For the arrows of the Almighty are within me, the poison whereof drinks up my spirit: the terrors of God do set themselves in array against me.
Treasury of Scripture
Job 16:12-14 I was at ease, but he has broken me asunder: he has also taken me by my neck, and shaken me to pieces, and set me up for his mark...
Deuteronomy 32:23,42 I will heap mischiefs on them; I will spend my arrows on them...
Psalm 7:13 He has also prepared for him the instruments of death; he ordains his arrows against the persecutors.
Psalm 18:14 Yes, he sent out his arrows, and scattered them; and he shot out lightning, and discomfited them.
Psalm 21:12 Therefore shall you make them turn their back, when you shall make ready your arrows on your strings against the face of them.
Psalm 38:2 For your arrows stick fast in me, and your hand presses me sore.
Psalm 45:5 Your arrows are sharp in the heart of the king's enemies; whereby the people fall under you.
Lamentations 3:12,13 He has bent his bow, and set me as a mark for the arrow...
Deuteronomy 32:24 They shall be burnt with hunger, and devoured with burning heat, and with bitter destruction...
Psalm 143:7 Hear me speedily, O LORD: my spirit fails: hide not your face from me, lest I be like to them that go down into the pit.
Proverbs 18:14 The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; but a wounded spirit who can bear?
Mark 14:33,34 And he takes with him Peter and James and John, and began to be sore amazed, and to be very heavy...
Mark 15:34 And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani? which is, being interpreted...
Job 9:17 For he breaks me with a tempest, and multiplies my wounds without cause.
Job 30:15 Terrors are turned on me: they pursue my soul as the wind: and my welfare passes away as a cloud.
Job 31:23 For destruction from God was a terror to me, and by reason of his highness I could not endure.
Psalm 88:15,16 I am afflicted and ready to die from my youth up: while I suffer your terrors I am distracted...
2 Corinthians 5:11 Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are made manifest to God...
ContextJob Replies: My Complaint is Just
1But Job answered and said, 2Oh that my grief were thoroughly weighed, and my calamity laid in the balances together! 3For now it would be heavier than the sand of the sea: therefore my words are swallowed up. 4For the arrows of the Almighty are within me, the poison whereof drinks up my spirit: the terrors of God do set themselves in array against me. 5Does the wild ass bray when he has grass? or lows the ox over his fodder? 6Can that which is unsavory be eaten without salt? or is there any taste in the white of an egg? 7The things that my soul refused to touch are as my sorrowful meat. 8Oh that I might have my request; and that God would grant me the thing that I long for! 9Even that it would please God to destroy me; that he would let loose his hand, and cut me off! 10Then should I yet have comfort; yes, I would harden myself in sorrow: let him not spare; for I have not concealed the words of the Holy One. 11What is my strength, that I should hope? and what is my end, that I should prolong my life? 12Is my strength the strength of stones? or is my flesh of brass? 13Is not my help in me? and is wisdom driven quite from me? 14To him that is afflicted pity should be showed from his friend; but he forsakes the fear of the Almighty. 15My brothers have dealt deceitfully as a brook, and as the stream of brooks they pass away; 16Which are blackish by reason of the ice, and wherein the snow is hid: 17What time they wax warm, they vanish: when it is hot, they are consumed out of their place. 18The paths of their way are turned aside; they go to nothing, and perish. 19The troops of Tema looked, the companies of Sheba waited for them. 20They were confounded because they had hoped; they came thither, and were ashamed. 21For now you are nothing; you see my casting down, and are afraid. 22Did I say, Bring to me? or, Give a reward for me of your substance? 23Or, Deliver me from the enemy's hand? or, Redeem me from the hand of the mighty? 24Teach me, and I will hold my tongue: and cause me to understand wherein I have erred. 25How forcible are right words! but what does your arguing reprove? 26Do you imagine to reprove words, and the speeches of one that is desperate, which are as wind? 27Yes, you overwhelm the fatherless, and you dig a pit for your friend. 28Now therefore be content, look on me; for it is evident to you if I lie. 29Return, I pray you, let it not be iniquity; yes, return again, my righteousness is in it. 30Is there iniquity in my tongue? cannot my taste discern perverse things?
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
For the arrows of the Almighty are within me, The poison whereof my spirit drinketh up: The terrors of God do set themselves in array against me.
For the arrows of the Lord are in me, the rage whereof drinketh up my spirit, and the terrors of the Lord war against me.
Darby Bible Translation
For the arrows of the Almighty are within me, their poison drinketh up my spirit: the terrors of +God are arrayed against me.
King James Bible
For the arrows of the Almighty are within me, the poison whereof drinketh up my spirit: the terrors of God do set themselves in array against me.
Young's Literal Translation
For arrows of the Mighty are with me, Whose poison is drinking up my spirit. Terrors of God array themselves for me!