Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

“Oh that I were as in months gone by,
As in the days when God watched over me;

King James Version

Oh that I were as in months past, as in the days when God preserved me;

Holman Bible

If only I could be as in months gone by,
in the days when God watched over me,

International Standard Version

"I wish I could go back to how things were a few months ago; when God used to watch over me,

A Conservative Version

O that I were as in the months of old, as in the days when God watched over me,

American Standard Version

Oh that I were as in the months of old, As in the days when God watched over me;

Amplified


“Oh, that I were as in the months of old,
As in the days when God watched over me,

Bible in Basic English

If only I might again be as I was in the months which are past, in the days when God was watching over me!

Darby Translation

Oh that I were as in months past, as in the days when +God preserved me;

Julia Smith Translation

Who will give me as the months of old, as the days God will watch me?

King James 2000

Oh that I were as in months past, as in the days when God preserved me;

Lexham Expanded Bible

"{O that I were} as [in] the months before, as [in] the days [when] God watched over me,

Modern King James verseion

Oh that I were as in months past, as in the days when God watched over me;

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

"Oh that I were as I was in the months by past, and in the days when God preserved me;

NET Bible

"O that I could be as I was in the months now gone, in the days when God watched over me,

New Heart English Bible

"Oh that I were as in the months of old, as in the days when God watched over me;

The Emphasized Bible

Oh that it were with me as in the months of old, as in the days, when, GOD, used to watch over me;

Webster

Oh that I were as in months past, as in the days when God preserved me;

World English Bible

"Oh that I were as in the months of old, as in the days when God watched over me;

Youngs Literal Translation

Who doth make me as in months past, As in the days of God's preserving me?

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Oh that
נתן 
Nathan 
Usage: 2011

I were as in months
ירח 
Yerach 
Usage: 13

קדמה קדם 
Qedem 
Usage: 87

as in the days
יום 
Yowm 
Usage: 2293

אלהּ אלוהּ 
'elowahh 
God, god
Usage: 57

שׁמר 
Shamar 
Usage: 468

References

Watsons

Context Readings

Job's Final Defense

1 Moreover, Job continued his parable and said, 2 “Oh that I were as in months gone by,
As in the days when God watched over me;
3 when his lamp shone upon my head, and by its light I walked in the darkness;


Cross References

Job 1:1-5

There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was perfect and upright, and one that feared God and departed from evil.

Job 1:10

Hast thou not made a hedge about him and about his house and about all that he has on every side? Thou hast blessed the work of his hands; therefore, his substance has increased in the land.

Job 7:3

so I am made to possess months of vanity, and wearisome nights are appointed to me.

Psalm 37:28

For the LORD loves uprightness and does not forsake his merciful ones; they are preserved for ever, but the seed of the wicked shall be cut off.

Jeremiah 31:28

And it shall come to pass, that like as I have watched over them, to pluck up and to break down and to throw down and to destroy and to afflict, so will I watch over them, to build and to plant, said the LORD.

Jude 1:1

Jude, slave of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, to those that are called, sanctified in God the Father, and preserved in Jesus Christ:

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