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Job 14:3

    Job 14:3 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And dost thou open thine eyes upon such an one, and bringest me into judgment with thee?

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And does you open your eyes on such an one, and bring me into judgment with you?

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And dost thou open thine eyes upon such a one, And bringest me into judgment with thee?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Is it on such a one as this that your eyes are fixed, with the purpose of judging him?

    Webster's Revision

    And dost thou open thine eyes upon such a one, And bringest me into judgment with thee?

    World English Bible

    Do you open your eyes on such a one, and bring me into judgment with you?

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And dost thou open thine eyes upon such an one, and bringest me into judgment with thee?

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 14:3



    Job 14:3Dost thou open thine eyes upon such a one - The whole of this chapter is directed to God alone; in no part of it does he take any notice of his friends.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 14:3

    And dost thou open thine eyes upon such an one? - Is one so weak, so frail, so short-lived, worthy the constant vigilance of the infinite God? In Zechariah 12:4, the expression "to open the eyes" upon one, means to look angrily upon him. Here it means to observe or watch closely.

    And bringest me into judgment with thee - Is it equal or proper that one so frail and feeble should be called to a trial with one so mighty as the infinite God? Does God seek a trial with one so much his inferior, and so unable to stand before him? This is language taken from courts of justice, and the meaning is, that the parties were wholly unequal, and that it was unworthy of God to maintain a controversy in this manner with feeble man. This is a favorite idea with Job, that there was no equality between him and God, and that the whole controversy was, therefore, conducted on his part with great disadvantage; compare the notes at Job 9:34-35.
    Book: Job