Why hide you your face, and hold me for your enemy?
Treasury of Scripture
Job 10:2 I will say to God, Do not condemn me; show me why you contend with me.
Job 29:2,3 Oh that I were as in months past, as in the days when God preserved me...
Deuteronomy 32:20 And he said, I will hide my face from them, I will see what their end shall be: for they are a very fraudulent generation...
Psalm 10:1 Why stand you afar off, O LORD? why hide you yourself in times of trouble?
Psalm 13:1 How long will you forget me, O LORD? for ever? how long will you hide your face from me?
Psalm 44:24 Why hide you your face, and forget our affliction and our oppression?
Psalm 77:6-9 I call to remembrance my song in the night: I commune with my own heart: and my spirit made diligent search...
Psalm 88:14 LORD, why cast you off my soul? why hide you your face from me?
Isaiah 8:17 And I will wait on the LORD, that hides his face from the house of Jacob, and I will look for him.
Job 16:9 He tears me in his wrath, who hates me: he gnashes on me with his teeth; my enemy sharpens his eyes on me.
Job 19:11 He has also kindled his wrath against me, and he counts me to him as one of his enemies.
Job 30:21 You are become cruel to me: with your strong hand you oppose yourself against me.
Job 31:35 Oh that one would hear me! behold, my desire is, that the Almighty would answer me, and that my adversary had written a book.
Job 33:10 Behold, he finds occasions against me, he counts me for his enemy,
1 Samuel 28:16 Then said Samuel, Why then do you ask of me, seeing the LORD is departed from you, and is become your enemy?
Lamentations 2:5 The LORD was as an enemy: he has swallowed up Israel, he has swallowed up all her palaces: he has destroyed his strong holds...
2 Thessalonians 3:15 Yet count him not as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother.
ContextJob Reproves his Friends
1See, my eye has seen all this, my ear has heard and understood it. 2What you know, the same do I know also: I am not inferior to you. 3Surely I would speak to the Almighty, and I desire to reason with God. 4But you are forgers of lies, you are all physicians of no value. 5O that you would altogether hold your peace! and it should be your wisdom. 6Hear now my reasoning, and listen to the pleadings of my lips. 7Will you speak wickedly for God? and talk deceitfully for him? 8Will you accept his person? will you contend for God? 9Is it good that he should search you out? or as one man mocks another, do you so mock him? 10He will surely reprove you, if you do secretly accept persons. 11Shall not his excellency make you afraid? and his dread fall on you? 12Your remembrances are like to ashes, your bodies to bodies of clay. 13Hold your peace, let me alone, that I may speak, and let come on me what will. 14Why do I take my flesh in my teeth, and put my life in my hand? 15Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him: but I will maintain my own ways before him. 16He also shall be my salvation: for an hypocrite shall not come before him. 17Hear diligently my speech, and my declaration with your ears. 18Behold now, I have ordered my cause; I know that I shall be justified. 19Who is he that will plead with me? for now, if I hold my tongue, I shall give up the ghost. 20Only do not two things to me: then will I not hide myself from you. 21Withdraw your hand far from me: and let not your dread make me afraid. 22Then call you, and I will answer: or let me speak, and answer you me. 23How many are my iniquities and sins? make me to know my transgression and my sin. 24Why hide you your face, and hold me for your enemy? 25Will you break a leaf driven to and fro? and will you pursue the dry stubble? 26For you write bitter things against me, and make me to possess the iniquities of my youth. 27You put my feet also in the stocks, and look narrowly to all my paths; you set a print on the heels of my feet. 28And he, as a rotten thing, consumes, as a garment that is moth eaten.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
Wherefore hidest thou thy face, And holdest me for thine enemy?
Why hidest thou thy face, and thinkest me thy enemy?
Darby Bible Translation
Wherefore dost thou hide thy face, and countest me for thine enemy?
King James Bible
Wherefore hidest thou thy face, and holdest me for thine enemy?
Young's Literal Translation
Why dost Thou hide Thy face? And reckonest me for an enemy to Thee?