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Job 9:17

New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995) [2]
— “For He bruises me with a tempest And multiplies my wounds without cause.
King James Version (KJV 1769) [2]
— For he breaketh me with a tempest, and multiplieth my wounds without cause.
English Revised Version (ERV 1885)
— For he breaketh me with a tempest, and multiplieth my wounds without cause.
American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— For he breaketh me with a tempest, And multiplieth my wounds without cause.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— For he breaketh me with a tempest, and multiplieth my wounds without cause.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— He, who crusheth me with a tempest, and multiplieth my wounds without cause.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— For, with a tempest, would he fall upon me, and would multiply my wounds without need;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Because with a tempest He bruiseth me, And hath multiplied my wounds for nought.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— For he shall crush me in a whirlwind, and multiply my wounds even without cause.
Geneva Bible (GNV 1560)
— For he destroyeth mee with a tempest, and woundeth me without cause.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— For he breaketh me with a tempest, and multiplieth my wounds without cause.
Lamsa Bible (1957)
— For he has crushed me with a tempest, and multiplied my wounds without cause.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Let him not crush me with a dark storm: but he has made by bruises many without cause.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— For he breaketh me with a tempest, and multiplieth my wounds without cause.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
For x834
(0834) Complement
A primitive relative pronoun (of every gender and number); who, which, what, that; also (as adverb and conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc.
he breaketh 7779
{7779} Prime
A primitive root; properly to gape, that is, snap at; figuratively to overwhelm.
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
me with a tempest, 8183
{8183} Prime
Feminine of H8178; a hurricane.
and multiplieth 7235
{7235} Prime
A primitive root; to increase (in whatever respect).
<8689> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 2675
my wounds 6482
{6482} Prime
From H6481; a wound.
without cause. 2600
{2600} Prime
From H2580; gratis, that is, devoid of cost, reason or advantage.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Job 9:16-17.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Job 9:14-21.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Job 9:17

Breaketh — Unexpectedly, violently, and irrecoverably. Cause — Not simply without any desert of his, but without any special cause of such singular afflictions; and peculiar and extraordinary guilt, such as his friends charged him with.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Job 9:17

For he breaketh me with a tempest, and multiplieth my wounds (m) without cause.

(m) I am not able to feel my sins so great, as I feel the weight of his plagues; and this he speaks to condemn his dullness and to justify God.

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For he:

Job 16:14 He breaketh me with breach upon breach, he runneth upon me like a giant.
Psalms 29:5 The voice of the LORD breaketh the cedars; yea, the LORD breaketh the cedars of Lebanon.
Psalms 42:7 Deep calleth unto deep at the noise of thy waterspouts: all thy waves and thy billows are gone over me.
Psalms 83:15 So persecute them with thy tempest, and make them afraid with thy storm.
Isaiah 28:17 Judgment also will I lay to the line, and righteousness to the plummet: and the hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters shall overflow the hiding place.
Jeremiah 23:19 Behold, a whirlwind of the LORD is gone forth in fury, even a grievous whirlwind: it shall fall grievously upon the head of the wicked.
Ezekiel 13:13 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; I will even rend [it] with a stormy wind in my fury; and there shall be an overflowing shower in mine anger, and great hailstones in [my] fury to consume [it].
Matthew 7:27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.
Matthew 12:20 A bruised reed shall he not break, and smoking flax shall he not quench, till he send forth judgment unto victory.


Job 1:14-19 And there came a messenger unto Job, and said, The oxen were plowing, and the asses feeding beside them: ... And, behold, there came a great wind from the wilderness, and smote the four corners of the house, and it fell upon the young men, and they are dead; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee.
Job 2:7 So went Satan forth from the presence of the LORD, and smote Job with sore boils from the sole of his foot unto his crown.
Job 2:13 So they sat down with him upon the ground seven days and seven nights, and none spake a word unto him: for they saw that [his] grief was very great.

without cause:

Job 2:3 And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that [there is] none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil? and still he holdeth fast his integrity, although thou movedst me against him, to destroy him without cause.
Job 16:17 Not for [any] injustice in mine hands: also my prayer [is] pure.
Job 34:6 Should I lie against my right? my wound [is] incurable without transgression.
Psalms 25:3 Yea, let none that wait on thee be ashamed: let them be ashamed which transgress without cause.
John 9:3 Jesus answered, Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him.
John 15:25 But [this cometh to pass], that the word might be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated me without a cause.
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Jb 1:14; 2:3, 7, 13; 16:14, 17; 34:6. Ps 25:3; 29:5; 42:7; 83:15. Is 28:17. Jr 23:19. Ezk 13:13. Mt 7:27; 12:20. Jn 9:3; 15:25.

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