Related commentaries – Troubles

Eliphaz Tells Job to Listen to His Great Wisdom – Job 15:17 – 15:35

A Drunk Tries to Drown His Troubles

A man, who was known to like liquor, explained that he drank only to drown his troubles. “After you drown them, why do you continue to drink?” he was asked. “You don’t know my troubles,” he sighed. “My troubles are excellent swimmers. I try to drown them, but they swim right up again!” (Elsa Teitelbaum - Encyclopedia of Illustrations #13588).