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Job 13:3

    Job 13:3 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Surely I would speak to the Almighty, and I desire to reason with God.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Surely I would speak to the Almighty, and I desire to reason with God.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Surely I would speak to the Almighty, And I desire to reason with God.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But I would have talk with the Ruler of all, and my desire is to have an argument with God.

    Webster's Revision

    Surely I would speak to the Almighty, And I desire to reason with God.

    World English Bible

    "Surely I would speak to the Almighty. I desire to reason with God.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Surely I would speak to the Almighty, and I desire to reason with God.

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 13:3

    Surely I would speak to the Almighty - אולם ulam, O that: - I wish I could speak to the Almighty!

    I desire to reason with God - He speaks here to reference to the proceedings in a court of justice. Ye pretend to be advocates for God, but ye are forgers of lies: O that God himself would appear! Before him I could soon prove my innocence of the evils with which ye charge me.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 13:3

    Surely I would speak to the Almighty - I would desire to carry my cause directly up to God, and spread out my reasons before him. This Job often professed to desire; see Job 9:34-35. He felt that God would appreciate the arguments which he would urge, and would do justice to them. His friends he felt were censorious and severe. They neither did justice to his feelings, nor to his motives. They perverted his words and arguments; and instead of consoling him, they only aggravated his trials, and caused him to sink into deeper sorrows. But he felt if he could carry his cause to God, he would do ample justice to him and his cause. The views which he entertained of his friends he proceeds to state at considerable length, and without much reserve, in the following verses.

    Wesley's Notes on Job 13:3

    13:3 Surely - I had rather debate the matter with God than with you. I am not afraid of presenting my person and cause before him, who is a witness of my integrity.
    Book: Job