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Job 32:17

    Job 32:17 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    I said, I will answer also my part, I also will shew mine opinion.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    I said, I will answer also my part, I also will show my opinion.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    I also will answer my part, I also will show mine opinion.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    I will give my answer; I will put forward my knowledge:

    Webster's Revision

    I also will answer my part, I also will show mine opinion.

    World English Bible

    I also will answer my part, and I also will show my opinion.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    I also will answer my part, I also will shew mine opinion.

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 32:17

    I will answer also my part - אענה חלקי aaneh chelki, "I will recite my portion." We have already seen that the book of Job is a sort of drama, in which several persons have their different parts to recite. Probably the book was used in this way, in ancient times, for the sake of public instruction. Eliphaz, Zophar, and Bildad, had recited their parts, and Job had responded to each: nothing was brought to issue. Elihu, a bystander, perceiving this, comes forward and takes a part, when all the rest had expended their materials: yet Elihu, though he spoke well, was incapable of closing the controversy; and God himself appears, and decides the case.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 32:17

    I also will show mine opinion - In this language, as in Job 32:6, there is a delicate expression of modesty in the Hebrew which does not appear in our translation. It is אף־אני 'aph 'ănı̂y - even I. "Even one so young, and so humble as I, may be permitted to express my sentiments, when the aged and the great have nothing more to say. It will be no improper intrusion for even me to speak when no other one more aged and honorable desires to." In all this we may discern a degree of courtesy, and a delicate sense of propriety, which may be commended to the imitation of all, and especially to the young. In the manners of the pious men whose biography is recorded in the Bible, there is a degree of refinement, delicacy, and courtesy, in their treatment of others, such as will seldom be found even in the most elevated walks of life, and such as religion only can produce. The outward form may be obtained by the world; the living principle is found only in the heart which is imbued with love to God and man.
    Book: Job