15 "I have sewed sackcloth over my skin and buried my brow in the dust.

Other Translations of Job 16:15

King James Version

15 I have sewed sackcloth upon my skin, and defiled my horn in the dust.

English Standard Version

15 I have sewed sackcloth upon my skin and have laid my strength in the dust.

The Message

15 "I sewed myself a shroud and wore it like a shirt; I lay face down in the dirt.

New King James Version

15 "I have sewn sackcloth over my skin, And laid my head in the dust.

New Living Translation

15 I wear burlap to show my grief. My pride lies in the dust.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Job 16:15

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.