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Job 32:11

    Job 32:11 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Behold, I waited for your words; I gave ear to your reasons, whilst ye searched out what to say.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Behold, I waited for your words; I gave ear to your reasons, whilst you searched out what to say.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Behold, I waited for your words, I listened for your reasonings, Whilst ye searched out what to say.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    I was waiting for your words, I was giving ear to your wise sayings; while you were searching out what to say,

    Webster's Revision

    Behold, I waited for your words, I listened for your reasonings, Whilst ye searched out what to say.

    World English Bible

    "Behold, I waited for your words, and I listened for your reasoning, while you searched out what to say.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Behold, I waited for your words, I listened for your reasons, whilst ye searched out what to say.

    Definitions for Job 32:11

    Ear - To work, till, or plough the ground.

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 32:11

    I waited for your words; I gave ear to your reasons - Instead of תבונותיכם tebunotheychem, your reasons, תכונותיכם techunotheychem, your arguments, is the reading of nine of Kennicott's and De Rossi's MSS. The sense, however, is nearly the same.

    Whilst ye searched out what to say - עד תחקרון מלין ad tachkerun millin; "Whilst ye were searching up and down for words." A fine irony, which they must have felt.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 32:11

    I gave ear to your reasons - Margin, "understandings." The meaning is, that he had given the most respectful attention to the views which they had expressed, implying that he had been all along present, and had listened to the debate.

    Whilst ye searched out what to say - Margin, as in Hebrew, words. It is implied here that they had bestowed much attention on what they had said. They had carefully sought out all the arguments at their command to confute Job, and still had been unsuccessful.
    Book: Job