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Job 23:4

    Job 23:4 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    I would order my cause before him, and fill my mouth with arguments.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    I would order my cause before him, and fill my mouth with arguments.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    I would set my cause in order before him, And fill my mouth with arguments.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    I would put my cause in order before him, and my mouth would be full of arguments.

    Webster's Revision

    I would set my cause in order before him, And fill my mouth with arguments.

    World English Bible

    I would set my cause in order before him, and fill my mouth with arguments.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    I would order my cause before him, and fill my mouth with arguments.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 23:4

    I would order my cause before him - Compare the notes at Isaiah 43:26. That is, I would arrange my arguments, or plead my cause, as one does in a court of justice. I would suggest the considerations which would show that I am not guilty in the sense charged by my friends, and that notwithstanding my calamities, I am the real friend of God.

    And fill my mouth with arguments - Probably he means that he would appeal to the evidence furnished by a life of benevolence and justice, that he was not a hypocrite or a man of distinguished wickedness, as his friends maintained.
    Book: Job