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Job 19:4

    Job 19:4 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And be it indeed that I have erred, mine error remaineth with myself.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And be it indeed that I have erred, my error remains with myself.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And be it indeed that I have erred, Mine error remaineth with myself.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And, truly, if I have been in error, the effect of my error is only on myself.

    Webster's Revision

    And be it indeed that I have erred, Mine error remaineth with myself.

    World English Bible

    If it is true that I have erred, my error remains with myself.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And be it indeed that I have erred, mine error remaineth with myself.

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 19:4

    And be it indeed that I have erred - Suppose indeed that I have been mistaken in any thing, that in the simplicity of my heart I have gone astray, and that this matter remains with myself, (for most certainly there is no public stain on my life), you must grant that this error, whatsoever it is, has hurt no person except myself. Why then do ye treat me as a person whose life has been a general blot, and whose example must be a public curse?

    Barnes' Notes on Job 19:4

    And be it indeed that I have erred - Admitting that I have erred, it is my own concern. You have a right to reproach and revile me in this manner.

    Mine error abideth with myself - I must abide the consequences of the error." The design of this seems to be to reprove what he regarded as an improper and meddlesome interference with his concerns. Or it may be an expression of a willingness to bear all the consequences himself. He was willing to meet all the fair results of his own conduct.

    Wesley's Notes on Job 19:4

    19:4 Erred - If I have sinned, I myself suffer for my sins, and therefore deserve your pity rather than reproaches.
    Book: Job