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Job 16:22 Commentary - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

22. It is doubtful whether Job means by “a few years” his whole life, or the years that are still to run of it. The last sense is fairest to the language. His disease though mortal was not immediately fatal; but at least his days were consumed “without hope.”

22 17:2. What Job sought with tears was that God would cause his innocence to be acknowledged by God, and made manifest against men. Now he adds words in support of his prayer, or gives the reason for it. He so prays, for here in this life he has no hope of restoration. God’s anger will pursue him to the grave, which is already his portion.

16:22. For a few years shall come,

And I shall go the way whence I shall not return!

17:1. My spirit is spent,

My days are extinct.

The grave is ready for me!

17:2. Surely mockeries encompass me,

And mine eye must dwell on their provocation!

Consult other comments:

Job 16:22 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Job 16:22 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Job 16:22 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Job 16:22 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

Job 16:22 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

Job 16:22 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

Job 16:22 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Job 16:22 - Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Job 16:22 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

Job 16:22 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

Job 16:22 - Church Pulpit Commentary

Job 16:22 - The People's Bible by Joseph Parker

Job 16:22 - Peake's Commentary on the Bible

Job 16:22 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

Job 16:22 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Job 16:22 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Job 16:22 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges