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Job 23:2 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Even to-day is my complaint rebellious: My stroke is heavier than my groaning.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Even to day [is] my complaint bitter: my stroke is heavier than my groaning.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “Even today my complaint is rebellion; His hand is heavy despite my groaning.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Even to-day [is] my complaint bitter: my stroke is heavier than my groaning.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Even to-day is my complaint bitter: my stroke is heavier than my groaning.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Even today, is my complaint rebellion? His hand, is heavier than my groaning.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Also—to-day [is] my complaint bitter, My hand hath been heavy because of my sighing.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Now also my words are in bitterness, and the hand of my scourge is more grievous than my mourning.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Euen to day [is] my complaint bitter: my stroke is heauier then my groning.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Yea, I know that pleading is out of my reach; and his hand has been made heavy upon my groaning.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Even to day [is] my complaint bitter: my stroke is heavier than my groaning.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Even x1571
(1571) Complement
By contraction from an unused root meaning to gather; properly assemblage; used only adverbially also, even, yea, though; often repeated as correlation both... and.
to day 3117
{3117} Prime
From an unused root meaning to be hot; a day (as the warm hours), whether literally (from sunrise to sunset, or from one sunset to the next), or figuratively (a space of time defined by an associated term), (often used adverbially).
[is] my complaint 7879
{7879} Prime
From H7878; a contemplation; by implication an utterance.
bitter: 4805
{4805} Prime
From H4784; bitterness, that is, (figuratively) rebellion; concretely bitter, or rebellious.
my stroke 3027
{3027} Prime
A primitive word; a hand (the open one (indicating power, means, direction, etc.), in distinction from H3709, the closed one); used (as noun, adverb, etc.) in a great variety of applications, both literally and figuratively, both proximate and remote.
is heavier 3513
{3513} Prime
A primitive root; to be heavy, that is, in a bad sense (burdensome, severe, dull) or in a good sense (numerous, rich, honorable); causatively to make weighty (in the same two senses).
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
than x5921
(5921) Complement
Properly the same as H5920 used as a preposition (in the singular or plural, often with prefix, or as conjugation with a particle following); above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications.
my groaning. 585
{0585} Prime
From H0584; sighing.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Job 23:2

_ _ to-day — implying, perhaps, that the debate was carried on through more days than one (see on Introduction).

_ _ bitter — (Job 7:11; Job 10:1).

_ _ my stroke — the hand of God on me (Margin, Job 19:21; Psalms 32:4).

_ _ heavier than — is so heavy that I cannot relieve myself adequately by groaning.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Job 23:1-7.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Job 23:2

To — day — Even at this time, notwithstanding all your pretended consolations. Stroke — The hand or stroke of God upon me. Groaning — Doth exceed my complaints.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Job 23:2

Even to day [is] my complaint (a) bitter: my stroke is heavier than my groaning.

(a) He shows the just cause of his complaining and concerning that Eliphaz had exhorted him to return to God, (Job 22:21) he declares that he desires nothing more, but it seems that God would not be found of him.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
my complaint:

Job 6:2 Oh that my grief were throughly weighed, and my calamity laid in the balances together!
Job 10:1 My soul is weary of my life; I will leave my complaint upon myself; I will speak in the bitterness of my soul.
Lamentations 3:19-20 Remembering mine affliction and my misery, the wormwood and the gall. ... My soul hath [them] still in remembrance, and is humbled in me.
Psalms 77:2-9 In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord: my sore ran in the night, and ceased not: my soul refused to be comforted. ... Hath God forgotten to be gracious? hath he in anger shut up his tender mercies? Selah.

Heb. hand


Job 11:6 And that he would shew thee the secrets of wisdom, that [they are] double to that which is! Know therefore that God exacteth of thee [less] than thine iniquity [deserveth].
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