Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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

him he hideth
עטף 
`ataph 
Usage: 16

himself on the right hand
ימין 
Yamiyn 
Usage: 139

ראה 
Ra'ah 
Usage: 1308

References

Smith

Watsons

Context Readings

Job's Eighth Speech: A Response To Eliphaz

8 Behold! eastward, I go, but he is not there, and, westward, but I perceive him not; 9 On the north, where he worketh, but I get no vision, He hideth himself on the south that I cannot see him. 10 But, he, knoweth the way that I choose, Having tried me, as gold, I shall come forth.


Cross References

Psalm 89:46

How long, O Yahweh, Wilt thou hide thyself utterly? Shall thine indignation, burn like fire?

Isaiah 8:17

I will therefore long for Yahweh, Who is hiding his face from the house of Jacob, - And will wait, for him.

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