5 If indeed you would exalt yourselves above me and use my humiliation against me,

Other Translations of Job 19:5

King James Version

5 If indeed ye will magnify yourselves against me, and plead against me my reproach:

English Standard Version

5 If indeed you magnify yourselves against me and make my disgrace an argument against me,

The Message

5 Why do you insist on putting me down, using my troubles as a stick to beat me?

New King James Version

5 If indeed you exalt yourselves against me, And plead my disgrace against me,

New Living Translation

5 You think you're better than I am, using my humiliation as evidence of my sin.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Job 19:5

Commentary on Job 19:1-7

(Read Job 19:1-7)

Job's friends blamed him as a wicked man, because he was so afflicted; here he describes their unkindness, showing that what they condemned was capable of excuse. Harsh language from friends, greatly adds to the weight of afflictions: yet it is best not to lay it to heart, lest we harbour resentment. Rather let us look to Him who endured the contradiction of sinners against himself, and was treated with far more cruelty than Job was, or we can be.