4 But ye are forgers of lies, ye are all physicians of no value.

Other Translations of Job 13:4

New International Version

4 You, however, smear me with lies; you are worthless physicians, all of you!

English Standard Version

4 As for you, you whitewash with lies; worthless physicians are you all.

The Message

4 You graffiti my life with lies. You're a bunch of pompous quacks!

New King James Version

4 But you forgers of lies, You are all worthless physicians.

New Living Translation

4 As for you, you smear me with lies. As physicians, you are worthless quacks.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Job 13:4

Commentary on Job 13:1-12

(Read Job 13:1-12)

With self-preference, Job declared that he needed not to be taught by them. Those who dispute are tempted to magnify themselves, and lower their brethren, more than is fit. When dismayed or distressed with the fear of wrath, the force of temptation, or the weight of affliction, we should apply to the Physician of our souls, who never rejects any, never prescribes amiss, and never leaves any case uncured. To Him we may speak at all times. To broken hearts and wounded consciences, all creatures, without Christ, are physicians of no value. Job evidently speaks with a very angry spirit against his friends. They had advanced some truths which nearly concerned Job, but the heart unhumbled before God, never meekly receives the reproofs of men.