Parallel Verses

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!

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.

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

אישׁ 
'iysh 
Usage: 692

כּתב 
Kathab 
Usage: 223

References

Fausets

Context Readings

Job's Final Defense Continued

34 because I feared the great multitude, and the contempt of families terrified me, so that I kept silence, and didn't go out of the door -- 35 oh that I had one to hear me! (behold, here is my signature, let the Almighty answer me); let the accuser write my indictment! 36 Surely I would carry it on my shoulder; and I would bind it to me as a crown.


Cross References

Job 13:21-22

withdraw your hand far from me; and don't let your terror make me afraid.

Job 19:23-24

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

Job 13:3

"Surely I would speak to the Almighty. I desire to reason with God.

Job 13:24

Why hide you your face, and hold me for your enemy?

Job 17:3

"Now give a pledge, be collateral for me with yourself. Who is there who will strike hands with me?

Job 19:7

"Behold, I cry out of wrong, but I am not heard. I cry for help, but there is no justice.

Job 19:11

He has also kindled his wrath against me. He counts me among his adversaries.

Job 23:3-7

Oh that I knew where I might find him! That I might come even to his seat!

Job 27:7

"Let my enemy be as the wicked. Let him who rises up against me be as the unrighteous.

Job 30:28

I go mourning without the sun. I stand up in the assembly, and cry for help.

Job 33:6

Behold, I am toward God even as you are. I am also formed out of the clay.

Job 33:10-11

Behold, he finds occasions against me. He counts me for his enemy.

Job 35:14

How much less when you say you don't see him. The cause is before him, and you wait for him!

Job 38:1-3

Then Yahweh answered Job out of the whirlwind,

Job 40:4-5

"Behold, I am of small account. What shall I answer you? I lay my hand on my mouth.

Psalm 26:1

Judge me, Yahweh, for I have walked in my integrity. I have trusted also in Yahweh without wavering.

Matthew 5:25

Agree with your adversary quickly, while you are with him in the way; lest perhaps the prosecutor deliver you to the judge, and the judge deliver you to the officer, and you be cast into prison.



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