12 His troops advance in force; they build a siege ramp against me and encamp around my tent.

Other Translations of Job 19:12

King James Version

12 His troops come together, and raise up their way against me, and encamp round about my tabernacle.

English Standard Version

12 His troops come on together; they have cast up their siege rampHebrew their way against me and encamp around my tent.

The Message

12 He has launched a major campaign against me, using every weapon he can think of, coming at me from all sides at once. I Know That God Lives

New King James Version

12 His troops come together And build up their road against me; They encamp all around my tent.

New Living Translation

12 His troops advance. They build up roads to attack me. They camp all around my tent.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Job 19:12

Commentary on Job 19:8-22

(Read Job 19:8-22)

How doleful are Job's complaints! What is the fire of hell but the wrath of God! Seared consciences will feel it hereafter, but do not fear it now: enlightened consciences fear it now, but shall not feel it hereafter. It is a very common mistake to think that those whom God afflicts he treats as his enemies. Every creature is that to us which God makes it to be; yet this does not excuse Job's relations and friends. How uncertain is the friendship of men! but if God be our Friend, he will not fail us in time of need. What little reason we have to indulge the body, which, after all our care, is consumed by diseases it has in itself. Job recommends himself to the compassion of his friends, and justly blames their harshness. It is very distressing to one who loves God, to be bereaved at once of outward comfort and of inward consolation; yet if this, and more, come upon a believer, it does not weaken the proof of his being a child of God and heir of glory.