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Job 19:5

    Job 19:5 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    If indeed ye will magnify yourselves against me, and plead against me my reproach:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    If indeed you will magnify yourselves against me, and plead against me my reproach:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    If indeed ye will magnify yourselves against me, And plead against me my reproach;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    If you make yourselves great against me, using my punishment as an argument against me,

    Webster's Revision

    If indeed ye will magnify yourselves against me, And plead against me my reproach;

    World English Bible

    If indeed you will magnify yourselves against me, and plead against me my reproach;

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    If indeed ye will magnify yourselves against me, and plead against me my reproach:

    Definitions for Job 19:5

    Reproach - Disgrace; shame.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 19:5

    If, indeed, ye will magnify yourselves against me - This is connected with the next verse. The sense is, "all these calamities came from God. He has brought them upon me in a sudden and mysterious manner. In these circumstances you ought to have pity upon me; Job 19:21. Instead of magnifying yourselves against me, setting yourselves up as censors and judges, overwhelming me with reproaches and filling my mind with pain and anguish, you ought to show to me the sympathy of a friend." The phrase, "magnify yourselves," refers to the fact that they had assumed a tone of superiority and an authoritative manner, instead of showing the compassion due to a friend in affliction.

    And plead against me my reproach - My calamities as a cause of reproach. You urge them as a proof of the displeasure of God, and you join in reproaching me as a hypocrite. Instead of this, you should have shown compassion to me as a man whom God had greatly afflicted.
    Book: Job