10 People open their mouths to jeer at me; they strike my cheek in scorn and unite together against me.
10 They have gaped upon me with their mouth; they have smitten me upon the cheek reproachfully; they have gathered themselves together against me.
10 Men have gaped at me with their mouth; they have struck me insolently on the cheek; they mass themselves together against me.
10 People take one look at me and gasp. Contemptuous, they slap me around and gang up against me.
10 They gape at me with their mouth, They strike me reproachfully on the cheek, They gather together against me.
10 People jeer and laugh at me. They slap my cheek in contempt. A mob gathers against me.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Job 16:10
Commentary on Job 16:6-16
(Read Job 16:6-16)
Here is a doleful representation of Job's grievances. What reason we have to bless God, that we are not making such complaints! Even good men, when in great troubles, have much ado not to entertain hard thoughts of God. Eliphaz had represented Job as unhumbled under his affliction: No, says Job, I know better things; the dust is now the fittest place for me. In this he reminds us of Christ, who was a man of sorrows, and pronounced those blessed that mourn, for they shall be comforted.