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Job 16:19

    Job 16:19 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Also now, behold, my witness is in heaven, and my record is on high.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Also now, behold, my witness is in heaven, and my record is on high.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Even now, behold, my witness is in heaven, And he that voucheth for me is on high.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Even now my witness is in heaven, and the supporter of my cause is on high.

    Webster's Revision

    Even now, behold, my witness is in heaven, And he that voucheth for me is on high.

    World English Bible

    Even now, behold, my witness is in heaven. He who vouches for me is on high.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Even now, behold, my witness is in heaven, and he that coucheth for me is on high.

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 16:19

    My witness is in heaven - I appeal to God for my innocence.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 16:19

    My witness is in heaven - That is, I can appeal to God for my sincerity. He is my witness; and he will bear record for me. This is an evidence of returning confidence in God - to which Job always returns even after the most passionate and irreverent expressions. Such is his real trust in God, that though he is betrayed at times into expressions of impatience and irreverence, yet he is sure to return to calmer views, and to show that he has true confidence in the Most High. The strength, the power, and the point of his expressions of passion and impatience are against his "friends;" but they "sometimes" terminate on God, as if even he was leagued with them against him. But he still had "permanent" or "abiding" confidence in God.

    My record is on high - Margin "in the high places." It means, in heaven. Luther renders this, und der mich kennet, ist in der Hohe - and he who knows me is on high. The Hebrew is שׂהדי śâhêdı̂y - "my witness;" properly an eye witness. The meaning is, that he could appeal to God as a witness of his sincerity.

    Wesley's Notes on Job 16:19

    16:19 Witness - Besides the witness of my conscience, God is witness of my integrity.
    Book: Job