Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

"Oh that I had one to hear me! Behold, here is my signature; Let the Almighty answer me! And the indictment which my adversary has written,

King James Version

Oh that one would hear me! behold, my desire is, that the Almighty would answer me, and that mine adversary had written a book.

Holman Bible

If only I had someone to hear my [case]! Here is my signature; let the Almighty answer me. Let my Opponent compose [His] indictment.

International Standard Version

"Who will grant me a hearing? Here's my signature let the Almighty answer! Since my adversary indicted me,

A Conservative Version

O that I had someone to hear me (Lo, here is my signature, let the Almighty answer me), and [that I had] the indictment which my adversary has written!

American Standard Version

Oh that I had one to hear me! (Lo, here is my signature, let the Almighty answer me); And that I had the indictment which mine adversary hath written!

Amplified

Oh, for a hearing! Oh, for an answer from the Almighty! Let my adversary write out His indictment [and put His vague accusations in tangible form] in a book!

Bible in Basic English

If only God would give ear to me, and the Ruler of all would give me an answer! or if what he has against me had been put in writing!

Darby Translation

Oh that I had one to hear me! Behold my signature: let the Almighty answer me! And let mine opponent write an accusation!

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Oh that someone would hear me! Behold, my mark is, that the Almighty will testify for me, even though my adversary had written down the charges.

Julia Smith Translation

Who will give to me hearing to me.? Behold, my sign, the Almighty will answer me, and the man contending with me wrote a book.

King James 2000

Oh that one would hear me! behold, my desire is, that the Almighty would answer me, and that my adversary had written a book.

Lexham Expanded Bible

{O that} {I had} someone hearing me! Here is my signature; let Shaddai answer me! {As for} [the] written communication [that] {my adversary} has written,

Modern King James verseion

Oh that I had one to hear me! Behold my mark. Let the Almighty answer me, and my Accuser write an indictment.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

O that I had one which would hear me. Lo, this is my cause: Let the almighty give me answer, and let him that is my contrary party, sue me with libel.

NET Bible

"If only I had someone to hear me! Here is my signature -- let the Almighty answer me! If only I had an indictment that my accuser had written.

New Heart English Bible

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

The Emphasized Bible

Oh that I had one to hear me, Lo! my crossmark, May, the Almighty, answer me! And would that, a book, mine opponent had written!

Webster

Oh that one would hear me! behold, my desire is, that the Almighty would answer me, and that my adversary had written a book.

World English Bible

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

Youngs Literal Translation

Who giveth to me a hearing? lo, my mark. The Mighty One doth answer me, And a bill hath mine adversary written.

Topics

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Oh that
נתן 
Nathan 
give , put , deliver , made , set , up , lay , grant , suffer , yield , bring , cause , utter , laid , send , recompense , appoint , shew ,
Usage: 2011

שׁמע 
Shama` 
Usage: 1158

me behold, my desire
תּו 
Tav 
Usage: 3

is, that the Almighty
שׁדּי 
Shadday 
Usage: 48

ענה 
`anah 
Usage: 329

me, and that mine adversary
אישׁ 
'iysh 
man , men , one , husband , any ,
Usage: 692

כּתב 
Kathab 
Usage: 223

References

Fausets

Job

Hastings

Context Readings

Job's Final Defense Continued

34 Because I feared the great multitude, And the contempt of families terrified me, And kept silent and did not go out of doors? 35 "Oh that I had one to hear me! Behold, here is my signature; Let the Almighty answer me! And the indictment which my adversary has written, 36 Surely I would carry it on my shoulder, I would bind it to myself like a crown.


Cross References

Job 13:21-22

Remove Your hand from me, And let not the dread of You terrify me.

Job 19:23-24

"Oh that my words were written! Oh that they were inscribed in a book!

Job 13:3

"But I would speak to the Almighty, And I desire to argue with God.

Job 13:24

"Why do You hide Your face And consider me Your enemy?

Job 17:3

"Lay down, now, a pledge for me with Yourself; Who is there that will be my guarantor?

Job 19:7

"Behold, I cry, 'Violence!' but I get no answer; I shout for help, but there is no justice.

Job 19:11

"He has also kindled His anger against me And considered me as His enemy.

Job 23:3-7

"Oh that I knew where I might find Him, That I might come to His seat!

Job 27:7

"May my enemy be as the wicked And my opponent as the unjust.

Job 30:28

"I go about mourning without comfort; I stand up in the assembly and cry out for help.

Job 33:6

"Behold, I belong to God like you; I too have been formed out of the clay.

Job 33:10-11

'Behold, He invents pretexts against me; He counts me as His enemy.

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!

Job 38:1-3

Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind and said,

Job 40:4-5

"Behold, I am insignificant; what can I reply to You? I lay my hand on my mouth.

Psalm 26:1

Vindicate me, O LORD, for I have walked in my integrity, And I have trusted in the LORD without wavering.

Matthew 5:25

"Make friends quickly with your opponent at law while you are with him on the way, so that your opponent may not hand you over to the judge, and the judge to the officer, and you be thrown into prison.



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