Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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 
Usage: 2011

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 
Usage: 692

כּתב 
Kathab 
Usage: 223

References

Fausets

Job

Hastings

Context Readings

Job's Final Defense Continued

34 because I greatly feared the crowds,
and the contempt of the clans terrified me,
so I grew silent and would not go outside?
35 If only I had someone to hear my case!
Here is my signature; let the Almighty answer me.
Let my Opponent compose His indictment.
36 I would surely carry it on my shoulder
and wear it like a crown.


Cross References

Job 13:21-22

remove Your hand from me,
and do not let Your terror frighten me.

Job 19:23-24

I wish that my words were written down,
that they were recorded on a scroll

Job 13:3

Yet I prefer to speak to the Almighty
and argue my case before God.

Job 13:24

Why do You hide Your face
and consider me Your enemy?

Job 17:3

Make arrangements! Put up security for me.
Who else will be my sponsor?

Job 19:7

I cry out: “Violence!” but get no response;
I call for help, but there is no justice.

Job 19:11

His anger burns against me,
and He regards me as one of His enemies.

Job 23:3-7

If only I knew how to find Him,
so that I could go to His throne.

Job 27:7

May my enemy be like the wicked
and my opponent like the unjust.

Job 30:28

I walk about blackened, but not by the sun.
I stood in the assembly and cried out for help.

Job 33:6

I am just like you before God;
I was also pinched off from a piece of clay.

Job 33:10-11

But He finds reasons to oppose me;
He regards me as His enemy.

Job 35:14

how much less when you complain
that you do not see Him,
that your case is before Him
and you are waiting for Him.

Job 38:1-3

Then the Lord answered Job from the whirlwind. He said:

Job 40:4-5

I am so insignificant. How can I answer You?
I place my hand over my mouth.

Psalm 26:1

Davidic.Vindicate me, Lord,
because I have lived with integrity
and have trusted in the Lord without wavering.

Matthew 5:25

Reach a settlement quickly with your adversary while you’re on the way with him, or your adversary will hand you over to the judge, the judge to the officer, and you will be thrown into prison.

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