָה
ra'ah
{raw-aw'}
A primitive root; to see, literally or figuratively (in numerous applications, direct and implied, transitively, intransitively and causatively).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
and abundance 8229
{8229} Prime
שִׁפְעָה
shiph`ah
{shif-aw'}
Feminine of H8228; copiousness.
of waters 4325
{4325} Prime
מַיִם
mayim
{mah'-yim}
Dual of a primitive noun (but used in a singular sense); water; figuratively juice; by euphemism urine, semen.
cover 3680
{3680} Prime
כָּסָה
kacah
{kaw-saw'}
A primitive root; properly to plump, that is, fill up hollows; by implication to cover (for clothing or secrecy).
z8762
<8762> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 2447
thee.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Job 22:11

_ _ that — so that thou.

_ _ abundance — floods. Danger by floods is a less frequent image in this book than in the rest of the Old Testament (Job 11:16; Job 27:20).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Job 22:5-14.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Job 22:11

Or — Either thou art troubled with fear of further evils or with the gross darkness of thy present state of misery. Waters — Variety of sore afflictions, which are frequently compared to water.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Job 22:11

Or darkness, [that] thou canst not see; and (f) abundance of waters cover thee.

(f) That is, manifold afflictions.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
darkness:

Job 18:6 The light shall be dark in his tabernacle, and his candle shall be put out with him.
Job 18:18 He shall be driven from light into darkness, and chased out of the world.
Job 19:8 He hath fenced up my way that I cannot pass, and he hath set darkness in my paths.
Proverbs 4:19 The way of the wicked [is] as darkness: they know not at what they stumble.
Isaiah 8:22 And they shall look unto the earth; and behold trouble and darkness, dimness of anguish; and [they shall be] driven to darkness.
Lamentations 3:2 He hath led me, and brought [me into] darkness, but not [into] light.
Joel 2:2-3 A day of darkness and of gloominess, a day of clouds and of thick darkness, as the morning spread upon the mountains: a great people and a strong; there hath not been ever the like, neither shall be any more after it, [even] to the years of many generations. ... A fire devoureth before them; and behind them a flame burneth: the land [is] as the garden of Eden before them, and behind them a desolate wilderness; yea, and nothing shall escape them.
Matthew 8:12 But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

abundance:

Psalms 42:7 Deep calleth unto deep at the noise of thy waterspouts: all thy waves and thy billows are gone over me.
Psalms 69:1-2 [[To the chief Musician upon Shoshannim, [A Psalm] of David.]] Save me, O God; for the waters are come in unto [my] soul. ... I sink in deep mire, where [there is] no standing: I am come into deep waters, where the floods overflow me.
Psalms 124:4 Then the waters had overwhelmed us, the stream had gone over our soul:
Lamentations 3:54 Waters flowed over mine head; [then] I said, I am cut off.
Jonah 2:3 For thou hadst cast me into the deep, in the midst of the seas; and the floods compassed me about: all thy billows and thy waves passed over me.
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Jb 18:6, 18; 19:8. Ps 42:7; 69:1; 124:4. Pv 4:19. Is 8:22. Lm 3:2, 54. Jol 2:2. Jna 2:3. Mt 8:12.

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