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Job 33:5

    Job 33:5 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    If thou canst answer me, set thy words in order before me, stand up.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    If you can answer me, set your words in order before me, stand up.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    If thou canst, answer thou me; Set thy words in order before me, stand forth.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    If you are able, give me an answer; put your cause in order, and come forward.

    Webster's Revision

    If thou canst, answer thou me; Set thy words in order before me, stand forth.

    World English Bible

    If you can, answer me. Set your words in order before me, and stand forth.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    If thou canst, answer thou me; set thy words in order before me, stand forth.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 33:5

    If thou canst answer me - The meaning of this verse is this: "The controversy between you and me, if you choose to reply, shall be conducted in the most equitable manner, and on the most equal terms. I will not attempt, as your three friends have done, to overwhelm you with reproaches; nor will I attempt to overawe you as God would do, so that you could not reply. I am a man like yourself, and desire that if anything can be said against what I have to advance, it should be offered with the utmost fairness and freedom."

    Stand up - That is, "maintain your position, unless you are convinced by my arguments. I wish to carry nothing by mere authority or power."
    Book: Job