Parallel Verses

New Heart English Bible

But oh that God would speak, and open his lips against you,

New American Standard Bible

“But would that God might speak,
And open His lips against you,

King James Version

But oh that God would speak, and open his lips against thee;

Holman Bible

But if only God would speak
and declare His case against you,

International Standard Version

"But what if God were to speak? What if he were to talk with you,

A Conservative Version

But O that God would speak, and open his lips against thee,

American Standard Version

But oh that God would speak, And open his lips against thee,

Amplified


“But oh, that God would speak,
And open His lips [to speak] against you,

Bible in Basic English

But if only God would take up the word, opening his lips in argument with you;

Darby Translation

But oh that +God would speak, and open his lips against thee;

Julia Smith Translation

And who Will give God speaking, and he will open his lips with thee?

King James 2000

But oh that God would speak, and open his lips against you;

Lexham Expanded Bible

But, {O that} God might speak, and [that] he would open his lips to you,

Modern King James verseion

But who will grant that God would speak, and open His lips against you,

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

O that God would speak, and open his lips against thee,

NET Bible

But if only God would speak, if only he would open his lips against you,

The Emphasized Bible

But, in very deed, oh that GOD would speak, that he would open his lips with thee:

Webster

But Oh that God would speak, and open his lips against thee;

World English Bible

But oh that God would speak, and open his lips against you,

Youngs Literal Translation

And yet, O that God had spoken! And doth open His lips with thee.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
But
אוּלם 
'uwlam 
Usage: 18

oh that
נתן 
Nathan 
Usage: 2011

God
אלהּ אלוהּ 
'elowahh 
God, god
Usage: 57

דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1142

and open
פּתח 
Pathach 
Usage: 143

שׂפת שׂפה 
Saphah 
Usage: 176

References

Easton

Lip

Context Readings

Zophar's First Response To Job

4 For you say, 'My doctrine is pure. I am clean in your eyes.' 5 But oh that God would speak, and open his lips against you, 6 that he would show you the secrets of wisdom. For true wisdom has two sides. Know therefore that God exacts of you less than your iniquity deserves.


Cross References

Job 23:3-7

Oh that I knew where I might find him. That I might come even to his seat.

Job 31:35

oh that I had one to hear me. (behold, here is my signature, let Shaddai answer me); let the accuser write my indictment.

Job 33:6-18

Behold, I am toward God even as you are. I am also formed out of the clay.

Job 38:1-2

Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind,

Job 40:1-5

Moreover the LORD answered Job,

Job 40:8

Will you even annul my judgment? Will you condemn me, that you may be justified?

Job 42:7

It was so, that after the LORD had spoken these words to Job, the LORD said to Eliphaz the Temanite, "My wrath is kindled against you, and against your two friends; for you have not spoken of me the thing that is right, as my servant Job has.

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