Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

"Behold, I go forward but He is not there, And backward, but I cannot perceive Him;

King James Version

Behold, I go forward, but he is not there; and backward, but I cannot perceive him:

Holman Bible

If I go east, He is not there,
and if I go west, I cannot perceive Him.

International Standard Version

"Look! If I go east, he isn't there! If I go to the west, I don't perceive him.

A Conservative Version

Behold, I go forward, but he is not [there], and backward, but I cannot perceive him,

American Standard Version

Behold, I go forward, but he is not there ; And backward, but I cannot perceive him;

Amplified

Behold, I go forward [and to the east], but He is not there; I go backward [and to the west], but I cannot perceive Him;

Bible in Basic English

See, I go forward, but he is not there; and back, but I do not see him;

Darby Translation

Lo, I go forward, but he is not there; and backward, but I do not perceive him;

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Behold, I shall go to the east and not find him; and to the west, but I cannot perceive him;

Julia Smith Translation

Behold, I shall go before, and he is not; and behind, I shall not understand for him.

King James 2000

Behold, I go forward, but he is not there; and backward, but I cannot perceive him:

Lexham Expanded Bible

"When I go forward, {he is not there}, or backward, I cannot see him.

Modern King James verseion

Behold, I go forward, but He is not there; and backward, but I cannot see Him;

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

"For though I go before, I find him not; If I come behind, I can get no knowledge of him;

NET Bible

"If I go to the east, he is not there, and to the west, yet I do not perceive him.

New Heart English Bible

"If I go east, he is not there; if west, I can't find him;

The Emphasized Bible

Behold! eastward, I go, but he is not there, and, westward, but I perceive him not;

Webster

Behold, I go forward, but he is not there; and backward, but I cannot perceive him:

World English Bible

"If I go east, he is not there; if west, I can't find him;

Youngs Literal Translation

Lo, forward I go -- and He is not, And backward -- and I perceive him not.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Behold, I go
הלך 
Halak 
go, walk, come, ...away, ...along,
Usage: 1545

קדמה קדם 
Qedem 
Usage: 87

but he is not there and backward
אחר אחור 
'achowr 
Usage: 41

References

Fausets

Hastings

Smith

Context Readings

Job's Eighth Speech: A Response To Eliphaz

7 "There the upright would reason with Him; And I would be delivered forever from my Judge. 8 "Behold, I go forward but He is not there, And backward, but I cannot perceive Him; 9 When He acts on the left, I cannot behold Him; He turns on the right, I cannot see Him.


Cross References

Job 9:11

"Were He to pass by me, I would not see Him; Were He to move past me, I would not perceive Him.

Job 35:14

"How much less when you say you do not behold Him, The case is before Him, and you must wait for Him!

Psalm 10:1

Why do You stand afar off, O LORD? Why do You hide Yourself in times of trouble?

Psalm 13:1-3

How long, O LORD? Will You forget me forever? How long will You hide Your face from me?

Isaiah 45:15

Truly, You are a God who hides Himself, O God of Israel, Savior!

1 Timothy 6:16

who alone possesses immortality and dwells in unapproachable light, whom no man has seen or can see To Him be honor and eternal dominion! Amen.

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