14 My relatives have gone away; my closest friends have forgotten me.

Other Translations of Job 19:14

King James Version

14 My kinsfolk have failed, and my familiar friends have forgotten me.

English Standard Version

14 My relatives have failed me, my close friends have forgotten me.

The Message

14 everyone who knows me avoids me. My relatives and friends have all left; houseguests forget I ever existed.

New King James Version

14 My relatives have failed, And my close friends have forgotten me.

New Living Translation

14 My family is gone, and my close friends have forgotten me.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Job 19:14

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.