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Job 11:5

    Job 11:5 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    But oh that God would speak, and open his lips against thee;

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    But oh that God would speak, and open his lips against you;

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    But oh that God would speak, And open his lips against thee,

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But if only God would take up the word, opening his lips in argument with you;

    Webster's Revision

    But oh that God would speak, And open his lips against thee,

    World English Bible

    But oh that God would speak, and open his lips against you,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    But Oh that God would speak, and open his lips against thee;

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 11:5

    But O that God would speak - How little feeling, humanity, and charity is there in this prayer!

    Barnes' Notes on Job 11:5

    But oh that God would speak - Hebrew, "and truly, who will give that God should speak." It is the expression of an earnest wish that God would address him, and bring him to a proper sense of his ill desert. The meaning is, that if God should speak to him he would by no means find himself so holy as he now claimed to be.

    Wesley's Notes on Job 11:5

    11:5 Speak - Plead with thee according to thy desire: he would soon put thee to silence. We are commonly ready with great assurance to interest God in our quarrels. But they are not always in the right, who are most forward, to appeal to his judgment, and prejudge it against their antagonists.
    Book: Job