2 "I have heard many things like these; you are miserable comforters, all of you!

Other Translations of Job 16:2

King James Version

2 I have heard many such things: miserable miserable: or, troublesome comforters are ye all.

English Standard Version

2 "I have heard many such things; miserable comforters are you all.

The Message

2 "I've had all I can take of your talk. What a bunch of miserable comforters!

New King James Version

2 "I have heard many such things; Miserable comforters are you all!

New Living Translation

2 "I have heard all this before. What miserable comforters you are!

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Job 16:2

Commentary on Job 16:1-5

(Read Job 16:1-5)

Eliphaz had represented Job's discourses as unprofitable, and nothing to the purpose; Job here gives his the same character. Those who pass censures, must expect to have them retorted; it is easy, it is endless, but what good does it do? Angry answers stir up men's passions, but never convince their judgments, nor set truth in a clear light. What Job says of his friends is true of all creatures, in comparison with God; one time or other we shall be made to see and own that miserable comforters are they all. When under convictions of sin, terrors of conscience, or the arrests of death, only the blessed Spirit can comfort effectually; all others, without him, do it miserably, and to no purpose. Whatever our brethren's sorrows are, we ought by sympathy to make them our own; they may soon be so.