Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

When He acts on the left, I cannot behold Him; He turns on the right, I cannot see Him.

King James Version

On the left hand, where he doth work, but I cannot behold him: he hideth himself on the right hand, that I cannot see him:

Holman Bible

When He is at work to the north, I cannot see Him; when He turns south, I cannot find Him.

International Standard Version

If he's working in the north, I can't observe him; If he turns south, I can't see him.

A Conservative Version

on the left hand, when he works, but I cannot behold him. He hides himself on the right hand, that I cannot see him.

American Standard Version

On the left hand, when he doth work, but I cannot behold him; He hideth himself on the right hand, that I cannot see him.

Amplified

On the left hand [and to the north] where He works [I seek Him], but I cannot behold Him; He turns Himself to the right hand [and to the south], but I cannot see Him.

Bible in Basic English

I am looking for him on the left hand, but there is no sign of him; and turning to the right, I am not able to see him.

Darby Translation

On the left hand, where he doth work, but I behold him not; he hideth himself on the right hand, and I see him not.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

if he is working to the north, I shall not see him; to the south, he hides himself, that I shall not see him.

Julia Smith Translation

The left hand in his working, and I shall not behold: he will cover himself on the right hand, and I shall not see.

King James 2000

On the left hand, where he does work, but I cannot behold him: he hides himself on the right hand, that I cannot see him:

Lexham Expanded Bible

{When he works} [on the] left, {I cannot perceive} [him]; he turns to [the] right, but I cannot see [him].

Modern King James verseion

on the left hand, where He works, but I cannot behold Him. He turns to the right, but I do not see Him.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

If I go on the left side to ponder his works, I can not attain unto them. Again, if I go on the rightside, he hideth himself, that I cannot see him.

NET Bible

In the north when he is at work, I do not see him; when he turns to the south, I see no trace of him.

New Heart English Bible

He works to the north, but I can't see him. He turns south, but I can't catch a glimpse of him.

The Emphasized Bible

On the north, where he worketh, but I get no vision, He hideth himself on the south that I cannot see him.

Webster

On the left hand, where he doth work, but I cannot behold him: he hideth himself on the right hand, that I cannot see him:

World English Bible

He works to the north, but I can't see him. He turns south, but I can't catch a glimpse of him.

Youngs Literal Translation

To the left in His working -- and I see not, He is covered on the right, and I behold not.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
On the left hand
שׂמאל שׂמאול 
S@mo'wl 
Usage: 54

but I cannot behold
חזה 
Chazah 
Usage: 54

עטף 
`ataph 
Usage: 16

ימין 
Yamiyn 
Usage: 139

ראה 
Ra'ah 
Usage: 1308

Context Readings

Job's Eighth Speech: A Response To Eliphaz

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. 10 "But He knows the way I take; When He has tried me, I shall come forth as gold.


Cross References

Psalm 89:46

How long, O LORD? Will You hide Yourself forever? Will Your wrath burn like fire?

Isaiah 8:17

And I will wait for the LORD who is hiding His face from the house of Jacob; I will even look eagerly for Him.

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