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Job 23:5

    Job 23:5 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    I would know the words which he would answer me, and understand what he would say unto me.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    I would know the words which he would answer me, and understand what he would say to me.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    I would know the words which he would answer me, And understand what he would say unto me.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    I would see what his answers would be, and have knowledge of what he would say to me.

    Webster's Revision

    I would know the words which he would answer me, And understand what he would say unto me.

    World English Bible

    I would know the words which he would answer me, and understand what he would tell me.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    I would know the words which he would answer me, and understand what he would say unto me.

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 23:5

    I would know the words which he would answer me - He would speak nothing but what was true, decree nothing that was not righteous, nor utter any thing that I could not comprehend.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 23:5

    I would know the words which he would answer me - That is, I wish to understand what would be "his" decision in the case - and what would be his judgment in regard to me. That was of infinitely more importance than any opinion which "man" could form, and Job was anxious to have the matter decided by a tribunal which could not err. Why should "we" not desire to know exactly what God thinks of us, and what estimate he has formed of our character? There is no information so valuable to us as that would be; for on "his" estimate hangs our eternal doom, and yet there is nothing which people more instinctively dread than to know what God thinks of their character. It would be well for each one to ask himself, "Why is it so?"

    Wesley's Notes on Job 23:5

    23:5 Know - If he should discover to me any secret sins, for which he contendeth with me, I would humble myself before him, and accept of the punishment of mine iniquity.
    Book: Job